Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe May 23, 2010 18:53:24 Today I went sailing in the club. It was somewhat windy so there were some waves and I got a little of water into the Phantom. When trying to remove the water I believe a little came into the receiver and perhaps forced it to un-bind from the Tx. That I found out later.
When at the lake I just concluded that the electronics was strange and it most likely was the receiver. Now I am going to put some silicon grease into the receiver to avoid more water coming in.
I had brought my camera along today to do some shootings of my boat on the water. That didn't really happen
Instead I did a few shots of some of the the other boats. There was a goose that had been RCed
Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe May 20, 2010 19:34:53 Earlier this week the Danish flag arrived. I prefer a Danish flag over the American one. I got it at http://www.modelflags.com. It seems they got any flag I could ever want for my boats. The flag was accompanied by instructions on how to complete it and there is a video on their homepage regarding the same issue. That's very nice. Otherwise I would probably have ruined it
Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe May 14, 2010 16:42:59 Earlier this week I touched up the water line. The only remaining thing is that I am waiting for a Danish flag to arrive. That completes this build. Here are some pictures I took today with the American flag:
Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe May 09, 2010 14:33:38 Today I took the Phantom sailing in the club. It really performed well I tried reversing and the boat seems steerable in reverse. That's a good thing. Further I programmed the transmitter so full reverse is about 10%. That should make reversing somewhat easier.
The new Radio gear worked perfect. The boat is fast, manoeuvrable and capable of reversing well. So I am very happy with it so far. I am only missing one part. That will be put on later today.
Then I am looking for a Danish flag instead of the American one.
Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe May 08, 2010 13:56:29 Yesterday the Spektrum DX6i arrived. I bought it along with the 6200 receiver, that should be for full range air, so I am expecting it will work quite good.
I already did a test installation in the Phantom and so far I like it. So far it seems more programmable than the my Futaba Tx so I like it up to now.
At the same time I am replacing the ESC for a Robbe Roxxy 940 ESC. It is lighter and it is possible to disable the brake so I don't need to brake, before I can reverse. I big advantage
I also decided to stop lacquering and sanding the boat, and then polished it. Then I put on the flag pole and the front piece using stabilit express.
The next thing will be to put strips on the sides. and then there is only a few fitting to fit. Then I am done
Billing Boats PhantomPosted by xilsoe Apr 07, 2010 16:53:11 A few days ago I decided to focus on finishing the Phantom. To do that I need to do some sanding and some polishing and I would like the name of the ship to be embedded in the varnish, so I had to name the ship before finishing it
Just using the supplied decal seemed too boring, so I had to do something. The name of the ship was changed to "Phantom Surreal", combining my favourite art direction with this boat and at the same time refers to the figures
Currently I have been working on polishing the deck. Next will be to get the sides done. To get it perfect I am looking for some finishing polishing compound.