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

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Post by CaboWabo » Wed Jun 11, 2003 4:22 pm

I don't wanna, I want yours
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Post by Namuna » Mon Jun 16, 2003 11:42 am

Alright, after running the boats on Sunday I've got more info...

Steering
Just like a tank. There's 2 buttons, each controls the forward/reverse of each propeller under the boat. I was initially worried about the boats not going really straight when both motors are activated but for the most part it goes straight just fine.

Turning though was actually MUCH better than i expected. You can make wide or SUPER tight turns depending on how you use the steering...Even doing 360s while in place! Pretty sweet.

Speed
Just fast enough to stay fun, get a pair of 3.8s in there and this shit could be SERIOUS fun.

Here's a pair of vids I took, they're shitty quality (my little digicam ain't meant for doing good movies, but it takes little movies anyway) but you can kind of get the idea.

Right-Click, Save-as:
- Boats 1 (340k, mpg)
- Bosts 2 (340k, mpg)

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Post by hogjowlz » Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:07 pm

man now you got me itchin to open her up.

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Post by CaboWabo » Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:15 pm

are those boats going top speed in the vids?
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Post by Namuna » Mon Jun 16, 2003 8:30 pm

Kind of tough to make what the top speed is, but try to watch when they're going in a straight line and that's the indicator of top speed.

The Boats come with a spare pair of propellers too, nice kit.

...Oh shit, now I'm thinkin:

- Instead of whatever sized dual-cells, put in a QUAD button cell (in series) in there with the 3.8s! The weight should be roughly the same, but HOLY SHIT would that thing ROCKET! Or even a dual-160mAH for nice LONNNNNNNG runtimes.

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Post by ezenterprises » Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:03 pm

please open it up and let us know what the thing can do... that would rock if you can mod this thing....
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Post by Namuna » Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:45 pm

I'm buggin Tiny to stock these boats, I NEEEEEED to get some boats...But I also NEED to not get hosed on price.

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Post by CaboWabo » Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:52 pm

word to all that!
I just know these can be modded, I can feel it. :eek:
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Post by Namuna » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:30 pm

Alright, I think I talked Tiny into carryin the boats in the Shop.

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Post by CaboWabo » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:38 pm

keep us posted on when they arrive!
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Post by kwikbb » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:48 pm

The Discovery Store at the Palisades had a boat load of err... boats a couple weeks ago, they were like $20 a pop. Don't now if thats good or not, but it would be cool if tiny got 'em too!
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Post by darkG » Thu Jun 19, 2003 2:30 am

I posted this on the micro rc center forums, costco is selling these boats (with a 1:64 hummer or f150 w/trailer to tow it) for $15.99. Run, don't walk, to costco.

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Post by payaso » Thu Jun 19, 2003 3:35 am

darkG wrote:I posted this on the micro rc center forums, costco is selling these boats (with a 1:64 hummer or f150 w/trailer to tow it) for $15.99. Run, don't walk, to costco.

Good luck, later pimps.


Welcome darkG ..Thanks for the info, but I don't think my costco has em.. Can you pick some up for me, and I'll send you the $$$???

Like 2 or 3? Let me know G..



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Post by Namuna » Thu Jun 19, 2003 8:25 am

darkG, you sure you don't mean Sam's Club? My local Costco ain't got em.

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Post by CaboWabo » Thu Jun 19, 2003 8:35 am

I went to Sam's, they no have here.
:???: gonna have to try Costco.

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