Centurion Mini Brushless Catamaran Boat (450mm) ARTR
The Centurion Mini Brushless Catamaran Boat is an off-shore racer style boat that is big on features. With its water cooled 30A brushless power system, powerful 17g servo, CNC aluminum alloy rudder, and stainless steel turn fins, this mini race boat is no joke!
Everything is pre-installed including the rudder servo, making this truly an almost ready to run boat. Simply add your own 2ch radio system & 11.1V 2200mAh lipoly battery and your ready to run!
Features: -50km/h Top Speed -B2445 3000KV Water Cooled Brushless motor -30A Water Cooled Brushless ESC w/BEC -Powerful 17g Servo -CNC Aluminum Alloy Rudder -Left & Right Stainless Steel Turn Fins -2 Blade Nylon Propeller -2.3mm Flex Cable Drive System -Plywood Boat Stand
ESC qui a fait de la fumé*e au bout de 3 lipo. A part ç*a rien à* redire si ce n'est qu'il faut un petit moment avant de trouver le COG en jouant avec la batterie, le miens sautille encore pas mal à* mi-gaz. Si je devais refaire mon choix, je le prendrais sans hé*sité* (avec un ESC de rechange directement)
Hi all, can that boat be also used for rescuing of a fallen sea plane and transporting it back to the coast?
I like hydroplanes but they cause additional specific challenges when crash far from the land.
Yup..that was really a good quality prop and suited with these boat and fit perfectly with the stock prop shaft..btw, fyi i changed/upgraded my flexshaft (bought from r2hobbies) with these shaft bracket PRODUCT ID: HK-503B06 so that I didn’*t lost my prop lol (stock drive system will not last long tho)..hope this help.
Another boat in HK, fyi i have Hornet F1, Warrior Offshore and these Centurion i bough from HK..That Warrior is more fun playing, it can self-righting itself if turned up side down but unfortunately it is not availabe anymore here..btw, try have a look at the Pursuit boat PRODUCT ID: HK-Pursuit..very stable and reliable boat..but you need ESC, servo unlike these Centurion boat..hope this help.
thanks for your answer!
The Pursiuit is too big for me. I'm looking for a boad at the size of this Centurion Mini Brushless Catamaran (Liposize aprox. 2200mAh). The Warrior would have been a good option for me! Self-rightning itself sounds good!!
Anyway... do you know something about the Quanum Relentless Brushless Catamaran (Produkt ID: 9215000014 )?
Relentless..may be more stable, bigger and longger than these Centurion..but it made from ABS plastic..drive system seems like the same 3mm..but Relentless has bigger stock esc & more space/room too..may be you can put 2 lipos too..hope this help.
After not playing with my boat... I turn on the boat...
And It's kinda confusing, i mean here is the motor...
It's counter clock and then clock wise rotating very fast...
After a minute try to figure out... The ESC is smoking...
The ESC is very hooot... But the BEC is still working...
Funny huh??? I wander what's the problem is...
My Motor or My ESC ???
I'm sure the ESC is just fine... Last run is no problem at all...
this boat is really great for small lakes but.
but in the 6 run, just fried motor wires using LiPo 11.1 2200mAh 3S
I will change ESC for this one Product ID: 9261000008
also new motor Product ID: ADS400L and this props Pr ID: P14333PK2
any suggestions if this its correct?
Im not so sure about that ADS motor but there is someone using it on these boat too..and it was too powerful on 3S (hard to get full speed with it)..may be someone will help about the ADS motor for you..btw bare in mind that, running boats not on it full speed can easily harm/damage the esc (esc will not last long)..hope this help.
These boat suited at calm water and need to adjust the CoG so it can run stable. Just to share, stock esc that comes with ARR boats here in Hobbyking will not last long, so better buy upgraded esc together with it..Anyway, have a nice day.
Stock esc/setup doesn't have reverse. It move forward only. Change/upgrade the esc to Turnigy Marine ESC so you can move your boat both forward and reverse (just change the programming accordingly). Hope this help.
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Yes it is. Shipping costs depends on weight and many shippment options (Fast or standard registered parcel)..just try add the items you want, then try to make an order in order to see the shipping cost to your country. About the payment, you need to have paypal account (easy and reliable e-transactions). Hope this help.
You are right. Most of the props currently out of stock. If you still want to have that prop, just add in your wishlist. Hobbyking will notify you if it is back on stock. But from my experienced, it will take months to become availabe again. But still depends on luck.
Hai Yohana, Saya menggunakan 33mm 3 blade prop on my boat or 32mm aloy 3 blade. 35mm 3 blade terlalu besar utk bot bersaiz ini even with stock motor. On 3S, bot ini pun buleh flipped apa lagi on 4S..hehe..anyway, try put your strut on higher position and move your lipo far forward ( or CoG adjustment) may be this can help you gain more speed from it. Anyway, Happy boating.
thanks for the info shamrinHM. currently im using 3s 2200mah 50c and 40c with the stock motor.but the problem is after a few lap (around 5mins)the motor is getting too hot. is it normal or there is something wrong?
With the stock esc and stock prop too? if your motor is getting too hot, there must be someting wrong with your setup (the motor working too hard compared with other components). try running your boat on 40C lipo only then check the temperature again.
I brought this boat, its been great out of the box.
I recommend buying this propeller aswell for this boat
PRODUCT ID: P14333PK2.
Gives lower planing speed, less cavitaion, better battery life, and they are very cheap.
Yes that is correct ShamrinHM, if the lipo does not have a high enough C rating it will get hot and swell up,
but the problem here is the 2s battery will run the boat very slow and the battery will get hot and swell as the draw will be too high , iy will not hurt the esc or motor but you could damage your battery
I buy this boat for my little brother and turnigy nanotech 3s lipo. I see on the review video that recomends a 2s lipo for beginers. My question is: Can I put this lipo? Producto ID: T1700.2S.20 I'm worried because the discharge of rate, or there isn't problems??? Thanks
This boat draws max 55A in 4s, 35A in 3S. I'm measuring this using a Turnigy Power Analyzer...
