There are many great hobbies out there, though some would argue that one is more fun than the other. Let's take radio control boats as an example. This is a fine hobby to say the last, and it offers quite a few avenues of excitement. Before you rush out to buy any RC boats however, there are a few things you ill need to look at, and you will of course need to determine just what you are looking for when it comes to radio control boats. If you are new to the world of RC boats, you're definitely in for some great surprises!
Before you start, you will need to determine whether you want to purchase an RTR boat or a model kit. RTR stands for: Ready to Run, and they come in one piece. That being the case, you can take them out of the box and drop them in the water after the charging period. If you want to go with a model kit however, you will need to do a bit of work. The obvious question here is why you would go with a model kit when RTR boats are easy enough to start with.
The benefits of using model kits for radio control boats are numerous. For one, you will be able to choose the power source, and in addition to that you can choose the aesthetic of the boat. This is a luxury that the RTR boats would not allow you, and you might just find that there is a specific style you want that is only available in a motor type that you don't want.
On the subject of motor types for radio control boats, there are two. The first and most obvious type is electric, and this is actually the cheaper alternative as you can recharge the battery as many times as you need to. The one problem however is that the batteries tend to die quickly, and these motors do not have the same level of power as their petrol counterparts.
A gas engine might be a good choice if you're looking for high power levels or simply a sense of authenticity. These are more expensive, and they can be a bit more dangerous for beginners, but most who own them find that they are superior in almost every way to the battery operated boats. That being the case, you might want to look into a gas powered RTR or model once you get a bit more experience under your belt.
Owning radio control boats is fun, operating one is even more fun. If you're looking for a new hobby or something to pass the time with, then try this one on for size and see where it takes you. There is plenty of open water to travel!