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Boaty- Pro Boat Blackjack 29. RTR fast electric - Posted: 3rd Aug 2016
Recently bought a Pro Boat Blackjack 29 Fast Electric and I am going to run it on 6 cell Li Po . Speed is likely to be in excess of 45 m.p.h.
I raced some fast electrics in 1994 and 1995 with a J.B Marine Hypercat running on 2x 8.4 volt ni cads wired up in series. Speed was between 30 and 40 mph according to the manufacturer. The boat was purchased from John Brinkler and came ready to run. Power was by a water cooled Graupner 700BB turbo with what now would be a very ancient 60 amp E.S.C. The radio was a Futaba 27 mg 2 channel with sticks. This worked very well.
With the Blackjack as with most modern fast electrics purchased as RTR, the transmitter is of the wheel type more suitable for cars. However, I changed the radio in the Blackjack and it now has a transmitter with sticks instead of a wheel. I feel more comfortable with this set up as I have never used a car one before and I understand stick type transmitters are more suitable fr this type of craft.
I would like to know if anyone else has had this experience of transmitter choice whn
Yes I also run a Pro boat shockwave (very fast ) and also my fast MTB my preference is the Car type transmitter for these and find it more responsive ( again my personal opinion ) I also use a stick transmitter on my other three boats although not as fast the control is excellent plus an extra couple of channels for lights,smoke,sound Etc that is not available on my wheel TX.
It's a matter of choice preference. As scale boats generally use the sticks, and 25 yrs of those I've sort of got used to them. However I have the little Joyswsy super mono x with the wheel, and soon got the hang of it. It's an excellent self righting fun, cheap, and quick boat. Highly recommended if you just want a fasty to say you've got one without the expense
Hi Derek,You made a sensible decision getting the Super Mono X.
My first fast electric was a Hitec Sea Nymph which I had 22 years ago and it ran with a mechanically operated speed controller with a 7.2 volt ni cad. Power was by a 550 brushed motor and it was quite rapid at the time for a fast electric. I had a great time with it and did not need to worry too much about finding a large lake to use it on as the turning circle was quite tight even when at full speed.
I have seen a Super Mono X on the water and it looks real 😊 good fun and even better when you don't have to worry about getting your feet wet to rescue it as it wont capsize.