Cheap fun boat?
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Apr 20, 2012
, 03:53 PM
Joined Jun 2011
Battery is being charged and it's a nice day to go boating.
Will comment further after it's been in the water.
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NQD Silver Rocket (discontinued I believe)
Inside the radio box. Not sure what type of receiver but not a xtal controlled superhet. Transistors near top left could be H-drive for servo. Power relay and large resistor (centre bottom) assumed to be speed "control".
Water cooled motor and gearbox. Might push that hose on a bit further but I doubt it's high pressure.
Strange servo thingy. Appears to have servo saver clutch arrangement. Would like to replace with regular servo and there appears to be 4 mounting bosses lower down on the housing with the correct pitch for a standard servo. Would need loooong screws but
Rear end. The boat is generally better than expected but the electronics is worse than expected. What do you expect for such a low price?
2nd shot of the servo mount.
Underside of radio box. Hatch cut out should have a small upstand around it and perhaps a drain channel to the rear. The kit does however come with water-proofing tape perhaps acknowledging that the water does funnel down in to this cut out.