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SYMA Remote Control Boat, Q7 RC Boats for Adults and Kids, 20+ km/h 2.4GHz Fast Racing Boat for Pools and Lakes with Capsize Recovery, Low Battery Alarm, 2 Rechargeable Battery, Gifts for Boys Girls

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SYMA Remote Control Boat, Q7 RC Boats for Adults and Kids, 20+ km/h 2.4GHz Fast Racing Boat for Pools and Lakes with Capsize Recovery, Low Battery Alarm, 2 Rechargeable Battery, Gifts for Boys Girls

  • High-speed RC Boat for Adults: Built-in strong motor and efficient propeller, the speed of the SYMA Q7 RC Boat can reach up to 20km/h, which makes it race in the sea like a real jet boat! The rudder can automatically correct the course when the direction is offset. Equipped With an advanced 4-channel 2.4 GHz remote technology with a 492ft signal range. The racing boat is ready for speeding, just don't blackout from excitement.
  • Easy to Control & Perfect for Beginners: The boat only works in the water, and the power will be off when out of water, which makes you play safe. When the remote control boats capsize, you don’s need to do anything, the 180° self-righting design keeps your boat plays well when it capsizes. It's safe and easy for beginners!
  • 2 Rechargeable Batteries & Cool Lights: Different from the conventional remote control boat, Q7 is equipped with 2 rechargeable 7.4V 600mAh Li-ion batteries with Smart Protection. Led light to allow you to identify the position and direction of the boat in the pools and lakes at night. Create more atmosphere and fun!
  • Safety Reminder: When the remote control boat is low battery, the controller will make two beeps sound continuously and the indicator light will flash slowly (continuously); When the rc boat is out of range, the controller will make three beeps sound continuously ( the light doesn't flash).
  • Water Cooling System & Dual Waterproofing: The water circulation system can cool the motor that is hot due to long-time work and extend the lifetime of the toy boat. Moreover, the hull is completely water-tight. The hatch has four twist lock knobs to ensure no water ever makes it into the hull.

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Product Dimensions 14 x 3.66 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 1.94 pounds
ASIN B07QV1WC7X
Item model number Q7-1
Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Batteries 2 Unknown batteries required. (included)
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4.3 out of 5 stars
Release date August 1, 2018
Manufacturer Syma

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Syma is committed to becoming the best companion in childhood. We have endeavored to deliver the sense of "imagination, fun and inspiration", Adhering to the concept of scientific and technological innovation and people oriented, with the high-quality products for children, and this makes us "The Leading Innovator in remote controlled aircraft." So far, SYMA has accompanied over 5 million kids' childhood.

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Syma q7 fast remote control boat.

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Main Features

Capsize Recovery

Capsize Recovery

With 180° Flip function, it can stand upright when the ship capsized.

Double-hatch Design

Double-hatch Design

Our double-cover super-sealed speed boat design improved water resistance in wavy waters, keep the water out of your RC boat.

Water-cooled Engine Tech

Water-cooled Engine Tech

The water circulation system can cooling the motor in operation and protect it to extend the lifetime of the rc boat.

Stronger Power Motor

Stronger Power Motor

Speed to 20-25 km/h, which help you stay well ahead of the competition.

Yaw Auto-correction

Yaw Auto-correction

Sail right every time! Built-in self-right system with the navigation rudder means no more veering off course when you’re in the heat of the race.

Low Battery and Low Signal Warning

When the rc boat is beyond the remote control distance or the battery is low, the controller will flash. It prevent the boat from losing connection in the water.

Low Battery and Low Signal Warning

What you will get

Package including.

1x remote control boat; 1x remote controller

1x USB charging cable; 2x 7.4V 600mAh Li-ion batteries

1x nut;1x wrench;1x spare propeller;1 x bracket; 1x manual

Create more atmosphere and night fun!

Which is the best for you?

