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Atomik Barbwire XL RTR Brushless RC Boat ATK18008


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This is the Electric Powered, 2.4Ghz Ready to Run Barbwire XL Boat by Atomik RC. RC boating has never been the same since Atomik launched the original Barbwire. Everyone notices the self righting hull, brushless power, 2.4ghz radio and rapid speed. Making the Barbwire the fastest selling boat of all time.

This updated Barbwire XL delivers a larger amount of excitement in the water. Along with the already known speed, 2.4 radio, brushless power and innovative self righting driven hull system. This Barbwire XL comes in a larger size with heightened stability and control. They have also designed it to be more precise and handle the choppy water with rapid speeds. You will not find these qualities in any other RC boat.

If you are looking for an inexpensive, exciting and freaky fast RC boat the Barbwire XL is what you need!

Includes: RTR Barbwire XL Boat with Brushless Motor, 2.4GHz Radio, ESC, Battery, Charger, Stand, Spare Prop, Instructions, Receiver Balloon, Hatch Tape, 2.0 and 2.5mm hex wrenches

Requires: 4 AA Batteries for Transmitter


Fact sheet

Main Category R/C Vehicles
Vehicle Type Boat
Power Type Electric Power
Build Type Ready to Run
Skill Level Skill Level 1
Free Shipping Free Shipping
In-Store Pickup QTY 8


  • Water cooled 30A Electronic Speed Control
  • 11.1V LiPo battery with EC-3 connector 24.42 Watt Hours
  • 2-3 cell balancing charger
  • 2.4GHz pistol grip radio
  • Water cooled brushless out runner motor
  • Self-righting ballast driven hull system design

Tech Specs

Battery Type: Lithium Polymer (LiPO Battery)
Volts: 11.1
Plug Type: EC3
Watt Hours: 24.42
Motor Type: Water Cooled Brushless Outrunner
ESC: Water Cooled Brushless 30A
Charger: Included 2-3 Cell Balance Charger
Radio: Included 2.4Ghz 2 Channel
Length: 24 in (620mm)
Width/Diameter: 6 in (152mm)

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From Customer | 2016-07-13 07:50:48

What is the difference between the Barbwire and the Barbwire XL?
I have been reading that an upgraded ESC is a a good idea for these boats, can you recomend a proper ESC to prevent any problems?
Thank you!


Well they are really pretty close to the same other than the XL is larger so it will handle better and it will do better in rougher water. As for the ESC, well we have heard of a couple issues but nothing that would make us need to change the ESC. If you did want to though we would recommend looking at one of the Dynamite Marine ESC's.

From Customer | 2016-04-20 14:41:27

I am wanting to purchase 3 to 5 boats. How many channels do these have? Is there a way that i can run up to 5 of the same boats without the individual controlers messing with the other boats? Thanks!


That's no problem at all, these all have 2.4 GHz transmitters and receivers so you can run multiple boats at the same time with out interfering one another. Once the receiver and transmitter are bound each time you turn them on it will scan all frequencies and lock on an open one.

From Customer | 2015-12-03 14:18:55

Does this have reverse? How fast does it go? Does it have a notice warning for out of range, and how far out can this operate?


This does not have reverse and it goes about 25 MPH, it does not have a fail safe but you should be able to operate it as far as you can see.

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