StevensAero - WaterBoard!, Electric RC Airboat Kit

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Catalog Number
SAK-WBOARD
Shipping Weight
1.10 lbs
Product Origin
Made in Colorado, U.S.A
Length (in.)
21
Beam (in.)
7.25
Weight (oz.)
16
Buy Online
89.00 USD
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The WaterBoard a Pond Flyers™ RC Airboat is well suited for model airplane and boat enthusiasts alike! Simply put you will not find a more entertaining, easy building, and thoughtfully designed power boat on the market. Our clean, reliable, and quiet electric power system shames the fuel power boats in both speed and operability. Quick building, durable balsa and plywood construction, matched to a solid power system equals lasting thrills at the local watering hole. Round up your posse and go Waterboarding today!

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Product Includes:
Laser Engineered Precision Cut Balsa and Hardwood components.
Hardware, including Control Horns, and Control Linkage
Laser Cut Neoprene Gaskets
Photo-illustrated assembly manual.

Electronics Required:
Radio with at least 2 Channel Control (Spektrum DX-5)
Micro Receiver (Spektrum AR500)
1 HS-55* Servo or HS-82MG
SA Sport 400 2200KV (2216-6) Brushless Outrunner
30A Brushless ESC
GWS 7x3.5x3 Propeller**
7.4V 2100mAh LiPo

Suggested Building Supplies:
Hobby Knife with #11 Blades
Sanding Block
Sanding Bar
220, 400, and 800 Grit Sand Paper
Balsa Filler
5 and 30 Min. Epoxy
Medium and Thick CA glue

For a quick, easy, and lasting finish***:
Deft Brand - Clear Wood Finish
Lacquer Spray Paint - (Design Master Color Tool sprays)

*When using HS-55 (non metal gear) servos we suggest installing a Dubro servo saver (DUB120)
**This propeller is not suitable for use with an 11.1V battery and 2200KV SA Sport motor.
***Alternatively, you may seal the model with nitrate dope, lacquer, or acrylic and cover with Lightex (AeroKote Lite)



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    Limited Warranty:
    This product is guaranteed to arrive to you operational, beyond that no additional warranty, guarantee of suitability, offer of service, or replacement is provided. We allow 30 days from the date of purchase for the end user to verify the function of this product and make a warranty claim.
     
    Extended Warranty (available as an option only at time of purchase):
    With purchase of extended warranty, Stevens AeroModel will repair or replace this item once within one year of date of purchase, no questions asked.  To redeem extended warranty defective item must be returned, at senders expense, to Stevens AeroModel along with copy of purchase receipt.  International warranty claims will be charged 5.00 USD (return postage and handling).
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    Special Instructions: Never exceed the recommended battery voltage listed on the package. Do not use a separate battery supply with this controller. Never disconnect the battery supply when the motor is running.

    Limited Warranty:

    This product is guaranteed to arrive to you operational, beyond that no additional warranty, guarantee of suitability, offer of service, or replacement is provided. We allow 30 days from the date of purchase for the end user to verify the function of this product and make a warranty claim.

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    Specifications:

    Motor Type: 3 Pole
    Bearing Type: None
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    Torque oz./in. (4.8V/6.0V): 39 / 47
    Torque kg./cm. (4.8V/6.0V): 2.8 / 3.4
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Customer feedback

Average customer rating:
 
(6 reviews)  



5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Ryan
Nov 28, 2016
I purchased this boat over 5 years ago and am still running it today. I used Master Design spray paint like they recommend and have had no problems. I purchased the paint from Joann Fabric locally and found the paint to work great after 5 years. The boat runs excellent and you will not be dissapointed. Parts went together precisely. Blows my Dumas airboat away.
stemo99
Sep 23, 2015
Great kit and fun to build. I got a little carried away and flipped her over. Of course this was a totally windless day so I figured I was going to sit for quite a while for it to be blown to shore. After about 20 minutes, it dawned on me to try to drive it to shore and being fresh water I gave it a shot. Wiggled the rudder and was waves! Gave a little throttle and she motored right to shore. I opened the hatch and she was bone dry. So in an emergency give it a try.
Joe
Feb 26, 2014
Great little boat. Fun and quick little boat to build.
Perfect to mess around with in the snow after work.
By Napo Monasterio
The WaterBoard is a fine product, let there be no doubt — it is cleverly engineered for both rigidity and aesthetics, and the kit is quite flawless in terms of laser-cutting and hardware.... Down on the waters, it handles like a champ... it has enough top speed to keep you on your toes at all times. Drifting is as fun as it gets... a pleasant distraction from the routine sightings at the local R/C club.

RCPowerMAG.Com Review. (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1108225)
D. Szigety
I just want to let you all know how pleased I am with the quality of your kit. I was looking for a unique boat, and voila! I found the Pond Flyer (quite by accident). I have to say, your company is at least two steps ahead of other kit companies. The wood and laser cuts are excellent and most importantly, the instructions are in a class of their own...no guessing, plenty of hints and real illustrations! I am having a blast building my boat, and am looking forward to buying your "Lazy Bee" equivalent in the near future.

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