RC ADVENTURES – MAKE an RC FiSHiNG SETUP! Also – FLOATiNG RAMP DIY – THRASHER JET BOAT

RC ADVENTURES – MAKE an RC FiSHiNG SETUP! Also – FLOATiNG RAMP DIY – THRASHER JET BOAT


– [Aaron] Okay, so I was going through my Facebook and I saw a
very interesting question. It came from Kevin Miller,
and he said, “Hey Aaron, “where did you get the fishing
setup for the Thrasher, “and can you show us
how you made the ramp? “Thanks.” Well sure, man, I’ll try to
help you out the best I can. This is my streamline RC Thrasher jet boat where I did a fishing
video earlier in the year. I went out to a place
called Chestmere Lake in Alberta, Canada where I live. Had my fishing license,
of course, and there’s no issues with fishing with a boat like this. What I had done is because
the Thrasher jet boat actually has a lid that
just pops on top like most RC boats do, I took
my lid and I modified it. Now this jet boat actually runs
on a 6S light bulb battery. You can run less power
through it, but 6S is what I like to put through it. And instead of robbing
any power from this, I like to set up my RCs
a little bit differently. It’s definitely not the
best way or the right way. I’m not claiming anything like that. But just to kind of show
you how this is done, I’ll break it down
because of the question. This here is a capal winch. You can use any winch
you want, 1/10th scale actual functioning winch where there’s a motor on this side and a
strong motor on this side. I wrapped this whole winch
after the fishing video. I did a 100-pound test line for the video, which was silly on my part. And now I’ve got about
an eight-pound on there. The reason why I did that,
and I wasn’t thinking in the first video, is
that if I have a huge fish that actually does chomp
on this, I want it to have the ability to brake if
we get into any trouble, you know, if he’s dragging
this to the bottom. And this boat actually being
26 inches long tip to tail has quite a bit of buoyancy to it. Eventually this line
would break and it would pop back up to the top regardless. So this here, the way I
have the winch installed on top of the lid, was
I drilled it through, put a grommet in, and
here’s the power connector that goes into a separate
electronic speed control. This is basically running as
my winch controller, right, ’cause the boat’s gonna get very far away from me on the water and
a handheld controller or something for the winch, it doesn’t reach, you
know, it goes out of range. So something like this that’s plugged right into my receiver for
my main radio of the boat allows me to send signal
to this ESC, which gives power to the winch, which
allows me to spool in and out. Notice, for all the RC hobbyists
out there, that I do not have my red wire connected
because I don’t need to be powering the receiver
with this battery and ESC. Yes, I would run a separate
small 2S light bulb battery just off to the side, just
something tiny, really no weight to it. But that has its own power source and can be removed
completely from the boat without messing up anything on the inside. Pretty cool. So back here what I came
up with, and it was just parts that I had laying
around, but I’d been thinking about it for awhile,
is this is a three-link truss, aluminum truss for an axial
SCX10, the original one. This here, this whole long
rod, is just a suspension link with two rod ends on the end. One was from my build optimus overkill. This is one of the extras that
I had that’s anodized glue. And a chrome one on the end,
which I just have a ton of these anyway. This one here is actually the Y setup for the three-link suspension. Normally this would be hooking
into the back dif, right, this areas, and these two
would be the suspension links. I added two rod ends on the end here because I didn’t want,
when the fish was on, I didn’t want it to be pulled
over, right, so I didn’t want it to be going off to the edge. And it’s basically helping me keep it in. Now I could probably run
extra fishing lines down here but I don’t really need to do that. One was plenty. So right here, the reason I
have this, and what this is is shrink tube over a very
small spring tube itself, and when the fish is
on, you can see visually I’m able to see that
there was a fish there. This is some nitrile fuel tubing. I ran it through the center
of the suspension link or the truss right here
so I didn’t actually cut this line prematurely. It’s actually acting as a
buffer between the aluminum, and it’s a great thing
that I can again see that there’s a fish there. So that’s how I set up
the electronics here. On the inside, the
beautiful Thrasher (laughs). Here is the jet drive