14.0 x 3.7 x 3.5 inches 9.0 x 3.0 x 2.3 inches 8.2 x 6.0 x 3.7 inches 15.7*4.7*3.9 inch
120 minutes 90 minutes 70 minutes 180 minutes
7.4V 600mAh 3.7V 650mAh 3.7V 400mAh 7.4 V 800 mAh
20+km/h, 150 meters 10km/h, 50 meters 8km/h, 50 meters 15km/h, 50 meters
Lake/Pool/Pond Lake/Pool/Pond Lake/Pool/Pond/lamd Lake/Pool/Pond
8 Min Per Battery 20 Min Per Battery 12 Min Per Battery 20 Min Per Battery

Is there a charger connection? And do need to buy the adapter cables?

Our kids and adult rc boat comes with its own USB battery charger that can be plugged directly to any phone charger adapter, power bank, computers and Car charger ports.

Do I need to lubricate the drive shaft right out of the box? Is the included lubrication for some future time?

There is already lubricating oil in the boat, and the additional lubricating oil is used after the boat has been running for a while and the lubricating oil has been reduced.

If i buy 2 of these rc boats for my kids, can they be used at the same time without signal interference?

It's possible to use them at the same time without signal interference. Please pairing it in order. Don't pair them at the same time.

Is the speed variable or is it either on or off like a lot of lower end RC cars?

The boat has 2 button to control speed on the remote control.

it will increase the speed by pressed "+" button step by step. and then the speed is fastest after pressed by 10 times.

and it is the same for the "-' button.

Are the twin motors on the syma q12 rc boat water cooled

Yes, they are. The water circulation system can cool the motor that is hot due to long-time work and extend the lifetime of the toy boat.

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Customers like the speed, entertainment value, ease of assembly, quality and battery life of the boat. They mention that it's extremely fast, provides hours of entertainment, the directions are easy to follow and that it looks very well put together. They appreciate the extra battery and the fact that it has a low battery reminder.

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Customers are satisfied with the speed of the boat. They mention that it is extremely fast, has 3 speeds, and is quick to charge. The batteries are remarkably responsive, and the boat was shipped quickly with no issues.

"...The boat is fun to drive, and is sharp looking.Pros: Speed , range, stability, control, anti-capsize, adjustability (trim, steering),..." Read more

"...The speed is great on this . It says about 12mph, but I can’t verify that as I didn’t have a way to measure the speed...." Read more

"... Speed is exceptional !" Read more

"This is a fun toy! It is fast and drives well. It is a bit hard to maneuver, but I think it will get easier with more practice...." Read more

Customers find the boat easy to use and fun to drive. They say it provides hours of entertainment for anyone who loves playing with it. Customers also say it's great for the whole family and a good buy for any age that can operate the controller.

"...The boat is fun to drive , and is sharp looking...." Read more

"This is a fun toy ! It is fast and drives well. It is a bit hard to maneuver, but I think it will get easier with more practice...." Read more

"Wow! This is fun ! :-)When I ordered this boat, I wasn’t sure what to expect...." Read more

"I loved this RC motor boat it was fun to use and a good amount of battery time. Easy to operate so children 8+ could use...." Read more

Customers like the ease of assembly of the boat. They say it's easy to operate and control, navigate, and detach. They also say the directions are easy to follow, the steering is easy, and the remote control system is intuitive and easy to learn. Customers also say it is a fun boat that is easy for the kids to use, fast, and has good speed.

"...to the battery compartment, attach and detach is pretty quick and easy while still feeling secure, and they are probably 99.99% water tight...." Read more

"...Well, I didn’t need it because this boat is as intuitive as an iPhone ...." Read more

"... Easy to operate so children 8+ could use. The only thing I would of liked is just a little faster!" Read more

"...Was fun while it lasted. Seemed to run great. Light weight and easy to use . Lots of people thought it was cool while it was working." Read more

Customers like the quality of the boat. They say it's well-made, durable, and amazing. Some customers also mention that the stand is very nice.

"...attach and detach is pretty quick and easy while still feeling secure , and they are probably 99.99% water tight...." Read more

"...The boat comes with an extra battery and a cool little stand so you can change out the battery and remove/replace the cover underneath the cowling...." Read more

"... Very clever and a makes this boat safe out of the water.The remote works great and takes 4 AA batteries...." Read more

"...Screws came off propeller after a handful of times of using. Wasn’t damaged . Just fell off. Was fun while it lasted. Seemed to run great...." Read more

Customers like the battery life of the boat. They say it has a long battery life and comes with an extra battery. Some customers also mention that the boat has th elow battery reminder and that the remote works great. Overall, most are satisfied with the battery performance and recommend it to others.

