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
Hi, you can replace the stock ESC by a Turnigy Marine 60 www.link I recommend using propellers * D33 * P1.4 3 for more performance (the stock propeller already gives very good performance for the size of this www.link
From Lisbon, Portugal, My comments on this boat:
It is fas on stock with a 3S 2200mA LiPo. Never had problems with stock ESC. Reason I belive, is that I'm allways checking the water cooling hoses for bents, so flow is good! check properly the turn fins position: They should be perpendicular to the flow of water. Yet, don't try to do hard turns at high speed, it might flip. Also, try to use this boat in a quiet lake as much as you can because it will not handle waves or motion on surface of water that much. Upgrading to new setup ( not tested yet) with 3 blade HK Alu prop D32P17D18X3, and a HK 70 Amp Marine ESC ( I wanted reverse). regarding Beeps: Check if the TX is in neutral ( check trim on TX) if not it will ( beep,beep,beep continuously and you will see small motion in prop).
Picking up a few topics hereunder: using marine ESC is advisable!!! why? no airflow to cool the ESC is available when boat is closed! Yes you can use a non-marine ESC, but it might be bigger ( to compensate/drain heat), and bigger means heavier!!! Water cooling is much more efficient than air cooling! So, if you have a calm water lake, this boat will rock... and scare all the ducks around! :)
I Love this boat. I put a Turnigy 60A ESC and a 4S LiPo to this little boat... This boat is flying... Very fast, and plenty of power... Never run more than 80% throtle otherwise it will flip... The Stock motor is capable of 4S, very cool with active water coolant...
Hey BenVK it's a matter of physics solid state electronics generate heat how you dissipate the heat is another thing i'm playing with fan cooled esc's in my boats will post results excessively o/size ESC's loose low speed sensitivity hope this helps
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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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.