Rc boat question

Bigrayzrc

Well-Known Member
Messages
205
Reaction score
249
Location
IN
Arrma RC's
  1. Felony
  2. Kraton 6s
The largest body of water imma have access to is a 2.5 acre pond, and I wanna get into boats. Are them big 6s boats to much for a pond? Are the 3/4s boats even to much for a pond? Should I just get a brushed boat like a traxxas blast?
 

slick2500

If it ain't broke, you're doing it wrong.
Community Leader
Premium Member
ArrmaForum Fan
Excellence Award
Build Thread Contributor
Messages
22,897
Reaction score
31,846
Location
Rapid City, SD
Arrma RC's
  1. Fireteam
  2. Kraton EXB
  3. Outcast 6s
  4. Senton 3s
  5. Typhon 3s
The largest body of water imma have access to is a 2.5 acre pond, and I wanna get into boats. Are them big 6s boats to much for a pond? Are the 3/4s boats even to much for a pond? Should I just get a brushed boat like a traxxas blast?
I would not get a 6s boat to run in a pond, get one of those small ones with self righting. I am trying to remember the brand but irrc they sell them on Amazon for less than $100 and they run on a 2s lipo.
 

Bigrayzrc

Well-Known Member
Messages
205
Reaction score
249
Location
IN
Arrma RC's
  1. Felony
  2. Kraton 6s
I would not get a 6s boat to run in a pond, get one of those small ones with self righting. I am trying to remember the brand but irrc they sell them on Amazon for less than $100 and they run on a 2s lipo.
Yea. I see that the traxxas blast used to be like 200 and now traxxas marked it down to 160.
 

slick2500

If it ain't broke, you're doing it wrong.
Community Leader
Premium Member
ArrmaForum Fan
Excellence Award
Build Thread Contributor
Messages
22,897
Reaction score
31,846
Location
Rapid City, SD
Arrma RC's
  1. Fireteam
  2. Kraton EXB
  3. Outcast 6s
  4. Senton 3s
  5. Typhon 3s
Last edited:

Bigrayzrc

Well-Known Member
Messages
205
Reaction score
249
Location
IN
Arrma RC's
  1. Felony
  2. Kraton 6s

slick2500

If it ain't broke, you're doing it wrong.
Community Leader
Premium Member
ArrmaForum Fan
Excellence Award
Build Thread Contributor
Messages
22,897
Reaction score
31,846
Location
Rapid City, SD
Arrma RC's
  1. Fireteam
  2. Kraton EXB
  3. Outcast 6s
  4. Senton 3s
  5. Typhon 3s

LibertyMKiii

Aerodynamics speed junkie
Premium Member
ArrmaForum Fan
Excellence Award
Build Thread Contributor
Messages
7,789
Reaction score
18,192
Location
Dallas TX
Arrma RC's
  1. Limitless
  2. Mojave
  3. Typhon 6s
What would you guess the dimensions of the pond are in feet or yards?
I can run 60± mph on a narrow 100 ft wide pond that is around 1200 ft long.

That high speed and giant roost is what makes it fun. On 4s at 40mph it's not nearly as exciting...
 

slick2500

If it ain't broke, you're doing it wrong.
Community Leader
Premium Member
ArrmaForum Fan
Excellence Award
Build Thread Contributor
Messages
22,897
Reaction score
31,846
Location
Rapid City, SD
Arrma RC's
  1. Fireteam
  2. Kraton EXB
  3. Outcast 6s
  4. Senton 3s
  5. Typhon 3s
What would you guess the dimensions of the pond are in feet or yards?
I can run 60± mph on a narrow 100 ft wide pond that is around 1200 ft long.

That high speed and giant roost is what makes it fun. On 4s at 40mph it's not nearly as exciting...
He said 2.5 acres and according to Google that is the equivalent of about 2.26 football fields. Your space is about 4 football fields.

That was the easiest thing I could think of for size reference was a football field. And thats much much bigger than what I was thinking it was. A 6s boat would probably still be pretty fun in a pond that size.
 

Bigrayzrc

Well-Known Member
Messages
205
Reaction score
249
Location
IN
Arrma RC's
  1. Felony
  2. Kraton 6s
What would you guess the dimensions of the pond are in feet or yards?
I can run 60± mph on a narrow 100 ft wide pond that is around 1200 ft long.

That high speed and giant roost is what makes it fun. On 4s at 40mph it's not nearly as exciting...
I'd guess 300 wide at the dam and 800 ft long
 

LibertyMKiii

Aerodynamics speed junkie
Premium Member
ArrmaForum Fan
Excellence Award
Build Thread Contributor
Messages
7,789
Reaction score
18,192
Location
Dallas TX
Arrma RC's
  1. Limitless
  2. Mojave
  3. Typhon 6s
I'd guess 300 wide at the dam and 800 ft long
If you enjoy speed/big power on the rc cars then I'd go the same route with the boat.
I like to compare the granite 3s to a Kraton 6s. Both are fun but the 6s power is on another level...

I'll say for sure look for a mono with the self-righting feature. Retrieving a boat sucks!

4s will be the sweet spot for that pond with an option for 6s just for fun.
 

