« Black and Clear Glass Chess Set Berkley Lady Coated Fish Gloves, Pink » 3 thoughts on “30″ RC SYMA Century Boat Radio Remote Control R/C Racing Yacht with Display Stand” 122 of 133 people found the following review helpful Impressive – fast, May 24, 2010 By Amazon Customer – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: 30″ RC SYMA Century Boat Radio Remote Control R/C Racing Yacht with Display Stand (Toy) It was only $32 when I bought it on Amazon.A major point not noted in the instructions is that the motors in this boat only run when the boat is in the water (safety issue I presume).Other than that, it’s fairly high quality, quite durable (survives head-on crashes into the side of a swimming pool at full speed), and runs for about 15 minutes on a charge if you use the throttle modestly. And yes, this thing hauls ! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) Reply 35 of 38 people found the following review helpful Not bad for the price. Here is why it’s so inexpensive, February 12, 2014 By Amazon Customer (Atlanta, GA United States) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: 30″ RC SYMA Century Boat Radio Remote Control R/C Racing Yacht with Display Stand (Toy) Ok, so I bought this with the full intention of modifying it from the get go. However, a few observations that could help those of you who are not hobbyists understand why it’s so inexpensive. First, an observation that it’s not white as in the pictures but off-white. That’s slightly annoying but tolerable. The reason this is so inexpensive is that the speed controller for the motors and the AM radio receiver are one circuit board. It was well sealed up in it’s container (good) but being one board means that any failure results in an entire new board. Also replacing the board will require soldering and I also doubt you can purchase just a new board. I don’t recommend pushing this with a bigger voltage pack unless you don’t mind modifying it as I’m going to since this being a toy-grade rather than a hobby-grade it’s not really meant to be repairable. Also, the speed controller is very simple. The motors are either fully on or off. What this means is that for going forward both motors come on full blast and then to turn the boat one motor will shut off completely and one motor will remain on fully. While this works it won’t lead to nice smooth control or being able to slowly crawl around on the lake unless you “pulse” the throttle. Not surprising but this is what makes it so inexpensive compared to a hobby grade boat. I does seem to work however and the water sensor works as advertised so I can’t really complain here for the price. If I had one gripe it would be that they put the motors in a place where it will be hard to replace them due to there not being enough clearance to get a screwdriver in there and loosen the screws. They at least don’t appear to be glued in (positive) but won’t be easy to replace (negative). Might have to end up doing some cutting with the dremel tool if I need to replace them. This is the one item the average consumer should be able to replace but they main it more difficult to do so than it should be. Again, though, they don’t really intend for you to be able to repair this boat. Overall for $50 you can’t really find anything better out there for the size. It’s a nice platform for basic rc boating and will serve well enough for the modifications I have in mind. We’ll have this boat automated with a microcontroller and upgraded speed controllers and radio in no time. 🙂 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) Reply 64 of 76 people found the following review helpful Very cool, fast and lot’s of fun., June 28, 2011 By Ram, Florida – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: 30″ RC SYMA Century Boat Radio Remote Control R/C Racing Yacht with Display Stand (Toy) I bought this for my 9 years old son. He has a lot of fun with it. The boat is pretty fast, and the battery’s charge last for a over 20 minutes, which can deliver tons of fun. The size and the shape is is really nice and the price is absolutely right. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.