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Old Apr 29, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Hobby King Relentless & Aquaholic Brushless 740mm

Here are two exciting new products from Hobby King.

HobbyKing Product Video - Relentless & Aquaholic Race Boats (1 min 32 sec)


HobbyKing Daily - Aquaholic Relentless Race Boats (3 min 44 sec)

Quanum Aquaholic Brushless Deep V




The Quanum Aquaholic is the ultimate Deep V Racing Boat offering high speed, excellent handling and killer good looks. The vibrant race inspired paint scheme and expertly applied decals are sure to turn heads wherever you go!

Quanum Relentless Brushless Catamaran




The Quanum Relentless is the ultimate Catamaran Racing Boat offering high speed, excellent handling and killer good looks. The vibrant red paint scheme and expertly applied racing decals are sure to turn heads wherever you go!

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Old Apr 29, 2013, 10:05 AM
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Quanum Aquaholic Brushless Deep V Racing Boat 740mm (ARR)

Aquaholic




Features:
High performance watercooled brushless power system
Vibrant race inspired paint scheme
Lightweight ABS hull
High torque steering servo
3mm direct drive flex shaft
Powered by a 3S 2200mAh lipoly battery pack (sold separately)
Almost Ready to Run - simply add your own radio system and battery

Specs:
Overall Length: 740mm
Hull Length: 650mm
Beam: 180mm
Weight: 1140g (w/out battery)
Motor: Watercooled 2815 brushless outrunner (included)
ESC: 50A watercooled brushless (included)
Servo: High torque standard size (included)
Hull Material: ABS












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Old Apr 29, 2013, 10:05 AM
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Quanum Relentless Brushless Catamaran Racing Boat 740mm (ARR)

Relentless




Features:
• High performance watercooled brushless power system
• Vibrant race inspired paint scheme
• Lightweight ABS hull
• High torque steering servo
• 3mm direct drive flex shaft
• Powered by a 3S 2200mAh lipoly battery pack (sold separately)
• Almost Ready to Run - simply add your own radio system and battery

Specs:
Overall Length: 740mm
Hull Length: 650mm
Beam: 210mm
Weight: 1200g (w/out battery)
Motor: Watercooled 2815 brushless outrunner (included)
ESC: 50A watercooled brushless (included)
Servo: High torque standard size (included)
Hull Material: ABS









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Old Apr 29, 2013, 10:24 AM
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I'm definitely going to buy one of these beauties, but I haven't decided on which one yet

Which one would you guys 'n' gals buy and why?
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Nice boats! I would go for the v hull, but that's just because I think they look better. Rough water handling is supposed to be better as well.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 12:42 PM
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Nice boats! I would go for the v hull, but that's just because I think they look better. Rough water handling is supposed to be better as well.
They sure are Personally I like the look of the cat better, there's more room in the hull and supposedly they run faster. However I already have a cat and I flip the darn thing over all the time (it is a monster though, half the size of these new boats with twice the motor ).

So in hindsight I think I would go the deep v too, I definitely want to treat myself to a good handling boat for a change ...And nothing beats the look of a v-hull banking in the turns

EDIT: actually my little boat has 4x the motor of the relentless and aquaholic, it runs a 2858
My modified Sea Rider running video.avi (1 min 59 sec)
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 12:59 PM
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They sure are Personally I like the look of the cat better, there's more room in the hull and supposedly they run faster. However I already have a cat and I flip the darn thing over all the time (it is a monster though, half the size of these new boats with twice the motor ).

So in hindsight I think I would go the deep v too, I definitely want to treat myself to a good handling boat for a change ...And nothing beats the look of a v-hull banking in the turns

EDIT: actually my little boat has 4x the motor of the relentless and aquaholic, it runs a 2858
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ma7yJHUa6A
Quick little boat!
Try moving the battery forward a bit and it should bounce less and be more stable. If you can't move the battery forward, put a bit of lead in the nose until it calms down. It shouldn't be bouncing around that much, especially in the turns.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Quick little boat!
Try moving the battery forward a bit and it should bounce less and be more stable. If you can't move the battery forward, put a bit of lead in the nose until it calms down. It shouldn't be bouncing around that much, especially in the turns.
It runs better now than it did in the vid. I added trim tabs and halved the battery size, now the extreme torque is the only thing I am fighting, but I have a set of 4 2-blade props on the way, ranging from 28mm to 35mm (which should be better than a great big 3 blade prop).

However even if I get it running perfectly, I still want something a little bigger and something that handles better.... Thats where the Aquaholic comes into play
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 09:23 AM
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The cat looks to be a direct copy/ oem as the LiteHawk Challenger. (Litehawk is a small canadian rc hobby brand)
http://www.litehawk.ca/CHALLENGER.asp
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 12:21 PM
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If anything the Litehawk one is from the same supplier, but I doubt HK copied Litehawk since they're such small company.
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 12:43 PM
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The cat looks to be a direct copy/ oem as the LiteHawk Challenger. (Litehawk is a small canadian rc hobby brand)
http://www.litehawk.ca/CHALLENGER.asp
While they sure look the same the relentless is supposedly 6cm longer.

The challenger sure looks like it handles well in that vid, which is making me sway towards the Relentless again, but despite the before the mentioned I think I'll still get the the Aquaholic
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Has anyone noticed the difference in the motor mounts? It looks to be easier to add a longer motor (2858 for example) to the Aquaholic. Also the Aquaholic looks to have a mount for the battery while the relentless uses velcro.
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Old Jun 02, 2013, 02:53 AM
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I received my Aquaholic last week and maidened it this weekend. I like it
I'm thinking about the relentless now.

Quanum Aquaholic Brushless Deep V Racing Boat 740mm (3 min 56 sec)
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Old Jun 02, 2013, 04:31 AM
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I received my Aquaholic last week and maidened it this weekend. I like it
I'm thinking about the relentless now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1aTd73-E3I
Sweet vid Is it stock?

I was just about to pull the trigger on one, but I did the math and after the postage and 19% tax (in Germany) it's a bit too expensive for me So I'm eagerly waiting for it to land in the EU warehouse
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Old Jun 02, 2013, 05:36 AM
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Yes, it is totally stock. I just pulled the trigger on the relentless.
Will have videos of that when I received it, hopefully in 2 weeks.
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