Speed - Electric For all your electric boating needs.

Aquacraft Revolt 30

Reply
Old 05-20-2012, 10:28 AM
  #1
Diesel6401
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 616
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Aquacraft Revolt 30

Grimracer and the boys from AQ are at it again. This time bringing us the Revolt 30:http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...t30/index.html

A few game-chaning features that I would like to point out.
1) rx-r (receiver ready) option that matchs PB/HH PNP option
2) adjustable battery tray that gives us numerous options for battery size/location and configuration
3) boat is stocked with a GrimRacer 42x55 prop (hands down my all-time favorite prop)

SPECIFICATIONS:[/b]
Stock Numbers:[/b]
AQUB24** — Performance-Ready 2.4GHz
AQUB25** — Receiver-Ready (Rx-R&trade
Hull Length:[/b]30 in (762 mm)
Overall Length:[/b]33.5 in (851 mm)
Hull Width:[/b]9.125 in (232 mm)
Height:[/b]5 in (127 mm)
Empty Weight:[/b]3 lb 7 oz (1560 g)
Both Versions Include:[/b]water-cooled 6-pole 1800kV brushless motor; 60A brushless controller w/4 mm bullet connectors and Deans® Ultra Plugs®; Performance-Ready 2.4GHz
Also Includes:[/b]Tactic™ TTX240 2.4GHz spread spectrum radio system
Both Versions Require:[/b](2) 2S 7.4V LiPo battery packs, or (1) 4S 14.8V LiPo battery pack with compatible adapters; compatible battery charger; (4) “AA” batteries
Rx-R Version Also Requires:[/b]2-channel (minimum) radio and receiver




Diesel6401 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2012, 10:37 AM
  #2
Diesel6401
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 616
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

There was some concern with the "less then photogentic' look of the cowl, Grim has given us word that it's much more eye appealing in person. This goes the same with the MC as the pics on the website do that boat no justice. AQ and Hobbico as a whole need a re-vamp of the photrgraphy and video making skills and division. There video's look very out of date, and pics are bad angles and don't "jump off the page". I know a rc addict/professional photographer who would glady solve those issues rather quickly. JMHO

Here's Grim's motivation for the boatl:


Diesel6401 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2012, 10:49 AM
  #3
Diesel6401
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 616
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

Some of the key features of the boat:

The power behind the Revolt 30 is the ever trusty Aquacraft 60amp esc that has some of the smoothest throttle response of a spec esc. Also it is equipped with the AQ 6pole-1800kv motor which is possibly one of the best spec motors on the market and matched with the GrimRacer 42x55 this boat is going to be a rocket out of the box.






The business end of the boat puts a huge smile on racers and experinced boaters featuring a strut, trim tabs, offset rudder and 42x55 which really allows for serious tuning. Out of the box I'm sure each boat is trimmed more beginner friendly to welcome new boaters and give them a chance to grow and work on setting up a FE boat, w/o needing to put extra money into hop-ups asap.





Diesel6401 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2012, 05:16 PM
  #4
stuball56
 
stuball56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 121
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

I have a Motley Crew, and am considering my next boat. Torn between this, the PB Impulse 31, or buying a hull with hardware and adding my own electronics. This looks like a very nice boat. I just don't think much of the strength, or rather lack of, in the MC's hull. Seems pretty flimsy in places.
stuball56 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2012, 05:57 PM
  #5
Diesel6401
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 616
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

If your looking for a mono in this size range, the Pursuit 32 is a GREAT option. The OSE or Kintec version comes with better running gear then the HK version.

http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/...uit-Mono-kits.

or

http://kintecracing.com/Pursuit.html



Quote:
ORIGINAL: stuball56

I have a Motley Crew, and am considering my next boat. Torn between this, the PB Impulse 31, or buying a hull with hardware and adding my own electronics. This looks like a very nice boat. I just don't think much of the strength, or rather lack of, in the MC's hull. Seems pretty flimsy in places.
Diesel6401 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2012, 08:27 PM
  #6
stuball56
 
stuball56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 121
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