"... Battery life is satisfactory , and since this comes with two batteries, it’s a good amount of drive time in total...." Read more

"...It is easy to switch the batteries out . The remote works well...." Read more

"...The remote works great and takes 4 AA batteries ...." Read more

Customers like the performance of the boat. They mention that it works and operates amazing, is highly effective, and is fun while it lasted. The remote control works flawlessly, and the boat works great in the water. It turns really well, and has a 50 yard range.

"...curve to get it to work, but it is very easily mastered and highly effective ...." Read more

"This is a fun toy! It is fast and drives well . It is a bit hard to maneuver, but I think it will get easier with more practice...." Read more

"...car and drive to you local lake or pond, know this: The engine/motor will not operate unless the boat is in the water...." Read more

"...The remote works great and takes 4 AA batteries...." Read more

Customers like the value of the boat. They say it's built to high standards, great quality, and fast. Some mention that it comes with many extras for the price.

"...to anyone who loves this kind of entertainment and at this attractive price . It is a good buy for any age!" Read more

"A really fun and fast boat for the price . I am very happy with them in our small lake...." Read more

"...A very fun boat built to high standards and well worth it at this price ." Read more

"I’ve had it for a few weeks now. It was a waist of money . It handles horrible...." Read more

Customers like the tightness of the non riding toy vehicle. They mention that the hull is completely water tight, it has a water proof compartment, and that they have not had any issues with leaks.

"...quick and easy while still feeling secure, and they are probably 99.99% water tight ...." Read more

"...To my pleasure, the hull is completely water tight . The hatch has four twist lock knobs to ensure no water ever makes it into the hull...." Read more

"...NO! The outer hatch is strictly decorative. It does not seal ...." Read more

"...I like the fact that it has water cooling system and dual waterproofing . Easy to control. It’s as easy as RC cars handling...." Read more

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RC Sailboats are an awesome hobby to pick up and make for hours of fun sailing. RC sailboats glide through the water, typically from electricity as a fuel source, and have pretty cool features and specs based on each model.

We’ve found top 5 best RC boats so you can find the sailboat that fits you best.

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Rage RC B1300 Eclipse

Rage RC B1300 Eclipse

High-quality ABS molding

Reinforced, rip-stop nylon sails

Includes 4 AA batteries for transmitter

Dimensions 11 x 7.5 x 46.4 inches

Weighs approximately 11 lbs

Pros and Cons

Minimal assembly is required and batteries are included so you don’t have to wait to get sailing

Large model stands out amongst other boats on the water

The size may make it difficult to travel and transport

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POCO DIVO RG65 Class Competition Yacht

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650mm or 900mm sails

3kg winch servo

Waterproof, durable ABS molding

Takes 8 AA batteries

Dimensions 25.6″L x 5.3″W x 53.7″H

Weighs approximately 10 lbs

The size makes the sailboat easy to transport and great for pools, ponds, rivers, and lakes

The durable and waterproof molding keeps electronic componenents safe

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Golden Bright Full Function Boat

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Sails are individually controlled

Takes 1 9 Volt battery and 4 AA batteries

Dimensions 20.3 x 4.7 x 33.7 inches

Weighs approximately 4 lbs

The motor makes it great for beginners learning to sail

The Golden Bright is a small RC sailboat, making it easy to travel with

Assembly is required and the batteries are not included Golden Bright manufactures great RC hobby toys. Their Full Function Boat is a small RC sailboat and so simple. It’s great for beginner sailors just learning, but intermediate sailors will love perfecting their skills with this boat too. Because of its size it is a budget-friendly option for remote control sailboats, but still with top-notch quality.

