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can it be done?

Old 03-13-2007, 07:28 PM
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can you take a toy boat from toysrus or walmart and put hobby grade motor and electricks in it. how much do electrics and a motor cost for the cheap stuff.
Old 03-13-2007, 10:33 PM
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Default RE: can it be done?

You can but imo it's a waste of monye, unless you have things like a hobby grade radio laying aroud and/or a car motor. Also the hulls tend to be meant to go slow and handle and perform poorly no matter what you do.
Let's see cheap setup
540 car motor decent $30
radio $60
esc $30-50
hardware $50 or less if you can make some things yourself.

but just my opinion, I'd save up for a decent rtr boat. 200$-300$

some people here do it, maybe they'll stumble in here.

It wont be easier than building a hobby grade boat, you still have to epoxy and glue and solder stuff, plus you usually end up seriously modifying something, like removing a huge skeg off the bottom.

Probably a zig zag, reef racer or the proboat mini vee would be a good alternative for not much money. 60-80$ US They can be upgraded easier too.

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