The Radio Ranger is a RC boat with a twist. Just like a normal remote control boat, it can zoom through the water and make quick turns with ease. However, there's a spin on this boat's design, allowing you to attach a fishing pole to the back. Not only can you have fun driving the boat at a nearby lake or pond, you can catch some fish while you're at it. This boat's ability to multitask is just one of several reasons why we bestowed upon it our Top Ten Reviews Silver Award.
The boat has a range of 350 feet, which is longer than the average 250-foot range of most RC boats. You don't have to worry about going out of range if you have a large body of water to cover. This gives you a higher probability of scoring a catch. With RC fishing, you can cover more ground and access those undisturbed areas you wouldn't normally be able to cast to. Unfortunately, when we tested the boat, the ducks were fleeing and stirred up the water, so we didn't have luck catching any fish. Although this RC boat is much larger than others, it is still capable of going up to 20 miles per hour, which is quite fast.
It measures in at 34 inches long, 8-inches wide and 6-inches tall. Since the boat features dual propellers it is strong enough to maneuver both powerfully and quickly after you catch a fish. Ifyou aren't in the mood to fish or have no interest in it all, you can still operate the boat without connecting the fishing pole.
Included with this RC boat is a custom fishing pole that you attach to the hull. It is slightly longer than a foot and is made of a flexible, bright yellow plastic. There is a small hole at the top of the pole where you can tie a piece of fishing line and attach a bobber. The included pole can help you reel in fish weighing up to 2 pounds.
If you are shooting for larger fish, you can still use your regular fishing pole, but you can have the RC boat drive your line out into the water instead of casting it. A Velcro connector pad is included with the boat, and you use it to connect your line to the RC pole. You can either pull the line off yourself to disconnect it from the boat, or the line will release itself when a fish bites.
The boat is entirely ready-to-run – after you charge the battery, of course. All supplies and accessories you need to tackle the waves with your RC boat are included. There's also a plastic display stand that you can use after your runs to showcase the Radio Ranger. It also comes with a bobber and some fishing line, and you can decorate the boat to your liking with the included sticker decals. This can help differentiate your boat from others and make the boat look even sleeker.
Also included are batteries for both the transmitter and for the boat itself. Before you hit the water the first time, you have to charge the boat battery for five hours. This charge time is much slower than most. If you want to have multiple runs in a day, this can be a bit of a bummer, so it may be advantageous to purchase multiple batteries. On the plus side, the boat has a runtime of 20 minutes, which is twice as long as some boats.
The manufacturer includes two instruction documents that are very detailed and easy to understand. There is even a handy checklist for what you need to do before running the boat. If you are a beginner to the RC boating hobby, the thorough instructions make getting started a lot less intimidating.
The Radio Ranger comes with a two-year warranty, which is the longest of all the RC boats we reviewed. The manufacturer offers telephone support, and you can also call for replacement parts or information on upgrading your boat to make it even better. You can also find several YouTube videos online showing the boat in action or read online reviews as well.
The Radio Ranger is easily one of the best radio controlled boats out there. Everything you need to get up and running is included, and the boat performs fantastically. It has all the right features to appeal to RC enthusiasts, including a long range and fast speed. Plus, it has the unique capability of catching fish. With this RC boat, you can kill two birds with one stone: catch fish and have some recreational fun while you are at it.
The boat has an incredibly long range of 350 feet.
This boat has much slower charging times than other RC boats on the market.
The Radio Ranger RC boat is fast, durable and can even catch fish. It appeals to both hobbyists and beginners and is the one of the best remote control boats available.