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Kyosho Seawind

Kyosho 40042S-B Fortune rc sailboat

Detachable parts for easy transportation

Dimensions 40 x 9 x 73 inches

Weighs approximately 13.5 lbs

Easily detachable parts make transporting this RC sailboat a breeze

High-strength aluminum mast makes a durable boat

Intricate assembly required with approximately 1 hour of rigging and sail trimming

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DragonForce 65 V6 Racing Sailboat

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Micron Mylar “A” sails

Upgraded digital rudder servo

Extremely durable hull

Requires 8 AA batteries

Dimensions 4.6 x 25.6 x 52.7 inches

Weighs approximately 6 lbs

Pros and Cons Fast and powerful

Designed for actual racing

The rigging process can take a while

This smaller RC sailboat is great for beginner sailors. It comes partially pre-rigged and is ready to race with only minimal assembly. It’s a fast, user-friendly RC sailboat that you’re sure to love.

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FAQs About RC Sailboats

If you do not see your question, or an answer to it, listed below, get in touch with us and we’ll happily give you one!

How do RC Sailboats work?

RC Sailboats work through radio control, which is a given considering the “RC” in the name, and a bit of skill. You need to steer, draw the sail, etc. Interestingly enough, it’s a lot like sailing a real sailboat, but you’re using a controller to do it.

This is where the skill part comes in. Drawing the sails, for example, requires timing and precision to ensure that you’re doing it properly. If you don’t, you face it sinking, should the model be a very extensive one, or not sailing properly at all.

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Where can I race a RC Sailboat?

You can race a RC Sailboat virtually anywhere. Although, racing in the ocean may not be the best idea if you’re very invested, both emotionally and financially, in your boat.

This is where lines come in. A lot of users will have a line system to ensure that if there is a crash and their boat sinks, or whatever the case may be, they can still retrieve their vessel without actually having to go into the water.

Are there are RC Sailboats that use wind?

Yes! Some RC Sailboats do not use electricity or a motor as a source to run. Some only work with windy weather, but still require a controller for steering, drawing the sails, etc.

What happens when the wind stops?

This is another instance where a tow line comes in handy. If the wind stops you have two options – wait for it to come back, or use your tow line to reel it back in. Some users have small tugboats that are able to go out and retrieve a RC Sailboat that has a downed sail, has stalled, etc.

What if it tips?

If your RC Sailboats tips, it’s obviously not a very good one. The good quality ones have something at the bottom to ensure this doesn’t happen unless it’s hit by another one, has a hole in the side, etc.

It may tip into the water from the wind or have the bow go under water, but it should not tip on its side completely in any instance other than one of the reasons previously mentioned.

If it does tip, reel it in using your tow line or go into the water and get it.

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I would definitely go for K2 – manufactured by Sailboat RC company. That 1-metre hull beast won World AND European Championship, USA Nationals, Southern America Cup, Australian Nats…and all in 2017/2018 season!!

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I am looking for 1 mtr fibreglass remote controlled sailing boat preferably European or american.Thanks Annette

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Hej! Have you found something? I search for a rc sailboat that I can transport with my bicicle.

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Hi Annette, I too am looking for a 1 meter or 3 foot sailboat. Had a “Tradewinds” that was 3 feet long and loved it! BUT, the 5 pound center board weight (I used BB’s) was hard to find…. Want to get one so it can be sailed in the pond/small lake outside. A friend got one too and we used to “race”. But, we had no buoys – there are usually two or three and depends on the size of the boat.

In the Chicago area, Wisconsin, Chicago, Indiana (Munster), Michigan, and Florida (about 20 miles from Orlando) – we were lucky and I was sailing anywhere from 13′ to 45′ boats. People that did not know me were freaked out when I could sail.

Another boat makes sense here. And, if I had two, then another person can sail too. And, I can make buoys that are needed to race boats. Hmm, that is a good idea.

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I am a former professional licensed Captain, sailboat dealer and racer who is now landlocked. Looking to start RC sailing, but prefer to identify key class associations, publications and such information to make sure there is a strong RC class or one design to guide me. Looking forward to guidance first, then back on the water the right way.

