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Title: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on January 31, 2013, 08:41:30 AM
Anyone know anything about the ProBoat Volere 22? Are they worth buying? I quite fancy one, nice looking boat.




SMC are selling the 2.4gHz version for £185.




Rich



Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 31, 2013, 10:11:35 AM
 
Some videos on Utube:

http://tinyurl.com/a8q7q9l

Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on January 31, 2013, 10:27:00 AM
Thanks Martin...I do fancy one of these.




Resist...must resist...
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 31, 2013, 11:20:14 AM
                                        Resistance is futile!

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Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: essex2visuvesi on January 31, 2013, 11:46:39 AM
We must obey..... we  must send dontations to Mayhem.... we must obey


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Nice looking boat. I would be tempted as well, but the wife said I need to cut down :([/size]
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on January 31, 2013, 02:08:26 PM
I know I shouldn't, but...
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: essex2visuvesi on January 31, 2013, 03:19:52 PM
I know I shouldn't, but...


And did you?
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on January 31, 2013, 03:27:41 PM
Still thinking about it...
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on January 31, 2013, 08:03:28 PM
Resistance was futile...it's on the way.  ;D
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: essex2visuvesi on January 31, 2013, 10:52:57 PM
Resistance was futile...it's on the way.  ;D


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Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 31, 2013, 10:59:37 PM
Buy one Now! Buy one Now! Buy one Now! Buy one Now! Buy one Now! Buy one Now!
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Or Die infidel! Or Die infidel! Or Die infidel! Or Die infidel! Or Die infidel! Or Die infidel!
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on February 01, 2013, 07:42:48 AM
Martin...it's ok sir, wake up! I've bought one, it's on the way as I type...Martin, take a tablet!!
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: gregk9 on February 03, 2013, 05:28:03 PM
Just wait till you try it with 11.1v Lipo !
We have a couple in our club and boy do they move a lot better....
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on February 03, 2013, 06:15:42 PM
Good grief...sounds manical!
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Boomer on February 03, 2013, 06:43:46 PM
The Volere 22 - Hope you enjoy your new purchase. Be aware these are very small boats and getting your fingers inside to work on them requires some patients and a few small tools. The hardest thing I found to deal with was trying to make a rudder horn adjustment. Some of the details on the boat are plastic and are fragile. Be sure to inspect yours when it arrives. There is a very thin plastic antenna that will break if you look at it wrong  :((
I got one when they were first released, ended up selling it replacing it with it's big brother the Proboat Classic Runabout - which is about 30" or 762mm appox. Lots more room inside should one opt to make modifications. I liked the Volere and in it's original set up performed to expectations, just a bit small for my needs. Sadly both of these boats have been discontinued by Horizon Hobbies/Proboat here in the U.S.
The larger boat's have become collector's items now and fetch a handsome price on E-bay and the various RC forms here.  Posted a couple pictures of the larger version for you to contrast your new boat. Both nice looking models.

 :-))
Enjoy
Boomer

Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on February 03, 2013, 06:46:10 PM
That sounds like fun for me with my arthritic fingers!


Thanks for that, most helpful




Rich
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on February 04, 2013, 02:49:06 PM
The Volere has just arrived, all packed safely and all in one piece. First glance...a nice little boat, well built, w/cooled 550sized  motor, even an oiler tube fitted to the propshaft. All the fittings fit neatly and securely, and the seats look very good in their white imitation leatherette material. No marks, dings or dents anywhere, and the varnished wood looks really well done.


The supplied charger isn't a lot of use to me, but I can charge the battery pack with my Graupner Multilader charger, so no problem there.


Just one problem...the rx wire is nearly a foot long(2.4gHz?)and looks horrible poked out through the stern deck, it looks like a multirace boat. Something will need to be done to alter that.


A nice clip together stand is supplied, just a drop of cyano to secure everything is needed.


I'm looking forward to using this, it should look quite nice out on the water.


Stand by for a 'on the water' report.




Rich
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 04, 2013, 02:56:09 PM

This is the second aerial wire problem today.

If it's that's long then it's not 2.4 Ghz

Easy enough to change the R/X to 2.4  (assuming you've got one)



Ken
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on February 04, 2013, 03:55:03 PM
The tx states "2.4gHz", the box states "2.4gHz", can't see the rx 'cos it's sealed in a rubber balloon.
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 04, 2013, 04:01:05 PM

If it's 2.4 ghz then the length would be 1/2 inch, so I'm a bit confused as to the extra wire?

Perhaps they realised it was too low in the boat. You may need to fit the R/X up as high as possible with it's  'short'  aerial.

Any pictures ?



Ken
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Netleyned on February 04, 2013, 04:13:47 PM
If the antenna has the last half inch of outer insulation stripped back it will be 2.4GHz and it doesn't matter
Too much about the res of the wire
Only the last bit is the bit that receives the signal.
As long as the end is high as possible in the boat
you should have no trouble Rich

Ned
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Steve J on February 04, 2013, 04:27:21 PM
If it's 2.4 ghz then the length would be 1/2 inch, so I'm a bit confused as to the extra wire?


