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Helion Lagos Sport

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The Lagos Sport boat from Helion RC is a great looking boat for small ponds and pools. It comes complete with everything you need including a 2.4GHz radio system, 2S 700mAH Lipo battery and charger, and the AA batteries for the transmitter. It also includes some nice extras like a display stand and a nose cover that protects the hull from damage.

The electronics are water sealed so no worries about flipping it over, but if it does happen, they've included a unique self righting function on the transmitter that lets you flip the boat right side up and keep on driving. It's fun on the water and a great value for the price. Check them out at Helion RC.

Specification

  • Hull length: 11.5
  • Overall length: 14
  • Height: 2.75
  • Battery: 2-Cell/2S 700mAh, 7.4V Li-ion
  • Charger: 650mAh 110-240V AC Charger
  • Motor: 370 brushed
  • Price: $59.99

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Old Dec 09, 2013, 11:04 PM
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Looks like a decent boat. I was surprised how fast it looks. I might have to pick this one up.

The local Hobbytown USA has these in stock.
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Old Jan 11, 2014, 06:09 PM
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Just a little running video I put together-fast little boat for the price.

Helion Lagos Sport Running Video (1 min 37 sec)


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Old Mar 04, 2014, 05:47 PM
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Same boat as the Serpent 2 from HobbyKing and FT007 from other sellers. Or at least scary similar.
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 06:18 PM
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I just looked today to see if there were other threads on this boat yet. Not a whole lot of activity here.

My boat doesn't seem as fast as the ones in the videos I've seen. I wonder what hop-ups there are.
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 12:38 AM
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Warning Speculation!

Motor is listed as 370 brushed (on the Serpent 2) which is .....24 - 25 mm diameter? Suppose it would be possible to use a brushless inrunner (cooling issues?). Obviously a ESC and receiver would be necessary unless you located a PWM signal point and used a modified firmware for the ESC. Finally maybe alternate props for more pitch?
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Old May 09, 2014, 04:35 PM
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I just listed mine for sale. NIB too! PM if you're interested.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post28327214
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Old May 13, 2014, 11:42 PM
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Any know the true range on this? I just got one, and it goes out of range at about 50 feet.... no failsafe either, it just keeps going till it hits the other side of the lake... It is fast and pretty stable, I would love it if I could drive it more than 30 feet away reliably....
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Old May 13, 2014, 11:54 PM
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I haven't officially measured mine, but I'm sure I'm 75-100 ft at least on mine with no problems.
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Old May 14, 2014, 12:17 AM
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Looks identical to the Feilun FT007

http://www.tmart.com/FeiLun-FT007-4-...w_p232642.html
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1852048
This has been around for a long time.
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