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Hornet Formula-1 Tunnel Hull with 540 Outboard Motor R/C Racing Boat (750mm)

Hornet Formula-1 Tunnel Hull with 540 Outboard Motor R/C Racing Boat (750mm)
Hornet Formula-1 Tunnel Hull with 540 Outboard Motor R/C Racing Boat (750mm)

The large 1:10 scale Hornet Racing Boat has a stunning tunnelhull design and runs a large 540 outboard motor. Included is a waterproof ESC as well as a high speed servo for fast response. The 540 motor also controls the direction of the boat making it turn quickly without losing speed. The boat is constructed with fiberglass and immaculately painted and finished in a high-gloss gel-coat for improved glide and a glass finish!
You just need a 2~3S lipo and your own RX to power up this boat.

Length: 750mm
Width: 280mm
Height: 200mm
Motor: 2858-1400kv Brushless outboard motor
ESC: 50A
Servo: 1 x standard size servo
Battery: 2~3S 4000mah to 5000 lipo battery (Not included)

Radio System (2ch) & Receiver
Battery: 2~3S 4000mah to 5000 lipo battery (Not included)


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Weight: 3199g
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Price  $129.99

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Total of 204 discussions.
Joyce  1 points - 8/17/2015
Does HobbyKing sell spare back cover for this boat? Mine sank to the bottom of the pond. Need a replacement.
 denzil 15 points
they only have drive shaft and a replacement prop unfortunetley
Waver  1 points - 8/16/2015
On 3S this boat runs like a beast, but I have faced one downside of it's flex shaft, I oiled the shaft everyday with new oil, and took a good care, but apparently rust forming inside has made it to snap in two pieces, sadly right in banked curve, any suggestions or better shaft to put into it?
 denzil 15 points
you could get a custom one made or just order a replacement for $7.50
 Waver 1 points
If I will order replacement, it can also snap in two, and be lost in abyss with new prop for 15€* that I am still waiting for, kind of seems not worth it buying the sane prop, but I'll see what I can do to get custom made.
t1b9n6g3  134 points - 8/15/2015
I have this boat with REK lower unit and outrunner motor running it with four cell Lipo. {I have fit a K&B mount and I could regulate the angle of attack of the outboard unit}. At speed {not top speed} the hornet could easyly flip over. As I run on sea , salty water after one or two flip over I burn the Tyrnigy esc. It's too costly to flip over. Off course I run the boat when there is no waves and the sea is calm. Does anyone solve the flip over problem and what did he does about?
rebecca  1 points - 8/13/2015
I need all drive shaft plus prop as all came off during running in lake how can I get all bits again to fit in outboard unit
 denzil 15 points
buy replacements and follow the manul on placing them on...
Devin  39 points - 8/2/2015
what i really did not like about my baot is i could not run it in the lake at full speed. why because it sets to low in the water well the front does and when i go full speed the front dives in to the next wake. the coolest thing was when i was at the lake someone saw and really liked my boat and i think it was because of how FAST it went. i am getting a new RC boat now THAT I HOPE can handle wakes.
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3 thumbs up!
Great boat , hull thin,light ,strong.The outboard made from plastic with flex drive and 4mm shaft and 2 bearing .The esc heat too fast cause it draw to much amp. The prop is might be too big. If not reduced the prop size or just go with a turnigy 120a esc , it could run on 11.1-14.8v ,with out worry.It handle very good but the servo is kind of weak and noisy.Servo need more torque if you wanted to mod it.I had put Ammo brushless motor on stock outboard with 120a turnigy esc,lipo 14.8v and octura x640. It's flying and needs more weight in the front and adjusted the AOA

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2 thumbs up!
When boat arrival , I'm disappoint to its Motor. It dosen't 540 As ad mened. a dimeter is smaller than 36 mm. It dosen't to this boat, prop also.

When test drive I'm got ESC burned , Please be carful, Hobby kig please revise Motor spec would better.

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The 3pk
2 thumbs up!
Hi! I'm The3PK. Just received hornet today it more valuable comparing to the price. Outboard is brushless size 380L, it's not 540 size but fast enough when used 3 cell lipo. The weakest point is water proof of esc isnot 100 sealed. I change prop to octura 3 blade 3/437 (Diameter 37 mm. Pitch 1.4) speed improved fascinating. The next run I try to setting outboard angle and lift it up a little bit for more stable while running in the water. Thank you the hobbyking to bring this stuff in your store and hope you are spare part to supply soon.

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Bush pig
1 thumbs up!
my boat arrived today....the battery tray had come loose..easy to fix..
it has a 540 brushless motor with a flexi drive to the prop
put a 5000 mah 7.4 volt lipo in for a test run it went like the clappers am very pleased with it...will try an 11.1 volt lipo next

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The hull thin light , the esc didnt match the boat . It burned right at thefirst 5 min . atleast 120 a esc will work perfectly this boat

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