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Some people just like to go fast! Our members are no different. The world of fast electric R/C boats is one of the biggest growth areas in the radio control industry. The reason? High tech motors and batteries! The new brushless motors and heavy duty speed controls now available, combined with lithium-polymer batteries make fast electric boats fast, dependable and long lasting! Many modelers would argue that fast electric is even better and faster on a power-to-weight ratio than nitro (glow) powered boats. And, by being electric, our club is allowed to run in many different boating venues where noisy nitro boats are not allowed.
The Indy Admirals gather often to run our fast electrics. We have scheduled races and casual get togethers where we set out marker buoys and enjoy running a full course. There are several classes of fast electric boats. Some are based upon power set-ups while others are based on appearance and scale aesthetics. Before you buy a boat, we strongly suggest talking to one of our experienced members or knowledgable personnel at your local hobby shop. Always try to buy "hobby grade" boats from a retailer that will support you with parts and knowledge. The kinds of R/C boats you find at discount stores are usually "toy grade." They are not very fast and usually cannot be repaired. You will be disappointed. Hobby forums such as "Off Shore Electrics" and "RCGroups.com" are good places to learn more about fast electric boats. And of course, coming to an Admirals meeting or Admirals fast electric event is another great way to learn more!
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