Friday, 17 August 2012



The RTR Impulse 26 is a great little boat - but it's a bit pokey for my tastes.  I did a little research and found a suitable 3S power combo - the Turnigy ADS400L 3700kv motor driven by the Birdie 70A Boat ESC.

What a difference the brushless power makes!  I recorded a 49km/h top speed (around 30mph) which made the boat a real blast.  I was impressed with the hull's stability as well.  Even in the mild chop it held pretty steady.

I was pretty happy with the 70A Birdie ESC, except there was no reverse!  Not much need for it at these speeds however.


Boat:
http://www.snhobbies.com/product_info.php?cPath=108&products_id=3151


Motor:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17152__ADS400L_Water_cooled_Brushless_Outrunner_3700kv_600w.html

ESC:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19437__Birdie_70A_Brushless_Boat_ESC_w_5A_BEC.html