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marko

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what RTR kit to buy
« on: May 02, 2006, 09:08:23 PM »

After looking all over the net I can't make my mind up which rtr kit to buy. Anyone got a recommendation for a mono that is a good quality and goes quick. It's hard to tell by the lousy photos you get !! marko
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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006, 09:54:50 PM »

The SWAMBC run a racing class for RTR boats and according to Allan from Astec, the one to beat is the DPI Crackerbox from Pandan Models.

http://www.pandanmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/DPI_Leisuresports_Scale___Fast_Electric_kits.html

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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2006, 07:52:11 AM »

Hi Marko

I run a DPI Crackerbox and it's a great model to sail, seems very quick to me without causing too much noise etc.

I got mine from Pandan Models and I ordered it without the mechanical speed controller and fitted an electronic ESC, to give a bit better control. Pandan were very helpful and only took a week or so from order to delivery. Very good value also for a ready built model.

Best of luck

Victor (G7TMU)
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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006, 09:38:28 PM »

Thanks for the tips, I got a twinstorm 800, looks like it can go alright and can be upgraded and tooled around with, plus it had a really good video, aaah the innocence of a novice !!! marko
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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2006, 10:22:46 PM »

graupner st tropez speed cruiser, (like a sunseeker), that goes well :)
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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2006, 11:48:50 PM »

Ripmax Interceptor goes like stink
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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2006, 05:03:51 AM »

Does anyone run those RTR boats that seem to be like flies on ebay...


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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2006, 09:53:16 AM »

Yup - I run the Electric 27 inch under various names - yes cheap and cheerful - but for the price very hard to be beaten and IF you spend a little time changing motors and batteries you can modify for even more speed.

My review page
http://www.johnhenry.co.uk/models/rc_boats/27electric/27review.html

My running page
http://www.johnhenry.co.uk/models/rc_boats/27electric/27electric.html

Also there is a review of a black version in this months Marine Modelling Magazine too
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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2006, 11:56:49 AM »

Yes I have one of the EP type boat and I have found that the green props that come with them are a lot better than the black ones that come in the windrush type,
I also put 480 motors in and use 3600 packs goes well and lasts well...

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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2006, 11:23:10 PM »

i have 2 of the victory/ ep racing RTR boats cant fault them for a first fast electric.

i have changed the motors in one of my boats so now it runs 2x 500 race motors, 9.6volt 3600mah battery pack, trim tabs plus i have put a pair of rudders on the back for flat out steering.

to say the least it goes very well indeed im more then impressed with it
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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2006, 10:19:46 AM »

Watch out for the Ebay style RTR boats. Most are fitted with very non-selective receivers. If there are any boats operating within the same RC band (does not need to be the same channel) the boat will go about 10ft away from the bank and then stop. If you are planning to run your boat at a popular boating lake this can be a real problem. Yesterday, I saw one of the red twin twin screw hydros and the white bat boat suffer the same fault at Southend. 


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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2007, 04:54:46 PM »

Guys
How hard is it to put a Rx (27/40) into one of these boats so that you can use different frequencies on the pond?

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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2007, 07:46:35 PM »

Probably not quite the speed he's after but a very interesting modification job.

I hope your poor daughter will grow into a more proportional size -

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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2007, 08:34:03 PM »

Beat me to it Danny. It had to be you  ::)
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Re: what RTR kit to buy
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2008, 05:29:36 PM »

Have you through about a club 500 or GT 400,I know their not RTR but their easy to build and quick.
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