T1700.2S.20 (1.7x20=34A) is good to go, because this boat wont draw more than 34A in 2S setups.
Also you can choose the right battery for you...
I recommend you this T2200.3S.25 battery for 3S setup (which is sufficient for me) , and this Z22004S-40 battery for 4S setups.
Motor* the ADS 3000 on 3S is too much rpm. Best to use thr ADS 3700 on 2S with the 32mm prop. The ADS 3000kv on 3S makes boat flighty. I have 2 ADS motors-3700 and 3000 ( 400 watt ) but in a 22" mono and a perfect fit, both motors. Props are Octura 632 metal props. Also the HK blue 31mm props work out great, i have many of them.
Thanks for that Harry. The stock motor was 3600kv with a recomended 3S, I never got to push the throttle full before I killed the motor. I can program the TX so the motor won't run full because it's already on the way to me, I can start my new HK obsession on boats
Now on this pictured cat boat, you can overpower it unless you enjoy jumping allover the pond, i don't but others do. That's why i typed 3000 on 2S will give you 22,200rpm. This would be easier on equipment and stay cooler. 632 prop on 22,200 will surprise you!!
Mailman- I read somewhere in these boats having to big a maH changes the way this boat handles and present equipment ( factory )seems to get very warm due to extra weight.Suggestion* get 4 lipos like 2.2 in the 40-50 C rating and run in parallel. Runtime should be great. Don't run down the lipos by getting to low on juice. I bought me a timer and run x-amount of time and check to see how the lipos get and go from there.I bought a maH lipo tester for $8.00 and paid for itself. Hope i helped you out.Now if you want real hairy fun , get a 732 prop or a HK blue 34mm prop and put brass shims in prop hub to get rid of slop as HK blue props need no balancing. LOL! Check! I did this and was cruising along and went WOT and it just plain flew and could see boat increase speed. I'm done!LOL!
I have installed this motor, ADS400L Water-cooled Brushless Outrunner 3700kv 600w, 35amp ESC, useing the warer jacket from the original ESC. 32 mm prop. On a 2S you can just get full throttle, on a 3S WOW got to be careful, full throttle is not possible.
Mailman-You might want to use a smaller mm on the prop like a 430 which gives less pitch and a hair smaller mm on the ADS 3700kv and be able to use full throttle. Man , i hope i put a smile on your face with the info i typed, have a goood day!
Harry S, I get full throttle on the 2S, not quite on the 3S, makes it very exciting. I am useing dual rates and exponential, which increases the driveability of the boat, thanks again for all your help. I have found that the ADS 400, 35amp ESC will run at 3/4 speed without getting hot, no water running through the system. When the boat was upside down I applied 3/4 speed to use the prop like a fan.
I bought this boat and would like to know how bindar with my 3 channel radio. The radio is already operating a car 1:16 and has memory for 10 models. How to do this same radio also operate the Centurion Catamaran? Thank you! Sorry for the english. It is the translator and I live in Brazil. Grateful if you can help me!
As far as i know, everytime we change to a model (boats or cars) sometimes they have different setting on it (throttle, stearing or trim setting)..so we have to redo everything everytime we change model..hope this help.
My centurion mini has a 60A ESC, stock motor (3500kv), and a 32mm prop.
It draws 35A on 3S Flat Out, and 55A on 4S Flat Out.
The question is, why my boat runs very slow in 1600 20c battery??? It has no power at all...
What's the best buy battery for my setups???
Any recommendation will be appreciated...
And what's the effect if i remove the turning fin?
Are you reffering to 3s or 4s with that 1600 20c? anyway..as far as i know, that 1600 20c just draw 32amp from your lipo..you should get higher C rated lipos (at least 40c) with that mah (1600) so that it will matched with everything..about the turn fin..i removed mine because it just make my boat turn aggresively and flipped a lot..hope this help..
Took the little boat out this afternoon. Out of the box there is very little to do, plug in the RX, fit the battery and go. (deans plug is on the ESC).
But, you should undo and locktite the bolts that hold the motor to the mount as well as the grub screws that hold the prop shaft to the brass coupling.
I used a 2200mah 30C Turnigy pack. Still getting used to it and didnt really want to swim today if it flipped, so took it a little easy. It turns fast but on bumps almost flipped a few times (even on straight runs). I need to practice to learn its limits.
Motor and ESC and battery were pretty cool when I came back in, cooling water flow looks to be working well. The boat throws up a lot of water flat out, you end up getting a bit wet from the spray!
Taping the clear canopy is a bit tricky to get a good seal due to the curved front, and when the prop shaft fell out (see hints on locktite), I had a lot of water in the boat when I got home.
Overall, very impressive build quality and components. I need to practice and test different battery positions for trim changes. (I have uploaded a video in the vid section).
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This thing is turning very good. The speed is solid! 3s are fine for the boat, you should change the propeler.
I recommened a lot!
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This is a good value for money boat. You will need to threadlock the motor mount and drive grub screws as mine came undone. My only issue is the finish of the boat, the decals would be better supplied on a sheet, mine look like they were put on in a hurry, as they are not central or straight. Moan over, It is a great little buy and comes with a spare prop - which is nice. Quick too....
Just got my boat today. Hooked up the battery and bound it to my Tx. ESC beeps alot, then pauses and then beeps alot again. Rudder works fine but I'M not getting any throttle to move the propeller. Any help? Boat looks awesome and cant wait to try it out. Extra parts and stand were a plus. Well worth the money.