I am considering buying one of these nitro boats. but i have a question about the return to shore operation. Does it work good? I dont want to have to swim after it you know. Also, how does it work? Does it have a sepperate battery for it. Someone tell me all about it please.....
Yes, it works, but I have still had to swim for my boat. You see it works of the same batteries that run the receiver and servos, when you pull the throttle stick all the way back, the servo make contact with two pieces of copper that close the circuit that powers a small electric motor that turn the prop (very slowly). This all works very well if you run out of gas, but if you're receiver or throttle servo get wet, this system will not work. Hope this helps.
The return to shore works as well as need under good conditions. Don't get it in sea weed or it will stop dead in the water. It moves the boat very slowly to shore and is not intended for cruising aroud the lake. I still keep a little back up boat handy to push any of my boats home, but the return to shore usually works if used with some caution. Definately still better than not havig it!
Keep the wet side down