With its huge sail bright colours and carbon fibre effect hull, this is a very striking and fast R/C Yacht. All required items are installed, including mainsail winch, steering servo and all rigging, sail and hardware. All you need to do is add your own receiver and battery! Boat hull is based entirely on a racing yacht and moulded in fibreglass with a perfect gelcoat and enamel painted carbon fibre effect finish. In a stiff breeze these boats can be extremely quick and perform turns rapidly, proving to be very exciting.
Length : 1000mm
Height : 1890mm
Weight : 3460g
Area of Sails : 0.4m2
Ballast weight: 1.3kg
Required. Radio System (2ch) Receiver battery.
Note: Please ensure you fill the keel ballast to 1.3kg or heavier. Lead shot, bearings or bolts/nuts will be sufficient. Keeping them in place with epoxy.
tres gros probleme d'etancheitè* l'eau rentre par la trappe de reception, au bout de 2h le voilier a coulé*, sans que je puisse le recuperer. il faut absolument mettre un adesif pour boucher le trou avant de mettre la trappe.
the Keel hangs about 12 inches down off the bottom of the boat, but the boat sits lower in the water then just the top of the keel. I'd say you need at the very least 15 inches of water to float the Phantom in. Other boats will be very similar. Have Fun :)
I am very grateful that Hobby King has such a nice boat for so little money. The specs on the boat show it to be 1 meter long. Always read all the details when ordering. Also these discusion sections cover many topics and details/solutions to issues about products. Have fun.
So my Phantom has arrive along with the radio control HK-T4A that souposed to be togheter with a reciver, but ther was no reciver in the package. I almost put everything togheter with the help of terrible manuals. There is no mentioning there about the batteries. How come the HB doesn't suggest witch betteries to use? any recomendations? Should i order now another reciver?
Best regards, Henryk
HK should supply the receiver under warranty, All receivers use the standard 4 AA arrangement see battery holders, or use a larger Lipo with a voltage restricting BEC, limit volage to 6 volt. I use a 5volt regulator with a 2500mah 2s lipo for longer sail times.
I'm very new to the rc sailboat and looking at buying Phantom. Not sure witch radio system I should buy. I would like to get the best RC there is as I don't like buying something twice. Any info will be appricited
Best regards, Henryk
Hi Henryk. If you want the best, you must choose Futaba radio. This is the best, but very expensive. If you want a very confiable radio, see JR. I use a turnigy 9x (aeromodel) and i´*m satisfied, because work well and is cheap. If my answer is good to you, please, click on "best answer". Good lock
If all that you're going to use the radio for is sail boats then the cheapest radio will be as good as any! Boats usually only have 2 or 3 servos with only basic functions such as sail in/out and rudder.
If you want to be able to control planes or helicopters as well then I can recommend the Orange TX available here.
Henryk, the answer to your question is what are you going to do with the radio. Fly plane/helicopters or just boats and cars. The 2.4 gig radios are good for air and surface in the USA, the older 72mhz was only good for air with 75 mhz for surface. I completely agree with what Dvsail said in his comment also. Have Fun.
I have a 2 inexpensive (3 channel) radios that came with 2 electric LiPO helicopters with value of $60 & $120. Is it possible to use either one of these with the Phantom sailboat? One of them has a digital display and allows you to adjust the tolerances, the other is cheaper and does not.
