ProBoat Blackjack 26 Brushless Specifications

Blackjack 26 Brushless EP Catamaran Boat
Owners Manual
Specifications
Hull Length.................................................................................26.75 in (679mm)
Beam.........................................................................................8.375 in (213mm)
Motor................................ Water-cooled Hi-performance A3630-1500 Brushless Motor
Radio System............................................................ Pro Boat AM 27MHz Pistol-grip
Drive System.......................................................................................Direct Drive
Steering System...................................................................Steerable Drive System
Speed Control................................................... Water-cooled 45-Amp Brushless ESC
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Introduction
The Blackjack 26 Brushless EP comes
Ready-To-Run with the Pro Boat
27MHz AM radio system and electronic
speed controller already installed. All
assembly and building is done at the
factory, allowing you to quickly get your
boat running.
Thank you for purchasing the Pro Boat™
Blackjack™ 26 Brushless EP Ready-ToRun boat. Please read these instructions
carefully before attempting to operate
your boat.
Table of Contents
Introduction................................................................................................2
Table of Contents........................................................................................2
General Guidelines......................................................................................3
Additional Required Items............................................................................3
Inspection..................................................................................................4
Contents....................................................................................................4
Section 1: Assembling the Boat Stand...........................................................4
Section 2: Installing the Transmitter Batteries.................................................5
Section 3: Installing the 7.2V Ni-MH Battery Packs..........................................5
Section 4: Adjusting the Transmitter..............................................................6
Section 5: Handling Adjustment....................................................................6
Section 6: Checking the Radio System...........................................................7
Section 7: Testing Your Boat in the Water.......................................................8
Section 8: Speed Control Programming..........................................................8
Section 9: Maintenance................................................................................8
Section 10: Lubricating the Drive Shaft..........................................................9
Section 11: Identification of Components..................................................... 10
Section 12: Warranty Information............................................................... 10
Section 13: Replacement Parts.................................................................... 12
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General Guidelines
It is important that you read and follow
this instruction manual, along with the
radio system manual before you run
this exciting boat. Failure to read and
understand the manual could result
is personal injury, property damage
or permanent damage to your boat.
It is also important to run your boat
responsibly. With proper care and
maintenance, you will be able to proudly
enjoy your Blackjack 26 Brushless
Catamaran for many years to come.
Before you operate your model, make
sure that your frequency is clear. If
someone is operating on the same
frequency, both models could go out of
control, possibly causing damage to the
models or to others. Check all of the
hardware, and the propeller for damage
and loose screws before and after each
run.
If at any time while operating your model
you sense any abnormal function, end
your operation immediately. Do not
operate your boat again until you are
certain the problem has been corrected.
When operating the boat, stay clear of
people, full-scale boats, stationary objects
and wildlife. It is preferable to operate
the Blackjack 26 Brushless Catamaran
in low wake, low wind conditions and in
areas free of people, wildlife and objects.
Additional Required Items
You will need to purchase the following to get your boat on the water:
• 8 “AA” alkaline batteries for the radio transmitter
• 7.2V Ni-MH Battery Pack with Deans Connector (PRB3313 or PRB3314) (2)
• Twin Peak Dual Battery Charger (DYN4033)
• Tamiya/Deans adapter (PRB3312)
PRB3313
3800mAh
PRB3314
4200mAh
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Inspection
Always stay clear of the propeller.
If you notice damage is present, please
contact the hobby shop where you
purchased it.
Carefully remove the boat and radio
transmitter from the box. Inspect the
boat to make sure no damage is present.
Contents
• Assembled Blackjack 26 Brushless EP RTR
• Pro Boat radio transmitter
• Boat stand
Section 1: Assembling the Boat Stand
Attach the side stand pieces by
interlocking them into the end pieces as
shown. Secure the interlocking pieces
with medium CA or epoxy. Make certain
you allow the adhesive to fully cure
before placing your boat on the stand.
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Section 2: Installing the Transmitter Batteries
Install 8 “AA” alkaline batteries into the
transmitter, following the instructions
provided for your radio system.
Section 3: Installing the 7.2V Ni-MH Battery Packs
Pro Boat offers a charge adapter
(PRB3312) to allow you to charge the
PRB3313 and PRB3314 batteries with
Deans connectors with conventional
chargers that use Tamiya-style
connectors.
Carefully remove the hatch from the hull.
Follow the instructions included with your
fast charger to ensure a safe charge.
The Pro Boat water-cooled ESC comes
pre-wired with a Deans-style connector.
Use a 6-cell battery pack listed below for
optimum performance.
• PRB3313 7
.2V 3600mAh
w/Deans Connector
• PRB3314 7
.2V 4200mAh
w/Deans Connectors
Attach the hook and loop material to the
batteries and the battery boxes. Install
two fully charged 7.2V Ni-MH battery
packs into the hull.
You may also remove the Tamiya-style
connector from conventional battery
packs and purchase WSD1303 from your
local hobby shop. Be sure to solder the
connectors to the battery in the proper
polarity.
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Section 4: Adjusting the Transmitter
Note: Refer to the radio
instructions for specific information
on transmitter setup.
Adjust the rudder trim knob so that the
rudder is centered prior to operation. You
may adjust this control to make the boat
run straight during operation.
It may be necessary to adjust the throttle
trim knob to stop the propeller from
turning while the throttle trigger is in the
neutral position.
Steering
Trim
Throttle
Trim
Section 5: Handling Adjustment
Operate your Blackjack 26 Brushless
EP in low to medium wake conditions
to avoid having problems with the
boat overturning. If the conditions are
questionable, adjust the prop strut down
a bit to reduce the likelihood of having
the boat overturn. The motor mount is
slotted to allow you to move the motor
slightly when adjusting the outdrive.
Loosen the motor mounting screws when
adjusting the outdrive trim and retighten
after adjustment is complete.
You may also turn the dual rate dial down
to reduce rudder travel in rough water
conditions.
Steering Dual
Rate
Loosen to
Adjust
Outdrive
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Section 6: Checking the Radio System
Ensure the antenna tube is properly
placed through the hull. It may be
necessary to slightly pull the antenna
tube out to make certain the radio range
is sufficient.
Left Turn
The ESC will beep until you give full
throttle input. The auto sensing circuitry
will select full throttle position when you
hold full throttle during initial set up.
Release the throttle trigger. With 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!
Turn the transmitter on, then turn on the
receiver/ESC switch, checking for correct
operation. The rudder control arm should
move toward the front of the boat when
right input is given. Conversely, when
left input is given, the control arm should
move toward the back of the boat.
Note: The ESC has an overrev limiter that will not allow
you to hold full throttle when
the propeller is not loaded (in
the water). To reset, return
the throttle trigger to neutral.
The auto sensing voltage cutoff
with also cut off power to the
motor when the ESC senses that
the batteries are nearing full
discharge.
Left Turn
Note: If you are transporting your
boat, make sure you disconnect
the battery from the speed
controller and then turn your 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, again making
sure that the boat is in neutral.
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Section 7: Testing Your Boat in the Water
Make sure the radio is "ON" and the
batteries are plugged into the speed
controller. Test the radio system for
proper operation and then carefully
place the boat in the water. Pilot the
boat at slow speeds, staying close to the
shoreline to ensure you have good control
and that the boat is functioning correctly.
Be certain to avoid all objects in the
water at all times.
Once you feel comfortable with the
control of your boat, it is safe to go
further away from the shoreline and at
faster speeds. When you notice the boat
beginning to lose speed, bring the boat
back to shore. It will be necessary to
allow the electronic components to cool
down and to replace or recharge the
battery before heading out again.
Section 8: Speed Control Programming
Note: Do not turn off the
transmitter first or the receiver
may pick up stray signals and run
out of control.
The ESC in your Blackjack 26 Brushless
EP is pre-programmed from the factory.
The programming is set for Ni-MH
batteries as shipped with your Blackjack
26.
A programming module (PRB3311) is
available to change the programming
of your speed control. Settings include
Ni-MH or LiPo batteries, cut-off voltage
settings, cutoff type, brake on or off,
motor timing and throttle curve.
Caution: It is imperative that
you do not attempt to use LiPo
batteries in the Blackjack 26
Brushless unless it has been
properly programmed or serious
damage to the batteries and
electronics may occur.
Section 9: Maintenance
Before and at the end of each run, make
sure all screws are tight and the propeller
is free from any entanglement.
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Section 10: Lubricating the Drive Shaft
Lubricating the flexshaft 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.
 3. Move the rudder assembly and slide
the drive shaft out of the stuffing box.
Lubricate the flexshaft, propeller shaft
and all moving parts after every 2–3
hours of operation.
 1. Use either two crescent wrenches,
two 10mm wrenches, or a combination
of either to loosen the collet nut.
 4. Lubricate the drive shaft with
PRB0100 Water-Proof Marine Grease
(see your local hobby shop). Reinstall
the drive shaft in reverse order. Be
sure to reinstall the nylon washer
between the universal and the stuffing
box.
