A beautifully crafted R/C sailboat, fully built and ready to run. All required items are installed, including mainsail winch, steering servo and all rigging, sail and hardware. All you need to do is add your own receiver and battery! Boat hull is based entirely on an ocean going racing yacht and moulded in fibreglass with a perfect gelcoat and enamel painted finish. Don't be mistaken in thinking these boats are slow and boaring. In a stiff breeze they can be extremely quick and perform turns rapidly, proving to be very exciting.
Length : 800mm
Height : 1520mm
Weight : 1.4kg
Area of Sails : 0.25m2
Ballast weight: 1.3kg
Required. Radio System (2ch) Receiver battery.
Note: Please ensure you fill the keel ballast to 1.2kg or heavier. Lead shot, bearings or bolts/nuts will be sufficient. Keeping them in place with epoxy.
What does it take to get a reply from customer service? I have attempted three times to place an order for two sailboats. Each time I get a message thanking me for my order, but the payment and shipment process never takes place. I have sent reply emails asking for clarification, but with no response for weeks and weeks. I have never had such difficulty placing an order in my life. Can somebody please contact me or process my order for two Surmounts from the US warehouse?
when this boat falls to bits dont think about informing hobbyking as they dont reply to you,only thing is to bin it and count your self lucky you have not spent more money.keep well away and use a company that cares about its customers as its clear this one does not.
Instructions are hard to read (English). Requires receiver battery (rechargeable) 2 channel transmitter (8 rechargeable batteries) lead or other weight for keel (I bought some bb's not sure how many or if enough will fit for 1.2KG) Can't wait to try ... I plan to have kayak with me in case I need to go out and get it. Don't forget to put sails on before you attach mast stay lines. And don't forget charger that will work with transmitter and receiver batteries.
Yes, you can remove mast but isn't going to be easy.
31 thumbs up!
Today I received the order and summarize their quality:
- Packing medium quality - Quality of screw bad - shaft screw of the flap comes last - rudder servo very bad - The mast comes with thread past few screws - The only good news is that the case is fiberglass but with a very thick layer of gel-coat "brittle" - Out of lead from the bullet
Overall quality "Chinese" seems more a toy than a quality RC boat. Need a few hours to adjust the pieces correctly.
Hoy he recibido el pedido y resumo su la calidad:
- Embalaje regular - Calidad de la tortillería mala - La rosca del eje de la aleta viene pasada - El servo del timón muy malo el de velas regular - El mástil viene con algunos tornillos pasados de rosca - Lo único bueno es el caso que es de fibra de vidrio aunque con una capa muy gruesa de gel-coat quebradiza - Fata el plomo del la bala
Calidad general “china” parece más un juguete que un barco RC. Necesita algunas horas para ajustar las piezas correctamente.
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17 thumbs up!
I would be more accurate in my review on this product. I could compare it with other boats from other best-known brands such as Kyosho. Packing: medium quality (nothing broken). Hull: Good Quality, made in fiberglass, but with a very thick gel-coat (it is brittle). Candles: good material but with an average quality of construction. Servos: Quality medium. The rudder servo is really bad. Bullet and rudder: medium quality. The screw to hold the bullet and the screw to attach the wing to the hull are really bad. I recommend putting a brass tube in the axis of the rudder. (It comes too easily). Screws Mast: It was easily oxidized (little Chinese steel hardness very bad) Mast: Anodized aluminum (anodized medium quality) has a few dark spots. Some screws on the mast are threaded past. Crib: Made with medium quality wood (probably “ayus”). Need a good coating and It is some small. Final opinion: If you want to start a boat without spending much money is good. If you are a professional’s hobby man needs to spend some hours to review and adjust some parts.
Me gustarías ser más preciso en mi revisión sobre este producto. He podido compararlo con otros barcos de otras marcas más conocidas como Kyosho.
Embalaje: calidad regular aunque no viene nada roto.
Casco: Calidad buena, hecho en fibra de vidrio pero con una capa muy gruesa de gel-coat (es algo quebradizo).
Velas: buena tela pero con una construcción de calidad media.
Servos: Calidad regular, el de dire
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6 thumbs up!
Really, What is not to like about this? Fiberglass hull, strong yet light, servo's installed and fast delivery.
Will try it this weekend, would really want to order more sails for various conditions.
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Vicente of Spain
5 thumbs up!
I am a model aircraft enthusiast and am not experienced with the ships.
For a few days I received it and already I have it mounted.
It came quite in good condition, except the table of servos that had become detached. A bit of epoxi and I list.
I have filled the keel ballast with lead shot and they have entered 715 grams.
For lack of testing navigation, I feel very satisfied with the result.
I think that it is an advisable purchase
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4 thumbs up!
I have built and sailed this boat for several months in sea water and must say I am very satisfied with it, even in hard wind. It is easy to manover. All servos work well, and it is easy to trim the sail. The keel has enough weight, 1.3 kg. I filled up the keel bubble with melted lead. There is only one thing to complain about. The screws and hardware should be stainless steel, or something that resists rust.