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Proboat Blackjack 9 - 9-inch Brushed RTR Catamaran

Performance, style and fun are the staples of the Blackjack 9 and it has it in spades.

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The flash of the red and black trim scheme means the Blackjack 9 catamaran has hit the water. Charge it up, launch it into the water, and get ready to have hours of fun on the smallest body of water.

The Blackjack™ 9 catamaran may fit in the palm of your hand, but don’t let the size fool you. It features surf-slicing speed and performance, yet it’s easily transportable. At the pool, lake or pond, it's fun wherever you go.

The Blackjack 9 catamaran features a competition folding trim scheme. This twin-hulled beauty slices through the surface and stands out from the rest. Get jacked in.

FEATURES

  • Powerful performance with a potent 180-size brushed motor
  • 9 inch hull length for optimal flexibility of use
  • Injection molded plastic hull offers crisp lines
  • Flat panels enhance the appearance and handling
  • 2.4Ghz Pro Boat™ radio system
  • Dynamite® 7.2V 260 mAh NiMH battery and peak AC charger
  • Waterproof steering servo
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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length:9 in (22.86cm)
  • Beam:3.25 in (8.3cm)
  • Motor Size:180 water cooledWeight:0.5 lbs (8oz)
  • Radio:2-channel 2.4GHz pistol grip
  • Speed Control:Brushed
  • Hull Material:Injection molded ABSHull
  • Type:Catamaran
  • Battery:7.2V, 6-cell, 260mahKit/RTR:RTRDrive
  • System:Shaft
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Have one on order now - looks like a great boat for the pool! My golden retriever needs something to do while in the water - this should suffice!
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Old Jul 01, 2013, 09:34 AM
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And to think, sheding and plugging your filter would have been ehough.
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Old Jul 01, 2013, 01:32 PM
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And to think, sheding and plugging your filter would have been ehough.
Nah - she doesn't shed all that bad - more so, she's worth it. However, the boat will be as much fun for me as her, so who knows - wife is happy when the dog is tired, so both sides win!
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 08:30 PM
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I wonder if these esc's are lipo compatible. I'd like to get one of each for me and my son.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 03:01 PM
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I wonder if these esc's are lipo compatible. I'd like to get one of each for me and my son.
BigGuyJT,

Unfortunately, ProBoat makes no mention of LiPo compatibility, so if you use a LiPo battery, you will have to figure out how much run time you get before draining the LiPo battery too far.

You can purchase a LiPo interrupter that can be soldered in line with the ESC - I believe Tower Hobbies carries this, but I plan on figuring the run time and just setting a timer.

Unfortunately, it looks like these boats are delayed again - site now states mid August.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:24 PM
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BigGuyJT,

Unfortunately, ProBoat makes no mention of LiPo compatibility, so if you use a LiPo battery, you will have to figure out how much run time you get before draining the LiPo battery too far.

You can purchase a LiPo interrupter that can be soldered in line with the ESC - I believe Tower Hobbies carries this, but I plan on figuring the run time and just setting a timer.

Unfortunately, it looks like these boats are delayed again - site now states mid August.
Thats ok im used to flyin on a timer anyways. This thing begs for a brushless makeover anyways.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 01:05 AM
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You can run lipo with this just old school it and bring her in once the power shows the first sign of fading.
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 02:51 AM
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Thanks guys. I know what you mean. Lipo will work regardless. Was just curious if the esc's had lvc cutoff. But like I said im used to running a timer when I fly and I never go til I hit lvc anyways. I think it would be more for my 6 y/o so he wouldnt ruin the lipos.
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Old Aug 11, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Here u go guys enjoy purchased both impulse and blackjack the impulse performs better
Proboat impulse 9 first video (0 min 12 sec)
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Old Aug 11, 2013, 11:48 PM
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Looks good! If you get a chance can you do a video of the blackjack?
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Sure
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Old Aug 14, 2013, 04:09 PM
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What is the prop diameter??

Glad to see there in stock finally =)
Brushless motor and lipo's should do very well.
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Blackjack 9 lipo (1 min 16 sec)
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 09:45 PM
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That thing is too fast for that pool!
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