The FT012 is a high speed V-hull racing boat that is superfast, fun and easy to operate and transport. If you capsize during high speed manoeuvres do not fear the FT012 has a built in self-righting function, just apply the throttle and the hull will flip straight back over.
All out full speed power runs and sharp banked turns on your favorite waterway are a blast, the FT012 has a top speed of 45km/h and is a ton of fun all packed into a 470mm sized hull.
Being completely ready to run, the FT012 is great for both beginners and experienced racers alike and would make an ideal race boat for novices wanting to get into electric RC boat racing.
The FT012 speed boat is powered by an 11.1v 1800mAH LiPoly battery which really packs a punch with the pre-installed brushless power system. The RTR package is supplied complete with a 2.4Ghz pistol grip transmitter and built-in receiver which offers interference free running.
The motor, ESC, receiver and steering servo are all pre-installed ready for action.
• Ready to run high speed V-hull racing boat
• 11.1v 1800 mah LiPoly battery
• 2.4Ghz Transmitter and receiver included
• 100 to 150 operational distance
• Superfast 45km/h capability
• 5-6 minutes run times
• Sealed main hatch and receiver compartment
• Water cooled brushless power system
• Self-righting function
Hull Length: 470mm
Power System: Brushless
Battery: 11.1v 1800mah LiPoly
Transmitter: 2.4Ghz Pistol grip
FT012 Racing Boat
11.1v 1800Mah Battery
2 x Spare Props
2 x Bow Bumpers
Unit Weight (g)
Max Charge Rate(C):
Great little boat that is a ton of fun - I love the self-righting feature. If you have a problem with it binding with the transmitter, try this:
There is a bunch of wires zip-tied together and tucked up under the deck. I carefully tugged those out, unplugged the servo from the receiver/esc combo (the receiver and speed control are one unit in this boat), plugged it back in. I then carefully removed the clear heat shrink tubing from the motor wires (there are three of them, they are color coded - red goes with red, blue with blue, black with black), with an xacto knife (the heat shrink isn't needed, don't bother replacing it) and pulled each connector apart and then plugged them back in. It helped to remove the white plastic shroud over the motor to give you more space to do this - definitely put that shroud back in place, it keeps the wires and tubing from rubbing on the motor and getting damaged or cut. I then plugged the battery back in (fully charged of course, to remove that as a possible issue), turned on the radio and it finally paired - the pairing happened quickly, and both the green light on the transmitter will glow solid (no blinking) and so will the red LED on the ESC/Receiver combo - it will glow solid red, no blinking. The servo should also center itself, another good sign. Hope this helps some folks out there!Ran about 20 batteries so far with no issues. It does take on about 1/4 cup of water in the hull sometimes but not every time. Out of the box it would turn left fine but not to the right to well. Move steering linkage to the inner most hole on the rudder and trimmed flashing off were rudder hits stop and it turns both directions great now. Really impressed with it overall.Total disappointment. Chose this as my first boat and it arrived DOA. It took multiple attempts to get the TX/RX to bind and then after it did I got what you see in the video... What irks me most is I lost $20 by choosing this boat because HK will not reimburse my shipping total to get it back to them. They really should reimburse me because this is an extremely poor quality product and they are basically charging me $20 for them to prove it. Otherwise, I hope they choose to give me a complete refund or I will be really pissed!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QytWSG__NqAThis was so much fun my friend Thom bought one, too.
VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apdVAluDcs4