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Old 05-11-2003, 12:57 PM
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Has anyone bought one of these before? I was at Radio Shack yesterday and saw it. It looks prettty cool for $40. Just wondering how it ran.


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Old 05-11-2003, 01:12 PM
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Never seen it but if you click on In Store Coupon you get 50% off at the store. It's only $20. Worth a try...
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Didn't see the coupon. I think I am going to pick it up. It should be pretty cool around the dock.
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Old 05-12-2003, 11:56 AM
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The coupon says it will run 280 fpm. By my calculations that's 3.18 mph... not bad for 20 bucks.

It reminds me of an RC boat I had when I was a kid. It was an 7.5cc outboard tunnel hull. I had less than $200 in it and it would run about 45mph. The cove that we used to run them at had a subdivision built behind it. It only took a few phone calls to the police and that was the end of that.

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My 6 year old just got that for his Birthday from a friend. He loves it. The battery lasted about 15 minutes. Decent speed for the money. Good range. Tempted to buy a faster one for myself. Is gas powered the way to go?
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Without a doubt, gas is the way to go. I think I was running 10% nitro. It was less than $20/gal, but it would last a long time. They are a ball.
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