Maintenance and Tips
Check the contents of your kit
you just received. If parts are missing please contact your
retailer, where you purchased your RC Surfer.
First things first, READ YOUR INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND UNDERSTAND
THE MODEL'S CONSTRUCTION! It is important that you understand
the full operation of your surfer.
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1. Enjoy your RC surfer with your guardian or protector if
you are under 15 years old.
2. Always take precautionary measures to avoid accidents.
3. Never put your hands or objects into hot or rotating parts.
4. Always be considerate of other beach users while using
this model. You are responsible for the model's assembly and
Before RC Surfing - RC SurfRider Preflight
1. If you did not receive your
RCsurfboard from RCSurfRider you must do the following. Locate
your receiver and waterproof it. Do this by covering it with
a round 9 to 10 inch balloon. Use silicone and wire ties to
seal the open end.
2. Make sure radio batteries are fully charged.
3. Make sure the NI-CD battery is fully charged and securely
attached. Make sure your batteries are completely cooled down
4. Make sure nobody is on your frequency when running at the
same time in the same area.
5. With the main NI-CD battery disconnected, make sure the
propeller is securely attached.
6. Make sure all rotating metal parts are greased before and
after every session.
7. Make sure when you turn on the radio transmitter power,
it should be the first thing to turn on and the last thing
to turn off.
8. Ensure that the rudder and speed control operate according
to your inputs on the transmitter. All moving parts should
move freely, without binding!
9. RCSurfRider Q.C. ensures that your RCsurfboard is water
tight by performing a pre leak test upon completion but it
is always good practice to perform your own periodically before
or after general use. You can perform
this simple test with a garden hose.
10."Very important" Make sure to tighten the 4 main
deck screws with care! Over-tightening could lead to cracks
and/or under-tightening could lead to a leak.
After RC Surfing and Every Day Maintenance
1. Rinse your surfer EXTERNALLY ONLY with
fresh water after each battery run with a spray bottle. After
a session check the rudder hatch, rinse out if needed.
2. Make sure screws and nuts are securely tightened and other
parts are not worn.
3. Grease all rotating parts.
4. Repair the wiring, should cords be damaged or drag into
5. Make sure all parts are neither worn nor damaged.
6. Remove all sand or salt water (if any) from inside both
rudder and main compartment. Use compressed air or vacuum
for the sand or dirt. Always use eye protection.
7. Check the antenna and make sure this is secure.
8. Remove and clean drive shaft and guide tube, then reapply
water proof grease.
9. Unplug NI-CD battery after each use and allow battery to
cool off before recharging. Brush out any sand off of seal
after each battery run.
10. Remove sand from main hatch before replacing NICD battery.
11. Stock AC wall charger takes 2 to 6 hours to charge the
stock 1400 NICD battery.
12. RCSurfRider's pro AC/DC charger takes approx. 35 min.
at 5.0 amps to charge 2400 NICD or 3000 NIMH 3300 NIMH.
13. Always store your rc surfboard with the deck lid (main
hatch) off the rubber seal.
14. Always be sure to eliminate any salt, saltwater, and sand
off your RC surfboard before storage.