where this powerful motor is actually pushing. It’s getting the water from the inlet and pushing it through the back jet. This is the propulsion area. And of course it does
have the steering arm coming out the back with
the servo right there. There is the ESC or,
pardon me, here’s the ESC. There’s the receiver,
just a spectrum receiver. That ESC right there is
actually powering the receiver. That’s why I removed the
red wire out of this. Turning this around,
putting this back up here. One of the things I also wanna note is one thing that I learned,
and if you guys are building your own fishing boats at
home, one of the things that I really did learn
overall is that I would have liked to have moved
this winch back here. Not to the middle, like to
this area, but right back here. And I would have brought this fishing line to right where this winch is probably. It’s a little bit too towards the back. And when the fish was
on, it did try to pull it down a little bit, but
because I had so much foam and buoyancy in
there plus I had the power of the 6S light bulb, which
really wasn’t necessary, I probably only used about
60% throttle while I was doing that, this post right
here, if you have this too far up in the middle,
when the fish is pulling, you might pull this post out. So I added some extra epoxy in there. But this did work. I
did pull in that fish. And I was very stoked when we did it. We’re gonna need a bigger
boat (laughs), not the case, this being 26 inches long, the pike was 25 inches
long when we pulled it out. I was super happy. I won the day on that. So this here, that’s the reason
why I got two of these lids. It’d just be easy to swap it
out if I just wanted to GoPro and to go up the river or whatever. And then if I wanted to do fishing, I could simply just pop
this on and away I go. Okay so the ramp, this is the
jump you’re talking about. Let me grab it down. Now this used to be a little more pretty before I actually rammed
into it when I was jumping that day with
Everett on the canal, right, ’cause Everett has his Thrasher. And this ramp is actually
a brainchild of Everett and I when we were just messin’
around in the shop one day. We decided, hey let’s
make the floating ramp we’ve always talked about. All it is is plastic corrugated
board, right, and some tape. On the inside of this shape,
on the inside here, just a bunch of jugs, all
empty jugs, milk jugs, whatever something
clean and empty we could stick in there for flotation,
that’s the way we did it. And I just used Gorilla tape on the sides and sealed it up. Now I did change it a little bit. Look at the shape of it, okay. It’s kind of, if I can get
it to stand there, okay it’s not quite like a perfect triangle. In fact, you’ll see at the top here that it kind of comes here and does lip. And the reason why is because this was on a moving channel. And what I mean by
channel is, you guys that watch the show all know that I’ve an irrigation canal beside me. Well there is always moving water. Just think of a river type
of thing, but not too fast. Well because this is
always moving and it had to go with the current,
the flow of the water, I wanted to make sure… And you’ll see here that I
had my anchor attached to it. The anchor went straight
down to the bottom. That when it was in the
water, that it actually had that bit of force pushing it up, right. So as it floated in the water like this with the water direction going that way, we could hit this and
this would be already in the water but still kind of angled. And if you guys watch the Thrasher jump homemade jump video, you guys will see exactly what I’m talking about. So that’s how I made that. Super simple. Everett and I just kind
of cut out the shapes, make sure it’s even, the
same size on that side and that you’ve got some
good surface area there. Make sure it’s wide enough
so it can float on top of the water, and then you can
get a good launch off of it. Guys, if you want to post up
questions or anything like that or have me look at something, head on over to my Facebook. There’s about 200,000 of us over there at RC Sparks Studio you can see there. I also have a group down on
the side you can check out. The group has almost
about 3,000 people there. We just started it. So you can show off your own videos and your photos there if
you want to check it out. There’s a member’s photo right there. It’s been awesome. If you guys wanna check
it out, head over there and maybe you can get
your question on the show. Thanks for tuning in, guys. We’ll see you in the next
episode of RC Adventures. Bye bye. (engine humming)

