Rc Boats

Written by James Lyons
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RC boats offer their owners a number of distinct advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantages are evident--you need good weather and some water if you want to play with your radio controlled boat. If those things are in order, then you are all set. If you don't have a swimming pool at your house or a pond near by, you might look into some local boating clubs to identify a place to run your RC boat.

Some RC boats are electric and others are gas-powered. The latter is typically more powerful and more difficult to maneuver. Gas-powered radio controlled boats usually require more skill to operate than the electric-powered boats. Within each group, gas-powered and electric-powered, there are variations of radio controlled boats to choose from.

RC Boats Gain Power

The best beginner RC boats can hit speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. This is fast enough for a beginner. True hobbyists have radio controlled boats that go much faster than that. Those people, however, have been operating and racing boats for years and years. It takes a great deal of practice and competition to gain the skill necessary to operate a high-powered radio controlled boat.

Once you drop your boat in the water and punch the throttle, you will fall in love, even if you are a beginner. Watching these boats dance across the water jumping wakes and whatever else is in the way is awfully entertaining. I recommend it to anyone looking for a hobby or looking for a better hobby. Comic books are great, but radio controlled hobbies get you out of the bleachers.


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