I can't believe how much fun these alpha patrol boat. Only wish batteries didn't take 4 hours to charge. I use them in saltwater which I think is against the advice of instructions. Works fine. Buy 2 and race your friends.
Oh was a great size easy-to-use ran well looks awfully good on the water. You can rent it at night with the lights on. A Great Buy!
This is a nice alpha patrol boat and runs well. Take into account that it is not a speed boat, but runs at a good scale clip. As others have said, the parts are some-what fragile, Shoe Goo is your friend. It looks great when you add a 1/18 scale crew. It takes a bit of work, but well worth the effort. I also added navigation and compartment red lighting. Overall, this is a very nice boat and with a little effort looks even better.
Truly an OUTSTANDING model in every regard, and it performs as good as it looks. I took mine to the next level. That REALLY set it off!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this model to RC alpha patrol boat enthusiasts, and history buffs (like me). It is a head-turner. People routinely come up to me to comment on the boat and ask questions about it. Yeah, "Apocalypse Now"!!! Is Martin Sheen on that boat?? :-)