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Old 03-30-2016, 12:59 AM
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Looking to start an airboat project this Easter break with my son.

I'm a total newbie to RC builds but the project is part educational (for me and my lad), and part recreational so I'm expecting a bit of trial and error for the actual boat build while we figure out what works.
However - when it comes to the hardware I need a complete electric set up that will be fairly straight forward and allow us some fun and decent speed on lakes etc.

I've done some reading and am looking at a DIY version of something like the Dumas li'l swamp buggy. I have looked at some other set ups and this is the kit list I've compiled so far, just want to know if this will do the job to a decent standard.

cheap-ish 4 channel TX & RX

9g Servo

40a ESC

50g 2200kv outrunner Motor

LiPo balancing Charger

1250mah 7.4v 20c LiPo Battery

6x4 2s Prop

I'd really appreciate any advice before I make a total fool of myself at the local pond!
I'm UK based if that makes any difference.

Thanks in advance!
Old 03-30-2016, 11:28 PM
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I see no reason why that set up wouldn't work.
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Thank you! It's ordered.
Only changes were the ESC, got one with BEC for the servo. And 2200mah battery was on offer so got that instead.

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