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Old     (tj_in_kc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-15-2008, 7:07 PM Reply   
So i was at the Toys R US today to buy some hippy hops for next weekend, when something caught my eye....

was a Nikko RC speedboat. Well to make a long story short, i am now a new boat owner. problem is i always want the best, i need a faster boat.

Anyone know about Radio Controlled boats? What the best, and fastest one i can get??

How fast??

How much would it run $$$???

looking for something like this:

(Message edited by tj_in_kc on May 15, 2008)
Old     (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       05-15-2008, 7:24 PM Reply   
there are nitro powered outrigger hydroplanes that can push 90-100MPH actual speed.they are expensive.Check to see if Prather Products are still around they have some nice Stuff you might like.

(Message edited by wakebrdjay on May 15, 2008)
Old     (h20jnky)      Join Date: Mar 2003       05-15-2008, 7:32 PM Reply   
this one is pretty dank..
Old     (tj_in_kc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-15-2008, 7:39 PM Reply   
aw, snap.

look at this they make a Malibu one too
Old     (bac)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-15-2008, 7:48 PM Reply   
Here's some basic info on the different Nitro RC boats available with a few links
Old     (vguy75)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-15-2008, 8:17 PM Reply   
I have a Supervee 27 from Aquacraft and have been generally pretty happy with it. Bang for your buck if you're looking for something quick it should be on your short list.

Stock it runs around 35 mph and will get into the mid 40's with some mods (prop, good batteries, etc)
Here's one with an upgraded prop and 14 cells... is a good place to check out prices.
Old    nwwakerider            05-15-2008, 9:06 PM Reply   
I was at Walmart a few weeks ago and saw the Malibu one and bought it for $20. I was so excited until I put it in the water and it moves like a slug. Its perfect to put a beer in and send to a friend out in the water though.
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-15-2008, 11:05 PM Reply   
Many years ago I had a 40" Aeromarine Jesse James Catamaran with a K&B 0.80 nitro motor. It would run over 50mph, easily outrunning my ski boat and most boats on the lake for that matter.

It was perfectly balanced to run on a cushion of air trapped in the tunnel between the hull rails. I could chine walk it enough to lift the front of the hull causing it to catch air and flip.

Everything was fun and games until one day I lost radio control at about 40mph in the bay at Discovery Bay. Luckily it hit the rocks. Barely even did any damage to the hull. If it would have hit a boat or a person at that speed it would have been ugly. Decided it was time to sell it, ironically the guy across the bay ended up buying my boat from the hobby shop.

If you want real speed nitro is cheaper but a bigger pita than electric.

(Message edited by mikeski on May 15, 2008)
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-16-2008, 5:38 AM Reply   
electric is a pita because you have to charge the batteries all the time. I have an electric boat, with two motors. put 3 battery packs in parallel and it runs for 5 minutes, 45 minutes to charge them all (I only have 1 charger) due to this inconvenience I used it maybe 20 times and then it has spent the rest of its life on the shelf.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-16-2008, 6:47 AM Reply   
nitro is the way to go. One of my friends has a 4x4 truck that will do 50. Can get to 70 w/ a 3 spd tranny. You're probably lookin at $500 or so to get setup. Don't mess with batts.
Old     (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-16-2008, 6:49 AM Reply   
Try this link and see if this is what you want.

Also try your local R/C hobby shops in you area.
Old     (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-16-2008, 8:34 AM Reply   
Local RC guy built a levee jumper out of some aluminum and a weedeater. It would run about 70.
Old     (gobigorgohome)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-16-2008, 8:40 AM Reply   
As with all of these things there is a lot of r/c equipment on eBay. But it seems like you're kind of new to this so I'd advise you seek help from a model shop - they'll be able to set you up with all the gear. You will not be getting boats like those in your clip for less than $500.
Old     (ldr)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-16-2008, 10:48 AM Reply   
I would spend $5-700 and get one with a weedeater engine on it. It will be much more reliable than the nitro boats.

check out this link
Old     (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-16-2008, 11:02 AM Reply   
You can run the nitro in a weedeater too.....just plan on rebuilding it more often. 35% was the norm for the ones I've seen.


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