Atomik Barbwire RTR Brushless RC Boat

A small scale boat with large scale features!


New from Atomik!

We created the new Barbwire at the request of our dealers who told us we needed a smaller scale boat that featured the same good looks, quality, and performance of our larger scale boats. This ready-to-run deep V boat is fast and responsive and even features a revolutionary self-righting hull design that makes swimming out to right your flipped boat a thing of the past. The Barbwire is small on size but big on features such as a 2950Kv Water Cooled Brushless Outrunner and 20amp Water Cooled ESC. Our designers know that power means nothing without control, so we added a full 2.4Ghz radio and receiver for interference free long range operation. The adjustable trim tabs and turn fins allow for precise tuning, normally only found on much more expensive models. Put this all together in a ready-to-run package that is “Powered by Venom” with included 20C 3S 1300mAh LiPO battery and 2-3 Cell Balance Charger and you have the best way to get out on the water fast. Speeds up to 25+ MPH with included 3S battery pack.

River Riot : Barbwire 17in Brushless Electric RC Boat | Atomik RC (2 min 33 sec)


  • Self Righting Deep Vee Hull Design
  • Nylon Gasket Sealed Top Hatch
  • Fully Ready to Run
  • 2.4Ghz 2-Channel Radio
  • Included Venom 20C 3S 1300mAh LiPO Battery
  • Composite Nylon Propeller
  • Adjustable Trim Tabs
  • Adjustable Turn Fins


  • Age Rating: 14+ with adult supervision
  • Length: 16.5 in ( 420mm )
  • Weight: .92 lbs
  • Beam: 4.75 in ( 120mm )
  • Motor or Engine: Water Cooled 2950Kv Brushless Outrunner
  • Batteries: Venom 20C 3S 1300mAh LiPO
  • Charger: Venom 2-3 Cell Balance Charger
  • Radio: 2-Channel 2.4Ghz
  • ESC: 20A Water Cooled Brushless ESC
  • Fuel Type: Electric

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Old May 21, 2013, 10:18 PM
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My hovercraft is full of eels.
RTR Brushless for $149. Self righting. Reasonably fast on the water. Looks pretty fun!
Old May 22, 2013, 06:50 AM
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These boats are an absolute blast.
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Old May 27, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Ordered mine today.
Old May 28, 2013, 10:18 PM
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You're going to love it
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Old Jun 05, 2013, 01:15 AM
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These things look amazing and the price is very tempting given the features. Reminds me of the Zig Zag racers I used to have but seem far more capable.

The vid kept reminding me of salmon swimming upstream!

Old Jun 05, 2013, 01:27 AM
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Yep reminded me of trout the way it hung in the current just below the surface. No comparison between these and the Zig Zags though. The Zig Zags are fun but the Barbwire is on a completely different level as far as performance goes.
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