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look up rc lazer,good sail boat spend the extra cash and get the “a” and the “c” sails the “a” sail needs the larger mask.it does come with “b” sail and mask.the travel bag is great.just got back from michigan brought the boat with and had a lot of fun with all the crazy wind on the lake.i live in chicago and its great 1m boat to take anywhere

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My 18-year-old sails 420s and Lasers competitively, and is now asking for a r/c sailboat for Christmas. He has never used one before, but thinks the idea sounds fun. He is engineer-minded, grew up rigging and racing. We live on a bay off the ocean. Can anyone recommend a r/c sailboat $300 or less?

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The Kyosho Seawind is a popular radio-controlled yacht that offers a realistic design and high-performance capabilities for sailing enthusiasts and hobbyists. With a sleek fiberglass hull, detailed deck layout, and adjustable rigging, this yacht is designed to be user-friendly and highly responsive on the water. Its performance and handling have received positive feedback from users, with the Seawind showing good speed, maneuverability, and stability in various wind conditions. Assembling and maintaining the Seawind is also relatively straightforward, with tools and materials required for the task easily accessible. In this article, we’ll delve into the key features, specifications, and pros and cons of the Kyosho Seawind, providing readers with a comprehensive overview of this popular radio-controlled yacht.

Easy to Assemble and Maintain Seawind Sailing Yacht

  • One of the key features of the Kyosho Seawind is its realistic design, which includes a highly detailed deck layout and adjustable rigging.
  • The yacht’s sleek fiberglass hull is built to withstand the rigors of sailing and provides good stability on the water.
  • The Seawind is also equipped with a responsive steering system that allows for easy maneuvering and control, even in choppy conditions.
  • The yacht comes with a range of recommended specifications, including a length of 998mm , a beam of 226mm , and a weight of 3.3kg .
  • It is also recommended to use a 2.4GHz radio system and a 6-cell 1300-1600mAh NiMh battery for the best performance.
  • Assembling the Seawind requires no special tools or expertise, as all the necessary parts and fittings are included in the box.
  • Keeping the yacht well-maintained is also relatively simple, with regular cleaning and inspections of the hull, rigging, and electronic components recommended.

Kyosho Seawind: Easy to Assemble and Maintain Seawind Sailing Yacht

What recommended specifications does the Kyosho Seawind have?

The recommended specifications for the Kyosho Seawind are a 4-channel radio system, a 6-cell 1300mAh NiMH battery pack, and a charger.

Unstoppable Performance on the Water

The Kyosho Seawind is renowned for its high-performance capabilities on the water, thanks to its advanced design features and user-friendly controls.

The yacht offers impressive speed and agility, particularly in moderate wind conditions, and can easily navigate tight turns and obstacles with precision.

Additionally, the Seawind features durable construction materials and a strong rigging system , ensuring it can withstand harsh weather conditions and the wear and tear of regular use.

Specifications:

  • Length: 998mm
  • Beam: 226mm
  • Weight: 3.3kg
  • Radio System: 2.4GHz
  • Battery: 6-cell 1300-1600mAh NiMh

Kyosho Seawind: Unstoppable Performance on the Water

What are the specifications of the Kyosho Seawind yacht?

The specifications of the Kyosho Seawind yacht include a length of 1000mm, beam of 245mm and weight of 1600g. It has a sail area of 38.35dm² and is RTR (Ready-To-Run) with a 2.4GHz KT-431S radio system.

Easy Maintenance and Upgrades

  • Assembling the Kyosho Seawind is a straightforward process, and typically requires only a few basic tools and materials.
  • Users should carefully follow the included instructions and take care while attaching the rigging , as it can be delicate and easily damaged.
  • Regular maintenance is important to ensure the Seawind remains in top condition, including cleaning the hull and rigging after each use, checking all connections and components, and storing the yacht safely and securely when not in use.
  • Some users may wish to upgrade the battery or radio gear for improved performance, and there are a number of online retailers that offer compatible parts and accessories for the Seawind at affordable prices.

Online retailers that offer compatible parts and accessories for the Kyosho Seawind at affordable prices include:

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What is the recommended maintenance for the Kyosho Seawind?

Regular cleaning and proper storage is recommended for the Kyosho Seawind. Additionally, the sail winch and receiver should be checked before each use.

