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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)


Weight: 3199g
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Price  $129.99

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    Combo Price: $21.56   IN STOCK

  • Turnigy 4000mAh 3S 30C Lipo Pack

    Combo Price: $26.21   IN STOCK

  • ZIPPY 5000mAh 2S1P 20C Hardcase Pack

    Combo Price: $18.20   IN STOCK

  • Quick 540 Marine Outboard Unit Replacement 35mm Propeller

    Combo Price: $3.04   IN STOCK

  • Quick 540 Marine Outboard Unit Replacement Drive Shaft

    Combo Price: $7.24   BACKORDER

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maritimo01  6 points - 11/27/2015
recieved mine yesterday un packed and the esc is covered in an oily acid substance any one know what that could be
maritimo01  6 points - 11/25/2015
still waiting for mine to hit aust told it could be month and a half disappointed
pingpong  18 points - 10/1/2015
Does anyone know the prop to replace this, mine is working loose. No links in the main buying link, thanks.
Geza  2 points - 9/29/2015
szia. Tud valaki segí*teni? A hajó* má*r a 3. flexi tengelyt tö*ri el. Mié*rt?
Spotz125  2 points - 9/18/2015

Can somebody help me? I bought the Formula-1 Hornet boat. Now I want to set the brake off on the esc. How can I do that?
And I also have another problem: When I'm speeding up, the propeller starts to cavitate and the boat is slowing down. What I have to do?
And the last problem is, when I'm speeding up and driving a turn, the boat suddenly continues turning. What I have to do? Is that a problem of the center of gravity? Where is that?
 Caydon 1 points
Same are you running a 3 cell I am but I feel like I need to lower the prop with the screws and move the battery back a bit but I just got it so I don't know and the servo came with a rusted screw but I can replace it if it'll fix it.
 bobbo10 44 points
I am having the cavitation problem also. I lowered the motor so the prop is farther down in the water and it helped considerably. Problem is the screws that hold the motor in the transom are stripped in the wood and it slides back up. I will probably remove the servo and dry box and put in blind nuts so I can use machine screws to hold the motor in place better.
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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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