Kyosho has teamed up with surfboard maker Lost to bring back the legendary RC Surfer, easily the wildest RC “boat” to ever hit the water. The new RC Surfer 3 “Lost Edition” will arrive RTR, or more accurately, “RTH10”–ready to hang ten! The ‘board looks better than ever, complete with a new dude in goofy-footed stance. If you’ve ever seen the original version in action, you know the RC Surfer is a hoot. We can’t wait to see the Lost Edition in action!
Get all the details and more pics below, and stay tuned for a review in RC Car Action. We don’t test stuff without wheels unless it’s awesome–this qualifies.
The Iconic RC Surfer from Kyosho has been a standout in years past, offering RC enthusiasts a unique experience to add to your day at the beach, lake or river. With the introduction of the RC Surfer 3, Kyosho continues to expand beyond conventional RC, and joins forces with Lost, the largest surfboard manufacturer in the United States. Matt “Mayhem” Biolos developed the unique graphics for the board, and combined with Kyosho’s decades of experience in the category, it should prove to be quite a ride. The RC Surfer 3 “Lost” Edition features a self-righting “hull” design (surfboard) emblazoned with the unique Lost graphics developed by Mayhem for this special project.
New Surfer “Dude”
The goofy-footed surfer figure is a hollow, lightweight design that is attached to the surfboard with O-rings. The “soft” connection prevents damaged during wipeouts, and it assists in “righting” the board to get you back into the action quickly without needing to retrieve a capsized surfboard and Surfer.
Waterproof Surfboard with Lost Graphics
The board houses the drive system, which features an included Ni-MH battery pack and a basic wall charger to get you surfing as fast as you can install the AA-size alkaline batteries in the handheld radio controller (not included). The hatch for the board is fastened into place with stainless hardware, sealed with O-rings to keep the gear inside the surfboard as dry as possible.
A brushed 24T motor powers the Lost RC Surfer. It’s got the torque needed to get out ahead of the big waves quickly, and it’s water-cooled to allow the action to last as long as the battery pack. A water-proof Team Orion electronic speed controller features “super plug” connectors to match the included Team Orion 2200 mAh Ni-MH battery. The speed controller is also Li-Po compatible should you choose to upgrade for longer surfing times and more performance (Li-Po battery and compatible charger available separately).
2.4GHz Syncro Radio
High-frequency radio systems are the standard in hobby-grade RC vehicles these days, and the Lost Surfer 3 is at the cutting edge with the included Syncro KT-231P 2.4 GHz radio. There are no radio channels to monitor or change. You simply turn on the radio and you’re ready to surf at a moment’s notice.
Available Around the World!
The RC Surfer 3 Lost Edition will be available in finer hobby shops everywhere, and it will also be available at the best surf shops that also carry Lost Surfboards. So, swing by your local surf shop for the RC Surfer 3 Lost Edition… and maybe you can check out the latest Lost Carbon Wrap Surfboards. http://www.lostsurfboards.net/
REQUIRED FOR OPERATION
Batteries for handheld transmitter: AA-size alkaline battery x 4pcs
• Joint project with famous Lost Surboards
• Fully factory-assembled
• Water-proof surfboard protect electronics
• New goofy-footed lightweight surfer figure
• Unique rudder design protects prop in shallow waters
• Water-proof Team Orion ESC
• Water-proof steering servo
• Team Orion 2200 mAh Ni-MH battery and wall charger included
• Stainless steel screws and O-rings seal the decklid
• Available through higher quality hobby and surf shops around the world!
Length: 26.0 in. (660mm)
Width: 6.3 in. (160mm)
Height: 12.8 in. (325mm)
Approx. Weight: 50 oz. (1,400g)
Team Orion 45A Brushed ESC
Team Orion 2200 mAh Ni-MH Battery w/Super Plug
Radio 2.4GHz Syncro KT-231P
KS4031-06W (6kg) Water-proof servo
Kyosho G24 Motor(24T)
Complete surfer figure and surfboard with graphics and electronics installed
Syncro KT-231P transmitter and receiver
Team Orion NiMh 2200mAh SCR battery
Kyosho wall charger