Right off hand, my guess is probably not. In the USA, the rules for radios may be different from other countries. So I'll have a go at it for USA. An air radio of 72 mghz (megahertz) can NOT be used on a surface vehicle. This is the standard FM radio type out there. You need a 75 mghz radio for surface vehicles. There are other frequencies, but, I do not know which bands are for what, Such as 40, and 35 mghz However, If your radios are 2.4 gig type radios then you might be able to, If you can get the reciever out of the Helicopters, and plug in the Phantom's servos. They use a standard Futaba plug. Generally, cheaper toys are made with "no user servicalbe parts", meaning you can't separate the reciever from the unit. Or use it if you can get it out. The you can purchase recievers for FM radios, but yours is an AIR radio, not a surface. And the 2.4gig radios are brand specific, and you can't mix and match receivers with any radio brand. If your reciver is removable, you might be able to use it, if your radio is 2.4gig.
as long as the rx separate with the esc ( I mean rx has module) you can put it into your phantom. sailboat only need 2 channel, no matter is AM,FM or spectrum type. but my suggestion better use spectrum type (2.4 Ghz) for good control and maximum distance....:)
for a few years now in USA is changing radios using 72 MHz to 2.4 MHz, but you have no problem in using these radios in your sailboat because they have the characteristics necessary to set up and navigate, you just remember that you must place the receiver antenna in a place exposed or where the signal arrives. it would be best to place a satellite so you can get the antenna to the mast.
your radios work perfectly, greetings.
Hi, I took the hatch cover off and fitted a water tight battery box (size to suit your battery) to the top of the hatch. Drilled a hole thru the hatch and removed some foam from underside of the hatch and using doubled sided tape fixed the recever. The recever can fit between the two servos off to one side. This kept all the connections well up above the hull and any potential water damage. The battery box helped stiffen the hatch, hence helped for a better water seal. I also replaced the foam seal with a silicone rubber seal. Hope this helped
I took the trouble of taping the hatch from water, and the rudder cover. This did no use, the water went right past the tape but it never got inside the boat. so All components stayed 100% dry after an our of sailing, and I spent a fair bit of time with the boat in a KNOCK DOWN, on it's side. Since the boat doesn't vibrate or jump up and down a lot, I found no reason to worry about placement. I simply slipped them along side the servo box, making sure all wires were below the moving parts so as not to interfere with the sail lines or rudder servo and put the hatch on. there's plenty of room for any size battery you want to use, provided it's regulated to proper voltage.
place about as far away from the servo as this may cause some interference if your radio is 72 MHz and 2.4 and if your receiver has the ability to put a satellite, do it so you can get a line to the mast and place it at the top, so as not to lose signal regardless of whether you are 10 or 100 meters.
Fiberglass does not pass the signal from the 2.4-damn it, greetings.
I am using a 5 volt regulator attacted to a lipo battery. There is space inside for a 750 to 2000 mh 2 cell (7.4 volt) or 3 cell (11.1 volt) lipo battery, Or you can use the standard 4 pack AA NiCd or Nimh receiver battery pack. The difference is I can sail all afternoon with the larger lipo battery. Keep in mind though, I have regulated it down to the 5 volts the reciever can handle. An unregulated 2 cell lipo battery will fry your reciever.
Thanks Macbo,After a bit of thought I worked that out. I used a spare channel on my Turnigy 9X transmitter and a Turnigy 8X receiver.I know that it is a bit overkill but it is what I had available. As I fly mode 1 I have set it up to use the right stick(throttle) to control the sheets(winch) and the left stick for steering in the horizontal plane as per flying. I glued the rx to the base of the hatch and drilled a hole through the hatch for the antenna. Powered by 4 nimh AA batteries. Works well.
When my boat arrived it was very well packed with do damage it was very quick and easily put together but I found that the rudder sevo didn't senter very well so I cheanged it to a mg995 13kg and it works very well I also put 1400grams of shot gun pellets in the kell this is easy and if you put PVC tape over the hole you can adjust the wait as needed excellent sail boat and have ordered another for my dad
un radio de 2 canales es suficiente, ya que solo necesitas controlar el timó*n y las velas (ambas se manejan con un mismo canal y un solo servo o Winch) aquí* hay varios radios que te pueden servir, pero mi recomendació*n es que sea uno de palancas y no de pistola, ya que los radios apra aviones son muy prá*cticos para la configuració*n y mucho má*s facilies de controlar que los de piestola para los veleros. con un radio de 6 ó* 7 canales está*s sobrado para el velero, saludos.