88 thoughts on “RC ADVENTURES – MAKE an RC FiSHiNG SETUP! Also – FLOATiNG RAMP DIY – THRASHER JET BOAT

  1. Hi. I'm new to Rc cars and for my first hobby grade that's ready to run, I have my eyes set on the LaTrax Teton. For my second car, however, I was wondering if anyone had an opinion on the best car for climbing grassy slopes and going over rocks for $250 and below.

  2. So,I have a rustler and I want to throw some modifications on my traxxas PS every thing is stock I need help I'm a newbie on this I have a 2wd rustler. How can I modify my traxxas with out messing up anything? I need YOUR help please πŸš—πŸŽ¬

  3. Love those thrasher boats, it's cool to see jet drives. I'd love to make a scale jet boat hull to look like one of those sweet big motor hot rod boats.

  4. I just got a traxxas rustler, and wonder if you can do any tutorials on re trucks. I'm new to the hobby and don't really know too much

  5. Hey medic I got my thrasher jet boat awesome I love it White and black I can't see how you could get two batteries the battery straps is just down the middle of the bracket it looks like you just put one battery through the middle of the bracket

  6. I didn't know that you made the fishing setup yourself! That's such a cool way to do it! If I were in your place, I probably would've ended up with a winch and some fishing line gorilla glued to the back. The ramp is great as well. Love your vids!

  7. Definitely watched the fishing and ramping videos always great going to buy a boat next spring. I may have to get a Facebook page after all.

  8. Great Video Medic. You do such awesome work. Kevin Miller is one of our early adopters and he has been an avid Thrasher since he received his boat during our Kickstarter campaign last year. After all that you and your channel has done for us over this past year; it is awesome to see a connection between you and one of our very first customers. Thank you for sharing your fishing mod design. I hope to see a lot of Thrasher owners setting up their Thrashers for fishing based upon your creative work. I better stock up on some lids! Thanks for the terrific video!

  9. I have an issue I hope you can help me with I got the traxxas blast and it leaks alot of water through the cover. What should I use to seal it and still be able to remove the cap? I really like your videos and you are actually the one I found out about traxxas from first and now I've grown to really like the hobby.

  10. Awesome fishing boat, Mack. Pretty cool to see how that thing is all sat up. Keep up the awesomeness! πŸ›₯β›΅βš“πŸ˜Ž

  11. Hi brother. I love watching your videos, you do a lot of things with those rc, greetings colleague from paris franceπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  12. Wow! I am so honoured and surprised you answered my question. I have been wanting to do a fishing mod for my Thrasher ever since it went upside down with the GoPro and got some video of the fish below! I have tried to make a ramp only to fail, so thanks for the explanation on that build! Cheers I hope everyone else enjoyed the video too!

  13. i had a walmart toy grade boat that i put an old drill motor in and a fishing line and threw it out in my grandma's pond with a line a hook…. 11 years later no boat lol

  14. Awsome video to may see how you make that fishe system for a fishingboat that's how Medic is people to help other people whit good information πŸ‘πŸ‘Š.
    Yes and the advice he give from the fisheline that it must can break by a big fishe otherwise your boat will be gone !

    I look verder and see a question from sombody when you do Give aways πŸ˜• is that the only thing where people can thinking about to get FREE STUF from RcSparks ??? ( this make's me said )
    A littlebit more Respect for all off the work this men is doing for us to make intresting video's and let us see so muts off his privite life that will be nice to give a little bit more respect to Medic and his Famely.

    Pleas pleople help to share all off the video's from this channel so more people can enjoy this channel and this nice hobby !
    How more good video's this men maybe can make for us wen we help him to share more video's.

    Greetings from the Netherlands

  15. Remember those videos. Love the set-up with the changable roof. Always been a fan of this sort of system: mulitiple options for multiple purposes. Thanks for sharing the set-up.

  16. πŸ™‚ Love it ! great job dude, im in little rc boat for ayear naw,, and im totaly addicted,, but all have props , wil love to jump with they , may be i need to 3d print one turbine and try to buil my first. Look soo fun , a greeting and happy weekend

  17. Hello my friend cool vid as always now my wife wants to do the same thing lol lol i have to tank you for your passion of rc you have helped me out more then u know u got my wife and my nese into rc as well its amazing so tu my friend tu if u dont mind i do got a ? Off the topic of boats but i got a losi dbxl e and i got 2 things id like to ask ive looked and looked for answers and had no luck but they say shell go 50 out of the box on a 8s and i tryed it and i only got like 35 on 8s and i just cant fig y im runnin 2 smc 5200 4s Lipos and i was wonderin if u have any input that could help me and 2 i want to get a better motor the the one dynamite motor it comes with and ik the castel 2028 is really good but i cant afford it do u have any sajestions on a motor that wont break the bank agine tu take care my friend

  18. ok so ive got a new 3s gens ace 5000mah battery for my trxxas slash 2wd. i have a problem with ballooning. could you Suggest another type of tire or another solution?

  19. Can you help me please?I was bashing with my Losi 8ight buggy a couple days ago and suddenly it stopped running.I noticed that the clutch bell stopped turning.The screw was a bit loose.I reassembled the clutch and tightened the screw,but it still doesn’t want to turn over,it is almost stuck.I also tried to shim it,but it didn’t work with any shims….Thank you!

  20. I want a trasher so badddd
    But cant afford a 6 700 rc boat
    I wish they woyld let us pay it monthly
    Like tower hobbies darn

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