Atomik Barbwire XL 2 RTR Brushless 24" RC Race Boat

Back by popular demand and better than ever, Atomik RC borrowed from over 10 years of boat design to bring you the highly anticipated Atomik Barbwire XL 2 Brushless RC RTR Racing Boat.

With high-end features typically reserved for expensive racing boats, Atomik RC pulled out all of the stops to bring you the new Barbwire XL 2. A water-cooled brushless power system along with a Venom 75C LiPo battery pushes the XL 2 to blistering speeds of 25+ mph while the included 2.4Ghz radio systems ensures precise control. For that locked in on rails feel, the XL2 features an aluminum rudder that resists the flex experienced with plastic

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An integrated flood chamber provides self-righting ability allowing for carefree, edge of your seat operation. When its time to recharge batteries the included Atomik RC LiPo balance charger gets the job done quickly without all of the complicated settings typically found on most hobby chargers.

Maintenance is made easy with a single size all stainless steel hex head hardware and an included hex key. Keeping drag to a minimum and enjoyment at a maximum, Atomik RC now also includes a small tube of high quality waterproof drive shaft lubricant.

If you want the best performing and highest valued 24 inch brushless RC boat on the market, pick up the Atomik RC Barbwire XL 2 today.

WARNING: This boat is designed for fresh water use only. Running in salt water will damage components.

Battery Type: Lithium Polymer (LiPo Battery)
Volts: 11.1
Plug Type: XT60
Watt Hours: 24.42
Motor Type: Water Cooled 2800KV Brushless Outrunner
Age Rating: 14+ with adult supervision
ESC: 30A Water Cooled Brushless ESC
Batteries: Venom 75C 3S 2200mAh 11.1V LiPo
Charger: 2-4 Cell Balance 2A 110V AC Charger
Radio: 2-Channel 2.4Ghz
Servos: 9g
Fuel Source: Electric
Length: 24 in (620mm)
Width/Diameter: 6 in (152mm)

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Boat owners save up to buy a boat and that is what Steve did. All winter he planned on buying a new Twin Troller X10 and now he finally did. Stay with us to see how he gets the boat ready and puts it in the water the first time.
 Thanks, Gerry  Lunker012

You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel, LUNKER012, at:

 VIDEO EDITING: iMovIe COMPUTER: iMac w/27” Retina Display VIDEO AND PHOTO STORAGE: various external drives 





 BATTERY FOR FISHFINDER: High Capacity Rechargeable Battery, Elevin(TM) DC 12V 6800-18000mAh Super Rechargeable Li-ion Lithium Battery Pack +US Plug (9800mAh) SPARK PLUG FOR HONDA BF2.3: 

 MSR FUEL BOTTLE 30 oz. (I have two bottles on-board) 


(Fits trailer from Freedom Electric Marine) PLANO TACKLE BOX (large for under seat) 

 PLANO TACKLE BOX (small for sides of seat) 

(various sizes depending on what you want) 


GOPRO ACCESSORIES (best place to buy is here) 
GOPRO HERO 3+ Silver (No longer sold new) 
GO PRO HERO 3+ BLACK (No longer sold new) 
GOPRO (original) REMOTE (No longer sold new) 


ORIGINAL TT ROD HOLDERS: by Mr. Crappie (or Fish-On) Light Rod Holder  
SPARE TRAILER TIRE AND RIM: 4.80-8 4.80X8 8” LRB 5 Lug Hole Bolt Wheel Galvanized 
 Gerry: I kept the original sticker on the tire and it says:  
SMITH C.E, Smith Co. Greensboro, NC. 
P/N 16520 
8″ Galv Std Wheel 480X8B 
5 LUG 4.5″ BOLT CIR 
EA 2.81″ CTR HOLE 
Gerry: I bought a tire with a galvanized rim identical to what came on my TT new on eBay.  
Denis and John say:  A website for the trailer tire and rim is: They have all sorts of trailer items. Very good prices as well. 

GATOR PATCH by Gator Guards  9X12” Patch









 CAMERA BATTERY PACK (for DB POWER action camera): 



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Review: WindyNation 60 Watt 60W Polycrystalline 12V 12 Volt Solar Panel Battery Charger – Boat RV.. – WindyNation 60 Watt 60W Polycrystalline 12V 12 Volt Solar Panel Battery Charger – Boat RV Gate Off-Grid
Perfect for 12 volt battery charging or wire multiple panels in series for 24 or 48 volt battery charging 25 year power output warranty and 5 year warranty on parts and labor UL 1703 Certified Solar Panels are ideal for off-grid applications High transmission tempered glass. Designed to handle 1 inch diameter hail traveling at terminal velocity and anodized aluminum frame Solar cable and MC4 Connectors come pre-attached to the solar panel for a quick and easy installation

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DIY Lifepo4 Boat Install – Disabling Sterling Pro Batt Ultra Charger using Arduino or timer module

Based on my limited research, it is not a good idea to use the default Lifepo4 charging profile on most chargers. LFP Boat chargers should be shut off after reaching the “float” voltage. The Sterling Pro Batt Ultra BB1260 floats batteries at 13.8 volts. Lifepo4 batteries should be charged up to a charge level and then shut off and the chargers should not be kept on for days. The BMS2 input can be used to control the charger and prevent overcharging. I have programmed an Arduino to monitor the charge level and turn off the charge. I used an EAZY 2.1 timer / voltage sensor set a goal voltage to disable the Sterling battery to Battery charger.
Here is a link to the article about how float profiles are bad for lifepo4 batteries. I used this as a main reference for my project. I purchased the Sterling Pro Batt at

LiFePO4 Batteries On Boats

Here is a link to the timer relay and charger:

If you are interested in Arduino programming with modules check out these videos
If you want info on DIY battery building for LIFEPO4


The Many Advantages of Electric Boat Motors

Contrary to popular opinion, boats are not a brand new concept. In fact, they are quite far from that; electric boat motors have been around for decades, since the invention and use of the first boating equipment. Since then, they have lost out in popularity and price to traditional gasoline and diesel engines, among others.

However, now that people are becoming more conscious of pollution and environmental degradation being caused at sea due to fuel spillage and oil leaks, there has been a shift in thinking when it comes to using fuels for boats, yachts and ships. And the most catching trend among these is the shift to buying and using electric boat motors or simply using the boats which have them.

This is because while these kinds of motors are slightly expensive than their traditional counterparts, they have many other advantages to boast of. For example, once you invest in one you are good for at least a couple of years, if not more, as these motors only need recharging, and not just replacing.

If you are looking at electric boats intending to buy one, it would serve you well to find out all the features and warranty details of the equipment that you are choosing to invest in. Another advantage is that since most of these electric boats charge their engines or motors through electricity or solar energy, you save a lot in terms of money spent on fuel.

Also, the dangers of your boat spilling oil is negligible with these as you only need to make sure that your battery or electric boat motor is well-maintained and oiled, and it would never cause an oil spill or any other form of pollution while on the open sea.

The best bit is that this type of boat doesn’t compromise on anything, be it speed, comfort, thrust, space or any other feature available in traditional boats or yachts. If anything at all, they do better at everything. Since more people are realizing the many advantages associated with electric boat motors, they are today being incorporated into all kinds of boats, ships and yachts.

Irrespective of what kind of ship or boat you are looking to buy or invest in, it works in your favor to opt for an electric version of the same, complete with a set of the motors since they will definitely serve you well in the long-term.


Should You Buy a Boat Lifepo4 Battery Charger without a Separate Battery Voltage Sense Input Wire?

What is a battery voltage sensing wire on a Sterling and Balmar MC-614 Voltage regulator? Why is battery charger voltage sensing important? What size wire did I use for my voltage sense input to the charger? What happens when loads are on the voltage sense wire? What was my charger wiring error?
I did some testing using my bench power supply so I could learn why voltage sense input to chargers is so important. Both my Balmar 614 voltage regulator and my Sterling BB1260 Pro Batt Ultra battery charger have a separate battery sense wire. I was going to have a performance issue with the Sterling Pro Batt Ultra Charger because I had not wired my Balmar 614 regulator voltage sense wire directly to the battery bank it was charging. Rod at has mentioned the separate charge sense wire a number of times and I found I had made the same error many people make. This error get compounded when you are asking your alternator to charge an additional set of batteries.
Read this detailed article a before you spend $1 or Lifepo4. Rod from . Best article on the internet about Lifepo4.

LiFePO4 Batteries On Boats

Please support by purchasing the charger here. This is where I got my charger and all the info to do my project.
Here is the timer module info but remember it needs to have P5 voltage mode!. See Robojax youtube link below for detailed configuration instructions.
You may want to take a look at these videos also if you want to know more about Lifepo4 batteries on boats.
Cheap Smart Smart BMS for Lifepo4 on Sailboat
Will is pretty inventive but you need to read the article by Rod first. How to build batteries.


DIY Lifepo4 Boat Battery Charger testing of Sterling Pro Batt Ultra with Charge Cutoff Module

Boat Lifepo4 battery charging system testing and configuration using Sterling BB1260 Pro Batt Ultra battery charger with Timer Module purchased on Aliexpress / Ebay. System can be used with existing Flooded Lead Acid system when adding a LIFEPO4 battery. B2B charger isolates the Flooded Lead Acid Batteries. BMS input is used to turn charger off when voltage set limit is reached on Cutoff module. Low cost module allows for custom charging voltages and cutoff voltages. It is possible to mix Lead Acid Battery banks with Lifpo4 if you isolate the batteries with Battery to Battery Charger and you can keep your alternator and shore charger set for lead acid. It would be good if you donate to both and via paypal if you use this info and it helps you.

Please support by purchasing the charger here.

