Review: NKOK 1/64th RC Boats (Preliminary)

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Review: NKOK 1/64th RC Boats (Preliminary)

Post by Namuna » Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:51 am

Haven't actually run them yet (Father's Day gift) but I've got a few thoughts already.

Here's the breakdown.

- Bought from: Raidentech
They did a SHIT job of packing and I got different boats than what I thought I was getting (thought I'm cool with the boats I got). I DON'T recommend these guys at all.

- Cost: ~$36 for 2 boats, Shipped
I got em for a nice cheap price, but refer to my notes above

- About the boats
The Manufacturer is NKOK, they offer 3 variations; A Red (Ocean Runner), Yellow (also Ocean Runner) and a White (Micro Sea Explorer) one. Only availabe in 27MHz or 49MHz. The boats aren't specifically set for a specific frequency either (so it seems) so 1 place might have the red one with 27MHz and another company might have the red in 49MHz.

-In the package
1 x Boat
1 x Charge Stand
1 x Controller
1 x Charge Wire (to plug the boat into the charger)

- Batteries
The boat has dual Ni-Cads (same size as Bits).
The Controller needs a 9volt
The Charger needs 4xAAs

- How the Boat works
There's 2 propellers, each has it's own Motor. Steering is like a Tank, the controller has 2 forward/reverse buttons. Press both buttons up for forward, or just 1 button forward to turn and so forth.

- Range
Untested, but the box says it'll go as far as 50ft.

That's the hard facts, as far as my personal thoughts...1 thing i am concerned about is that there's 2 motors in the boat, each controlling the propellers. Even perfectly matched motors will at some point start to vary in speed, which means pressing both controller buttons for forward will eventually mean the boat won't be going in a straight line. Given the simplistic nature of the setup, there's no steering trim either. We'll see I suppose.

I'll report back with more info when I race my pops on Sunday.

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Post by hogjowlz » Wed Jun 11, 2003 10:24 am

i havnt busted mine out in some time but they are great. your concern about unmatched motors isnt really necessary. as long as the difference is not that great it has no problems going straight. and the range is as good as they advertise.

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Post by CaboWabo » Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:32 pm

let me know if you wanna sell one of them boats Namuna
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Post by payaso » Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:57 pm

CaboWabo wrote:let me know if you wanna sell one of them boats Namuna



Just what do you think you're trying to do here? lol

I'm the one that buys OPS (other peoples shit).....

Screw it, I'm ordering 2, and those bitches are getting modded..


How do they look for modding hog?


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Post by kwikbb » Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:35 pm

payaso wrote:Screw it, I'm ordering 2, and those bitches are getting modded..


How do they look for modding hog?


silla :D

i don't know if you wanna bust that bitch open and possible compramise it's float-ability :???:

but then again you are getting two so there's a back-up lol :-D
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Post by CaboWabo » Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:40 pm

payaso wrote:Just what do you think you're trying to do here? lol

I'm the one that buys OPS (other peoples shit).....


nox is doing it too! lol
*neener-neener-neener*
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Post by hogjowlz » Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:07 pm

i havnt cracked mine yet. im sure a 3rd cell would be the first thing id do. maybe replace the motors if possible. but ya im afraid to effect floatability. the charger i have modded with a charging pad from a clone and it works great.

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Post by payaso » Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:04 pm

Are there screws holding it together, or is it sealed with glue?


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Post by hogjowlz » Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:04 pm

glue

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Post by CaboWabo » Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:08 pm

ahh dude, crack that bitch open then.
re-seal it with caulking.
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Post by payaso » Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:08 pm

So there's a possibility of breaking it upon disassambling it?

Or is it a softer sticky glue?


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Post by CaboWabo » Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:11 pm

shit man, you could cut that thing if you wanted.
re-caulk it. lol
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Post by hogjowlz » Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:16 pm

ya im sure you could cut it wif a dremmel or something and recauk i just havnt goten the testes to do so yet. it would be a straight across cut.

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Post by CaboWabo » Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:29 pm

send it to me, I'll do it lol
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Post by hogjowlz » Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:49 pm

now someone is just gona have to order his own boat.

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