GoolRC Racing Boat GC001 Review

GoolRC Racing Boat GC001 Review

Buy it at Amazon: GoolRC Racing Boat GC001 [Affiliate Link]

Takeaway: Fast, fun, easy to learn to drive, pairing remote was tricky at first.

You'll receive the boat, remote control, three-piece stand, battery wall charger, spare propeller, two bow guards, and instruction manual. The RC boat is made of a thin lightweight plastic. It measures 19" from bow to end of the propeller, 6" wide and 4" tall. The stand is easily assembled by inserting the two side pieces into the base bar. The battery can be found inside the boat and charges in 3-4 hours. The boat can run for about 15 minutes on a full charge depending on throttle speed.

The remote requires 6 AA batteries which are not included. At first I was having trouble pairing the boat to the remote control. I was setting the boat in water to turn it on and you can hear the rudder self-calibrate as soon as you put it in water. Then I would flip the switch on the remote and wait for the light to turn green but I wasn't able to control the boat. I found that the time window for pairing is very very short. You basically have to place the boat in water and immediately turn on the remote, while the rudder is calibrating, to get it to pair. Under the plastic door on top of the controller, there is a dial for throttle trimming. The dial below that controls the sensitivity of the rudder for a tighter running radius.

The controls are pretty easy to learn and this boat is a lot of fun. It can go really fast at full throttle (which also drains the battery faster), so I recommend starting out slow to get a feel for the controls and handling of the boat and to extend use time, if not racing. If the boat capsizes, you can flip it over using the remote control and keep going. The turn radius is super tight at the fastest speed, about 2 ft. The boat is also pretty durable despite being made of plastic and the bow guard helps protect it from damage from bumps and crashes. Due to its size and speed, it's not suited well for the pool but works great on lakes, bays, and slow moving streams/rivers. Overall it's a well-made toy that's fast enough for racing and a lot of fun to drive around an large body of water..

Buy it at Amazon: GoolRC Racing Boat GC001 [Affiliate Link]

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Ezapor 100 Inch Foldable Indoor/Outdoor Movie Projector Screen Review