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Old 07-08-2010, 12:22 PM
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I have a 20x40 pool that I want to get an RC boat for. I've seen some old posts about this but nothing recent. Anyone have any good suggestions? I'm leaning toward the Reef Racer 2 at the moment. I have also seen people suggest the ZigZag and Mini-C.

What are the current "hot" boat suitable for pool use?

Thanks in advance.
Old 07-08-2010, 01:59 PM
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My vote is for a Mini -C.. I have 2 of them and we run them in the pool all the time. They are fun little boats to run in a pool! And their steerable outdrive allows them to turn on a dime which is nice in a small area.
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My vote is for a Mini -C.. I have 2 of them and we run them in the pool all the time. They are fun little boats to run in a pool! And their steerable outdrive allows them to turn on a dime which is nice in a small area.
im with this guy.. lol.. Proboat should start paying us or something..
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I'm thinking mini c now too. Now if I could just find a Horizon Hobby coupon code
Old 07-08-2010, 09:54 PM
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Too bad you werent looking a week ago. I just sold one of mine, perfect condition everything included for $65 shipped!

I do have a few more complete. Let me know if you might be interested and I maybe I can help you out.

Side note..don't go wide open into the wall in the pool...found out its not too good to do that and cracked the hull in a few spots lol..got a little carried away doing laps and crazy turns in the pool and wham! shes all fixed now though. (don't worry if you did get one from me it wouldnt be the one I crashed! )
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OK - I got a Mini-C. I just tried it in the pool. The problem I have it it takes a long time to get the boat to plane properly and get up to speed. Anyone have suggestions on possible adjustments to rectify this.

BTW - when the boat is full speed its perfect for my pool and it handles surprisingly well.
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Mine won't get on plane if I go wide open from a stop..I have to ease into the throttle then it gets on plane right away.

I have my props on mine adjusted between midway and all the way down and it seems to work great at that setting..try loosening the screws that hold the outdrive and slide it down some..see if that does anything.
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Mine won't get on plane if I go wide open from a stop..I have to ease into the throttle then it gets on plane right away.

I have my props on mine adjusted between midway and all the way down and it seems to work great at that setting..try loosening the screws that hold the outdrive and slide it down some..see if that does anything.
Thanks - I'll give that a try.
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I have a 20x40 pool that I want to get an RC boat for. I've seen some old posts about this but nothing recent. Anyone have any good suggestions? I'm leaning toward the Reef Racer 2 at the moment. I have also seen people suggest the ZigZag and Mini-C.

What are the current ''hot'' boat suitable for pool use?

Thanks in advance.

How about a sub. Has a camera option too.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRYK1&P=ML

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How about a sub. Has a camera option too.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRYK1&P=ML

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I already have a sub
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:56 PM
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Mine won't get on plane if I go wide open from a stop..I have to ease into the throttle then it gets on plane right away.

I have my props on mine adjusted between midway and all the way down and it seems to work great at that setting..try loosening the screws that hold the outdrive and slide it down some..see if that does anything.
Is there a trick to lowering the outdrive? I loosened the screws but it doesn't want to go lower. Seems the output shaft wants to hold it all the way up.

BTW - by not starting WOT it does plane faster but I'd still like to mess with the outdrive height if possible.
Old 07-19-2010, 03:09 PM
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Not sure of any tricks.. I did notice mine also doesnt go all the way down, but it seemed to go down far enough to help with the cavitation issue and it gets on plane much easier now. Hopefully you can get yours adjusted well enough to have a good balance between top speed and acceleration.
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Not sure of any tricks.. I did notice mine also doesnt go all the way down, but it seemed to go down far enough to help with the cavitation issue and it gets on plane much easier now. Hopefully you can get yours adjusted well enough to have a good balance between top speed and acceleration.
Mine won't adjust at all but I've gotten better on the throttle so I get only a few seconds of cavitation at most.

BTW - my receiver has been acting flaky since I got it. Its been cutting out on occasion. I emailed Horizon and they are sending out a new receiver. I'm very happy with Horizon's customer service.

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Ya horizon has GREAT customer service. It is why I keep purchasing boats from them. Every proboat I have purchased has had some issues, but they always come through and take care of the problem for me.

Let us know how the new reciever works out, as I think one of mine is having a few problems as well so I might need to contact them too.
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Ya horizon has GREAT customer service. It is why I keep purchasing boats from them. Every proboat I have purchased has had some issues, but they always come through and take care of the problem for me.

Let us know how the new reciever works out, as I think one of mine is having a few problems as well so I might need to contact them too.
Got the new rx and it works great :-)
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Now the steering servo is shot and HH says its not covered under warranty (dunno why). Anyone have a recommendation for a good replacement (that will hold up better than the stock one)?

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