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andyn

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Re: Made In China Pre Build Speed Boat
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2008, 10:23:08 PM »

Sorry to anyone who was confused by the 5 quote for a radio, they have put it up to 8.99 on varification of price.

Just stop them from wasting there time and money.  Every week we see them

This is so true. as Bill will varify, I was given one free by someone who never looked after it anyway, after SCREECHING (no really, we were worried about noise complaints) around for about an hour at much less than 5mph, I got so fed up I put it upside-down on the floor, stamped on it to make a hole, took batteries out of Tx/boat, stuffed Tx and broken bits into shattered hull, then pushed it out. It sat about 8 foot out from us for a moment, then got a bit low at the back, went vertical, then sank. It was the most fun anyone has ever had with an RTR boat  O0

You could always cut out the club 500, get the aforementioned kit, and a cheap 540 (4 from Barry at Mainly Models) straight shaft  and prop (4.99 from anywhere that does Ripmax kit) and convert the RTR boat to proper RC gear. this would cost at max 50.

Good luck with your boating endeavors

Andy
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daverolph

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Re: Made In China Pre Build Speed Boat
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2008, 10:33:48 PM »

I see a man after my own heart.....

Loony

Point Taken happy boating.
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andyn

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Re: Made In China Pre Build Speed Boat
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2008, 10:55:46 PM »

Always willing to help  O0

As for a boating club, http://www.mpba.org.uk/affiliates/affiliated_clubs.htm

Also if you live in the Hertfordshire area, we welcome newbies with outstreched arms (sort of, we do welcome new people, but hugging them would scare them away even more), our details are on there  :)
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martno1fan

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Re: Made In China Pre Build Speed Boat
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2008, 05:23:25 PM »

Dave you can rip out those two small motors and install one good 540 motor and esc one servo for rudder and get a wedge rudder with water cooling to cool your motor,the boat will run quite well on this setup even on the stock nicads.You can pick all these things up cheap on ebay,heres a good source for rudders etc.My son also has one of thse maplins twin screw boats with vector controll,went well till it stopped working all together.Im going to fit one motor and rudder etc and install a better radio system also off ebay.you can get am sets on ebay with servos etc for a tenner nowadays.
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Head-of-the-River-RC-specialist_Speed-Boats-accessories_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZQ2d1QQfsubZ7471326QQftidZ2QQpZ2QQtZkm
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