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RC Helicopter flying, RC Cars and RC boating

Made for other people and me to track what I am doing when with my remote controlled units. It started out with helicopters. Hence the name.

If only one of my units is of interest, this unit can be clicked on the right and only posts regarding that unit shows up.

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Sealing hatches on the Phantom

Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe Jul 13, 2015 20:31:09
I have been asked what I have done to stop water ingress through the hatches on my Phantom. I have only done something to the rear hatch as I almost never have water ingress in the front hatch. I don't think there would be a problem also sealing the front hatch as the rear hatch was sealed. Here are some pictures:

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On-board video from the pond in Vallensbæk

Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe Jul 31, 2012 20:28:37
A video I shot in Vallensbæk from my Phantom. This time I believe I found the right camera angle. Now I'll need to clean the windscreen on the boat, before the next video shoot.

Here is the video:

Hope you enjoyed it smiley

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Phantom onboard video - rear view

Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe May 31, 2012 16:59:43
Another video from on-board my Phantom:

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Camera on the Phantom

Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe Apr 29, 2012 17:35:17
Today I participated in the season opening in the model boat club in Vallensbæk. I had mounted my 808 #3 camera on my Phantom in a mount similar to the one I use on my Sea Wolf.

This is the first trial with a camera on my Phantom, so I had no idea of how the set-up would work. After some editing I uploaded a video to youtube. Here it is:

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VMK video

Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe Aug 24, 2011 20:17:27
A few weeks ago one of my friends for my model boat club shot some video at the pond. I think he did a great job and that the video is excellent advertising material for the club. My Phantom is in this video. Have a look smiley


He also made a video of the plastic swan he RCed smiley:



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Phantom ready again :)

Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe Aug 04, 2011 17:46:06
Monday I received the spare parts for Möwe and for my Phantom. I haven't done anything regarding Möwe yet, but I have installed the coupling in my Phantom. The coupling is: R1445 Robbe Flexible Coupling 3.2-4mm. This fits nicely on the motor with the 3,2mm insert, but I had to make a 4mm to 3mm bushing for the coupling to fit the propeller shaft. Not a big deal just a piece of 4mm brass tube that was split as the bushing that comes along.

Yesterday I tried it out. At first I thought there was something wrong but then it started behaving nicely smiley Perhaps it needed a little running in? I do believe it has become more quiet and less vibration is transferred to the hull smiley

I also decided to try out the amp/temp sensor extension that I have bought for my Quanum/turnigy telemetry system. I couldn't try the Amp sensor at the connectors are incompatible. The temperature sensor did however work nicely, and it is nice to know how hot the motor really is smiley I don't want to burn another motor like I did in the Slo-mo.

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Phantom coupling broken

Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe Jul 15, 2011 10:16:20
Last Wednesday I went to the pond in Vallensbæk with my Phantom. That's the boat I run most as it's usually running well and easy to prepare.

This Wednesday there was something in the water that I hit. The result was that the coupling broke and I had to wait for the wind to blow the boat in. This means that I need to repair the Phantom. This gives me the chance to do some improvements I have wanted to do for some time to this boat:

1: I'll try a rubber coupling. I hope that will transfer less vibrations so the boat will be quieter.

2: Add a cooling fan to the motor. I have a 30mm fan for an EDF (Electric Ducted Fan) that I am modifying to blow air through the motor.

Some pictures:

Further I have decided to use hex head screws whenever possible. These are much easier to access with tools in difficult locations.

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Another Phantom video

Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe Jul 15, 2010 19:10:12
Carsten kindly made a video of my Phantom and put it on youtube. Here it is:

Thanks for looking smiley

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