How to Make a R/C Boat for Under $20

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This is a video to show you guys how to make a simple radio control boat for under $20!

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    Wisaamyhdesai

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    All of them have 2 motors, there is no RC car which has only 1 motor, all of them have at least 2 motors, one for forward and reverse (the one that drives the hind wheels) and one for steering (the one that causes the front wheels to turn left and right).

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    liamrosas

    5 years ago on Introduction

    thanks works perfectly my favorite part was when you said snugly loll

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    charles gray

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I learn a lot to your post about building a cheap RC boat thanks for sharing nice and informative post.

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    karnold70

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Just one note for the RC people who have not found a good supplier for parts yet. Try hobbyking.com . They have great prices and really interesting parts. They do take a while to make it to the USA, coming from China, but you can't beat the prices, even on EBay, most of the time.

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    karnold70

    7 years ago on Introduction

    AWESOME job. You are right, most of the cheap RC Cars (especially the ones from Walmart) use one motor for forward/backward motion and one for Steering. In the 'Hobby Level' cars, steering is done with a servo.
    I've been going the 'other way' with the cheap car... that is, tearing out the guts and putting in new electronics and servo (receiver, Speed Controller and batts). However, I've kept the controller and recievers from them, and was thinking of different applications to use them for. Your Idea is GREAT. Think I'm gonna have to try it!

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    gfura

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hi, I'm from Brazil, and I did a similar, following their ideas. I wonder where you got the propellers? Thanks for the project.

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    bfwitt

    7 years ago on Introduction

    have you thought about using two 6v motors off a 12v batterie pack