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:
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.
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:
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
He also made a video of the plastic swan he RCed :
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 Perhaps it needed a little running in? I do believe it has become more quiet and less vibration is transferred to the hull
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 I don't want to burn another motor like I did in the Slo-mo.
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.
Further I have decided to use hex head screws whenever possible. These are much easier to access with tools in difficult locations.