FTX VORTEX HIGH SPEED R/C RACE BOAT 44CM
This summer get ready to hit the water with the new Vortex fast electric r/c boat from FTX. With a range of up to 100m the Vortex is perfect for pools, ponds and even lakes. Featuring an attractive moulded hull with printed graphics, at 44cm long the Vortex is the ideal size for first time r/c boat enthusiasts.
A specially designed lower hull provides all important water cooling for the 380-sized motor, whilst should you capsize your boat a one-key roll function gets you back upright in seconds. Rear twin tabs help aide stability resulting in smooth turns as you drive back through your wake.
With an alarm sounding when the boats or transmitter batteries run low you should also avert being caught without power away from the shoreline!
A great all round package if every there was one for any power boat fan!
- 2.4ghz Radio
- Proportional control
- Watercooled motor design
- Self righting function enables boat to flip 180° when capsized
- Range warning
- Low power warning for radio & boat batteries
- Protective rubber nose cover
- Rear twin tabs
- Speed up to 25kph
- High and low speed option
- USB Charger
- 1500mAh 7.4V LiPo Battery
- Includes spare prop & stand
- Approx 10 minutes run time
- 44cm Length
- Requires 4 X AA to complete
2.4GHz Radio System
The Rapid is supplied in RTR format using a high quality 2.4GHz marine radio system for nterference-free operation.
Self-Righting Sleek Hull Design
The streamlined hull is tuned for optimum handling and is able to run in relatively small bodies of water. There are two turn fins for increased agility and two adjustable trim tabs so you can set the angle the boat runs in rough or calm water. The hull of the boat was also designed to be able to turn back over in the unlikely event that it flips upside down.
The hull has been carefully designed for optimum water resistance. Under the top canopy hatch there is a second hatch with five locking catches and a foam seal forming a highly effective water barrier. Inside the boat generous amounts of sealant are used around the motor shaft and water pipes for a tight seal.
Brushed Water Cooled Motor
The Rapid is powered by water cooled brushed 390 class motor allowing it to reach speeds of approximately 30km/h straight out of the box!
The Rapid is supplied with a Li-Po battery for the best performance and duration. The 2x 3.7v format may seem unusual at first glance but it allows you to charge the battery using a 5V USB port with the included charger.
Low Battery Alarm
The built-in telemetry will alert you when the boat battery is running low on power. The controller will emit a distinctive beeping noise as an alarm to and remind you to bring the Rapid back to land.
Poor Signal Alarm
If you operate the Rapid too far away causing the 2.4GHz signal to weaken then the controller will alert you to bring the boat closer to keep a strong signal.
Required to Complete
• 4x ‘AA’ batteries for the transmitter