Hi everyone. Things looks like a great forum!
I've a new comer to the sport of RC boating and just picked up the ProBoat Miss Geico 24 RTR.
So far my experience has been fairly disappointing, perhaps the experts here could shed some light on my issues/questions below?
1. Using the charger provided (Dynamite 2A NiMH AC Charger: (DYN4113)), the battery provided (Speedpack 2400mAh Ni-MH 6-Cell Flat with EC3 Conn
by Dynamite (DYN1060EC)) only lasts 40 seconds before the boat really slows down, starts to turn in one direction by itself and eventually stops responding to throttle (steering is responsive when throttle stops).
NOTE: The same is happening with two DuraTrax 5000mAH packs charged with the same charger. Each time Icharge Iconnect it, I hit the start button, and an hour later (sometimes less) the charges reads GREEN for charged. So I try and use the pack.... with the results above.
2. What is the typical range on this boat? I am loosing control (no response for a few seconds - the boat stops responding to Throttle and Steering and seems dead in the water - for 1-2 seconds when only about 100' away. I range check Tx and Rx before running. Tx batts are fully changed AA.
Any advice / direction on sorting these issues would be great - as it is the boat is not fun and hardly usable compared to what was advertised.
Appreciate your comments and insight.