Rc Speed Boats
Race away with RC Speed Boats!
RC speed boats are the ultimate radio controlled experience that you can expect to witness in the world of water-based radio controlled devices. Whether you are a fan of the noisy, top-of-the-pile, 30mph+ speeds or just a simple silent boat runner, RC speed boats have something for everyone. With a number of scale models, stealth boats and plain speed boats to choose from, you can never get bored of RC speed boats and the variety they offer.
Boats were the first thing to appear on the radio controlled objects list. In 1898, Tesla, a famous inventor, used radio waves to direct a RC Boat to perform the audience's bidding. Considered as a 'Magical Act' at the time, RC inventions have gone beyond the realms of imagination and have begun to replicate what you see and experience in the real world. Although Marconi's boat may have been small and slower compared to its modern cousins, but the concept remains the same.
Although there are RC Sailboats available for the regular user, who simply wishes to run the boat in plain water without much noise, there are many powerful versions available to those who are looking for a bit more action on the water. However, before going out and buying an RC speed boat, you need to be aware of a few things. Firstly, you would need to know if you are allowed to run a noisy RC speed boat in the waters that you plan to use as most places follow strict noise reduction rules.
The next bit to note is the type of boat you are looking at, based on the fuel. Sure, you have wind powered sail boats too, but for RC speed boats, gas and nitro powered machines are the best bet. With powerful engines and relatively large bodies, these boats can hit speeds above 30mph. So you would need to ensure that the space is large enough to accommodate such boats without hindering anything or anyone. Although gas and nitro based RC speed boats are noisy, you have the option of going in for their electric versions, which, though not as fast, can easily hit up to 20mph.
The cost of the boat also varies depending on the type of performance that you expect from it. RC Nitro Speedboats may cost you a tiny fortune as compared to your regular RC Boats but the thrill and excitement that they withhold, is unmatched by anything in the water-based models. Of course, you can choose to build your very own RC speed boat by purchasing an RC kit from the nearest model store. By building the boat on your own, you can not only choose to customize the look and feel of the boat, you can also customize the engine so as to produce greater performance.
Customizing the boat is quite simple as most parts are available at all model stores. However, building boats from RC Kits is something that should be pursued by more experienced users. That said, it is a wonderful way to expand the realm of your RC speed boat hobby by bringing in boat construction as well into the arena. It also is a great way to spend time with your kids, preparing the boat for that holiday by the lake. It also allows you to test the limits of your RC speed boat wherein you can increase the running time, speed or range by using customized parts bought separately, or even built from scratch.
There are many RC boat clubs as well which you can join to race your RC speed boat in various events, against other owners. You not only get to see other models and types, you also gain a lot of knowledge about modifications that others have made to their boats. These clubs also have trained instructors who help you get started, or move ahead, in your RC speed boat hobby.
So whether it is to race your boat, construct it or just enjoy a weekend at the nearby lake or ocean, be prepared for an unmatched experience when you hit the waters with your RC speed boat.