Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Model Boater goes 98.8 MPH in fullsize electric hydro
Its not a slow boat for shure...
About 3 minutes into it he comes back. Its a two part video shot at different locations.
This is just 2 cool. Period. Michael Bontoft in the US has done a race with his fullscale hydroplane boat outfitted with an electric motor and Li-Po RC batteries to an average SAW speed of 98.8 MPH and a one way pass of 102 MPH. Thats 159 & 164 kmt. Lost of batteries and lots of chargers... :)
Basic specs: 133 Volt, Enerland Li-Pos, brushed motor, about 75 hp, max 900 amps and a 7.7" prop at 8200 rpms.
I think this is the fastest electric driven man-operated boat now (still unofficial by UIM etc).