StevensAero - WaterBoard! Mini, Electric RC Airboat Kit
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The WaterBoard Mini, Pond Flyer™ RC Airboat. There's a great deal of fun and value wrapped up in this mini radio control airboat. Derived from our highly successful WaterBoard and redesigned at a reduced size for smaller ponds, puddles, pools, and indoor venues. Ideally 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. 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!
Our new R1.16 update (released 11.06.2014) now features our Nylon hatch Lock and Water Rudder upgrades as standard. A 17.00 value!
Bonus upgrade! Kit now includes free upgrade to our easy twist-release battery hatch with nylon latch assembly!
Chamfered hull allowing this mini-sized boat to tackle larger chop, snow, and grass.
Bonus upgrade! Kit now includes our flip-up water rudder to enhance control for the youngsters while still allowing excellent drift through corners.
9 sheets of Laser Engineered Precision Cut Balsa and Hardwood components.
Twist-release battery hatch
Photo-illustrated assembly manual
Radio with at least 2 Channel Control (We suggest an aircraft stick style radio)
1 HS-35 or HS-55 Servo
SA Sport BL 250 2200KV (1510-15) Brushless Outrunner
10A Brushless ESC
GWS 4.5 x 3 Propeller
7.4V 500mAh LiPo
Suggested Building Supplies:
Hobby Knife with #11 Blades
Sanding Block Sanding Bar
220, 400, and 800 Grit Sand Paper
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)
*Alternatively, you may seal the model with nitrate dope, lacquer, or epoxy.
For 2 Li-Poly Cells, 7x3.5 Prop, up to 8 amps. Use on planes from 4 to 8 oz.
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).
Never before has a servo so small delivered so big. The HS-35HD Ultra Nano servo offers unprecedented durability thanks to our exclusive Metal-Karbonite™ gear train. Delivering maximum performance at minimum weight, the HS-35HD is destined to become an industry favorite. Its long life and uniquely engineered gear train will make it one of the most reliable and efficient “tiny” servos on the market. The HS-35HD is perfect for micro 3D and sport aircraft as well as many small helicopters.
Ultra-Light Weight Nano Size
Long Life Potentiometer
Metal Karbonite™ Gear Train
Multi-directional Servo Cable Joint
Hyperion Generation 3 Lithium Polymer Packs are revolutionary in both performance and value. Compared to an average of the batteries on market last year, Hyperion G3 cells provide up to up to 4x more cycles under the same discharge conditions. Hyperion G3 LiPo's can be safely charged at up to 5C rates - for charge times as low as 10 to 12 minutes. The G3 packs are made with a new Hybrid RS construction technology, super-fine substrate materials, rigorous ISO 9001 Quality Control, and final cell matching process, which all guarantee you not only this superb performance, but also tightly balanced and long-lasting packs.
Flexi-Tips by ZAP brand CA glues fine tip is suitable for thin and medium weight CA and allows for Smaller Drops, Precision Application, Extension into hard-to-reach areas, Maximum use of bottle. Universal! fits most brand's CA bottles.
ZAP-A-GAP CA+ Is the best selling instant glue in the world. The ability to bond virtually anything to anything with consistency unequaled by any other brand makes it the favorite adhesive across many varied disciplines. Widely used throughout the hobby industry, it is the absolute best and most consistent performing glue for model building and crafting. Wood, plastic, metal, glass, ceramic, fabric, rubber, fiberglass, carbon fiber, or any combination of, ZAP-A-GAP CA+ can help solve many tough bonding problems.
SUPERIOR GAP FILLING FORMULA
MEDIUM VISCOSITY ALLOWS APPROXIMATELY 7 TO 10 SECONDS FOR PART POSITIONING
AVERAGE OF 20 SECONDS FOR CURING
WORKS ON OILY SURFACES
USE ZIP KICKER TO ACCELERATE CURE TIME
ZIP KICKER Is the best way to accelerate the cure time of all brands of super glues. When sprayed directly on a glued joint it forces the immediate cure of the CA glue. Thick or slow style glues form an instant hard outer shell when sprayed with ZIP KICKER, the catalytic action begins curing the remaining liquid CA at an accelerated rate from the outside in, creating a strong bond.This action allows the creation of small to very large fillets and the ability to fill large gaps or cracks. ZIP KICKER will not harm most materials making perfect to use not only on wood but various plastics, metals, paints, and fabrics.
When working with balsa wood spraying ZIP KICKER on the back side of thin sheeting can set the CA underneath.Even a part treated with ZIP KICKER and allowed to dry will speed the cure time of any CA that comes in contact with it.
DO NOT SPRAY ZIP KICKER AROUND YOUR BOTTLES OF CA, A SMALL AMOUNT OF KICKER ON THE OPENING OF YOUR CA BOTTLE CAN AND WILL SET OFF AND HARDEN THE ENTIRE BOTTLE.
This a great little item. Sanding block is made from very high density foam and features fine 240 and extrafine 120 grit papers. This block won't deform and cause waves in your project like those cheap hardware store sanding sponges.
This option upgrade is included with our R1.16 release of the WaterBoard Mini™
Kit includes: Air and water rudder components to replace, repair, or upgrade the WaterBoard Mini™ air rudder. Plywood air rudder with integrated nylon water rudder. Water rudder retracts to allow debris in water to glide under boat then automatically drops back into the water to provide improved "throttle off" turning performance without significantly impacting the drift performance of the boat. Fits WaterBoard Mini™ Only.
This option upgrade is included with our R1.16 release of the WaterBoard Mini™
WaterBoard Mini™ nylon hatch lock, precision cut from durable Delrin nylon. This optional hatch lock replaces the wooden hatch lock provided with your WaterBoard Mini™ kit and does not require sealing to allow this component to stand up to the elements. Includes: Nylon hatch lock and mounting hardware.
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