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Firma 130 Amp Smart Brushless Marine ESC (SPMXSE1160M)

Firma 130 Amp Smart Brushless Marine ESC (SPMXSE1160M)

News By Jim T. Graham
Spektrum Firma Smart Marine ESCs for boats and watercraft deliver power and intelligence all-in-one. Without added sensors or modules, they feed telemetry data straight to your radio in real time,
DIY RC Pool Skimmer

DIY RC Pool Skimmer

Article By Jason Cole
Thingiverse user TechButterfly created a DIY Pool Skimmer out of PVC, 3D printed parts and some leftover RC hobby gear.
17" Power Boat Racer Deep-V RTR, Miss GEICO (PRB08044T1)

17" Power Boat Racer Deep-V RTR, Miss GEICO (PRB08044T1)

News By Jim T. Graham
Push the limits of brushless boating with the revolutionary Pro Boat 17" Power Boat Racer Self-Righting Deep-V with Smart Technology. It features two exciting trim schemes, Lucas Oil and Miss GEICO,
45' st Type Utility Tug

45' st Type Utility Tug

Article By Tim B.
This is an announcement for a New Product, a nice looking kit from Loyalhanna Dockyard, a long-awaited 45’ ST TYPE UTILITY TUG[, based on the old Microglass hull.
Heads Up On New Dumas Kit Coming!

Heads Up On New Dumas Kit Coming!

Article By frankg
M.A.C.K. and Dumas have a new boat offering!
ProBoat - Sprintjet 9" Self-Righting Jet Boat Brushed RTR, Blue (PRB08045T2)

ProBoat - Sprintjet 9" Self-Righting Jet Boat Brushed RTR, Blue (PRB08045T2)

News By Jim T. Graham
The Sprintjet 9-inch Self-Righting Jet boat Deep-V is summertime excitement in a size you can take with you anywhere.
Identifying Old Model Boats...

Identifying Old Model Boats...

Article By dodgy
Here is a great post about how to identify old model (RC) boats.
Pro Boat Miss GEICO Zelos 36" Twin Brushless Catamaran

Pro Boat Miss GEICO Zelos 36" Twin Brushless Catamaran

News By Jason Cole
The Pro Boat Miss GEICO Zelos 36 Twin Brushless Catamaran is one of the fastest boats on the market with out-of-the-box speeds hitting 75+MPH. Featuring twin 1900Kv 4 pole 36mm x 74mm motors, this
Thunder Tiger Robotix SeaDragon XLR ROV

Thunder Tiger Robotix SeaDragon XLR ROV

News By Jason Cole
Here's a cool ROV from Thunder Tiger Robotix called the SeaDragon XLR. This thing is packed with features like interchangeable modular components and 8 thrusters for extreme maneuverability in the
U-SAFE Radio Controlled Life Saver

U-SAFE Radio Controlled Life Saver

News By Jason Cole
This has to be one of the coolest and most obvious uses for a radio controlled watercraft. U-SAFE is a radio controlled life saver, built to handle the high seas and reach people in the water faster
Radio Controlled Fishing Bait Boat

Radio Controlled Fishing Bait Boat

Article By Jason Cole
If you are looking to add a little RC to your fishing trips, then this radio controlled bait boat should do the trick.
Aerotrooper 25" Brushless Air Boat RTR (PRB08034)

Aerotrooper 25" Brushless Air Boat RTR (PRB08034)

News By Jim T. Graham
Run the Pro Boat Aerotrooper 25-inch Brushless Air Boat practically anywhere. Even on land! Featuring a brushless motor with 3-blade airplane-style prop mounted above the hull, you can explore lakes,
Sonicwake 36" Self-Righting Brushless Deep-V RTR

Sonicwake 36" Self-Righting Brushless Deep-V RTR

News By Jim T. Graham
The Pro Boat Sonicwake 36-inch Self-Righting Deep-V has exactly what you’re looking for in a Deep-V design―speed and performance. Plus, it features a self-righting hull with sealing canopy.
Riverine Patrol Boat 22" RTR

Riverine Patrol Boat 22" RTR

News By Jim T. Graham
Modeled after the US Navy's River Command Boat used to guard rivers and the coast, the Pro Boat® 22-inch Riverine Patrol Boat is designed to make true military enthusiasts smile.
3D Printed Tiny Boat!