The active part of Spektrum 2.4GHz antennas is around 31mm long (1/4 wavelength). The extra length on the MR200 (http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/marineonline/b2_spektrum/b2_home.html) antennas is coax.


Steve


Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Boomer on February 04, 2013, 04:32:50 PM
Proboat sold this boat with a 27mhz radio according to their web site http://www.proboatmodels.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=PRB3050 (http://www.proboatmodels.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=PRB3050)
Unless the seller upgraded this boat the long antenna suggests at least the receiver is the older style - suggest not cutting that antenna if it is the older 27mhz set up.
I copied this text from that page and the picture shows a 27mhz radio
Features
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Steve J on February 04, 2013, 04:46:47 PM
Proboat sold this boat with a 27mhz radio according to their web site http://www.proboatmodels.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=PRB3050 (http://www.proboatmodels.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=PRB3050)


And with 2.4GHz radio gear (Spektrum MR200 receiver) according to HH UK - http://horizonhobby.co.uk/marineonline/b1_proboat/b1_scale/b1-prb3050/b1-volere.html  :-) .


Steve
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: ardarossan on February 04, 2013, 05:54:42 PM
From the images available online, the Spektrum receiver has a long aerial, certainly more than the anticipated 1/2" aerial mentioned earlier in the thread.

(http://s20.postimage.org/ml05jm03x/SPMMR200.png) 
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on February 04, 2013, 06:22:56 PM
Mine is most certainly 2.4gHz, and there's only 1/2" of uncovered wire, the rest is coax type wire. That's good then, I'll just leave that last 1/2" vertical and rest can be left under the decks out of the way. The pistol grip tx is strangely comfortable for arthritic hands, feels very nice in the hand.


Now all I need is a lift down to the lake to go play with it!
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Boomer on February 04, 2013, 11:28:21 PM
Great responses! I found it interesting that the UK version came with the 2.4G radio and the US version the older 27mgz. Glad that all worked out!
Boomer
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: ardarossan on February 05, 2013, 04:08:21 AM
Great responses! I found it interesting that the UK version came with the 2.4G radio and the US version the older 27mgz. Glad that all worked out!
Boomer

Hi Boomer,
 
According to the U.S. Horizon Hobby/ProBoat websites, it looks like it was also sold in the States with the 2.4 radio, although it might not have been for too long before they discontinued it.
The part number for the 27 MHz version is PRB3050, and the 2.4g version is PRB3020S.

http://www.proboatmodels.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=PRB3050S (http://www.proboatmodels.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=PRB3050S)

Product Description
Key Features
No assembly required
Real wood trim layered on a hand-crafted fiberglass hull
Pro Boat® 2.4GHz with SpektrumTM marine technology
Preinstalled electronic speed control with reverse
Includes a 8.4V 1600mAh battery for longer run times
Water-cooled 550-size motor

Volere 22 Manual 2.4GHz (http://www.proboatmodels.com/ProdInfo/Files/PRB3050S_Manual.pdf)
Volere 22 Manual 27MHz (http://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/PRB3050-Manual.pdf)

(http://s20.postimage.org/9q5y22ozx/Pro_Boat_Volere_22.png)

Andy
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: essex2visuvesi on February 05, 2013, 04:44:44 AM
Must resist, wife will kill me
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on February 05, 2013, 09:16:45 AM
As an update to this, I had a real close look at the rx this morning...it has two aerial wires, one slightly longer than the other, which in my book makes it a 2.4gHz rx for sure. See image below.

Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: Mad_Mike on February 05, 2013, 10:07:58 AM
how do you find pistol grip tx's? I use to avoid them and go with stick types but now ive got use to them i find them easier to use where speed and precision is needed.
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: MPM on February 05, 2013, 10:26:57 AM
What a loverly looking boat.:).
Yes that Rx pictured is an MR3000 which is the waterproof spectrum 2.4 Rx.
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on February 05, 2013, 03:48:02 PM
how do you find pistol grip tx's? I use to avoid them and go with stick types but now ive got use to them i find them easier to use where speed and precision is needed.


Many years ago, when I used to race the 1/8th scale ic engined stock cars, I had a Futaba steerwheel tx and got on with it very well indeed. Then I got into boats and never had another one until I bought my Robbe Jet Ski, that had a pistol grip steerwheel tx, and again I got it very well with it. Nowadays, with arthritic hands and fingers, I thought I'd try another one...it's very comfortable and easy to hold, but I haven't tried it out on the water yet.
Title: Re: Pro Boat Volere 22
Post by: U-33 on February 08, 2013, 10:29:59 AM
And here is the Volere 22 ready to go, all I've done is to add the crewman and his dog. It does want a couple of rope coils and maybe a lifebelt added just to give it a bit of a 'lived in look', but apart from that, she's ready to hit the water.