It was a nice day out, but i was feeling rather lazy. So thanks to my e bike got here without breaking a sweat. The thing is, this: is a pedestrian zone so really no other way to get here without breaking a sweat other than an e bike, and i particularly like mine at this point now turned out pretty good. If you are curious to find out more about it, you can check out the link here or in the description of the video so back to the boats. Now one is the volantex tumbler which i’ve had for ages, but only used a few times. Regrettably, and yet it is so much fun and can write itself if it rolls over, as you will see in a bit, sadly no longer for sale anywhere, not sure why volantec stopped making it at least there are still some spare parts available, the other one, the Vector is two way current model and i actually have two of those. The other one is black, but just wasn’t needed today. Both the tumbler and the vector use the same gear, same receiver, esc combo, same servo and same motor and also use the same batteries. 2S. 360 milliamp hour packs and they last quite a while in the water, even after not being used for years, they still run for perhaps 10 minutes before showing any sign of depletion. I have nine of those batteries so that spells out a good deal of fun.
So tumblr was first in the water and somehow i managed to throw it upside down which looked kinda stupid, but it did allow me to show how the boat can roll over. Basically, you need to start pumping the throttle and you can see it shake around. The torque from the motor makes it rotate at some point. The prop will touch the water and from there on it will shoot out and ride itself. So you don’t have to wait for the currents or winds to push it out to shore. The tumbler is quite nimble, can do some pretty tight turns and it has some decent speed for its size, given that it is a factory model with absolutely no mods done to it, not a boat for stormy seas, but does great in pools or lakes, and i Did enjoy every minute of it Music, so foreign, Music, oh Music, netflix, Music, foreign, Music, Music, Music, next in the water was the vector, and this one is different. It is longer prop and rudder are in a different spot. It is a speed boat, despite seemingly having the same motor as the tumbler. It is quicker and has a higher top speed, as evidenced by this drag race, Music Laughter, i can’t be certain why it is faster, though, is it the design of the boat or the location of the prop the prop itself, or could it be? The motor is slightly different, despite looking the same, i don’t know much about boats, so if anybody has a clue, please share that clue in the comments section.
One thing that it didn’t do better than the tumblr, though, are turns the vector needs more space to make a turn, which can sometimes be a problem when running close to the shore or in a tight space. But shouldn’t be an issue. If you are aware of the fact are in a big enough lake and have plenty of space, i have not tested the range of these radio systems, but they seem to be ok out to at least 50 or 60 meters, at which point you can barely see The bolt anymore, so there is no reason to go further out anyway. As for writing itself, the vector should be able to do that originally, because you do have to mount the battery on the side of the hose, so it is weighted down on one side more than the other, however, putting it in that location made it so, the Boat would move along with a very heavy rear section, never really able to bring the nose down and wasn’t able to pick up speed. So i moved the battery to sit on top of the motor which solved the speed issue, but kinda made it harder or impossible to roll it over if it ended up capsized. Luckily, it helps if you have a second bolt to help it along to shore. I will have to address that situation somehow, but certainly wasn’t going to happen right there and then at the side of the lake.
I am thinking i might need the help of my 3d printer for that there were no more capsize accidents, thankfully, and we were able to enjoy the boats for a while, but you know give a female any vehicle and she will find a way to get in Your way and cause an accident twice, it’s like we don’t, have a whole bloody lake at our disposal. At least i beat her at every drag race to get back at her that or the teacher also she ran the boat ashore a few times. Of course she did, which resulted in the prop getting chipped so yeah, but anyway we had fun. I also got a chance to chase some ducks around get it ducks, though these didn’t look like lame ducks, but they did seem curious in the boats. Until i got close to them, then for some reason they weren’t willing to stick around run away like cowards. They did guess they were in a hurry for an appointment in a restaurant somewhere. So i really like these boats. They are small and easy to transport, easy to manage and simple to use, so even kids would enjoy them a lot. I need to dedicate a small case and keep them in there ready for action and safer to transport, so nothing breaks in the process, plus the added bonus of no dust on them.