3D Printed Tiny Boat!

News By Jason Cole
Check out this 3D Printed Tiny Boat project that you can make at home.
Admiral Panteleyev - Udaloy Class Destroyer 1:100

Admiral Panteleyev - Udaloy Class Destroyer 1:100

News By Jim T. Graham
Graupner has just released the Admiral Panteleyev. It’s a Russian ship and I guarantee that no collusion was involved getting it into the USA!
Valvryn 25" F1 Tunnel Hull Self-Righting RTR (PRB08033)

Valvryn 25" F1 Tunnel Hull Self-Righting RTR (PRB08033)

News By Jim T. Graham
The Pro Boat Valvryn 25-inch Self-Righting F1 Tunnel is the best of all worlds. It offers the stability of a catamaran, the corner speed of a hydroplane, and the performance of an outboard.
Build an Airboat from Model Airplane Floats

Build an Airboat from Model Airplane Floats

Article By Jason Cole
Check out this custom airboat made from model airplane floats and brushless motors.
HobbyKing HydroPro Affinity RG65 Racing Yacht

HobbyKing HydroPro Affinity RG65 Racing Yacht

News By Jason Cole
HobbyKing has a nice looking sailboat for newcomers to RG65 racing yachts with the HydroPro Affinity.
Nemo 4K UHD Underwater Drone

Nemo 4K UHD Underwater Drone

News By Jason Cole
Nemo is a new submersible drone video platform and it has some features and price points that make it a solid choice.
Scale RC Sailboat Mock Battle - Video

Scale RC Sailboat Mock Battle - Video

Article By Jason Cole
I came across the below video of a mock battle with RC sailboats and it was just too cool not to share.
Roguewave F1 - Brushed RTR

Roguewave F1 - Brushed RTR

News By Matt Gunn
The new Roguewave is perfect for the lake or pool, and features a self-righting design so you don't have to chase down a flipped boat!
Never-Were Models

Never-Were Models

Article By patmat2350
RCGroups user Patmat2350 pontificates on "never-were" scale boat models...
1 Tip for New Beginner RC Boat Captains

1 Tip for New Beginner RC Boat Captains

Article By Jason Cole
Check out this thread to learn tips and tricks about RC Boats from those with experience. Use it as a resource and be sure to share your knowledge with the group.
ProBoat Jet Jam 12" Pool Racers

ProBoat Jet Jam 12" Pool Racers

News By Jason Cole
Pro Boat has a great Christmas gift out in the Jet Jam Pool Racers. These self-righting 12" Jet Drive boats are perfect for first time boat owners and those with smaller ponds and pools.
Bro RC Bodyboarder Coming 2018

Bro RC Bodyboarder Coming 2018

News By Jason Cole
Dominic Young, the founder of Bro RC Surfer has a new creation that looks like a ton of fun. The RC Bodyboarder is a natural extension to their surfer line and the bodyboarder can pull off some
RCG Place of the Month -  Eisenhower Park

RCG Place of the Month - Eisenhower Park

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is Eisenhower Park located in East Meadow, New York. This is a model sailboat club and you can find them sailing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10am.
USS Nimitz 1:200 ARTR

USS Nimitz 1:200 ARTR

Article By Jim T. Graham
An accurate scale model of the USS Nimitz nuclear powered aircraft carrier which was commissioned in 1972. This unit is handcrafted and assembled using CNC processing to replicate the model as
Pro Boat Veles 29 Brushless Catamaran RTR

Pro Boat Veles 29 Brushless Catamaran RTR

News By Matt Gunn
The Veles is a 29" catamaran with a powerful 2000kv motor that pushes it to speeds over 50 MPH. Let's take a quick look at this lime green cat!
Graupner Midnight Gambler 2 .0 - RCGroups Review

