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Tugster Tug Boat Kit - Zipp Kits

The Tugster is great for retrieval or just for fun!


The New Tugster Tug Boat Kit

This tug is based on the "Springer" tug boat. This boat can be used for fun or as a retreival boat. It can also be used in competition. Add the optional push knee kit and the Tugster is great for water soccer!

Premium grade 1/16 Aircraft plywood for the hull bottom is provided.

The boat has the following specs:

  • Battery - 5000Mah 2S Lipo Car Pack
  • ESC - Any RC Car FWD/REV
  • Prop - 40mm 3 blade
  • Length - 18 Inches
  • Beam - 8 Inches
  • Weight - 6-8 Pounds (with ballast)
  • Motor - 550 Brushed

Zippkits Tugster Tug Boat (0 min 40 sec)

The Kit features:

  • Laser cut 1/8 and 1/16 birch plywood
  • Dowel smoke stack
  • Easy tab and slot construction
  • Basic wheel house
  • Photo illustrated step by step instructions

Zippkits Springer Tug in Action (1 min 35 sec)

Needed to complete:

  • RC Car ESC with FWD/REV (Zipp 503)
  • 550 Motor (Zipp 504)
  • 5000 mah 2S LiPo Battery (RC car hard case)
  • BB's, Lead Weight, etc for Ballast
  • Running Hardware (zipp 505)
  • 2 Channel Radio
  • 1 Standard Servo (Zipp 5003)

Learn more at the Zipp website.


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Old Jun 23, 2014, 10:49 PM
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What a great way to get into the hobby! I'm thinking about ordering a pair for my niece and nephew.
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Old Jun 24, 2014, 02:15 AM
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As is the German product from Aeronaut, save on postage. Check the Ramborator.
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