RC vehicles are the go-to choice for many hobbyists, and they are a lot cooler than you might think. With a massive selection of different RC models to choose from, these things can keep people entertained for hours on end. Of course, there’s always going to be people that do these hobbies in their spare time, but there’s also folks out there who take these remote control vehicles to the next level.
Whether you’re talking RC cars, drones, planes, or boats, people are bound to be tempted to push the limits of these little machines. Low battery power from factory spec toys inspires some of the more intense gearheads out there to modify the battery packs and supporting parts, which are plentiful. But, just how far can you go with one of these things? Well, let’s take the above RC speed boat, for example. This badass racing boat currently holds the world record for the fastest RC boat. Check out those high-speed passes!
Believe it or not, remote control boat racing is a pretty popular event in certain places. How else are you going to figure out who has the fastest boat? These things are decked out with all kinds of fancy brushless motors and lipo batteries, and each one of these fast boats are ready to run at full throttle. Lots of people like to use the more traditional fiberglass deep v-hull, but this boat uses more of a catamaran boat design, with two hulls that help with self-righting and avoiding a capsize.
The name of the game in this event is to get your race boat to grab the fastest top speed within a 100 meter span of water. That’s exactly what this pro boat racer did, and he captured a record speed of 206 MPH. Just wait until the very last run in this video to see what this thing is really made of! The sounds alone that this thing makes as it hydroplanes across the water are absolutely wicked. That is truly one fast RC boat. That radio control powerboat that you bought on Amazon has got nothing on this guy!
I’ve never been deeply invested in electric RC boats, but this video kind of changes my mind a bit. It makes me want to go out and pick up one of my own. It looks like it’d be an incredibly fun time ripping around on the water. There’s no need for a full-sized boat when you’ve got a toy like this to keep you preoccupied. It’s pretty wild to see these things break the 200 MPH barrier, but whoever wants to break the current record better bring some serious steam.