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Magic Vee

Friday 20 August 2010

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The basics

What the Magic Vee RC-controlled speedboat lacks in size, it makes up for in speed. Powered by its water cooled motor, it can charge through the wet stuff at a top speed of 20km/h.
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Anonymous

loved it dev got to get one

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Dionne

Fantasic product! Love it! Would like to know where to buy one from?

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MMLakin

I NEED ONE !!!! It looks awesome but i would like to know where to get one from ?

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Ricky84

Google guys plenty come up in search, £37 the best i came across.

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Shaun

you can get them from Antics for only £39.99 great deal

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Anonymous

on this website you can get the magic vee for £37.99! http://www.speedymodels.com/magic-vee-rtr-micro-ep-speed-boat-1916-p.asp that is the cheapest deal i have found in 50 mins

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Nicholas

i want to buy the magic vee boat but dont know what shops sell them please help (and i dont want to buy online.) THANK YOU.

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Anonymous

me wantie

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Anonymous

wow that thing was quick i so want one

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Anonymous

dionne btw they do them at www.myhobbystore.co.uk :)

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nelly

I got my from www.hurricanemodels.co.uk, they have them in stock for about £38, they have them on the shelf in store if you don't want to order on-line.

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broders

That looks so cool, and what better endorsement!

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vasey

I am looking at buying one of these boats but i cant find the amount of playing time you get after a full charge and how long it takes to charge?? any informatin would be great...

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gadget boy

What is the batrey life/runing time of the Magic Vee? Thanks.

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Daniel

The Cheapest is Jacksons Models - £34.99!!!!!!!!!!! and spare batteries are only £8.25

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kirsty

Just got this from accessmodels.co.uk came really quickly and well packed taken it out and its really quick and one of the best things ive ever bought. 10 out of 10 for shops service.

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lealea1976

we just purchased the magic vee speedboat from Speedy Models in Preston, Lancs!!

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matt

You can this boat for £37.99 at www.speedymodels.com . heres the direct link to it http://www.speedymodels.com/magic-vee-rtr-micro-ep-speed-boat-1916-p.asp

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James

Where is the best place to buy one? can you link please?

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pazza

I just bought one from pegasus models in Norwich, for £35.99! It says £39.99 on the box but when I went in he took off another 10%

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robert

i so want one were cani i get one

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duck918

wow

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MichaelH77

This looked awesome on the show! Will be buzzing round canary wharf in the very near future :) May need a fishing net to retrieve it from the water though! lol

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colgadgetlie

COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want one for my b'day

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jman213

THESE LOOK WELL AWSOME I WANT ONE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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pazza666

Is anybody else having trouble with it filling up with water???

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Stewart Dickson

Bought one of these for £39.99 from EMF hobbies in Glasgow. First time out it filled up with water motor cut out and sank. Phoned shop and guy there said without boat no refund and it was probably the way I used it which caused it to sink. I should have put tape round the canopy!!!!. No mention of this in the instructions. (I've been rc modelling for 10 years- first boat though) Got a guy at the park with waders to go in and fish it out took it back to shop. Guy returned it to Ripmax for inspection and about 5 days later got a new one. Apparent problem with old one was a small tear in the tube feeding water to the heatsink on motor causing boat to fill up with water. Also i noticed the the speed controller wasnt sealed properly at the motor wires end so that would account for the motor cutting out once water got in. (although guy in the model shop still got a dig in that it was probably me that was the problem) The new boat is noticaebly slower but I cant be bothered with the hassle of dealing with the same shop again and getting it exchanged again. (a new motor is £5 so I'm going to try that) Anyway. Sealed new boat up with tape around canopy and there is still water ingress from somewhere. I suspect the motor shaft exit or the rudder linkage grommet. Also I noticed that on both boats the throttle stutters every now and then and also steers better right than left (mentions this steering attribute in the manual though). Steering feels very mushy sometimes and other times fails to respond at all. Sometimes turns very sharp and other times turns in a large arc with the same steering input. This happens in both directions. You get about 8 mins on a full charge with the power dropping off noticeably after about 3 mins. It takes about 1 hour to charge. ( I have 2 batteries and both behave the same) Just my tuppence worth but theres no denying it's a lot of fun when it's running properly.

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Anonymous

This is a great boat, I got one in the summer and have used it twice, it is very nimble and adjile. So if you want a cheap boat to take down the local lake; this is the boat for you!

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Topcat1965

What a stunning piece of kit. Fast, agile,great fun and a doddle to set up. Roll on summer and spare batteries and this baby is going to see alot of water. Every home needs a Magic Vee.

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Stephen Pearson

Total scam - i think the Gadget Show oversold its crednetials - battery is rubbish, mine also sank after 5 minutes after having filled wth water -

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Anonymous

i got one of these a few months ago. It was amazing for the first few weeks, however when I tried it on a local river, water got in and my magic vee no longer works. If you are a real RC enthusiast i would replace the original brushed motor with a small brushless motor and seal the boat up properly.

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Anonymous

It needs setting up properly as turns are not the same left and right. small amount of water gets in but not much. good fun for the money

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