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kenthompson

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Phantom sailboat
« on: May 07, 2015, 01:41:00 pm »

hi all.
have you built the Phantom sailboat, and if you have, where do the batteries go.
Any other advice for the build of This yacht would be great fully received.
Thanking you in anticipation
Ken.
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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 04:55:52 pm »

Hi Martin.
Yep, this is it, but I can't find out where the batteries are to be fitted, had a chat with Hobbyking about it, and they came back with, fit into any convenient space, but on opening the hatch, there is no available space?? So I was hoping that someone who has made the Phantom,may be able to enlighten me as to wher they had fitted them.
Many thanks Martin for you reply.
 Cheers
Ken
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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 10:00:57 pm »


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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 11:40:01 pm »

The photos above are not a standard Phantom; the standard boat has a drum winch I believe.

I don't have a Phantom but I have a couple of similar boats, Monsoon and Surmount, the battery should fit just forward of the radio tray I think? Some of the trays have a rectangular hole that will take a 5xAA rechargeable flat pack.

There is no provided area as you have to provide your own radio and battery.

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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2015, 12:52:41 am »

Hi mrpenguin.
Thanks for the photos, a photo of a phantom would be great.
There is a space in front of the servo tray fitted with a drum servo, I don't think a battery pack will fit over the servo to fit into the space? That space is taken up with a piece of foam, maybe this is where the battery goes, on top of that foam.
The phantom belongs to a club member, so I don't have the boat to check it out, and he has gone away for a few days holiday.
But,  again I thank you for your post,and I will check when he gets back.
Cheers mrpenguin
Ken
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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2015, 01:09:41 am »

@kenthompson:

I don't have any pictures showing battery location, sorry....

The foam you mention is probably just packaging.
Some people (me included) fill the entire hull forward of the servo tray with strips of polystyrene as a bit of insurance if the boat should fill with water, that way it will only sink to water level, not to the bottom. Leave a clear path through the polystyrene for the jib sheet. The polystyrene I ised is just packing from a computer case - that white stuff that makes you grit your teeth while you are cutting it....

You could create a suitable area for the battery while installing the polystyrene

Lots of good info on this range of yachts at www.shipshaperc.com - buying the eBook is recommended.
 
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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2015, 11:53:59 am »

Cheers mrpenguin, I will check it out.
Ken
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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2015, 01:25:53 pm »

I don't know the phantom, but on several other boats there is no allocated space for the batteries.
No allocated space, means no fixed/secure location. The battery pack is squeezed past the radio tray and servo and then kinda hangs/lies inside the hull on the umbilical battery leads. To retrieve the battery pack just pull up on the leads. This allows for a much smaller hatch.


The effects on handling, of the small weight of the NiCad batteries next to the waterline and roughly amidships, is negligible. Especially when one considers the leverage of the much heavier keel bulb on the long fin.
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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2015, 02:06:16 pm »

Hi tigertiger,
Thanks for your reply.
Not really happy with that situation, could cause radio failure, if battery hanging by its wires, especially if the boat gets hit by another boat during sailing.
Cheers , and again thank you for your reply.
Ken
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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2015, 02:27:47 pm »

Not hanging as such, the batteries are lying against the hull. I have never had a problem with this arrangement.
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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2015, 03:11:35 pm »

Stick a piece of Velcro to the hull where the battery will lie
and the other half on the battery pack or holder and the battery will stay put
but easily removeable.
(Other hook and loop tapes are available)


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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2015, 08:42:12 pm »

Hi Netleyned.
Thanks for your reply,
my friend (who's yacht I'm talking about) is away for a few days, is new to sailing, and I think I need to have another look in the hatch area concerned. When I had a look inside the hatch, it didn't give the impression of enough space to fit past the servo tray.There must be sailors who have completed the fixing of the battery successfully.
Thanks again.
Regards
Ken
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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2015, 10:40:47 pm »

Wow, Martin that is one fine bunch of upgrades to that Phantom!!! :-)) I posted a picture of my old Monsoon that shows where I put the battery pack  - there was an open space there so I just stuck it in a balloon and sailed away. O0 This was my 2nd boat, since that time I've gained a bit more sophistication on how I do things. I did mount the receiver under the deck inside a balloon so it was not a total mess.

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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2015, 08:36:24 am »

Hi Boomer.
Thanks for the picture just what I was after, will pass on to my friend with the Phanom.
Cheers
Ken
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Re: Phantom sailboat
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2015, 08:36:15 am »

Thank you to all that responded to my request of help for the battery position. :-) :-) :-)
May the wind always be to your favour.
Cheers
Ken.
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