‘Where to Buy and Upgrade:’

  • The Kyosho Seawind is available for purchase through a variety of online and offline retailers, including hobby shops , specialty stores , and e-commerce websites like Amazon and eBay .
  • Some websites offer package deals that include multiple items, such as batteries or chargers, that can be helpful for new RC yacht enthusiasts.
  • Buyers should take care to compare prices and read reviews from other customers before making a purchase to ensure they are getting the best value and quality for their investment.
  • In addition, Kyosho offers a number of replacement parts , upgrades , and accessories for the Seawind on their website, including sails, masts, and hulls.

Kyosho Seawind: 'Where to Buy and Upgrade:'

Where can I find replacement parts and accessories for the Kyosho Seawind?

Replacement parts and accessories for the Kyosho Seawind can be found on the official website of Kyosho, or on various hobby and RC websites such as Tower Hobbies and Amazon.

Durable and Easy Maintenance

  • One of the major strengths of the Kyosho Seawind is its durability and ease of maintenance .
  • The yacht’s fiberglass hull and plastic parts are resilient to damage from impacts or rough waters, and can be easily cleaned with soap and water.
  • The rigging is adjustable and held in place with simple knots, making it easy to repair or replace if necessary.
  • Some online forums and hobbyist websites offer tips and resources for DIY repairs and modifications, which can be helpful for those looking to customize or optimize their Seawind’s performance.
  • Overall, the Seawind is a well-designed and reliable RC yacht that is sure to provide hours of enjoyment for sailors of all skill levels.

Kyosho Seawind: Durable and Easy Maintenance

What materials is the Kyosho Seawind made of and how do they contribute to its durability?

The Kyosho Seawind is made of fiberglass reinforced plastic, which is known for its high strength and durability, making it an ideal material for sails, hulls, and other structural components. Additionally, the boat features aluminum mast and booms that also contribute to its durability.

In conclusion, the Kyosho Seawind is an impressive radio-controlled yacht that offers outstanding performance, durability, and user-friendly controls. Its realistic design, adjustable rigging, and responsive steering system make it an excellent choice for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike. The yacht is relatively easy to assemble and maintain, and it has a resilient construction that can withstand impacts and rough waters. Additionally, some online resources offer tips and advice for repairs or modifications to optimize the Seawind’s performance. While its price may be a bit high for some hobbyists, the Seawind’s quality and reliability make it a worthwhile investment for anyone who enjoys radio-controlled sailing. Overall, we highly recommend the Kyosho Seawind as a top pick for hobbyists and sailing enthusiasts looking for an exciting and rewarding RC experience.

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I have often admired the quiet, graceful way radio control sailboats glide across the water at my local pond, using only wind power. So much so that I decided to find out more, and I did a lot of digging into RC sailboats for beginners, and what I should buy. Here’s the result of my research – I hope it helps you!

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  • How Do I get Started with Radio Control Sailboats?

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It’s difficult to conclude which sailboat might be best for beginners, as it all depends on how serious you want to take the hobby, and in particular whether you’ll want to race it eventually.

One good way of approaching this is to join a club ( US ) ( UK ) and get to chat with other members about their experiences. However, if you’re not the joining type, or just want to get on to your local pond as quickly as possible, here’s a selection of RC sailboats you might like.

We’ve scoured the web for advice on club sites and forums to back up our choices, so you shouldn’t be disappointed. As a beginner, you’ll probably want to choose a boat that is ready to sail (RTS), with very little, if anything, to do before getting out onto the water. Avoid boats that require a lot of assembly, save for inserting the main sail and batteries.

So, if you’re short of time, here’s the top pick 3 RC sailboats for beginners we’ve found:

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Look out for a ready to sail (RTS) or even a Ready to Race (RTR) model. Go for a model which has everything included (probably apart from the AA batteries for the transmitter – some beginners’ models even has these!)

Check out your local club, to see what they sail there. That way, you’ll get advice on what to buy, and consider a boat which others in the club race. It’s much more fun if you can participate in club racing. Find where your nearest club is by talking to your local hobby shop, or by contacting the American Model Yachting Association  here or the Model Yachting Association in the UK, here .

If you feel particularly ambitious, you could consider buying an RC sailboat kit. More about that here .

