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How to fix a rc boat that works out of water but not in

When i put it in the water it works for a second then stops but,it works fine out of water. I can mess with the levers for a while and it works but,only for a few seconds.

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Change the esc its been wet and caused a electrical short. its almost cheaper to buy another zig zag or a totally different boat rather then repair that one.

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Hi i just bot a bass boat with a 40 hp mercury motor that has ben sitting up for 8 or ten years. so what should i do before i try to start it again because it wont start at all

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How is the prop shafts removed for maintenance?

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Engines might run for a second but very sporatic battery is good it acts like there is a short in the system

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When i put it in the water and start going it works for a few feet in my control then it starts going in circles

the battery sometimes doesn't get charged very well. When the batter is low, it goes on auto pilot. When this happens to me, I'm usually turning the boat, which makes it go in circles until the batter dies. I learned that keeping the battery cool when charging will help it charge better to prevent this until fifteen or so minutes.

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You should never run the boat out of water! The shafts heat up in the shaft tube and freeze up. Then your done.
I own a company "H2O Hobbies"
We sell ready to run Riva boats such as yours. Many other people sell these same boats from the same manufacturer in vietnam. BUT - These are display all models.
My company works with the manufacturer to create each model with removable covers to access the motor etc... inside. The models are made waterproof by lining the inside of the hull with fiberglass. We use high quality brushless motors (1) with hardened steel u-joint coupling to the shaft which is 4mm stainless steel and attach a beril-copper balanced propeller. This setup is bulletproof. It took about a year of testing several different components to find the right set of matched components to get the best performance and reliability.
We use 2 7.2v battery packs in series = 14.4v.
See youtube videos - search scalemodelpowderful.
My suggestion is to put your boat on a shelf because that is what is was made for and buy one from us which is waterproof and accessable to work on if necessary. Go to or call me 612-325-2345 - Mark I am the Director of product development. I build the RC boats myself.

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RC 3: 5, 6, 7, 3, 2
RC 4: 7, 6, 8, 8, 4
RC 5: 5, 3, 8, 1, 4
RC 6: 2, 4, 4, 6, 2

1.Turn on R155 without disc inserted
2. Press and hold Play and Stop for 5 seconds then release
3. Press menu
4. enter code for current region as above i.e if you have a region 4 type: 7, 6, 8, 8, 4
5. The region is displayed in the top right.
6. You have about 5 seconds to enter the new region (1,2,3,4,5,6 or 9 for multiregional)

Works just fine on my region 4 R155. Hope this helps.

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