The self-righting Pro Boat Jet Jam is one of the coolest boats on the market. It’s perfect for a day at the lake or an afternoon at the pool. Whether the sun is shining or rain is pouring, you can run the Jet Jam in shallow water (as little as three inches!) or in deeper areas. Everything about this boat is designed for fun. And with a jet pump and no exposed propeller, the Jet Jam offers a safe experience for everyone. It even has a rubber bumper to prevent broken hulls or damage to the side of your pool. We also added a removable cup in the front so you can play pool soccer against your friends! Just add a ping pong ball or any other floating ball.
- Self-Righting: The Jet Jam is a self-righting watercraft. You'll never have to worry about being stranded upside down.
- Safe Jet Pump: With no exposed propeller the Jet Jam pump design offers a safe, worry free experience.
- Ready to Run: The Jet Jam is ready-to-run and includes a 2.4GHz radio system, battery and USB charger (AA transmitter batteries included).
- Multiple Decal Sheets Included: Comes with orange and white colored hulls and three different color decal sheets so you can personalize your boat. Up to six different color combinations are possible.
- Run Rain or Shine: Hit the lake, pool, pond or a slow-moving river in practically any weather.
- Jet pump propulsion system
- Ready to run
- Decals included
- Run in rain or shine
- Includes 2.4GHz radio system
- Also available in Orange color (PRB08031T1)
Specifications:Length: 12 in (304.8mm)
Beam: 4.5 in (114.3mm)
Motor Size: 390 Brushed
Weight: 1 lb (0.5kg)
Radio: Pro Boat 2.4GHz
Speed Control: 2 in 1 Brushed ESC/RX
Hull Material: Injection Molded ABS
Trim Scheme Colors: Orange with 3 Decal Options
Hull Type: Deep V
Battery: 1700mAh 7.4 LiIon
Scale: 12 Inch
Is Assembly Required: No
- (1) Pro Boat® Jet Jam 12-Inch RTR Pool Racer
- (1) Pro Boat 2.4GHz Pistol Grip Transmitter
- (1) Pro Boat ESC/Receiver
- (1) Pro Boat Servo
- (1) Dynamite® 7.4 1500 mAh 2S 15C Li-Ion Battery
- (1) Pro Boat USB Charger
- (1) User Manual
Needed To Complete:
- Nothing! Everything you need is included in the box.
Let's start with the Cons:
- Has a habit of sucking air into the water inlet for the jet propulsion system when there is any kind of rough water. I have a decent size pool and this starts after just a couple minutes of running the boat. When air gets sucked into the propulsion system, the boat can't go anywhere. The fix for this is easy, just release the throttle and give the boat a second or two for the air to escape, then it starts right back up like nothing happened. Maybe something that can be fixed with better weight distribution?
- It can torpedo a bit more than I'd like, but the boat is fairly watertight even without boat tape, so this is a very minor issue.
- The brushed motor gets really hot during use. I would have liked to see it be water cooled, but I'm sure that would have increased the cost of the boat. I bought an extra battery, but find myself slightly concerned that running it long enough to drain both batteries will end up frying the motor.
- The ECS on my boat is right next to the engine, thus once the engine gets warm it loosens the adhesive that keeps the Velcro on, so it tends to move a little and has touched the engine a time or two.
- The battery bracket feels very tight when putting a battery into the boat, but with just a couple impacts with the side of the pools I've noticed it coming out of the bracket.
- I've used a couple different types of boats with self righting features, but I can't get the one on this boat to work. It might be due to the battery coming out of the bracket and changing the weight distribution or something else.
- The boat really is fun to run, plus with no prop to hurt anyone it can be used even if there are people in the pool. Be aware thought, while not overly fast the boat is fast enough to hurt someone if the boat rams them at full speed.
- The boat handles very well, and does not favor any direction like most prop driven boats at this price range do. This makes using it easier in a size limited body of water like a pool.
- As I mentioned, it's no speed demon, but it is fast enough to get up on plane and be engaging to run.
- The top cover does a very good job keeping water out, even if the boat torpedos or rolls over.
- Pretty good run time for a NiCd battery, I can get between 7 and 12 minutes per run when using it in my pool before the battery starts to run low.
- The remote has a low battery indicator light, but it's a rather dim blue light. However, the boat noticeably slows down once the battery starts running low, so it gives you plenty of warning.
Even with all the Cons I listed, I do not regret purchasing this boat at all. It is the perfect speed to run in my pool and keeps me from making a trip to the park where I have to deal with other people, underwater hazards like sticks, and the frequently scummy water found there.
Yesterday I bought your 12-inch RTR Pool Racer Jat Jam in Hobby Town, Everett, (1130 S. E. Everett Mall Way, Suite Everett, WA 98208, +1 425-355-8086).
Immediately after connecting the battery, the boat did not work and the seller said that it should be charged for about 2 hours. After charging the battery at home (about 2 hours)
I connected it but the servo was moving very sloowly. The motor's shaft attempted to rotate and stopped..
After that I returned to the store where we cheked? the condition of the battery cells with Li-Po / Li-Ion checker. The first cell has an Overvoltage up to 5,47V, and the second cell was dead (zero volt! ).? In this case I took a pictures with seller along with my receipt to send it to Horizonhobby.com