A radio controlled sailboat is one that can be sailed and controlled remotely with radio control equipment to monitor and chart its course. You can find easy, ready-to-use sailboats available, pre-built to include a radio, along with other receivers and servos, an electric motor, and all the other fittings and accessories needed. 

The transmitter, the thing you hold in your hands as your boat is sailing, usually operates on a 2.4 GHz frequency, and either has a wheel-like controller to control the boat’s steering or a couple of sticks that control the steering and the position of the sails.

A common setup involves 2 channels – one for the rudder control, and the other for the sails. The right stick moves left or right, and usually controls the rudder (making the boat go left or right), whilst the left stick, moving up and down, controls the sails (moving them in, or out).

The transmitter sends a signal to a receiver in the boat; depending on the type of signal (ie whether it is a steering command, or a sail command) to tell onboard batteries (usually Ni-MH or Li-Po type) to power a servo (ie something which translates an electrical signal into a mechanical signal) to move either the rudder left or right, or the sails in or out.

Whilst purists may consider a radio controlled sailboat should use only wind power, rather than electric to move it through the water, some do have the benefit of having an electric motor, either as a backup for when the boat is becalmed or for those tricky maneuvers when bringing it back to the pontoon.

The electric motor, connected to the shaft that runs towards the back of the boat  is usually at the front end of the boat. It also happens to contain a grease-filled stuffing tube that is used to provide lubrication as well as to prevent water from entering into the hull.

The propeller is usually to be found at the end of the shaft.

All the sensitive electronic equipment in the boat is protected by waterproof membranes or casings, for obvious reasons.

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Most model RC sailboats for beginners come with built in nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries, although some also come with the costlier, more powerful Lithium Polymer (Li-Po) batteries. Lithium Polymer batteries are lighter as well and have a high capacity, which makes them ideal for longer runs. To learn more about batteries for rc models, click here .

Lead Acid batteries are used in larger models, and use the weight for ballast to deliver a clean source of power. 

The most common type of  Transmitter  for RC sailboats are the stick-type transmitters that allow for easy use and control over the sails and rudder. The Transmitter is held in your hands, and is usually set on a common frequency, such as 2.4 Mhz.

The  Receiver , which is positioned inside the hull of the remote control boat,  is the part that is responsible for converting radio signals from the transmitter to an electric signal used to control the rudder and sails.

A Servo switch  converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. In beginner radio control sailboats one servo moves the rudder, and another is the sail servo.

There are usually two popular choices of electric motors used in RC Sailboats. The first is a brushless motor that is known to give high speed but poor low end speed control. If you do have a brushless motor, it is generally recommended that a matched pair of motor and electronic speed controls be bought.

The second, the brushed motors, have good low end control and are available from low speed, high torque to high speed, lower torque.

Flexible shafts are often used in racing RC sailboats, but need to be carefully picked in accordance to size and mounting configuration in the hull.

Here’s a brief, step-by-step of how to work RC sailboats for beginners. For a more detailed step by step guide on sailing an RC sailboat, click here .

Clean and tension the rigging whilst it’s on its cradle (A lot of model beginner rc sailboats are sold with a cradle to make it easier to work on the boat whilst it’s out of the water, or they are available separately).

Ensure the battery or batteries are charged and check the functioning of the radio control equipment.

Check the wind and the direction it is blowing. RC sailboats are usually pretty light in weight so you will need to watch out for whether your sailboat can withstand the winds prevailing at the time.

Equally, watch out for conditions which are too calm – this can be very frustrating as the boat languishes becalmed!

Avoid river sailing when you’re a beginner – the currents may be strong and make control difficult.

Also avoid ponds, lakes, and bodies of water with a lot of vegetation – both seen (on the surface) and unseen (under the surface). Weeds may catch the keel and or rudder, stranding the RC yacht out of reach.

Never sail near swimmers, bathers, and people fishing, particularly if you’re still learning to control it properly.

Your boat will have to sail upwind when you set it off from the dock. Just place it in the water, turn the bow slightly away from the side of the pond or pier and tighten the sails acting on the left joystick, allowing the wind to power the sails and propel the sailboat forward.