Those look like just what I am looking for. A better quality, " professional" quality boat with good electronics. I could just buy another reciever for my radio that I use for the Motley then right? To use the same radio on both models I mean. The Kintec even comes with a servo. I use the Traxxas water proof servo out of my Summit for the MC, so I have one of those as well as I upgraded my Summit to a single Hitec.
stuball56 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2012, 08:47 PM
  #7
srt10
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

Can't wait for this one!
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 07:35 AM
  #8
Diesel6401
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 616
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

Yup you sure can by another tactic rx and bind both rx's to it and use just the one radio. Here's how to waterproof those tactic rxs: http://kintecracing.com/Electrical.html the first product and below is a video by your truly on how to waterproof it. Jan also sells tactic rxs http://kintecracing.com/Radio_s_Receiver_s.html just scroll down to you see the tactic radio and in the dropbox there is a option for rx only for $25.

Here's mine to give you a idea on how this thing runs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az0zIeJiZJA

Quote:
ORIGINAL: stuball56

Those look like just what I am looking for. A better quality, " professional" quality boat with good electronics. I could just buy another reciever for my radio that I use for the Motley then right? To use the same radio on both models I mean. The Kintec even comes with a servo. I use the Traxxas water proof servo out of my Summit for the MC, so I have one of those as well as I upgraded my Summit to a single Hitec.
Diesel6401 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2012, 07:37 AM
  #9
Diesel6401
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 616
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

Agreed, this is indeed going to be a awesome running boat. I honeslty won't be getting it anytime soon, but it looks amazing. My rc funds have been reduced so I've been flying more. Cheaper to keep planes and helis in the air then to keep a fast boat on the water.

Quote:
ORIGINAL: srt10

Can't wait for this one!
Diesel6401 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 09:20 AM
  #10
*delete M i k e u p delete*
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Clive, IA
Posts: 439
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

How much is the revolt 30?
*delete M i k e u p delete* is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 11:59 AM
  #11
srt10
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

$300 without RX/TX
http://towerhobbies.com/products/aquacraft/aqub25.html
$350 RTR
http://towerhobbies.com/products/aquacraft/aqub24.html
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 11:50 AM
  #12
electric45
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 34
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30



You can get it about 50 bucks cheaper from tower with the sales code...got mine for about 240.00 shipped free without rx/tx.
electric45 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 12:43 PM
  #13
stuball56
 
stuball56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 121
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

I'd love to get one, that is a great price for a nice boat. I am soooooooo close [X(]
stuball56 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 01:26 PM
  #14
Diesel6401
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 616
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30



Amazing price with tower super saver codes. $240 shipped, that's amazing.

For the price and what's under the hood, this could turn into a PB Impulse 31 Killer... Should be interesting..

Diesel6401 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 07:07 PM
  #15
srt10
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Diesel6401



Amazing price with tower super saver codes. $240 shipped, that's amazing.

For the price and what's under the hood, this could turn into a PB Impulse 31 Killer... Should be interesting..

Grim is saying he got 48mph out of the box with a prop change!
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 07:27 PM
  #16
the nitro way
 
the nitro way's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: colton, CA
Posts: 139
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

i wonder how i went from the revolt to this http://www.mhzusa.com/XXX-Muscle-m-1759.htm however for the price it looks pretty good i should have bought that instead for the price
the nitro way is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 07:31 PM
  #17
srt10
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30


Quote:
ORIGINAL: the nitro way

i wonder how i went from the revolt to this http://www.mhzusa.com/XXX-Muscle-m-1759.htm however for the price it looks pretty good i should have bought that instead for the price
Lot of coin for just a plain white hull [:-]
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 11:57 AM
  #18
mattyb0923
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: , IL
Posts: 1
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30


Quote:
ORIGINAL: electric45



You can get it about 50 bucks cheaper from tower with the sales code...got mine for about 240.00 shipped free without rx/tx.
Was the code listed in your member email or on the site? Can't seem to find it.

mattyb0923 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 06:01 AM
  #19
electric45
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 34
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30


Quote:
ORIGINAL: mattyb0923


Quote:
ORIGINAL: electric45



You can get it about 50 bucks cheaper from tower with the sales code...got mine for about 240.00 shipped free without rx/tx.
Was the code listed in your member email or on the site? Can't seem to find it.

Found it in my regular member email they send me. Don't have it right now since Iam at work. $50.00 dollars of any purchase over 299.00...

Found it on my Iphone..010J7
electric45 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 06:12 AM
  #20
hobby_man
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blaine, MN
Posts: 540
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30


Quote:
ORIGINAL: srt10


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Diesel6401



Amazing price with tower super saver codes. $240 shipped, that's amazing.

For the price and what's under the hood, this could turn into a PB Impulse 31 Killer... Should be interesting..

Grim is saying he got 48mph out of the box with a prop change!
WHAT PROP? I get 33 mph out of the box with mine. I sharpened the stock prop and now get 36 mph. 2s4p 6000mah Turnigy NaNo Tech 45c
hobby_man is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 06:16 AM
  #21
hobby_man
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blaine, MN
Posts: 540
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

I get 33 mph out of the box with mine. I sharpened the stock prop and now get 36 mph. 2s4p 6000mah Turnigy NaNo Tech 45c

VERY nice fiberglass job on the hull very impressive, not at all like the motley crew's fiberglass job
Real nice hardware
Sharp turning radius with the boat
hobby_man is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 09:21 AM
  #22
srt10
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30


Quote:
ORIGINAL: hobby_man


Quote:
ORIGINAL: srt10


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Diesel6401



Amazing price with tower super saver codes. $240 shipped, that's amazing.

For the price and what's under the hood, this could turn into a PB Impulse 31 Killer... Should be interesting..

Grim is saying he got 48mph out of the box with a prop change!
WHAT PROP? I get 33 mph out of the box with mine. I sharpened the stock prop and now get 36 mph. 2s4p 6000mah Turnigy NaNo Tech 45c
That info has not been posted by Grim
I would say maybe a M445 would get more speed
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 11:32 AM
  #23
electric45
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 34
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30


Quote:
ORIGINAL: srt10


Quote:
ORIGINAL: hobby_man


Quote:
ORIGINAL: srt10


Quote:
ORIGINAL: Diesel6401



Amazing price with tower super saver codes. $240 shipped, that's amazing.

For the price and what's under the hood, this could turn into a PB Impulse 31 Killer... Should be interesting..

Grim is saying he got 48mph out of the box with a prop change!
WHAT PROP? I get 33 mph out of the box with mine. I sharpened the stock prop and now get 36 mph. 2s4p 6000mah Turnigy NaNo Tech 45c
That info has not been posted by Grim
I would say maybe a M445 would get more speed
What has been posted by Grim is the following:
Just to qualify.. I have only ever run this on 4S.. (or P)

I have run it up to 48mph on the props WE sell.. BTY the L45X68 is not to bad on the boat..
....
He is not saying 48mph with the prop he recommended, but he is saying the L45x68 would be a good prop to try with the boat...
Iordered that prop(should be in today)Iwill try to run the boat stock and then with the above prop and see how it does. Might be a day or two depending on weather and free time. Remember, as the prop and speed goes up so does the amp draw and risk you will either blow the ESC or Overheat the motor. Not to mention shorter run times with more amp draw.
electric45 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 12:03 PM
  #24
srt10
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Frederick, CO
Posts: 5,969
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

That was posted on OSE
A S225 prop could wake this boat up to some goos speeds
srt10 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 01:48 PM
  #25
Diesel6401
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 616
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Aquacraft Revolt 30

You know how much strut adjustment had to go into play to get a lifter prop to work on a mono. I wonder if that prop was "worked at all". Lifters on mono's just normally ends in cavatation, but grim is a boat guru so who knows. Iwoulnd't try a lift on a mono anytime soon though.... Just me.
Diesel6401 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:04 AM.