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    Charter Member #415 Charter Member
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    Electric RC Boats

    My neighbor wants to get an electric RC Boat as an adult toy. He found the Traxxas EX Deep v Racer,$315 for everything at Tower Hobbies. Since I'm a boat guy,he wants my opinion,but I know absolutely nothing about this stuff.He is not on a budget,can afford whatever,doesn't want gas or nitro. Comments?

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    Registered TopSpin80's Avatar
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    Re: Electric RC Boats

    I wouldn't get a ready-made boat.... there are a lot of electrics at


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    Charter Member#157 Charter Member MnFastBoat's Avatar
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    Re: Electric RC Boats

    the Traxxas boat is good for about 10-15mph
    it is a pond boat
    It is a kids boat
    if he wants something more then what a 10yearold would be happy with he needs to find bigger and better, meaning spend the $$$

    The nitro one is a little faster, but more tempermental to run.
    I have had at least 5 or 6 people here at work get this boat and then come to me for help to get more speed. Sorry, it is what it is.
    Yes, you could put in bigger motors, better batteries, gears etc.
    But why not start with a performance RC boat?
    This Cat is trying to keep up with the Big Dogs

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