You can always stop the sailboat by tuning the bow into the wind and letting go of the sails control line to release the wind pressure off of the sails and pull the boat to a halt.

To return, make sure your sailboat is sailing windward (ie into the wind). As the boat nears the pier, release the sails to reduce the boat’s speed.

The more experience you get of sailing an RC sailboat, the more you’ll enjoy it. I was told to just do it – the more mistakes you make the better – and sooner –  you’ll learn.

The popularity of this amazing hobby means you’re never alone unless you want to be. RC sailing clubs are great places for newbies and experienced RC skippers alike.

Knowing how to control the boat in different conditions is where the real skill comes in. It’s all about timing and precision. And the better you get as an RC sailor, the more enjoyable the experience.

With a steady hand, practice and a good and thorough knowledge of the ins and outs of how it works, there is no reason why, with a few days of hard training, preferably from an expert, a beginner shouldn’t get the hang of sailing one.

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As a beginner, you may want to get familiar with the general aspects of rc sailing before entering races. Nevertheless, racing rc sailboats is an exciting hobby, and will no doubt provide a sociable way of testing your skills.

The best way to further this aspect of the hobby is to join a club, details of which will be held with your local hobby shop, or check out a local club near you. You’ll find lots of help finding a club, as well as sailing your boat, at the  American Model Yachting Association and the Model Yachting Association in the UK.

The official body overseeing RC sailboat racing internationally is the  International Radio Sailing Association .

Once you get into it, racing provides a set of rigorous rules to sail by. There are specific classes of racing boats, generally denoted by a short letter/number combination. For example, the EC R12M class is found predominantly in the USA, EC standing for East Coast, with a hull length of between 58 and 60 in.

Other classes include the R1M, which requires hulls of 1 m in length. A good example of this is the Robbe Windstar.

Some clubs organize races for particular models, such as the Kyosho Fairwind.

A common racing standard is the Dragonforce 65 class. This type of boat is readily available and ready to sail. See the table above. Here’s a short video showing some exciting DF65 racing:

How Do I Get Started with Radio Control Sailboats?

Your best bet when starting out, as I found, is to look for a local club, and join it. That way you’ll get lots of advice which will probably save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.

If you’re not the joining type, head over to your nearest pond, lake or resevoir and see if there are rc sailors on the water, and if so get talking to them. They’ll certainly be enthusiastic and willing to help.

If you want to find out more about choosing the best RC sailboat, head over to this article .

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That turned into a life long interest in models, in particular radio controlled models, but I’ve only got back into it since I’ve been retired. As a result a lot has changed, and I’ve been happily starting afresh, researching into the hobby and finding answers to the questions all beginners have when starting out.

I hope you find some answers to the queries you have, and go on to enjoy all aspects of this fascinating hobby.

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Wally Just Launched Its First 110-Foot Sailing Yacht

The new wallywind110 hit the water on june 1, with the second hull to follow soon., rachel cormack.

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Wallywind110 Sailing Yacht

Founded by Italian entrepreneur Luca Bassani in 1994, Wally initially specialized in sailing boats but has since expanded into building high-tech motor yachts . The new wallywind110, which was fittingly launched on the yard’s 30th anniversary, honors that sailing legacy yet is thoroughly modern in design.

Measuring 100 feet from sheer bow to open stern, the newcomer features a sleek carbon hull, a low-profile coachroof, twin rudders, and a telescopic keel. Showcasing naval architecture German firm Judel/Vrolijk & Co, the first hull is finished in a bright metallic paint that changes color depending on the light.

Wally’s in-house design team worked with Italian firm Santa Maria Magnolfi to create an exterior and interior with a spacious feel. The team decided to relocate all the technical equipment to the stern in order to create a large, 860-square-foot cockpit comparable to that of a sailing superyacht of 197 feet or more. The interior layout includes multiple entertaining areas, an open-plan salon, a full-beam owner’s cabin, three guest cabins, an office, and accommodation for five crew.

The second wallywind110 is already under construction, with delivery expected soon.

Rachel Cormack is a digital editor at Robb Report. She cut her teeth writing for HuffPost, Concrete Playground, and several other online publications in Australia, before moving to New York at the…

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