Like Tree0Likes

Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

Reply
Old 12-07-2004, 10:52 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Flemington, N.J. U.S.A
Posts: 2,164
Default Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

A friend wants to give his very small son a cool electric boat for christmas . He rides on daddys big boats and wants one of his own ! But of course he wants something kind of big and cool looking ! It Has to be electric . Any ideas where to get one ? He has been looking on ebay but hasn't really found anything .... Any help would be great !

Lets try to keep the price reasonable to ! Thanks ,Joe
boot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 10:56 AM
  #2
Registered
 
fund razor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
My Boats: Apache 28 Brave
Posts: 8,170
Default Re: Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

99 bucks

twin screws, 28 inches long, seven function remote

Herrington catalog

http://store.yahoo.com/herrington-catalog/e797.html
fund razor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 11:11 AM
  #3
Enjoy the show
VIP Member
 
Ron P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Joisey Shore
Posts: 10,353
Default Re: Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...ts&FVPROFIL=++

Tower Hobbies
Ron P is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 11:22 AM
  #4
Registered
 
HyperBaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Lewis Center, Ohio
My Boats: 1990 Baja 190 DSR
Posts: 3,606
Default Re: Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

Tower.

I started with the Wild Cat SS, twin motor, twin 6 cell batteries.

Worked pretty good, but when the speed control goes (Got about a year out of mine), dont replace with the same stock one, go to a nice Novak ESC, ~100$.

Combo from tower was around 200 bucks, boat, motors, radio, batteries, charger, everything needed.

Great Planes (who make the boat) also make a 27" V same setup, twin motor/batteries. Also make a 20" single motor boat.

Check out the Traxxas Villan IV, took a little more to drive than my wild cat, but lots more things to tinker with on that, and I believe it comes with an ESC out of the box.
HyperBaja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 12:25 PM
  #5
Registered
 
Madcow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Toledo Oh
My Boats: Cigarette Top Gun, Scarab Center Console
Posts: 1,915
Default Re: Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

If you want something really cool in electric you need to build one from scrach. This is an Aeromarine hull with 4 water cooled electrics, 2 drives, 2 speed controls, and 28 cells.
Attached Thumbnails
Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?-p1260030.jpg   Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?-p1260031.jpg   Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?-p1260032.jpg  

Madcow is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 12:45 PM
  #6
Registered
 
Phantom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Lake Murray, SC
My Boats: 30' Phantom
Posts: 5,647
Default Re: Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

I'm a little partial to Phantoms, so I recommend this one. Watch the video-

Graupner Phantom
Phantom1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 01:37 PM
  #7
A to Z
Platinum Member
 
Sean H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: KC/LOTO
Posts: 9,156
Default Re: Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Madcow
If you want something really cool in electric you need to build one from scrach. This is an Aeromarine hull with 4 water cooled electrics, 2 drives, 2 speed controls, and 28 cells.

that cat is sweet....
Sean H is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 08:19 PM
  #8
Registered
 
PorscheSpeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Catawba Island, Ohio
My Boats: Cigar Top Gun
Posts: 474
Default Re: Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

I cant post pics but a have an Exact model of Pier 57, made from New Bright. good starter boat.
PorscheSpeed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 08:21 PM
  #9
Registered
 
PorscheSpeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Catawba Island, Ohio
My Boats: Cigar Top Gun
Posts: 474
Default Re: Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

heres a stab at it...
PorscheSpeed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 08:36 PM
  #10
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
mcollinstn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: tn
My Boats: 1991 F311SR1
Posts: 5,491
Default Re: Need a COOL , remote control boat , (electric).. Any help ?

Oh, I got it. Look no further. Forget the "real" scale R/C boats.
Small son, eh? The kid won't appreciate a fast electric. He'll crash it anyhow.
Here's what he needs, and I'm GLAD you posted this cause I gotta get some foe my kids and I FORGOT about it.

These little mothers are QUICK, they turn INSTANTLY, can bounce off everything, can run over each other, and THEY ALWAYS TURN RIGHTSIDE UP AND KEEP ON TRUCKING. These are a RIOT!!!

http://www.omp.com.au/videos/zz_500k.wmv
"Zig Zag Racer" from Hobby Zone (I hear there is a ZZR 2 also).

Absolutely what you need for your kid.
We had 3 on the water at once playing smash and bash. We were laughing so hard we were crying (and no we hadn't been drinking). No damage after 7 thousand bashes. And they launch over each other like a video game.
mcollinstn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
LubeJobs42
General Boating Discussion
25
08-03-2008 11:04 AM
H20 Toie
Cigarette
18
05-28-2005 03:22 PM
Mr. Demeanor
General Boating Discussion
5
10-21-2003 06:41 PM
mpally
General Boating Discussion
5
05-12-2003 01:48 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:26 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.