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At Emelia Earhart PArk in Hialeah, one of the ponds is used for remote control boat races. The boats can go 50 to over 60 mph depending on the type. They were so fun to watch. I saw several crashes, including one crash where the boat went onto land. The boat was making a turn that the controller obviously thought it could make without hitting the shore, but it could not. The boat hit the reeds along the shore, ramped out of the water, and landed upside down a few feet from where I was sitting. Unfortunately I did not get a good photo of the wreck.

The boats were powered by a small 2-stroke engine connected to a prop with 1-inch long blades. The boat is controlled by a large rudder at the back of the boat. At times the only part of the boat that was touch the water was the propellar and rudder.

The boats has some incredible acceleration and could throw a 20-30 ft long rooster.
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