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Old 08-17-2010, 07:29 PM
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I amnew to RC Boating. In fact I have never owned a model of any type that would not be considered a toy. I have been to RC Airshows and saw that the radio range of those were quite substantial. On the other hand I have seen toy trucks that get out of radio range after 100 feet or so. I am looking to build a bait boat of sorts to carry a baited hook out past the surf. I plan on using a trolling motor as power and the hull will basically be sealed PVC pipe. Sorta like a pontoon boat. I want to have a box on top of this with a hatch to release the baited hook. Basically I need to know about what range can I expect to get out before I lose control. I need to at least get out 200 yards. Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for your help. Stinkingdog101

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On open water with no power lines or other RF any hobby grade FM radio will work for you. If your dead set on getting the best go with a Futaba Fasst system.

Whatever you choose it looks like you will need at least a 3 channel radio.

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