• Operational range: Approximately 30 meters (~100 feet)
  • Up to 8 minutes of run time per charge
  • Length: 729mm (28.7”)
  • Beam: 180mm (7.08”)
  • Powerful 37g Rudder Servo
  • Water Cooled 50A brushless ESC w/BEC
  • Water Cooled 2815 brushless motor
  • Hull Material: Plastic Molded
  • Shaft Drive System: 3mm Flex Cable
  • P1.4 X D40mm two blade propeller
  • Battery: 11.1V 2200mAh 35C Li-Po
  • Hit speeds over 50 KM/H (30 MPH)!
  • 2 Channel 2.4 Ghz
  • Battery: 11.1V 2200mAh 35C Li-Po
  • Wall Mount Charger and 2S/3S Balance Charger Included!

LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR Instruction Manual English

LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR Instruction Manual French

LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR - Operational Range
Your LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR comes with a 2.4 Ghz radio system, which allows you to play without the fear of ever losing control! Race or play with countless other drivers. The range of your boat is approximately 250ft which, due to its size, is in excess of normal vision. The farther the boat goes away from you the smaller it will become and the harder it will be to determine the boat’s direction We suggest you drive at a distance between 20ft-50ft, this keeps your boat within a safe operational distance.
- Make sure your hands are clear of the propeller and rudder when you are placing the boat in and out of the water. For your first few runs try to keep the boat within 10-30ft of you so you can see how the boat reacts to steering and throttle input. Once you have more experience you can venture a little farther away. Remember the controls are proportional just like a real boat. Ease on and off the throttle until you are comfortable.

 LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR - Deck Removal and Battery Placement

- To remove the deck, first find the thumb screw at the back of the boat. Unscrew this screw all the way, and lift. The deck is now unlocked. Reverse procedure to re install.
- Placing the battery - locate the battery cradle with the Velcro inside the boat.
- The included battery has the strip that mates with the one in the boat, place the battery on the strip and gently push down.
- Seat the battery on the cradle and wrap the Velcro strap around the battery.
- Battery now in place.

 LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR - Installing Rudder and Propeller

- Your new LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR does not have the rudder or propeller pre-installed. It is straight forward to do, so let's show you how! Before getting started, Make sure the battery is unplugged and the transmitter is turned off. To install the rudder, first remove the two bolts at the very back of the rudder bracket. There are two allen keys supplied for this purpose. The larger of the two allen keys will fit the bolt.
- Tighten them securely. Next slide the rudder assembly into the bracket in re-install the two screws as shown. Carefully slide the rubber water cooling hose over the fitting on the top of the rudder. It is very important that you make sure the water cooling hose is installed. Loosen the bolt on the bolt on the rudder and slide the rudder servo push rod through the hole as shown. Just finger tight for now.
- Remove the deck and find the rudder servo inside the INTIMIDATOR. Next loosen the bolt at the end of the servo actuator arm, and slide the servo push rod through the hole and finger tighten the bolt. Notice the orientation of the servo push rod inside the INTIMIDATOR. To align the rudder, follow the instructions to install the battery and and turn on the remote. The servo will centre itself. Loosen the bolts holding the servo push rod and center the rudder, being careful not to move the servo arm. Tighten the bolts with the allen key once the rudder is straight. You will need Pliers, or a 7mm wrench to remove the nut from the end of the flex shaft. Hold either the propeller or the brass coupling on the end of the flex shaft with one hand and use the pliers or wrench to unscrew the nut counterclockwise, and set it aside. Be careful, as the blade can be quite sharp. The nut has a plastic washer inside which keeps the nut from coming loose during use, so it is quite tight during removal.
- If you wish, you can use a second set of pliers to hold the brass coupling at the end of the flex shaft. Be careful not to damage the screw holding the brass coupling in place.
- To remove, slide the propeller off the flex shaft. In the pictures you can see that the propeller and the flex shaft are keyed so they can fit together without slipping. Be careful not to lose the metal sleeve that is on the flex shaft. -It might be a good time to use the supplied allen key to make sure the screw holding the brass coupling on the end of the flex shaft is tight.
- To replace, simply slide the new propeller onto the shaft, making sure you line up the notch on the propeller with the key on the brass coupling at the end of the flex shaft.
- Reattach and tighten the nut on the end of the flex shaft.

 LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR - Charging

You will notice that there are 2 plugs with wires coming out of the battery. The white plug with the white, black, and red wires is the balance plug. This is the plug you use with the supplied balance charger. This is a keyed plug and will only go in one way.
1. Plug your wall mount power supply into a 120V outlet and connect the balance charger into the opposite end. The red light on the balance charger will be solid red to indicate there is power.
2. Connect the battery’s white 4 pin balance connector into the corresponding port on the balance charger. The red light will turn off, a green light will blink to indicate charging. Charging time is Approx 1.5-2 hours.
3. Charging is completed once red light and the green light are both solid on. If both lights are still not solid on within 2.5 hours, unplug battery as the charger may be defective. Discontinue use immediately and call LiteHawk Technical Support.
It is normal for the battery to get warm during the charging process. Do not charge the battery on a surface that is flammable or can be damaged by heat.
- Do not leave the battery and charger unattended while charging.
- Do not store the battery plugged into the charger

 LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR - Flex Shaft Removal and Maintenance

 You should lubricate the Flex Shaft of your LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR after every 2 - 3 time you operate your boat. The lubrication will keep the INTIMIDATOR running smoothly and it helps keep water from entering the hull though the Flex Shaft opening. To begin, remove the top deck and find where the motor connects to the Flex Shaft. The brass coupling has 4 grub screws. Two are shown in the picture and two more are on the opposite side of the coupling. Use the smaller of the two allen keys (included) to loosen the two grub screws closest to the flex shaft. Do not loosen the two closest to the motor.

Now pull on the propeller end of the Flex Shaft and slide the Flex Shaft out about 3/4 of the way. You will notice that I have removed the propeller, as the Flex Shaft was very tight and I used Pliers to pull it out. Depending on how tight it is you may not need pliers and can leave the propeller on. Now you can lubricate the shaft with axle or bearing grease, which you can find at any auto parts supply retailer. Push the Flex Shaft back in carefully, making sure it is tight to the tube coming out of the back of the boat. Re-tighten the grub screws and you are ready to go again. 

LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR - Binding the Receiver and Transmitter
If for some reason your boat is not connected with your Transmitter make sure you are turning the Transmitter (Pistol Grip radio) on first and then plug the battery into the boat. If this doesn’t solve the issue you will need to bind the Transmitter to the boat’s receiver.
- Switch on the Transmitter, making sure the indicator light is red.
- Plug in the battery into the boat
- Press down the BIND button on the boat’s receiver.
- The receiver’s green light will turn on to indicate that the binding has been successful.
- The boat should now accept inputs from the transmitter.
If you were unsuccessful in binding the boat to the Transmitter unplug the battery in the boat and turn off the radio. Then repeat the binding process.

LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR - Water-cooled and water-resistant electronics
All LiteHawk Marine items are water-cooled! Your LiteHawk INTIMIDATOR picks up water from the base of the rudder, as the boat is moving through the water. The water is forced through the Electronic Speed Control (ESC) and then into the water-cooled motor mount. This helps to keep everything cool. For added protection the Electronic Speed Control (ESC) has been waterproofed. All this protection helps to avoid the classic problem that all R/C power boats have - how to keep everything cool.
- Before using your new boat carefully check the silicone cooling tubes are connected securely and not blocked. Ensure that the water inlet in the rudder is not obstructed. A good way to check for blockages is to use your mouth to blow air into the outlet tube and make sure you have air exiting the inlet at the base of the rudder.
- If you are running the boat in salt water, than you should blow out the cooling system as mentioned above after use. If possible run in fresh water for a minute or so to flush the lines.
- Your Receiver has a O-ring gasket to help keep water out. The wires going into the receiver have also been sealed. However water could penetrate the seals. If you notice ANY loss of control stop driving and un-plug the battery and remove the receiver from the boat and allow to air dry. Removing the screws from the bottom of the receiver will allow you to open up the receiver. This makes the air drying far more effective.