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olddog333 03-30-2017 04:48 PM

first day here need help
I bought boat for my grandson for Christmas a speed x cyclone 36 inch .we took it out last Friday only to find out the right motor was defective the receiver was the wrong one and there was no antenna , the hull was not even drilled for .I contacted Walmart , I know that was my first mistake. but any how neither Walmart or their supplier eForCity will refund or replace the boat ,shocker I know. what I need help with is how do save this project ,what motors ,receiver ,esc to make work .I believe the can retrofitted with new quality parts . Thanks olddog333

flyinwalenda 03-30-2017 06:05 PM

Well , to go out and buy a new TX/RX, motor, and esc you will be spending as much or more than what you paid for the boat. I'll guess you spent $70.00 plus another $70+ and you still have a toy-grade boat.

You will be better off buying a hobby-grade boat like a Proboat, Traxxas, Atomic, Aquacraft from a reputable local hobby shop or Horizon Hobby or Tower Hobbies where they stand behind what they sell.

Good Luck.

olddog333 03-31-2017 05:24 AM

thanks, not exactly what I wanted to hear .but not surprised ,you get what you pay for.

Al Stein 04-05-2017 06:59 AM

Originally Posted by olddog333 (Post 12321775)
I contacted Walmart , I know that was my first mistake.

With apologies (sailboat guy here, so I'll leave reclaiming process to others, but...) Successful or not, going back to the seller was the smart thing to do. And just as an FYI: I know everybody likes to dis Walmart and I'm not saying they're the greatest BUT... they've taken care of me for things like two different cameras that failed in use after they were over 6 months old and a GPS navigation that had sat as an unused X-mas present for several months -- and they gave a full refund even though they didn't even stock that model anymore and said all they could do with the return was send it to the dumpster. Just sayin' because when I've talked with the department manager concerned and firmly but politely insisted they accept responsibility for what was their problem in my view, they went to unreasonable lengths to give me what I asked for... just in case you may find that helpful. Best of luck. @

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