Thursday, September 7, 2017

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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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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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Atomik Barbwire Giveaway

Atomik Barbwire Giveaway

Fill out the form below for a chance to winthis awesome Atomik Barbwire RTR Brushless Boat! Sorry, but this giveaway has expired. We’re sorry if you missed it, but keep your eyes on this site as we are constantly giving away cool prizes! No …

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Aquacraft Bristol Trawler

Aquacraft - Bristol Trawler copy

The Bristol Trawler is well detailed for an authentic look that is sure to please.  It has a painted fiberglass hull with rigged masts and comes standard with a TTX490 4-channel radio with TR400 receiver, a 30-amp LiPo compatible speed control and 550 sized …

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Range Check Your Boat

How To: Range Check Your Boat

Ensuring Perfect Radio Waves The airplane and helicopter folks partake in a very strange ritual before they fly a new model for the first time. They’ll get a friend to help them perform what’s known as a range check. What this does is make …

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Prep Your Boat for the Water

How To: Prep Your Boat for the Water

Getting Ready to Make Some Serious Waves We all know how much fun it can be to get out on the water with a new boat, but getting on the water correctly is more important than getting on the water quickly. When you first …

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Project: Scratch-Built S.S. Minnow

Project: Scratch-Built S.S. Minnow

Skipper and Gilligan Not Included! Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…a tale of a fateful trip. If you’re continuing to sing along in your head then you are among the many who grew up watching seven castaways bumbling through three seasons …

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Service an Engine Rope Starter

How To: Service an Engine Rope Starter

If you’ve owned a nitro or gas boat for any length of time, it’s highly possible that you’ve had to deal with a non-functioning rope starter on your boat’s engine. Whether the pull cord suddenly snapped or the starter’s internal return spring decided not …

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Trim Your Boat

How To: Trim Your Boat

If you’re like me, you love the fact that you have an almost limitless set of adjustments to fine tune your RC car or truck for optimum performance both on the track and while bashing in the yard. Many people do not realize that …

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Atomik Whiplash 24

Review: Atomik Whiplash 24

Cool Wave Ridin’ Deep-Vee I have about a half-dozen different radio control boats in my fleet of watercraft. Each boat is different and has various pros and cons. When I received the Atomik Whiplash 24 for review I was quick to make judgments based …

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