 2. Loosen the 1.5mm setscrew
connecting the universal joint to the
drive shaft.
Note: Running the Blackjack
26 Brushless 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.
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Section 11: Identification of Components
PRB2226
PRB3304
PRB2068
PRB0151
PRB3310
PRB2064
PRB2812
PRB2224
PRB3302
PRB2218
PRB2815
PRB3301
PRB2064
PRB3306
Section 12: Warranty Information
Warranty Period
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
(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
warranty claims. Further, Horizon reserves the right to change or modify this warranty without notice and disclaims all other
warranties, express or implied.
(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 goods by Purchaser must be
approved in writing by Horizon before shipment.
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 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.
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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.
Law: These Terms are governed by Illinois law (without regard to conflict of law principals).
Safety Precautions
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.
The Product 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 injury.
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 service technician.
Inspection or Repairs
If this Product needs to be inspected or repaired, please call for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA). 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. A Service Repair Request is available at
www.horizonhobby.com on the “Support” tab.
If you do not have internet access, please include a letter with your complete name, street address, email address and phone
number where you can be reached during business days, your RMA number, a list of the included items, method of payment for
any non-warranty expenses and a brief summary of the problem. Your original sales receipt must also be included for warranty
consideration. Be sure your name, address, and RMA number are clearly written on the outside of the shipping carton.
Warranty Inspection and Repairs
To receive warranty service, you must include your original sales receipt verifying the proof-of-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 Hobby.
Non-Warranty Repairs
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. Please advise us of your preferred method of payment. Horizon accepts money orders and cashiers checks, as well as Visa,
MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. If you choose to pay by credit card, please include your credit card number and
expiration date. Any repair left unpaid or unclaimed after 90 days will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of accordingly.
Please note: non-warranty repair is only available on electronics and model engines.
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:
Horizon Service Center
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822
All other Products requiring warranty inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:
Horizon Product Support
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822
Please call 877-504-0233 with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.
Safety, Precautions, and Warnings
As the user of this product, you are solely responsible for operating it in a manner that does not endanger yourself and others or
result in damage to the product or the property of others.
Carefully follow the directions and warnings for this and any optional support equipment (chargers, rechargeable battery packs,
etc.) that you use.
This model is controlled by a radio signal that is subject to interference from many sources outside your control. This interference
can cause momentary loss of control so it is necessary to always keep a safe distance in all directions around your model, as this
margin will help to avoid collisions or injury.
• Always operate your model in an open area away from people.
• Avoid operating your model where injury or damage can occur.
• Never operate the model out in populated areas for any reason.
• Never operate your model with low transmitter batteries.
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arefully follow the directions and warnings for this and any optional support equipment (chargers, rechargeable battery packs,
etc.) that you use.
• Keep all chemicals, small parts and anything electrical out of the reach of children.
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oisture causes damage to electronics. Avoid prolonged water exposure to all equipment not specifically designed and protected
for this purpose.
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Section 13: Replacement Parts
If you have any questions concerning the setup or running of your Blackjack 26
Brushless EP boat, please call the Horizon Service Center toll-free at (877) 504-0233.
PRB2064
PRB2068
PRB0151
PRB2218
PRB2219
PRB2223
PRB2224
PRB2226
PRB2228
PRB2808
PRB2810
PRB2811
PRB2812
PRB2813
PRB2815
PRB3301
Turn Fin (2)
Water Outlet
1.6" x 2.5" Composite Propeller
Prop Nut
Nylon Washer
Push Rod Connector
Silicone Tubing
Antenna Tube
Rubber Boot
Rudder Pushrod
Stuffing Box
Stuffing Box Liner
Flexshaft w/ U-Joint
Propeller Shaft
Steerable Drive System
Hull only
PRB3302
PRB3303
PRB3304
PRB3305
PRB3306
PRB3307
PRB3308
PRB3309
PRB3310
PRB3311
PRB3312
PRB3313
PRB3314
PRB0100
PRB0101
Hatch
Radio Box
Radio Box Cover
Decals
Boat Stand
Motor Mount
Cable Collet
45-AMP Brushless ESC
A3630-1500 Brushless Motor
Brushless ESC Programming Module
Tamiya/Deans Charge Adapter
7.2V 3600mAh Battery w/Deans
7.2V 4200mAh Battery w/Deans
Marine Grease
Marine Grease Refill 5 oz
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(877) 504-0233
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