What I ended up doing was to use carbon fiber tow and epoxy to wind and wrap the gooseneck to where I created another tab for the one that broke off. It took a little care to get it right. I would highly recommend pulling the gooseneck and filling with JB weld before the first sail. I also filled the fitting on the aft end of the boom to beef it up. AND, take off the fake winches that can catch the mainsheet!
Just playing my new Phantom at small lake near my house,and I also bring my Surmount.
In my opinion Surmount is much better than phantom.Surmount is more frisky and easy to ride.
Phantom is more difficult to control, and I think the rudder is to small.in my experience ,phantom is difficult to make quick turn from down wind position back to up wind position.
sometime the boat stuck, and trap on weird condition (boat cannot moved and the rudder cannot hold in a good position , just make a circle)and it is not receiver problem.
I don't know why my phantom is like this.
or maybe the ballast is to heavy (I fill 2,1 kg to the ballast).
anyone can help me to solved my problem ?
hello NRCclubman, I already try your advise, but 1.6 Kg is only good at lake. If I'm playing at sea is not good,especially when wind is strong.So I try with 1.9 KG, and much better for playing at lake or sea...
Sailing is about balance, the weight of the boat, size of the keel/centerboard and rudder. If the boat won't steer into the head wind it's because the jib, (front sail) is too tight relative to the main sheet. Loosening the jib line will allow the rudder more control over the boat with more pressure on the main sail thus balancing the boats motion under sail.
Die Lieferung war mit US$60.- etwas mehr als erwartet, dafür mit 2 Tagen extrem schnell. Die qualität der Komponenten sind gut. Die Segelwinde wurde wärend des Transports gelöst. Mit ein wenig Harz kein Problem zu reparieren. Alle RC-Komponenten funktionieren einwandfrei. Die Verspannungen wurden von mir etwas abgeändert, ist aber nicht unbedingt notwendig. Der Speed und die Steuerbarkeit des Bootes sind erstaunlich. Mir macht das Boot sehr viel Spass.
pour les pièces de rechange n’importe quelle voilier de cette taille fera l'affaire toute les pièces de voilier sont les même
pour le leste des billes de plomb ou des boulon coller a l'epoxi feront l'affaire
I bought 1/8 ounce fising weights in bag of 3lb and minced it to tons of little pieces and poured it in like sand. But if you can get #5 bird shot for shotgun shells in bulk or smaller that would work nicely. Search online for suppliers I found mine on a popular web sales sight starts with an "E"
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Just received my second Phantom remote sailboat with a Hobby King 2.4ghz radio. All arrived in Canada in perfect condition and no duty or extra taxes to pay. What a hot hull. If i had to say something negative is that I was missing my boom and boom vang from my first boat and they could improve on the servo holder...it's wood not fiberglass. Also have a designated area for batteries or a battery pack. The instructions say put AA batteries in the battery compartment but there isn't one...All in all it's a recommended buy.
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After waiting for two weeks for HC to tell me I needed to pay more for EMS,I had it in three days. arrived safe and sound except for the servo tray smashed inside hull .Overall good model, some issues with bolt and nut quality on keel(fixed with glue as well). added 1.3 kg of lead fishing sinkers to keel secure with heaps of epoxy.Have had sail only in very light breeze and seems to sail just fine.Hope we can get out and have a go in a bit stiffer breeze. Happy sailing
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had to pay extra $134 freight on top of $55 which was more than the boat cost but happy with boat brought a monsoon as well on next order this one is better made added 1350grams to keel .sails great good instructions, ready to go in about an hour
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Beautiful ship only that I had problem with all the screw of feather I all right changed diameter from 4 mm in 3mm and all ok
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RC Sailboat Phantom : superb... very good price... combo.. servo already fix... all you need just rx dan bat only.. peformace wise... very good.... looking forward to play with it again tomorrow..