SPECIFICATIONS: Stock Number: AQUB1805 Hull Length: 16 in (405 mm) Beam: 5.5 in (140 mm) Weight: 10 oz (285 g) Motor: Water-cooled 2800kV brushless motor ESC: 20A ESC with Deans® Ultra Plug®
connector Radio: Tactic? TTX240 2.4GHz Spread Spectrum
Radio System Requires: 11.1V 1000mAh LiPo battery w/Deans®
Ultra Plug® connector & (4) "AA" batteries
2.4GHz radio system
Comes with Spare shaft,
propeller, and tape
The MiniMono is a 16" v-hull speed boat which includes features
found on larger boats. The hull design is very low and aerodynamic.
The v-hull is shallower than most and looks like it can't wait
to blast off.
The hull is made of white plastic with decals applied to the
front and sides.
Accessories include a spare prop, shaft, rubber band, and hull
The small plastic hatch is secured in the rear with two pins
and in the front by a single latch. I recommend taping the entire
hatch closed with the supplied tape then swing the front latch
around for that extra security. The latch will secure over top
A breakaway rudder allows it to swing back and avoid damage
upon impact with an object in the water. Four rubber bands hold
it securely in place.
The piano wire drive shaft exits the rear of the boat off center
and to the right. This counter acts for the brushless motor's
torque as if adding weight to the left side of the boat. This
is a great feature and helps to keep the boat level during operation.
A brass tube secures the shaft and a plastic propeller is held
on by locknut.
A water pickup is located at the rear of the boat beside the
drain plug. Two metal turn fins help stabilize the MiniMono during
A water-cooled 2800kV brushless motor powers the MiniMono and
the cooling tube is zip tied to the motor mount plate.
The 20A brushless ESC is also water cooled and is fitted with
a Deans® Ultra Plug® connector. The ESC is completely
sealed with sealant and shrink wrap. Hook and loop fasteners are
used to secure the ESC to the hull and allows easy removal.
The Tactic? TTX240 2.4GHz Spread Spectrum radio system
does a fine job of controlling the MiniMono. The receiver is wrapped
inside a rubber balloon to help keep water out and is equipped
with Secure Link Technology?. This prevents the receiver
from recognizing any transmitter signal except your own.
The radio includes channel reversing and trims. A steering rate
knob is used to control the amount of steering the MiniMono has.
This is very useful for beginners and those who just like to crank
on the wheel.
A Hobbico servo powers the rudder and is secured with a brass
GPMP0500 ElectriFly® XPD8 3S LiPo Battery Pack works great
with the MiniMono and provides about 5 minutes
of full throttle excitement. These LiPo batteries require a charger
designed specifically for LiPo batteries.
3S 11.1V 1000mAh 25C Stock#: GPMP0500
Weight: 3.1 oz. (87g) Dimensions: 2.8 x 1.4 x 0.7 inches (70 x 36 x
going to just come right out and say it. The Aquacraft MiniMono
is AWESOME! It handles great and is fast!
I set up the MiniMono with the battery a little forward. This
seems to provide good balance for stability and turning. A bit
more speed can be had by moving the battery back, but the boat
may porpoise a bit.
The weather was 34 degrees with a slight breeze. Over all it
was a calm day.
The MiniMono is very stable both in turns and straight line tracking.
There is no unwanted rocking or wobble. My first impression of
the boats stability was "wow."
The MiniMono will actually turn itself into the water if you
aren't careful. The turning radius is incredibly sharp. In fact,
I never actually had to turn the wheel all the way. I was doing
some circles getting tighter and tighter as I went. When suddenly,
"thorp" the boat disappeared. It was under water! A
second or two later the boat surfaced for me to take off again
and keep going. I have to admit, I almost had a heart attack when
the MiniMono decided to try its hand as a submarine, but everything
checked out and only a few drops of water made its way into the
Acceleration and Speed:
The MiniMono has a tendency to cavitate upon initial start up.
It takes 3-4 seconds for the boat to plane out while holding full
throttle. Once plane is achieved, the boat launches to top speed.
The boat is way too small for me to install my GPS, so I don't
have an accurate top speed. I can tell you it was fast. This stable
hull will definitely handle more speed if you can throw it at
See the MiniMono in action!
The Aquacraft MiniMono is an excellent boat. The boat is small
enough for ponds but way too fast for swimming pools. The MiniMono
handles superbly and goes plenty fast. With the included steering
rate adjustments on the radio, I would recommend this boat to
anyone 14 years old and up, with adult supervision of course.
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