Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 61 to 89 of 89

Thread: Is AquaCraft discontinuing the Revolt 30 ?

  1. #61
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    KS
    Posts
    241

    Default

    The end...

  2. #62
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    662

    Default

    I feel real bad we had to do this.. I wont get into details as to why...

    I also cannot tell you whats in the works but can say we might have to hang on the line for a tad...

    Lets race!

    Grim

  3. #63
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    152

    Default

    Thanks Mike for your input...just seems strange how the plug was so suddenly pulled on this popular model.

    Don't worry,we'll race em till they can no longer be repaired!!!

    Racin in Blasterland...JS

  4. #64
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    152

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FORT-26 View Post
    The end...
    Sounds like the title to an old Doors song.

  5. #65
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    189

    Default

    I'm sorry to see the Revolt go, but I look forward to whatever is coming next.

    Good thing I have two Revolts.
    Revolt 30 (2x), Southampton Tug, Outcast 6S BLX, 8ight-E, Ten-SCBE, 22 2.0, AX10 II.
    '95 Miata, '09 Miata.
    Ibanez SRSC805, SR1305, BTB33, SR500, and S771PB; Gibson SG Standard Bass.

  6. #66
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    62

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimracer View Post
    might have to hang on the line for a tad...

    Lets race!

    Grim
    So glad I bought mine when I did. Had I waited until after this discontinuation, I would probably be a impulse 31 owner....

  7. #67
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    662

    Default

    WAVE BLASTERS ROCK ON!

    Thanks

    Grim

  8. #68
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    34

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by skeeler View Post
    It seems that AQ is probably going to lose some sales (to ProBoat in particular) while they don't have a 30-inch mono on the market.
    Proboat Impulse 31 v2 was one option I was considering, but would rather not have to deal with extra electronics I don't really need. It does appear to be priced a little on the higher side.

    Quote Originally Posted by ray schrauwen View Post
    Good things come to those that wait. I can't remember how many times I've gotten upset at myself because I couldn't wait and ended up spending more in the long run.
    I am a really patient person, considering I've been doing strong FE research for over a year now.

    Quote Originally Posted by FORT-26 View Post
    Here Ya Go Buddy! Just found this on a website I bought something off of.....GRAB EM UP GUYS!!!!!!

    http://www.activepowersports.com/aqu...eatured&page=2

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimracer View Post
    I feel real bad we had to do this.. I wont get into details as to why...

    I also cannot tell you whats in the works but can say we might have to hang on the line for a tad...

    Lets race!

    Grim
    I am definitely looking forward to what is in the works.

  9. #69
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    152

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimracer View Post
    WAVE BLASTERS ROCK ON!

    Thanks

    Grim
    Here's my dream replacement for the Revolt...a P Ltd Mono that can hang with Newland and Twaits!!!

  10. #70
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    189

    Default

    Hey Grim, thanks for giving us the official word.

    I'd like to request that, whatever you do to follow up the Revolt, you offer blue/orange paint scheme again. The royal blue and fluorescent orange really look great in bright sunlight.
    Revolt 30 (2x), Southampton Tug, Outcast 6S BLX, 8ight-E, Ten-SCBE, 22 2.0, AX10 II.
    '95 Miata, '09 Miata.
    Ibanez SRSC805, SR1305, BTB33, SR500, and S771PB; Gibson SG Standard Bass.

  11. #71
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    152

    Default

    Wow Grim u got a tuff job...one guy wants a 6s play boat,the other guy wants a P Ltd race boat and another guy just wants pretty graphics...one even wants a kit boat!!!(not a bad idea)

    As they say...u can please some people sometimes...but not all people all the time!

    And (hopefully)...life goes on.
    Last edited by R.J.S; 07-19-2014 at 04:56 PM.

  12. #72
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    55

    Default

    Does anyone know why (or venture a guess as to why) the Revolt was discontinued? It was by far the best boat on the market in it's price range... I just dont get it.

  13. #73
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ma
    Posts
    1,950

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by danallen View Post
    Does anyone know why (or venture a guess as to why) the Revolt was discontinued? It was by far the best boat on the market in it's price range... I just dont get it.
    We all ask that same question and never got any answer really.
    I think they may be getting ready to release something bigger?
    Not sure tho
    Just hear say


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    There's a hole at the center of earth where the rest of the world sinks but i stand still...

  14. #74
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    5,666

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by danallen View Post
    Does anyone know why (or venture a guess as to why) the Revolt was discontinued? It was by far the best boat on the market in it's price range... I just dont get it.
    Lack of funding from Congress......
    Too many boats, not enough time...

  15. #75
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    34

    Default

    I decided to visit and perform a search for "Revolt 30" on the good old Google search and it was interesting to see Tower Hobbies has the RTR listed for "$349, (estimated) Late April" for availability, which I don't recall seeing previously. Not sure how their site is updated or if information was supplied to them from Aquacraft.

    It could be nothing, or it could be something...

    I thought I would jump in and share.

