Toys which are miniature versions of real-life vehicles have always fascinated people, especially when the vehicles, planes, cars, and boats are expensive. The challenge of controlling these vehicles is greater, when the vehicles are controlled using wireless methods, and are some distance away from the user, as the environmental conditions may change over a period of time. Learning to use these remote controlled gadgets is also quite challenging, and there are many competitions held where gadgets or vehicles compete against each other. So increasingly people are interested in a remote control boat which can be used to cover long distances over water, for fishing and other activities and are conveniently and safely controlled from the shore.
As the prices of remote control toys and other gadgets have become more affordable, the number of people of all ages owning and using these RC boats has greatly increased. There are many boats which are designed for children and adults, and their features will vary accordingly. The boats for children are easy to operate and have a number of safety features so that the child is not hurt if he or she makes a mistake. There are a large number of boats available for adults which differ depending on the specifications of the boat, and purpose for which they have been purchased
Some of the RC boats are designed for racing over water, and operate at high speeds of 60 km per hour or more and using for boat races in RC clubs. It is also important to check the operating range of the boats, the distance over which the boat can be controlled remotely using the radio controller which is supplied with the boat. There are other RC boats which are designed for finding fish. The power, capacity, and speed of the boat will depend on the rating, number, and type of motors, and the fish finder boats will be able to carry a weight of 1.5 kg. The boat has an antenna which has to be fixed as specified, and the range of the boat is about 400 meters.
There are other boats which are miniature models of existing boats and ships. Miniature submarines and warships which are exact miniature replicas of the original are popular among boating enthusiasts. Most of these boats with remote controls are operating at a frequency of 2.4 GHz. The boats will have two or four channels for control using the controller. Increasingly boats are supplied with brushless motors as they are more efficient and do not heat up. The boat may overturn in windy conditions when there is turbulence in the water, so it is better to purchase the remote control boat with a single hull, which are more stable than catamarans and other boats.
So those wishing to purchase a remote-controlled boat should decide the purpose for which they require the boat and their budget and choose the RC boat accordingly.