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Thrasher is a high performance RC jet boat that has been design to be the most rugged and reliable RC boat in the world. Thrasher introduces an entirely new level of versatility to its user, by dramatically increasing the options of where and how the RC boating experience can be enjoyed. Thrasher even brings RC boating off of the traditional 2D water plane and into 3 dimensions with its ability to bounce off objects in the water and leap into the air off natural and man made jumps. The high performance, rugged, reliable, and versatile qualities of Thrasher expand the fun factor of RC jet boating for all ages and experience levels.
Designed and Tested for Performance
- Patent Pending high output jet pump - we believe this to be the highest output pump of this scale available anywhere
- Uniquely designed deep v hull with Thrasher's exclusive "high lift" bow for exceptional performance in rough and big water
- Interchangeable and removable sponsons allow the pilot to fine tune handling performance
- Quick change impeller and thrust nozzle design pave the way for performance tuning
- Simple battery based performance range - We have simplified the traditional performance upgrade path by providing a powerful bushless motor and electronic speed controller that can be run from 7.4 volts (2s) all the way up to 18.5 volts (5s) without changing anything on the stock Thrasher. (see battery options further down the page)
Rugged - Toughest boats on the water!
- Heavy duty impact resistant ABS hull
- No propeller or rudder to hang up on anything (or cut anything)
- All moving parts are tucked up above the bottom plane of the hull
- Thumb screw mounted hatch lid
Reliable and Versatile
- Real time bilge vacuum to remove any water that finds its way in
- Dynamic self righting - while in motion Thrasher is balanced to find right side up
- Static self righting - if Thrasher comes to rest upside down, water will enter Thrasher's hull from the top. Once enough water has entered the hull, Thrasher will roll over allowing the pilot to navigate Thrasher back to shore to remove excess water
- Waterproof and completely sealed Electronic Speed Controller (ESC)
- Waterproof and completely sealed receiver (units that include controller)
- Cool Running - dual path, high pressure (from the jet pump) cooling with a dedicated cooling line for the ESC and a dedicated cooling line for the brushless motor
- Power management - Thrasher will drop off of plane (reduce speed dramatically) when the battery needs to be re-charged or changed. This will occur with enough advanced warning to return your Thrasher safely to shore.
Tested and Ready for Production
After 5 generations of prototypes and countless hours of testing, Thrasher is now ready for production. The design is complete and we are extremely satisfied with Thrasher's performance and reliability. We have established Thrasher's supply chain and visited all of the critical vendors. Materials have been ordered for the first 300 boats and we have begun to receive some of these materials. We need your help to "prime the production pump". Your orders will provide us with the funds that we need to place larger quantity material orders and refine the production processes. We are very excited about all of this. Our confidence is high that Thrasher volumes will soar over the next 6 months with the support of our backers.
General Specifications and Battery Options
Batteries are not included with your reward. Please use the following chart to select a battery for your Thrasher. Batteries can be found easily online from sites like e-bay or Amazon. Most local hobby stores will also carry these batteries. Be sure to purchase a charger capable of charging the battery that you select. Thrasher's battery tray will accommodate nearly all brands of batteries of the capacities shown in the chart bellow, but be sure that the maximum dimensions and weight do not exceed: max length of 165mm, max width of 50mm, and a max height of 50mm, and a maximum weight of 900 grams. Your battery will need to have an XT60 connector.
*Note: mAH range is a recommendation only, higher mAH values will yield longer run times, but battery weight should not exceed 900 grams.
Risks and challenges
Over the past 18 months we have worked through 5 generations of prototypes to arrive at the thoroughly tested and production ready Thrasher design that we have presented to you. With any new production startup, there are always risks. After 20 years of developing products, I am confident that we have identified all of the likely risks and that our team has managed them properly. We have a very strong performing product, our supply chain has been established and site visits have been made. We have already ordered enough raw materials to produce the first 300 Thrasher jet boats. What remains to be proven is: 1) Our internal assembly processes for higher volume production - these boats will be assembled in the USA, here in our Liberty Lake, WA facility. This is the single greatest reason that we need backer support. The funds that are raised from our Kickstarter campaign will help us to develop and build out our processes and tools for assembly. These funds will also help enable us to order large quantities of materials on our next order for better pricing. 2) The reliability of each of the vendors that we have very carefully chosen will meet our requirement to deliver parts on time and in compliance. And 3) that our lab and field testing will ultimately align with the real world use model that our customers will subject the Thrasher Jet Boat to. We are very confident that we have considered all reasonable risks and addressed those risks appropriately. We are also extremely committed to our customers' ultimate satisfaction and will ensure that each and every customer's issues are heard and properly addressed as we strive to earn their highest possible endorsement of our brand.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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