Monday, August 29, 2016

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New Zealand Tuna Boat: A custom design based on an R. T. Hartley blueprint

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We love featuring scratch-built models from our readers, so when Kenneth Ruxton sent in an email inquiring if we would like to feature his custom New Zealand Tuna Model Boat, based on original blueprint design by R. T. Hartley’s of Takapuna, New Zealand, we …

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HOBBYKING BAT 1 RC LAND YACHT: All you need is wind and a sail

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Transmitter on; switch on. Steering working; check. Boom swinging; check. After my ‘all systems go’ check, I set the BAT down and immediately it started speeding away as the wind caught the open sail. As I approached the end of the parking area, I …

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RC Boat Review: Pro Boat Recoil 17” Deep V

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One of my biggest fears when taking out one of my radio controlled boats is for it to get stranded and flip over far out in the middle of a pond or lake. When this happened my first recovery attempt usually entails of getting another boat out and try bumping the stranded boat back to shore.

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Pro Boat’s Blackjack 24 RC Catamaran Reviewed

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The R&D department at Pro Boat has been consistently working on its line of boats to give us RC enthusiasts a great selection of diverse boat options for us to choose from. One of Pro Boat’s latest creations builds off of its popular Blackjack line of electric powered catamarans, enter the Blackjack 24.

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Aquacraft Miss Seattle U16-Rtr

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In full-scale boat racing there is nothing like the excitement and adrenaline pumping action that you feel when watching Unlimited Hydroplane Racing. These extreme machines fly across the water at incredible speeds with the hull barely skimming the surface of the water

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HobbyKing C1 Flowmaster Twin Catarmaran

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The HobbyKing C1 Flowmaster Twin Catamaran arrives Almost Ready-to-Run (ARR), needing just a 2-channel surface transmitter and receiver, along with two 3S 11.1V 3000~4000mAh lipoly battery to get it going. The Class 1 offshore racing style hull has been skillfully produced with hand laid …

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Turnigy TGY-i6 Boat Radio

Turnigy TGY-i6 Boat Radio

Turnigy has released this great entry level 6-channel radio that is chock full of cool features. Things like telemetry, digital trims, a backlit LCD screen, simple programming and Automatic Frequency Hopping Digital System (AFHDS) spread spectrum technology are all standard. The TGY-i6 includes the …

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Udi RC Power Venom

Review: UDI RC Power Venom

Have you been thinking about getting an RC boat? Are you unsure about making a commitment to yet another aspect of the hobby? Stop thinking and take a look at the Power Venom from Udi R/C. This little ripple racer will let you discover the fun of RC boating without a major commitment of time, money or equipment.

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Proboat Blackjack 29 BL Catamaran RTR

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The new Blackjack 29 features a redesigned fiberglass hull that eliminates the need for a wooden substructure that can wear out over time and provides incredible stability at speeds approaching 50 MPH. It employs a Dynamite power system with a potent 6 pole, 2000Kv …

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Helion Rivos Reveal

Helion Rivos RTR Electric Boat

Helion is a company that is coming on strong in a short amount of time. They wowed the tire loving crowd with some very cool ready-to-runs at great prices and with excellent service through HobbyTown retailers. Then they dove into the water world with …

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Pro Boat Shockwave 26 BL Deep-V RTR

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The Shockwave 26-inch Deep-V features a Dynamite 2000Kv brushless power system with 30A speed control will allow the user to run NiMH batteries or LiPo batteries.  Speaking of LiPo, when using a 3S pack this boat can hit speeds of 25 mph.  It also …

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Aquacraft Rescue 17 Fireboat

Review: Aquacraft Rescue 17 Fireboat

There are those products that come to market that get you all riled up as if you were a kid again and what you see on these pages is sure to get you going. As a kid, who didn't want a sailboat that set off for unexplored lands while you played on the beach? And who didn't want a plastic boat that braved the rapids of that stream behind your house?

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Project: Turnigy Marine Brushless Power System

Project: Turnigy Marine Brushless Power System

Several years ago I reviewed a Pro Boat Impulse 26 from Horizon Hobby and at the time it was a blast to race around the pond at our house. Since then I’ve reviewed many new boats with each one seemingly faster than the one before. Yet somehow my son and I keep going back to the Impulse 26 for various projects, including a trailer that he made to pull the boat behind his RC truck.

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Aquacraft GP-1 Ultra Hydro

Aquacraft GP-1 Ultra Hydro

The GP-1 from AquaCraft Models is the latest RTR fast electric model developed by AquaCraft's chief designer, Mike “Grim Racer” Zabrowski. Measuring 16 1/2 inches, this pickle fork, 3-point hydroplane design features performance engineered components.

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Marine ESC Guide

Marine ESC Guide

With major innovations like brushless motors, LiPo batteries and superlight hulls, RC Boats are going faster and faster every year. We’ve put together a small group of marine ESC’s that are sure to fit into any category of watercraft you choose, including competition-level racers. …

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