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Pro Boat Rockstar 48-inch Catamaran Gas RTR

Pro Boat Rockstar 48-inch Catamaran Gas Powered RT…

Horizon Hobby has announced a new version of their burly Rockstar 48″ Catamaran that features a significantly lower street price. The big 26cc gasoline engine remains, while the previous model’s push button R.O.S.S. starter system has been dropped to reduce the street price by about $200. * Capable of speeds over 40 mph * 270 oz-in rudder servo * Wide hull for increased [...]

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AquaCraft Fletcher Class Destroyer

AquaCraft 1/72 US Fletcher Class Destroyer ARR

At 61″ long and standing 17″ tall, the US Fletcher Class Destroyer from AquaCraft is a beast. And while it may be huge, it is loaded with fine scale detailing so it looks great on the water, or when perched in your rc garage. The Destroyer utilizes a sturdy pre-painted fiberglass hull and a pair of 550 motors for power. * [...]

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AquaCraft Miss Seattle U-16 Brushless Unlimited Hy…

Want to talk about wild? Unlimited hydroplane boats are some of the wildest and fastest boats on the water. For your bashing pleasure the crew over at AquaCraft have a new unlimited hydroplane on the way called the Miss Seattle. The Miss Seattle is a RTR that comes fully assembled and ready to tackle the water. An unlimited hydroplane has to [...]

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AquaCraft Bristol Bay Trawler

AquaCraft Bristol Bay Trawler 2.4GHz RTR

With scale realism being all the rage, the crew over at Aquacraft loaded their new Bristol Bay Trawler with scale detailing. It comes with details like a wooden deck, working lights, large fish crib, and fully rigged masts. To make it easy to hit the water, it comes as an RTR, taking just minutes to go from box to water. * [...]

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Prop Wash – Attack!

Ready for Battle Want to do more with RC boats???? How about naval battles. would you like to go and sink your buddies boat. RC Naval Combat maybe just what you need, with small and quick to big and Beastly. You should be able to find something that will trip your trigger. Firing BBs or small ball-bearings. These [...]

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Prop Wash

How much water do I need? Most likely this question only comes up after the boat is in hand. This should be question number two, only behind what type of power plant. A small boat in a large body of water can still be fun. A large / fast boat will be hard to have a [...]

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Prop Wash – Lets Get Ready

With the weather turning warmer and spring in sight. I did some spring cleaning in my shore bag. This got me thinking of what do I “NEED” in there. I have the normal tools,chargers, stands and such but what are those few things we should all have. Here is a quick list. 1. sealing tape 2. Spare Props and control surfaces. 3. [...]

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Winter sucks and so does Maintenance

With winter set in, and most of the country socked in with snow and ice, I figured it was time to cover some basic preventative maintenance. I don’t enjoy this any more than you do, but this work needs to be done to keep your craft in top working order. 1.Draining the water jacket and lines. I do this with [...]

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Thunder Tiger Voyager III Sailboat

Thunder Tiger Voyager III Sailboat

With spring nearly here, Thunder Tiger has announced a new sailboat for your boating enjoyment. The Voyager III is a fairly large boat with an overall height of over 5 feet, and its large sails should catch plenty of wind. When not on the water, its scale looks are sure to attract a lot of attention in your rc room. * [...]

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When Boats Meet the Air

Air Boats With the water here solid as a rock I thought it was time to go into air-boats. Air-boats normally have a Jon Boat style flat hull with a Fan drive mounted on the rear. With this drive they do not need much water to run on. Ponds and wet grass to light snow powder will get you a [...]

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AquaCraft P-27 Gunslinger Crackerbox RTR

AquaCraft P-27 Gunslinger Crackerbox RTR

We were stoked to see the press release from Aquacraft announcing their new P-27 Gunslinger Crackerbox RTR, it reminds us that all this ice will melt and spring will be here before we know it. The Gunslinger is the first rc boat that sports a true RTR crackerbox hull. Its hull design helps make it faster and more responsive in the [...]

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Choose Your Hull Edition

Rc boating covers a lot of hull types. I would like to cover the basic difference of the main three types Vee, HydroPlane, and Catamaran. Vee- best rough water capability. Vee shaped Hull design cuts through rougher water. Good handling and stability. Easiest hull to setup Best all around hull IMHO Hydroplane- Not good for rough water, rockets on glass or [...]

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Pro Boat Rockstar 48 Gas Catamaran

Pro Boat Rockstar 48 Gas Powered Catamaran RTR

If you are looking for a big beast of a boat the new Rockstar 48 from Pro Boat should be something to look at. At 48″ long and powered by a 26cc gas engine, chances are if you are piloting one of these you will rule the waters at the local park. * Water-cooled Dynamite® 26cc gas engine * Capable of speeds [...]

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Prop Wash – Big Metal Screw edition

This week I will be covering prop material and blade count effects on propellers, screw, hélice. Whatever you feel like calling it. The material of your prop has a greater effect than most hobby boaters realize. Plastic Props are cheaper to make and work fairly good so most boats come with that material. Metal is much stiffer giving you a [...]

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Aquacraft GP-1 Ultra Review

Product Spotlight – Aquacraft GP-1 Ultra Review

We have been water bashing the Aquacraft GP-1 Ultra for a couple of months now, today we are posting what we found out during our review process. The GP-1 Ultra is a fairly small (18″) and affordable ($139) Hydroplane boat. Ours came as a Rx-R, meaning it came fully assembled but needed a radio system and battery before hitting the water. [...]

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