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RCSurfRider is owned and operated by experienced surfers and high-tech radio control hobbyists.
We're committed to spread the interest and full capabilities of any radio controlled wave rider.

Safety, 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.

Don't have the time or the tools?
Contact the RCSurfRider Repair Shop for ding repair and/or rebuilds. We're open daily tel. 714-290-0289.

Safety First
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 safe operation!


Before RC Surfing - RC SurfRider Preflight Check List
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 before recharging!
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 rotating parts.
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.