Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 05 Jul 2011 11:26 am

Radio Controlled Boats – Stay Alert and Be Cool, Not a Fool!

I am sure that the last thing you want to hear when you are ready to launch your radio controlled boat is to slow down a little and take your time. After all, you have been looking forward to this moment and now you want to have some fun! That is exactly why you need to take a deep breath and use some common sense. Good judgment prior to launch might just help you avoid problems during your outing.

Look Around Be very aware of other radio controlled boats and operators in your vicinity. Remember that even though you have a controller, something could happen that is unpredictable. Interference or water fowl could enter your field of operations and cause havoc. Always try to stay ahead of potential problems be assuming that something could happen. In other words, do not let yourself be surprised by the actions of others. Play defensively!

Be Cool Believe it or not, intentionally disrupting that flock of floating birds, if they are still there, is not really that cool. Besides, in most all places, it is either illegal or seriously ill-advised. Also, do not launch and operate your radio controlled boat in and around aquatic life such as marsh and reeds and the like. When you do this, it is only a matter of time before you foul your prop, and if your boat is out in the middle of the lake, guess who is going swimming?

Look Out Below You should double check the water depth if you are unfamiliar with your launch area. With the high rpms of the prop, even little rocks can cause damage. And, you want to make sure that the hull does not come into contact with the bottom. Here again, just a moment of caution is all that is needed to avoid problems or damage to your radio controlled boat.

Keep in mind these several items and your play day will be enjoyable, and your radio controlled boat will stay in tip-top condition for your next outing.

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