This is where I got my charger and all the info to do my project.

This looks like a the same module available on Amazon Prime.

Here is the timer module info but remember it needs to have P5 voltage mode!. See Robojax youtube link below for detailed configuration instructions.
Modes Selection:
P-1: A channel time (time) relay
P-2: B channel time (time) relay
P-3: A, B two way joint time relay (A first and then B, can recycle)
P-4: A, B two way independent time relay (A, B independent cycle time at the same time)
P-5: A, B dual voltage control time relay
P-6: Digital tube automatically turn off time and reset

Aliexpress Link where I got the module

Look on ebay/amazon and search for something like this = DC 12V Dual Programmable Relay Control Board Cycle Delay Timer Switch Module New

PDF for manual Eazy 2.1
PDF manual for this module:

Robojax video one programing the eazy 2.1 VLC controller

P5 voltage programming – Trigger

You may want to take a look at these videos also if you want to know more about Lifepo4 batteries on boats.
Read this detailed article a before you spend $1 or Lifepo4. Rod from . Best article on the internet.

LiFePO4 Batteries On Boats

Cheap Smart Smart BMS for Lifepo4 on Sailboat

Will is pretty inventive but you need to read the article by Rod first. How to build batteries.


These Are the Reasons That You Need to Have a Mains Power Inverter on Your Boat

Modern technology is just amazing, and this has never been more true than in the case of the mains voltage inverter. All you need is a car battery connected to an inverter and Hey Presto! You have mains voltage available without the need of any moving parts!

Before inverters were readily available to the public, it was necessary to use a bulky petrol generator to produce mains voltage. This was, and is, okay on a building site, but not good on a camping site, or on your boat except where there is no choice.

When inverters were first commercially available they were incredibly expensive and inefficient. Those days are long gone. Modern inverters are compact and far more efficient than they ever were before.

The system I have on my boat is simple and straight forward and can be easily duplicated on your boat, motor home or even your house!

The system, in my case, is like this.

1 – A decent battery set fitted to my required mains power usage. The batteries are, and must be, 'deep cycle' or traction type batteries. They are capable of deep discharge and recharge. Engine starter batteries are an absolute NO! They are not fit for this purpose.

2 – An inverter beefy enough for the power I intend to draw.

3 – Since we normally have shore power available I have a 'smart charger' to ensure that my precious batteries are kept at optimum charge and condition.

4 – My engine has a high output alternator output so that when we cruise we can recharge both the starter and domestic battery banks quickly.

5 – In our case, because we usually have a shore power connection when on our mooring, we also have a device, manufactured by the German company Siemans, that flips from mains power to inverter power in the event of a shore power failure. This happens so fast that neither of our computers, or the television, even notice the change.

The Siemans switch is important because mains power and inverter output, though at the same voltage. May be at slightly different frequencies and so should be isolated from each other to prevent damage.

Although my own main interest is in boats, the system itself will work anywhere. This also includes the use of solar panels both on the boat and especially at home.

I mentioned above, and must stress again, that an absolute key to the success of your experience with independent mains production using an inverter, will only produce long term acceptable results if you use the correct batteries. Starter batteries and 'so-called' starter / leisure batteries do not have the ability to cope with repeated deep discharge and recharge. The architecture of your car's starter battery, though similar to deep cycle batteries, is not the same as that of real deep cycle batteries. Both battery types are there to do a specific job. The starter battery provides a 'burst' of high energy for a short time. A deep cycle semi traction type of battery, is meant to supply energy far more slowly but over an extended period of time. Golf buggies and electric fork trucks are perfect examples of proper deep cycling. You charge it through the night and spend all the next day gradually discharging it. This happens repeatedly, day after day. A starter battery, used this way will be dead in a very short period of time.


How to install: Onboard Solar Powered Battery Charger & Tender for Boat or Camper

One of the main problems people can have when they are out on their boat is a dead battery. On open water and in lakes and rivers, you anchor to swim or fish, listening to music, your electronics are running and before you know it, when you turn the key to crank the motor… nothing. Or the night before you get ready to take the boat out, you remember to do everything but plug the boat in and get to the ramp and nothing… trip is ruined… So I decided to install a solar panel and charge controller so the boat batteries will always be charging or topped off and ready to go. Cost of this was about the same as a plug in charger but no electric bill or need to find somewhere to plug it in!


Review of the new QC 3.0 USB charger for car, motorcycle, boat

Did test these two excellent USB QC 3,0 chargers, and compare them to a standard USB charger.
Links to the USB chargers under here:
USB switch 3.0 QC US:
USB ammeter 3.0 QC US:
USB dual 3.0 QC US:
USB tester US:
USB switch 3.0 QC DE:
USB Ammeter 3.0 QC DE:
USB dual 3.0 QC DE:
USB tester DE:
USB switch 3.0 QC UK:
USB ammeter 3.0 QC UK:
USB dual 3.0 QC UK:
USB tester UK: