The Phantom is the newest addition to our range of First Person View (FPV) models. It is a great flyer with very predictable handling qualities, excellent stability and lots of wing area to cope with additional loads for FPV use.
The Phantom features tough EPO construction with moulded in camera bays - one forward looking just under the nose and another mount in the top of the canopy with a plywood support pre-installed. This updated version features premium 3K wrapped carbon tube spars, and now breaks down into three pieces for easy transport.
Assembly of the airframe is very simple, literally four glue joints required - foam glue is also included!
This being the kit version you will require your own choice of 9gram servos, motor and speed controller - we suggest a low current power system not exceeding 30 amps, this will provide you with flights in excess of 30 minutes on a 3s 4500mAh lipo.
FPV pilots will appreciate the space under the canopy - it's cavernous! There is plenty of space for your choice FPV gear.
• Kit Version - Assemble and install your choice of electronics
• Ultra though EPO construction
• Ultra stable flight performance
• Excellent FPV platform
• 30 minute plus flight duration on 4500mAh 3s lipo
• Easy to Hand Launch, Easy to Land
• Stable Handling at Low and High Speeds
• Updated with 3K wrapped carbon tube spars
• Updated with removable outer wing panels for easy transport
Flying Weight: 900g
4 Channel Radio (with delta mixing)
3S 11.1V 4500mAh Lipoly battery
2 x 9g servos
900kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
Frame/ PNF/ RTF(mm)
I have been keen on the phantom for a few years. Only a few weeks back I came to the realization that it comes in a couple of different sizes. This particular size is good for me because it will easily fit in the back of my ute. If you drive a small car, as many do these days, then you will be glad to hear that the wing is easily unbolted (2 screws) and breaks into three parts so that it will even fit on the back of a motor-bike.
The fx61 comes in a couple or three manifestations each with their own acronym and price, but basically the cheap one that I bought for about Au$110 consists of the foam parts and all fittings required to install your own motor, esc and radio. it is simply called a 'kit'. As I said a moment ago the model may be available in ARF & PNP also, but I wont get into that.
I mainly fly rc gliders and was interested in this beast as a glider. I have seen a great video on youtube that shows the fx61 slope soaring beautifully in a strong breeze and with no motor, so I know it is up to the task. The fact that i can fit a motor is a bonus and I will fit a folding prop to keep its profile to a minimum. My goal is to keep weight down to a minimum also and I have selected the following products to finish the job off. Most of the parts listed come from hk but that is just a coincidence because the selection was based on my experience with these products which has been excellent and outstanding.
1. 1. Phantom fx61 kit
2. These motor-mounts SKU 260000011-0 are a perfect fit to reinforce the plastic m'mount and have the right bolt pattern for my motor of choice:
3. emax BL2220/7 1200kv brushless outrunner.
4. A home made 10 x 6 folding prop and hub. Similar to this SKU: 310000128
5. A Turnigy AE-45A ESC/BEC SKU TAE-45A
6. Turnigy nano tech 3cell 2.65A 25C lipo battery SKU N2650.3S.25
7. My radio of choice is the frsky taranis x9d and I will use a 4ch rx
8. Last but not least the servos are GoTeck GS9025MG aka SKU: TGY-9025MG
I received my model yesterday and wanted to congratulate the storemen at hk in NSW who packed the kit in three, yes 3 seperate cardboard boxes two of them separated by airbags and the kit box contained bubble wrapped foam components. There was no way that this plane could have been damaged in the post and the carton also arrived in Tasmania in less than 48hrs! This doesn't happen all the time but hk have lifted their game. See the image 'packaging' under the files tab above where I will post more pictures of my finished model next week.
I recommend the above products only because I have had a good experience with each and every one of the parts which have proven themselves over years of faithful service. I finished building tonight and the lightest I could get with the gear above was 1107g hk have 'fudged the numbers' with the claim of 900g although that might be achievable without a motor and lipo. I do not get anything from hk except 30 bonus points for my review. A total value of 30c.
This is a fair dinkum peek into the fx61 from a happy camper named Phil Elliott aka farmerjackAwesome wing.been flying it now 2yrs for fun and fpv.Just got 2nd one for my son. Recommended setup is 60amp esc,sk3 3536 1050kv motor 10x8 apc prop,and multistar 4s 5200mah batteries..cruises at 50kph, drawing 4 amps.easily get over 1hr flight time.Best flying wing ever..love it.I have now had about 6 flights on this plane and I LOVE IT!!!! man it launches so easy, flys so well. it glides for ever and is easy to land! my newest favourite plane!!Excellent item. Great build quality. arrived to uk super fast with no damage using the cheapest shipping option. get more of these in stock hkWOW, what a great plane. So well made, nice strong EPO foam. Came out the box straight and perfect. Was so easy to build. I used hot glue. I also glued the wings on. Im using a 950kv motor, 10x6 prop, 5800mah 3s lipo. I will maiden this plane on the weekend. Cant wait. Then ill put all my FPV gear on it. Worth the money this plane for sure!Este modelo es la mejor plataforma de vuelo FPV que he visto nunca, lo he volado en infinidad de ocasiones y su vuelo es espectacular, muy gil y rapido, con menos de 5 Am, se mantiene el vuelo a mas de 40 Km/h, y con 18 Amp, vuela a mas de 80Km/h.
Suelo volar mas de 30 minutos, con bateria de 5000mA, y recorridos de mas de 25 km, mi rcord de distancia esta en 12 Km de ida 12 de vuelta, con viento de unos 10 Km/h.
En fin es muy buena plataforma FPV, y acabo de comprar un 2 modelo.Nice fpv plane. Very nice quality finish of the foam. The preformed hinges work very well. Maximum 10 inch prop to fit between the stabilizers. I think it's also necessary to have a folding prop as you will break the motor mount on landing. Motor mounts are available and very cheap if not using a folding prop.
Setup mine with
3s 4700mah nanotech with extra 3s 1000mah video batt
60amp yep esc
Ntm 3542 motor - since swapped out for a quieter better quality O.S 1100kv motor
Hitec 85bb servos - height and length is good, maybe just a little thick as they protrude out of the wing 1-2mm (no issue)
Apm 2.6 - awesome,cheap, full featured.
10x8 aeronaut folding prop - you will need prop stops or else they can hit the plane when they start spinning.
Fly's well, very stable, not very acrobatic probably due to all the weight. Handles wind OK. Easy to land as it floats nice into the wind. Can get 20-30 mins flight time depending how you fly.
Review for czech customers in czech language - sorry my english is bad.
Rychl dodn, dn pokozen, vborn kvalita zpracovn, leskl hladk povrch. Osazeno doporuenm vybavenm - pouze vrtuli jsem dal sklopnou 10" - vele doporuuji. V letu je nezludn, nahrvky z kamery jsou krsn ist bez chvn, vborn kloue. Ltat s nm je zitek i bez pouit FPV. Jsem spokojen.This is a great FPV platform. The build time is almost nothing and she is really stable in the air either up right or inverted. The only thing I did was get an upgrade for the motor mount. I read about this and decided to just get it before I flew it. So I can't make any comments about the stock motor mount. I had my first FPV flight with it this weekend and I was blown away. Only previously flying the Bixler2 FPV with it's slower flight characteristics, I was over joyed with the Phantoms agility. It made FPV flight much more captivating.i love that plane,its very good for FPV flying. The weight of the Plane is 1.7KG .I use the Arkbird for OSD,2x 3s 4500mah Akku,600mw Boscam tx,a Mobius cam,TurnigyTGY 9018 MG Servo,Turnigy 70A SBEC,Turnigy SK3 3542 1185kv and a folding prop TGS 10x6.
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