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Academy Kayak Robot

The Kayak Robot is an educational kit powered by a motor that creates a reciprocating rowing motion. This movement in turn drives the paddles to propel the boat. It can run in bath tub , fish tank or other container. Easy to assemble, it needs no glue. The Robot Kayak demonstrates the principles of mechanical link and joint mechanisms. And it’s fun.

Academy Kayak Robot Model

  • Powered by a motorized mechanism that creates a reciprocating rowing movement
  • Demostrates principles of mechanical link and joint mechanisms
  • Helps develop creativity and concentration
  • Kayak display cradle included
  • Pre-assembled gearbox
  • Easy to assemble
  • No glue required
  • Illustrated Instructions
  • MSRP: $23.99
  • Street Price: $17.99

My good little friend Keivan actually built this model in the studio. About an hour with some minor help. This model kit needs no tools to be assembled but make sure you have a AA battery to see it in action. Not only the kit goes together without a hitch, but it also works at it is supposed to. It really does show the basic mechanics of rowing a canoe on water. Can be used in the tub but be aware that the electronics are exposed and they are not waterproof.


The parts on the injection runners are designed to snap without causing much stress on them. So when they say no cutting tools needed Academy actually mean it.

Highly Recommended!

My sincere thanks to Model Rectifier for the review sample.

George Collazo
George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.