Graupner Midnight Gambler 2 .0 - RCGroups Review

Review By Mean Joe Vermillion
The Graupner Midnight Gambler 2.0 is packed full of speed and agility in a ready-to-run setup. Let's dive in with Mean Joe and see what she's got!
Traxxas Blast Electric Sport Boat

Traxxas Blast Electric Sport Boat

News By Matt Gunn
The Traxxas Blast is the perfect entry into rc boating. It's affordable fun on the water, and features a TQ transmitter and 6-cell NiMH battery. Let's take a look!
Pro Boat Zelos G 48-inch Catamaran

Pro Boat Zelos G 48-inch Catamaran

News By Jason Cole
Pro Boat is killing it this season with many awesome new boats hitting the market and that continues with the release of the Zelos 48 G, a gas powered variant on the popular catamaran design.
Pro Boat UL-19 Hydroplane RTR

Pro Boat UL-19 Hydroplane RTR

News By Matt Gunn
The all new UL-19 from Pro Boat is a ready to run hydroplane that can hit speeds near 50MPH. Let's take a look!
Marine FE - Custom Built Race Spec Boats

Marine FE - Custom Built Race Spec Boats

News By Matt Gunn
Sarasota Florida based Marine FE offers a number of custom-assembled Race Spec boats. Let's take a quick look at these Fast Electric offerings!
Gladius Ultra HD 4K Underwater Drone

Gladius Ultra HD 4K Underwater Drone

News By Jason Cole
Gladius is one cool FPV submarine. It's designed for flying through the water like an airplane and it has a 4K camera for recording video and taking photos. It's controlled via a special controller
Pro Boat Alpha Patrol Boat

Pro Boat Alpha Patrol Boat

News By Matt Gunn
The new Pro Boat Alpha Patrol Boat features a pair of jet drives, brushed motors, scale deck details and LED's. It's the perfect scale boat for display or patrolling your local stream!
TTRobotix SeaDragon Submarine

TTRobotix SeaDragon Submarine

News By Jason Cole
The TTRobotix SeaDragon is one impressive submersible vehicle and it was on display at CES 2017...
New Product! Proboat River Jet Boat

New Product! Proboat River Jet Boat

Article By Matt Gunn
A new hull from Proboat was just announced! This time, it's a basher style jet boat!
RCG Place of the Month - Triple "S" Model Boat Group

RCG Place of the Month - Triple "S" Model Boat Group

Article By Jason Cole
This month's featured Place is the Triple "S" Model Boat Group in Brisbane Australia. These guys love all things aquatic and have been going strong since 1973...
Kyosho Fortune 612 III

Kyosho Fortune 612 III

News By Matt Gunn
The Fortune 612 III is the latest from Kyosho and is available in a RTR configuration.
Unboxing Graupner's Micro Magic RC Sailboat

Unboxing Graupner's Micro Magic RC Sailboat

Review By Michael Heer
A video showing the parts for this RC Sailing Boat.
HydroPro Inception - RCGroups Review

HydroPro Inception - RCGroups Review

Review By Matt Gunn
RCGroups editor Matt Gunn tests the HydroPro Inception, a fast electric mono from Hobbyking.
Hobbyking Marine Series - Scott Free and Relentless V2 - RCGroups Review

Hobbyking Marine Series - Scott Free and Relentless V2 - RCGroups Review

Review By Matt Gunn
The Hobbyking Marine series has started off on the right foot with the Scott Free Deep Vee and the Relentless V2 Catamaran.
Pro Boat/Horizon Hobby Stealthwake Deep Vee - RCGroups Review

Pro Boat/Horizon Hobby Stealthwake Deep Vee - RCGroups Review

Review By Matt Gunn
Editor Matt Gunn tests out the entry-level priced Pro Boat Stealthwake in the choppy waters of Lake Erie.
HobbyKing Bat 1 Land Yacht Review

HobbyKing Bat 1 Land Yacht Review

Review By Jason Cole
I first saw the Bat 1 at the HobbyKing electric line tent at Joe Nall. I like unusual r/c things so it peaked my interest...
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