  16. #76
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Il
    Posts
    141

    Default

    Just saw this.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  17. #77
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    103

    Default

    I have mine set up with a dynamite 80 esc running 6s. Same plastic propeller as on the Traxxas Spartan. Ran it wide open all summer. Never a problem. A tad heavy with a GensAce 5600 Lipo

  18. #78
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    213

    Default

    They did the same thing with the Rio EP...

    Right after the Wildcat (full size) came out the Rio was disco'ed (still shows that on the manuals download page) - 3~4 months later it was re-continued. Let's see... slow sales, disco it to drum up interest, then re-release it??

    Why not make improvements to Revolt (like.. dump the cheapo plastic batt tray) then re-release it as version-2 like PB does with some of they're models.

    Just a thought...


    Quote Originally Posted by Xtreme Thunder View Post
    I decided to visit and perform a search for "Revolt 30" on the good old Google search and it was interesting to see Tower Hobbies has the RTR listed for "$349, (estimated) Late April" for availability, which I don't recall seeing previously. Not sure how their site is updated or if information was supplied to them from Aquacraft.

    It could be nothing, or it could be something...

    I thought I would jump in and share.
    Last edited by RCBoaterGuy; 01-23-2015 at 03:46 PM.

  19. #79
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    62

    Default

    At a minimum, put a better flex shaft in the re-release.

  20. #80
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fwlbp View Post
    At a minimum, put a better flex shaft in the re-release.
    I can't help but wonder if warranty costs hurt the bottom line on the Revolt. I think the flex shaft failed on every single one, which isn't so bad in itself, except for replacing nice Grim props at $25-30 retail. That had to hurt. But they stood behind their product and I supported them by buying another AQ boat.
    Aquacraft Revolt 30, Aquacraft Lucas Oil Cat
    Dumas 44' Coast Guard MLB (undergoing restoration)
    Dumas 55" Wellcraft Scarab 38KV (NIB kit)

  21. #81
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    ON
    Posts
    122

    Default Revolt 30's are back!

    I was shocked to see that my LHS had just received a brand new RTR Revolt 30 from their main distributor. As most of you know they were discontinued last summer supposedly never to return, but now they seem to be back in stock at various locations.

    Needless to say a shiny new blue and white Revolt 30 followed me home

    Upon inspection the only notable difference between it and the two I purchased last summer is that the new one came with a more updated Tactic radio system. Everything else is essentially the same as what was previously being offered motor, hardware, color schemes etc.

    I really really like the design and handling of this boat and for anyone who is just starting out in serious FE boating I would highly recommend one of these to get your feet wet.

    Cheers, have a great summer and happy racing!

  22. #82
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    AB
    Posts
    15

    Default

    Great news!!!!
    Rob Duckering
    Namba 16 director
    Namba #899

  23. #83
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    100

    Default

    I've already got two Revolts, so I'm not in the market, but I did notice that they are back "In Stock" at Tower Hobbies:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=LXBXEP**&P=ML
    www.IndyHobbies.com - Bringing Indiana Modelers Together
    SSMA #01M9382

  24. #84
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    100

    Default

    For a replacement shaft, do you guys recommend the stock version, or have you found an aftermarket shaft that you prefer?
    www.IndyHobbies.com - Bringing Indiana Modelers Together
    SSMA #01M9382

  25. #85
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    43

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyHobbies View Post
    For a replacement shaft, do you guys recommend the stock version, or have you found an aftermarket shaft that you prefer?
    Go to Kintec for the aftermarket shaft and collet. Huge improvement.

  26. #86
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoebe View Post
    Go to Kintec for the aftermarket shaft and collet. Huge improvement.
    The OSE shaft is good too. I'm still running the stock collet on both of my Aquacraft boats though....never once have I had an issue with them. No slippage or breakage here.

    I'm also proud to say that my Revolt was able to grab a second place in the 2nd heat of my very first boat race.
    Aquacraft Revolt 30, Aquacraft Lucas Oil Cat
    Dumas 44' Coast Guard MLB (undergoing restoration)
    Dumas 55" Wellcraft Scarab 38KV (NIB kit)

  27. #87
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    43

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fwlbp View Post
    At a minimum, put a better flex shaft in the re-release.
    Agreed. The collet and shaft were laughable and a deserved chink in Grimm's Armor. But they stepped right up and replaced the (crap) shaft and the nice prop. Despite the frustration, that's pretty darn good CS.

  28. #88
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    1,046

    Default

    Just an update to an old topic but Tower still shows these as In Stock and doesn't say "limited quantities" so maybe it's back to stay for a while?
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=LXBXEP**&P=PU
    Futaba Team Driver
    - IMPBA Hydro Technical Director -

  29. #89
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    9,476

    Thumbs up

    They have been in stock for a while
    and hopefully will stay that way
    not many RTR P Limited boats left
    Jesus is King .......NAMBA20...Caterpillar UL-1, P-Spec OM29, P-Mono DF33, P-Spec JAE, Aussie 33" Hydro-LSH, Sprintcat CC2028 on 8s, PT SS45 Q Hydro, PS295 UL-1 power, OSE Brothers Outlaw QMono 4-sale, Rio 51z CC2028 on 8s

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •