ProBoat Volere 22 Specifications

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Electric-Powered Ready-To-Run Deep-V
Owners Manual
Specifications
Hull Length............................................................................................. 22 in (558.8mm)
Beam.................................................................................................... 7.5 in (190.5mm)
Motor.............................................................................................Water-cooled 550-sized
Radio System...........................................Pro Boat 2.4GHz Spektrum Marine DSM Pistol-Grip
Speed Control.............................................................. Electronic speed control with reverse
Battery......................................................................... 8.4V 1600mAh 2/3 A NiMH Battery
Charger.................................................................................... 12V DC 1.2A Peak Charger
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NOTICE
All instructions, warranties and other collateral documents are subject to change at the sole discretion
of Horizon Hobby, Inc. For up-to-date product literature, visit www.horizonhobby.com and click on the
support tab for this product.
Meaning of Special Language:s
The following terms are used throughout the product literature to indicate various levels of potential
harm when operating this product:
NOTICE: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create a possibility of physical property damage
AND little or no possibility of injury.
CAUTION: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the probability of physical property
damage AND a possibility of serious injury.
WARNING: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the probability of property damage,
collateral damage, and serious injury OR create a high probability of superficial injury.
WARNING: Read the ENTIRE instruction manual to become familiar with the features of the
product before operating. Failure to operate the product correctly can result in damage to the
product, personal property and cause serious injury.
This is a sophisticated hobby product and NOT a toy. It must be operated with caution and common
sense and requires some basic mechanical ability. Failure to operate this Product in a safe and
responsible manner could result in injury or damage to the product or other property. This product
is not intended for use by children without direct adult supervision. Do not attempt disassembly, use
with incompatible components or augment product in any way without the approval of Horizon Hobby,
Inc. This manual contains instructions for safety, operation and maintenance. It is essential to read
and follow all the instructions and warnings in the manual, prior to assembly, setup or use, in order to
operate correctly and avoid damage or serious injury.
Additional Safety Precautions and Warnings
As the user of this product, you are solely responsible for operating in a manner that does not endanger
yourself and others or result in damage to the product or the property of others.
This model is controlled by a radio signal subject to interference from many sources outside your control.
This interference can cause momentary loss of control so it is advisable to always keep a safe distance in
all directions around your model, as this margin will help avoid collisions or injury.
Age Recommendation: Not for children under 14 years. This is not a toy.
• Always keep a safe distance in all directions around your model to avoid collisions or injury. This
model is controlled by a radio signal subject to interference from many sources outside your control.
Interference can cause momentary loss of control.
• Always operate your model in open spaces away from full-size vehicles, traffic and people.
• Always carefully follow the directions and warnings for this and any optional support equipment
(chargers, rechargeable battery packs, etc.).
• Always keep all chemicals, small parts and anything electrical out of the reach of children.
• Always avoid water exposure to all equipment not specifically designed and protected for this purpose.
Moisture causes damage to electronics.
• Never place any portion of the model in your mouth as it could cause serious injury or even death.
• Never operate your model with low transmitter batteries.
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Pro Boat® Volere™ 22
Electric-Powered Ready-To-Run boat. Please read
these instructions carefully before attempting to
operate the boat.
The Volere comes ready-to-run with an 2.4GHz
Spektrum radio system and electronic speed
controller already installed. All assembly is done
at the factory, allowing you to quickly get the boat
running.
Features
• No assembly required
• Real wood trim layered on a hand-crafted fiberglass hull
• Pro Boat 2.4GHz Spektrum Marine DSM Pistol-Grip
• Preinstalled electronic speed control with reverse
• Includes a 8.4V 1600mAh battery for longer run times
• Includes a DC 1.2A Peak Charger
Additional Required Items
You will need to purchase the following items to get the boat on the water:
• 4 AA alkaline batteries for the radio transmitter
Inspection
 1. C
arefully remove the boat and radio
transmitter from the box.
 2. I nspect the boat. If you notice damage from
shipping, please contact the hobby shop
where you purchased it.
The items included with your Volere 22 are:
• Assembled Volere 22 EP RTR
• Pro Boat radio transmitter
• Boat stand
• 8.4V, 1600mAh Ni-MH battery pack
• DC 1.2A Peak Charger
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Installation of Transmitter Batteries
 1. R
emove the battery cover from the
transmitter.
 2. I nstall 4 AA alkaline batteries into the
transmitter. Be sure each battery cell is
installed in the proper polarity. The polarity
is marked at each cell’s location inside the
transmitter.
 3. S
lide the battery cover in place.
 4. M
ove the switch to the "ON" position. The LED
will light if the batteries are in good condition
and installed properly.
 5. M
ake sure to turn off the transmitter before
proceeding with the installation of the battery
in the boat.
Charging and Installing the 8.4V Ni-MH Battery
Charging:
Installing:
 1. C
onnect the charger to a 12V DC power
source such as an auxiliary power connection
in a vehicle. The red LED light will flash three
times when power connection is made.
 1. C
arefully lift the magnetic rear deck lid to
expose the battery compartment.
 2. I nstall a fully charged 8.4-volt Ni-MH battery
pack into the hull. (Follow the instructions
included with the fast charger to ensure a
safe charge.)
 2. C
onnect the battery to the charger. The LED
will quickly flash on and off during the fast
charge process. When the red light (LED)
stops flashing and is solid "on", the battery is
fully charged and ready for use.
Red LED
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 3. C
onnect the battery plug to the matching
connector on the electronic speed control.
 4. R
eplace the hatch.
Checking the Radio System
 1. T
urn on the transmitter then the receiver
and check for correct operation. Move the
Steering wheel on the transmitter left and
right. The rudder should move relative to the
stick movement.
 2. W
ith the propeller free from any objects,
give some throttle input to ensure that the
motor is working. If everything appears to
be functioning correctly, you are ready to
run your boat! If any of these functions are
reversed, change the respective reversing
switch position.
Left
Forward
Left
Note: If you are transporting the boat,
disconnect the battery from the speed controller
and then turn the radio off until you are ready to
run the boat. Once ready, simply turn the radio
on and plug the battery into the speed controller,
making sure that the throttle is in the neutral
position.Read the radio system instructions
(included with the boat) before operating.
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Testing the Boat in the Water
 1. M
ake sure that the radio is on and the battery
is plugged into the speed controller and
motor.
 4. B
e certain to avoid all objects in the water.
Once you feel comfortable with the control
of the boat, it is safe to go further from the
shore and at faster speeds.
 2. C
arefully place the boat in the water. Pilot
the boat at slow speeds, staying close to
the shoreline to ensure that you have good
control and that the boat is functioning
correctly.
 5. I f the boat is losing speed, steer the boat
carefully back to shore. It will be necessary
to replace or recharge the battery before
running your boat again.
 3. I f the motor operates when the throttle
is released, it may be necessary to adjust
the trim on the transmitter so the motor is
stopped when the throttle is released.
 6. I f the boat tends to drift one direction
during operation, adjust the steering trim to
compensate.
Steering
Trim
Throttle
Trim
Water Cooling
Lake water is forced into the cooling system
when the boat is moving forward via a water
pick-up mounted on the bottom of the hull and is
exhausted through a port on the side of the boat.
If no cooling water is exhausting the port, stop
operation and remove debris from the system or
repair any breaks in the system.
Water
Outlet
Operating the Volere 22 without proper water
cooling will damage the motor.
Water
Inlet
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Maintenance and Lubricating the Driveshaft
After each day of operation, remove the driveshaft
to clean and remove debris.
Before and at the end of each run, make sure that
all screws are tight and that the propeller is free
from any entanglement.
 1. R
emove the 1.5mm setscrew on the motor
coupler.
If you have any questions concerning the setup
or running of the Volere, please contact the
appropriate Horizon Product Support department.
Lubricating the driveshaft is vital to the life of the
drivetrain. The lubricant also acts as a water seal,
keeping water from entering the hull through the
stuffing box.
 1. R
emove the front seat from the cockpit
by tipping it rearward and lifting it from
the cockpit. The seat is held in position by
magnets.
 2. U
se a .050 hex wrench or a small piece of
music wire to remove the nut securing the
propeller. Remove the propeller and hardware
from the driveshaft.
 2. A
n oiling port has been installed on the
stuffing box for lubricating the driveshaft. Fill
the oil port with a light oil (available at any
hardware store) prior to operation.
 3. S
lide the driveshaft out of the boat from the
rear. Move the rudder slightly to clear the
driveshaft.
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 4. R
emove any debris, burned oil or rust from
the driveshaft with fine emory cloth or
sandpaper. Thoroughly oil the driveshaft.
 5. Install the driveshaft back in the stuffing
box. Remember to install the white nylon washer,
drive dog, propeller and propeller nut back on the
driveshaft. Tighten the setscrew to secure the
driveshaft to the motor adapter.
Note: Running the Volere 22 EP RTR in salt water
could cause some parts to corrode. If you run the
boat in salt water, rinse it thoroughly in fresh water
after each use and lubricate the drive system.
Because of its corrosive effects, running RC boats
in saltwater is at the discretion of the modeler.
Replacement Parts
PRB3051
8.4V 2/3A 1600mAh Ni-MH Battery
PRB3052
Front Seat
PRB3053Windshield
PRB3054
Steering Wheel
PRB3055
30 amp ESC with Reverse
PRB3056
550-size Motor
PRB3057
Motor Mount
PRB3058
Propeller with Drive Dog
PRB3059
Cooling System
PRB3060
Rear Hatch Cover
PRB3061
Rudder with Linkage
Country of
Purchase
Horizon Hobby
PRB3062
Hull Only
PRB3063
Boat Stand
PRB3064
Decal Sheet
PRB3065
Motor Coupler
PRB3066
Driveshaft with Stuffing Box
PRB3067
Hull Accessories
PRB8060Transmitter
SPMMR200Receiver
PRB8061Servo
PRB1204
12V DC 1.2A Peak Charger
Address
Phone Number/Email Address
Sales
4105 Fieldstone Rd
Champaign, Illinois
61822 USA
800-338-4539
sales@horizonhobby.com
United Kingdom
Horizon Hobby
Limited
Units 1-4 Ployters Rd
Staple Tye
Harlow, Essex
CM18 7NS
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1279 641 097
sales@horizonhobby.co.uk
Germany
Horizon Hobby
GmbH
Hamburger Str. 10
25335 Elmshorn
Germany
+49 4121 46199 60
service@horizonhobby.de
France
Horizon Hobby
SAS
14 Rue Gustave Eiffel
Zone d’Activité du Réveil Matin
91230 Montgeron
United States of
America
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+33 (0) 1 60 47 44 70
infofrance@horizonhobby.com
Warranty and Repair Policy
Warranty Period:
CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT
LIABILITY. Further, in no event shall the liability
of Horizon exceed the individual price of the
Product on which liability is asserted. As Horizon
has no control over use, setup, final assembly,
modification or misuse, no liability shall be
assumed nor accepted for any resulting damage
or injury. By the act of use, setup or assembly, the
user accepts all resulting liability.
Exclusive Warranty- Horizon Hobby, Inc., (Horizon)
warranties that the Products purchased (the
"Product") will be free from defects in materials
and workmanship at the date of purchase by the
Purchaser.
Limited Warranty
Horizon reserves the right to change or
modify this warranty without notice and
disclaims all other warranties, express or
implied.
If you as the Purchaser or user are not prepared
to accept the liability associated with the use of
this Product, you are advised to return this Product
immediately in new and unused condition to the
place of purchase.
(a) This warranty is limited to the original
Purchaser (“Purchaser”) and is not transferable.
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER
THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF
THE PURCHASER. This warranty covers only those
Products purchased from an authorized Horizon
dealer. Third party transactions are not covered by
this warranty. Proof of purchase is required for all
warranty claims.
Law: These Terms are governed by Illinois law
(without regard to conflict of law principals).
WARRANTY SERVICES
Questions, Assistance, and Repairs
Your local hobby store and/or place of purchase
cannot provide warranty support or repair. Once
assembly, setup or use of the Product has been
started, you must contact Horizon directly. This will
enable Horizon to better answer your questions
and service you in the event that you may need
any assistance. For questions or assistance, please
direct your email to productsupport@horizonhobby.
com, or call 877.504.0233 toll free to speak to a
Product Support representative. You may also find
information on our website at www.horizonhobby.
com.
(b) Limitations- HORIZON MAKES NO WARRANTY
OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
ABOUT NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF
THE PRODUCT. THE PURCHASER ACKNOWLEDGES
THAT THEY ALONE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE
PRODUCT WILL SUITABLY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PURCHASER’S INTENDED USE.
(c) Purchaser Remedy- Horizon’s sole obligation
hereunder shall be that Horizon will, at its option,
(i) repair or (ii) replace, any Product determined by
Horizon to be defective. In the event of a defect,
these are the Purchaser’s exclusive remedies.
Horizon reserves the right to inspect any and all
equipment involved in a warranty claim. Repair or
replacement decisions are at the sole discretion
of Horizon. This warranty does not cover cosmetic
damage or damage due to acts of God, accident,
misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or
modification of or to any part of the Product. This
warranty does not cover damage due to improper
installation, operation, maintenance, or attempted
repair by anyone other than Horizon. Return of any
Product by Purchaser must be approved in writing
by Horizon before shipment.
Inspection or Repairs
If this Product needs to be inspected or repaired,
please use the Horizon Online Repair Request
submission process found on our website or
call Horizon to obtain a Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) number. Pack the Product
securely using a shipping carton. Please note
that original boxes may be included, but are
not designed to withstand the rigors of shipping
without additional protection. Ship via a carrier
that provides tracking and insurance for lost or
damaged parcels, as Horizon is not responsible
for merchandise until it arrives and is accepted at
our facility. An Online Repair Request is available
at www.horizonhobby.com under the Repairs
tab. If you do not have internet access, please
contact Horizon Product Support to obtain a RMA
number along with instructions for submitting your
product for repair. When calling Horizon, you will
be asked to provide your complete name, street
address, email address and phone number where
Damage Limits
HORIZON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL,
INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS
OF PROFITS OR PRODUCTION OR COMMERCIAL
LOSS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE
PRODUCT, WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED IN
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Non-Warranty Repairs
you can be reached during business hours. When
sending product into Horizon, please include your
RMA number, a list of the included items, and a
brief summary of the problem. A copy of your
original sales receipt must be included for warranty
consideration. Be sure your name, address, and
RMA number are clearly written on the outside of
the shipping carton.
Should your repair not be covered by warranty
the repair will be completed and payment will
be required without notification or estimate
of the expense unless the expense exceeds
50% of the retail purchase cost. By submitting
the item for repair you are agreeing to payment
of the repair without notification. Repair estimates
are available upon request. You must include this
request with your repair. Non-warranty repair
estimates will be billed a minimum of ½ hour
of labor. In addition you will be billed for return
freight. Horizon accepts money orders and cashiers
checks, as well as Visa, MasterCard, American
Express, and Discover cards. By submitting any
item to Horizon for inspection or repair, you are
agreeing to Horizon’s Terms and Conditions found
on our website under the Repairs tab.
Notice: Do not ship batteries to Horizon. If you
have any issue with a battery, please contact
the appropriate Horizon Product Support
office.
Warranty Inspection and Repairs
To receive warranty service, you must include
your original sales receipt verifying the proofof-purchase date. Provided warranty conditions
have been met, your Product will be repaired or
replaced free of charge. Repair or replacement
decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon.
Warranty and Service Contact Information
Country of
Purchase
Horizon Hobby
Address
Phone Number/Email Address
Horizon Service
Center
(Electronics and
engines)
4105 Fieldstone Rd
Champaign, Illinois
61822 USA
877-504-0233
Online Repair Request visit:
www.horizonhobby.com/repairs
Horizon Product
Support (All other
products)
4105 Fieldstone Rd
Champaign, Illinois
61822 USA
877-504-0233
productsupport@horizonhobby.com
United Kingdom
Horizon Hobby
Limited
Units 1-4 Ployters Rd
Staple Tye
Harlow, Essex
CM18 7NS
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1279 641 097
sales@horizonhobby.co.uk
Germany
Horizon
Technischer
Service
Hamburger Str. 10
25335 Elmshorn
Germany
+49 4121 46199 66
service@horizonhobby.de
France
Horizon Hobby
SAS
14 Rue Gustave Eiffel
Zone d’Activité du Réveil Matin
91230 Montgeron
United
States of
America
+33 (0) 1 60 47 44 70
infofrance@horizonhobby.com
FCC Information
FCC Information
Caution: Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This product contains a radio transmitter with
wireless technology which has been tested
and found to be compliant with the applicable
regulations governing a radio transmitter in the
2.400GHz to 2.4835GHz frequency range.
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Antenna Separation Distance
When operating your transmitter, please be sure to
maintain a separation distance of at least 5 cm
between your body (excluding fingers, hands,
wrists, ankles and feet) and the antenna to meet
RF exposure safety requirements as determined by
FCC regulations.
The illustrations below show the approximate 5 cm
RF exposure area and typical hand placement when
operating your Spektrum transmitter.
Compliance Information for the European Union
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Declaration of Conformity
(in accordance with ISO/IEC 17050-1)
No. HH2011022001
Product(s):
Item Number(s):
Equipment class:
PRB Volere 22 EP RTR
PRB3050S
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The object of declaration described above is in conformity with the requirements of the specifications
listed below, following the provisions of the European R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC and EMC Directive
2004/108/EC:
EN 300-328 V1.7.1
Technical requirements for Radio equipment
EN 301 489-1 V1.6.1, 301 489-17 V1.2.1 General EMC requirements
EN 60950-1:2006+A11 Safety
EN55022: 2006 Class B Radio disturbance characteristics
EN55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003Immunity characteristics
Steven A. Hall
Vice President
International Operations and Risk
Management
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Signed for and on behalf of:
Horizon Hobby, Inc.
Champaign, IL USA
Feb. 20, 2011
Instructions for Disposal of WEEE by Users in the European Union
This product must not be disposed of with other waste. Instead, it is the user’s responsibility
to dispose of their waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the
recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of
your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure
that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more
information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local
city office, your household waste disposal service or where you purchased the product.
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Konformitätserklärung laut Allgemeine Anforderungen (ISO/IEC 17050-1:2004, korrigierte
Fassung 2007-06-15); Deutsche und Englische Fassung EN ISO/IEC 17050-1:2010
Declaration of conformity (in accordance with ISO/IEC 17050-1)
Horizon Hobby GmbH
Hamburger Straße 10
D-25337 Elmshorn
erklärt das Produkt:
PRB Volere 22 EP RTR
declares the product::
Artikelnummer(n)PRB3050S
Item Number(s)
Gerateklasse:2
Equipment class
im Einklang mit den Anforderungen der unten aufgeführten Bestimmungen nach den Bestimmungen der
europäischen FTEG (Artikel 3 der R&TTE) und EMV-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG:
The object of declaration described above is in conformity with the requirements of the specifications
listed below, following the provisions of the European (Article 3 of the R&TTE directive) and EMC Directive
2004/108/EC:
Angewendete harmonisierte Normen:
Harmonized standards applied:
EN 300 328 V1.7.1
Maßnahmen zur effizienten Nutzung des Frequenzspektrums
§ 3 (2)(Artikel 3 (2))
Measures for the efficient use of the radio frequency spectrum
§ 3 (2) (Article 3 (2))
EN 301 489-1, 301 489-17 V1.2.1 Schutzanforderungen in Bezug auf elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit §3 (1) 2, (Artikel 3 (1) b))
Protection requirement concerning electromagnetic compatibility §3 (1) 2, (article 3 (1)b))
EN 60950-1:2006+A11
Gesundheit und Sicherheit gemäß §3 (1) 1. (Artikel 3(1)a))
Health and safety requirments pursuant to §3 (1) 1.
(article 3(1)a))
EN55022: 2006 Class B
Funkstöreigenschaften - Grenzwerte und Messverfahren
Radio disturbance characteristics
EN55024: 1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
Störfestigkeitseigenschaften
Immunity characteristics
Elmshorn, 20.02.2011
Steven A. Hall
Geschäfstführer
Managing Director
Birgit Schamuhn
Geschäftsführerin
Managing Director
Horizon Hobby GmbH; Hamburger Str. 10; D-25337 Elmshorn
HR Pi: HRB 1909; UStIDNr.:DE812678792; Str.Nr.: 1829812324
Geschäftsführer: Birgit Schamuhn, Steven A. Hall
Tel.: +49 4121 4619960 • Fax: +49 4121 4619970 eMail: info@horizonhobby.de;
Internet: www.horizonhobby.de
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können. Ware bleibt bis zur vollständigen Bezahlung Eigentum der
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