Photos of Winter Spectacular 2015

Over the past weekend we attended the Model Boat Club of NSW, Annual Winter Spectacular.

Congratulations to the MBCNSW for hosting a well organised and attended event. It was a pleasure to watch some of Australia’s best model power boat racers, fighting it out for the prestigious trophies.

Head over to our Facebook page to see a complete photo album of more than eighty photos of the action!

MBCNSW Winter Spectacular 2015

RCBB 1-Piece Stinger and Rudder (Strudder)

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RCBB Strudder

Our friends at RC Boat Bitz are at it again, continuing to develop the RCBB OEM line of hardware for fast electric boats. The latest addition is a 1 piece stinger and rudder assembly, appropriately nick named the ‘strudder’.

Designed for mono’s between 30-40″, there is no simpler way to install a rudder and stinger on your new hull. Ready for a 3/16 drive line, the strudder comes with full angle adjustments and a interior mounting bracket for durability.

Our favourite feature is the ability to adjust the stinger height travel via 2 bolts threaded into the outside mounting plate.

As a result, you can make your fine tune adjustments without having to loosen nuts inside the boat. As always to read more and to see the detailed specifications and features of this great new product, simply click on the ‘more…’ button below.

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Omen Zenoah Race Engines

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Omen Zenoah Engine

We are constantly chasing the best possible performance modifications available for our radio controlled model boats. Our petrol or gas powered RC boats all have Zenoah Marine engines installed.

Zenoah marine engines that come direct from the factory are not overly aggressive, instead they are setup and tuned to ensure longevity and consistent performance for the average recreational hobbyist.

The Omen Zenoah modified engines are extremely fast and ultra reliable packages that compare with any other modified Zenoah engine on the market today.

As always to read more and to see the detailed specifications on these engines, simply click on the ‘more…’ button below.

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RC Boat Bitz (RCBB)

RC Boat Bitz

RC Boat Bitz

RC Boat Bitz (RCBB) is an Australian owned and operated radio controlled model boat store. As a family run business, they have built their foundations on providing  customers with great service, quality products and an honest price.

Years of commitment to the hobby have positioned RCBB as  Australia’s leading and most trusted name in radio controlled scale boats and accessories.

Dedicated to their brand and reputation, RC Boat Bitz protect their customers by covering all of our products with liability insurance.  Peace of mind that you will not receive when buying online on eBay or from overseas fly by the night retailers.

Our personal experiences have with RCBB have shown their committed to challenging the status quo.  They have partnered with industry leading manufacturers to design and develop their own range of OEM scale boat parts.

These products have quickly been embraced by offshore retailers who carry the RC Boat Bitz range of products in their stores and websites around the world.

No matter if you’re looking for a spare part to get your boat running again or a complete ready to run package, RCBB are well stocked with everything you could ever possibly need to hit the water.

Hobbywing Seaking 180A V3

Hobbywing Seaking 180A

For many years now, we have used the Hobbywing Seaking ESC’s in our small to medium sized hulls. These electronic speed controllers have survived the hours of abuse that we have thrown at them. Allowing us to upgrade our motors, batteries and props without blowing up the all important speed controller.

In the past you were able to buy a re-branded version of the Hobbywing Seaking ESC named a Turnigy T180, but unfortunately Hobby King decided to no longer stock the product. However we have some great news today, our good friends at RC Boat Bitz now have stock in Australia of the genuine Hobbywing Seaking 180amp ESC!

As always to read more and to see the detailed specifications and features of this ESC, simply click on the ‘more…’ button below.

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Fuel IV Bag System

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Fuel Bag System

Here at RCBoatBuilder we are split down the middle on two different methods of fuelling our modified Zenoah engines in our RC boats.  Daniel uses modified nitro gas tanks to store the fuel in his hulls and Aaron uses modified medical grade intravenous bags.

Today’s how-to guide covers the intravenous (baxter) bag option.  IV bags, fuel bags, fuel cells, gas bags and fuel bladders; are a group of commonly used names for polypropylene bags that can store fuel in RC boats. For the purpose of this article we will refer to them as a fuel bag.

One of the primary benefits of running a fuel bag setup is that it creates a closed fuel system. Standard vented gas tanks are susceptible to inhaling water in the unfortunate event of you flipping or sinking your RC boat.

As always to read more and to see photos of a fuel bag installation, simply click on the ‘more…’ button below.

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MBCNSW 2015 Winter Spectacular

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NSW Model Boat Club

Our friends at the Model Boat Club of New South Wales (MBCNSW) are holding their annual Winter Spectacular at the Sydney International Regatta Centre this coming weekend. The event is shaping up to be one of the best of the year with more than fifty competitors entering over two hundred boats into the various classes.

Racers from Victoria, Queensland and South Australia will be fighting it out against the New South Wales locals for the highly prized perpetual trophies and titles.

From all accounts the event will be well run with a dedicated practice day on Thursday 6th August, timed practice sessions of Friday 7th and a full weekend of racing held over Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2015.

Visitors and spectators are welcome to come along and see the fastest and best model power boat racing in Australia! Aaron and Daniel from RCBoatBuilder will be there and wearing one of our t-shirts or jumpers, so if you see us please come and say hello.

CC Racing Monster V2 Exhaust

CC Racing Monster V2

CC Racing Monster V2

The Monster V2 exhaust is the latest tuned pipe from CC Racing.  Following on from the success of the Powermaster and Monster V1, this stainless steel tuned pipe is one of the most powerful ‘off the shelf’ exhaust systems available for modified Zenoah marine engines.

In kit form the system comes complete with a no leak water cooled exhaust flange, 1″ O.D. stainless steel header, alloy tuned pipe clamp and of course the Monster V2 stainless steel tuned pipe with adjustable length internal stinger.

It not only looks the part but also provides monster performance, just like its name suggests. In short this kit provides extreme bottom end torque while turning high RPM on modified engines.

We took the opportunity to put the Monster V2 exhaust through its paces on one of our Omen Race Engines modified Zenoah G300 power units.

As always to read more and to see photos and video, simply click on the ‘more…’ button below.

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