DM Craft Bait Boats

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Boat is running slow


  • Flat battery. 

  • Battery out of order (old or damaged). 

  • Coupling is loose (tighten grub screws). 

  • Propeller is broken or some foreign object may
    be jammed in the propeller. 

  • Shaft is seized (lack of lubrication). 


Boat runs without control 


  • Flat batteries. 

  • Transmitter has one battery placed the other
    way around. 

  • You forgot to switch on the transmitter switch. 

  • The rudder is out of setting, it turns only to one

  • The rudder push rod is bent. 


Boat runs and does not stop


  • One of the Radio Control switches is OFF. 

  • Flat batteries. 

  • The left stick “trim” is not in the centre. 

  • The transmitter is off and the receiver still on. 


Boat turns in opposite direction or drops the  bucket immediately upon application of power 


The reverse switches, situated on the front of the Transmitter Radio, have been moved from the original position. Match the white markings and switches.

Boat stops during a run  (Flysky I6x Transmitter only)


The Transmitter / Receiver is fitted with a Failsafe. A failsafe only operates when the Transmitter loses signal (normally when the boat
goes out of range). The motor on the boat cuts out when the Receiver does not pick up a signal from the Transmitter. When this  happens, raise the Transmitter into the air (above your head), pointing it up into the air, while turning the boat back towards you.  Normally, the Receiver will find the signal and the boat will respond. If this does not work, walk +-1 – 2 meters into the water, doing the same as above, and the signal should return.


Boat runs in continuous circles 

The 12 Volt battery in the boat is flat and needs to be recharged / replaced.




When you decide to use the boat, first put “ON” the transmitter radio switch and only afterwards do you switch on the boat (receiver). 


After using the boat, always put off the boat (receiver) switch first, and only then you switch off the transmitter. Radio waves control and drive the DM Craft Bait Boat. 


Any of the following conditions may interfere with the behaviour and function:


  • Do not operate in salt water. 

  • Do not operate the DM Craft Bait Boat where there are water plants, rubbish or other obstacles in the pond. This could damage or impair the propeller. 

  • Do not use where there is strong water current or when there is strong wind blowing on the water. 

  • Do not use during thunderstorms. 

  • Do not touch the propeller while it is spinning. This is extremely dangerous! 

  • When lifting the DM Craft Bait Boat, be sure to hold the body securely. 

  • Be sure to bring the DM Craft Bait Boat back to shore (out of the water) before the battery power runs out. 

  • Do not operate the DM Craft Bait Boat without the hull top cover attached. The inside of the boat where the battery is situated must be covered when in use. 

  • Wipe clean with towel after use. Ensure to drain any water that may have entered the boat after each use.




  • When you use the boat:

    • Check if pen light batteries are charged / new. 

    • Check if 12 Volt battery has been charged. oCheck if coupling is tight (grub screws). 

    • Check if propeller is not broken. 

    • Check if you have a spare propeller. 

    • Check that you have with you: a 2mm Allen key and a 7mm spanner. 

    • Check that you take spare pen light batteries. 

    • Check if both switches are off: on the transmitter and on the boat (receiver). 

    • Check if the rudder is centered with both switches ON. ·


  • After you use the boat: 

    • Remove the cover to allow the sun to dry off any moisture inside the boat.

    • Remove all 8 pen light batteries. 

    • Charge the 12 Volt battery and keep it disconnected. 

    • Put any water resistant spray on the aerial and top cover brackets.  

    • Lubricate the shaft. 

    • Check if coupling is loose. 

    • Check if the propeller is broken




DM Craft Bait Boats do not use Prop Guards for the following reasons:


-    It reduces the speed of the boat
-    It reduces the manoeuvrability of the boat
-    It catches the weeds and grass


The boat’s hull compensates, through the design of the boat, for not using a Prop Guard.

All electronic equipment within the boat is suspended, above the water line, to reduce / eliminate damage due to accidental flooding inside the boat.