King blitz

Premium Member!
Premium Member
Build Thread Contributor
Messages
1,521
Reaction score
1,585
Location
Rhode island
Arrma RC's
  1. BigRock 4x4
  2. Outcast 6s
The largest body of water imma have access to is a 2.5 acre pond, and I wanna get into boats. Are them big 6s boats to much for a pond? Are the 3/4s boats even to much for a pond? Should I just get a brushed boat like a traxxas blast?
Ponds are perfect..I run mine in all size ponds .my largest size is a 42" catamaran.E.P silver fox 6s .

IMG_20211016_024611623.jpg
 

Johnny b

Well-Known Member
Messages
1,179
Reaction score
3,057
Arrma RC's
  1. Senton 3s
Rc boats are fun. Use to have a few enforcer gas boats. Very stable and would race the full scale boats down the intercoastal. Pick up one of these to retrieve it when battery dies. :LOL:

IMG_20221216_110146239_HDR.jpg
 

LibertyMKiii

Aerodynamics speed junkie
Premium Member
ArrmaForum Fan
Excellence Award
Build Thread Contributor
Messages
7,789
Reaction score
18,192
Location
Dallas TX
Arrma RC's
  1. Limitless
  2. Mojave
  3. Typhon 6s
Rc boats are fun. Use to have a few enforcer gas boats. Very stable and would race the full scale boats down the intercoastal. Pick up one of these to retrieve it when battery dies. :LOL:

View attachment 263954

I need to get ridd of an enforcer gas boat that has been collecting dust in my attic.
Among some other large gas boats. If you happen to pass through Texas hit me up.
 

King blitz

Premium Member!
Premium Member
Build Thread Contributor
Messages
1,521
Reaction score
1,585
Location
Rhode island
Arrma RC's
  1. BigRock 4x4
  2. Outcast 6s
Rc boats are fun. Use to have a few enforcer gas boats. Very stable and would race the full scale boats down the intercoastal. Pick up one of these to retrieve it when battery dies. :LOL:

View attachment 263954
Pretty cool.i have several rescue boats but I haven't had to use any lately.good 🤞 I suppose.and all my boats have lipo alarms on them plus my transmitter alerts me when they low.lately I only use the ones with self righting feature.my pro vector is awesome with that chamber and my sonic wake also has a chamber.those are mono v hulls .my catamaran boats if they flip well I'll have to use the rescue boat and I allways bring my canoe 🛶.
 

Johnny b

Well-Known Member
Messages
1,179
Reaction score
3,057
Arrma RC's
  1. Senton 3s
Pretty cool.i have several rescue boats but I haven't had to use any lately.good 🤞 I suppose.and all my boats have lipo alarms on them plus my transmitter alerts me when they low.lately I only use the ones with self righting feature.my pro vector is awesome with that chamber and my sonic wake also has a chamber.those are mono v hulls .my catamaran boats if they flip well I'll have to use the rescue boat and I allways bring my canoe 🛶.
Yep, always good to have a back up. When my enforcer would stall, I would wave a 5 dollar bill over my head and someone in a real boat would bring it to me. That was back in the day when people were nice...lol. My airplane transmitter also has a low battery alarm, but I enjoy waiting until it dies and doing dead stick landings...makes you a better pilot! :LOL:
 

jkflow

TB RC Bashers
Premium Member
Excellence Award
Hospitality Award
Build Thread Contributor
Messages
6,899
Reaction score
9,166
Location
Tampa, FL 🇺🇸
Arrma RC's
  1. Infraction
  2. Kraton 6s
  3. Talion
My record is 86mph on a ~ 300ft pond (across), 2 acres I would run up to 100mph without hesitation.
Ignore the fact that I was stuck in the embankment for ~1/3 of the boat length.

For a beginner, as with cars, stay far away from Traxxas. Nothing good in their inventory.
Stay 4S, but 6S capable. You will quickly find out that all your lipos are utter junk unless you have good name brand ones.

Only place for boat stuff, ignore every other webpage:
https://www.offshoreelectrics.com/

Beginner, get the Proboat recoil, only problem is the color. You lose it quickly on the water.
https://www.offshoreelectrics.com/proddetail.php?prod=hh-prb08041

The Sonicwake is highly recommended, but you will burn up lipos and highly suggest to solder QS8 connectors on, EC5 will melt.
It's fun as f^$k though. With the right Lipo this is your dream for your size pond.

From there it goes into Cats, Hydros or Rigger.

Rule#1 Do NOT go out unless you have a method for retrieval.
 
Last edited:

RC-Dude

Well-Known Member
Messages
855
Reaction score
1,564
Location
Berlin
Arrma RC's
  1. BigRock
  2. Granite
  3. Limitless
  4. Kraton 8S
  5. Kraton 6s
  6. Kraton EXB
  7. Mojave
  8. Mojave EXB
  9. Senton 3s
  10. Talion EXB
  11. Typhon 3s
  12. Typhon 6s
  13. Infraction 4x4
Was quite a mission to get the Traxxas Spartan to stay in the water. Was fun driving but 3 min on 6s, that's it.

Here is mine (was mine, sold it):



Most fun is the SR65 when hiring a boat in summer for a day and jumping over the wake with the SR65. Spartan would be too dangerous for that and could land on the boat.

Screenshot 2022-12-20 223631.jpg


Screenshot 2022-12-20 223700.jpg
 
Last edited:
Top