Best RTR electric

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  1. Jan 20, 2017 #1

    timothy johnson

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    Hey guys looking for the best RTR electric for the money. I want a boat to store in the RV for fun while travelling.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2017 #2

    Walt Barney

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    Traxxas sparton with no mods 45-50 MPH with no mods

    Walt Barney
     
  3. Jan 21, 2017 #3
    Mono - Tower Revolt

    Cat - Tower Motley Crew

    Hydro - Tower UL-1

    All have done well at local and national races.

    Lohring Miller
     
  4. Jan 22, 2017 #4

    Jeff Ross

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    Really depends on where you plan to run the boat and how fast you want to go.

    Each person has different opinions on what is the best boat.

    There are certainly a bunch of great options out there.

    Price also comes into play what is your budget?
     
  5. Jan 22, 2017 #5

    BobHorowitz

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    Really interested to hear what people have to say.

    Bob
     
  6. Jan 24, 2017 #6

    Jerry Dunlap

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    If you are not looking for a lot of speed, the AquaCraft P-27 Gunslinger is a great running fun boat. Runs on 3S packs.

    JD
     
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    Christian Lucas

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    Hi Darin,

    thank you ,that's a very nice boat. I will think about it for my youngest son and i have to dig a jetboat track in my garden ,i want it all the years but with this boat for my son i have a very good reason to do that and i need a second boat for me to play with him .

    Happy Amps Christian
     
  9. Jun 19, 2017 #9

    John Dufek

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    Hey Tim, I have a few if you want to try them, we have a small group that is running the Pro Marine Phantom SV33RC,it's a vee hull, it runs on 3s up to a 6s 5000mah, and handles great.
     
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    For hydro I'd skip the aquacraft. And check out that new Proboat Ul-19. Videos look very nice.
     
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    Just recently saw a Pro Marine Skater. It was a really nice build and performed really well.
     
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    Karl loveless

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    That is my next FE boat the Pro Marine Skater!
     
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    James Schmidt

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    Just wondering, and coming from a guy who ran Nitro all his life. I would take it that you would need 3

    Fully charged lipo packs to run 3 heats, or should I bring my generator to run my chargers. Or can I just use an inverter of my vehicle to charge battery. I have electric planes and just charge 3 or 4 packs, but boats take way more capacity than planes.

    Just getting interested in electric boats recently. The ul 19 looks bad ass. It might be as fast or faster than my whip 20.

    Cool stuff thanks to battery technology!!!!

    I may be buying the uL 19. awesome boat!! and for the price I would pay for a nitro motor by its self less batteries and ESC

    Thanks Jim
     
  16. Mar 27, 2018 #16

    James Schmidt

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    Educate me all you FE guys!!!
     
  17. Mar 28, 2018 #17

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    [SIZE=10.5pt]Hi Jim,[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]There are many different answers to your question about battery management. If money isn’t a constraint, I like to have 2 packs at the pond per class I am racing. This eliminates the need to IMMEDIATELY charge a pack after a heat.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]The other thing to consider is the time between heats for your FE boat. If there is A LOT of time between heats, you can probably get away with one pack.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]With regards to charging equipment; the more times you intend on charging at the pond, the better support you’re going to need. If you have 2 packs and your only running 3 heats, then just doing your final charge on your car or truck battery would be fine. However, I would not suggest this method unless your able to keep a close eye on the battery and charger during the charging process. I personally have never tried the inverter, so I can’t really comment.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]I have a generator that I carry with me, but I charge multiple batteries at one time and need to charge multiple times thought the day. On one hand a generator is more convenient because all of your charging equipment is in or very near to your pits. However, lugging a generator and gas (if needed) can be a PIA.[/SIZE]
     
  18. Mar 30, 2018 #18

    James Schmidt

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    Thanks for the info. If I can get three more guys buy an electric that man it's gonna be great to have an electric class
     
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    Mike Cathey

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    I am looking around to and I don't know anything about FE. I will spending a week or so at a friends place on Lake Pend Orielle in Idaho this summer. It's a large lake and the water is not like a pond so I am thinking something with some size and will take rougher water but still have some speed. Catamaran? . Budget maybe $350-$400. Radios, receivers and battery chargers I have plenty of but would like an extra battery pack.
     
  20. Apr 11, 2018 #20

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    Aquacraft Lucas Oil would be perfect for your needs. Check the for sale section for a brand new one!
     

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