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RC Helicopter flying, RC Cars and RC boating

Made for other people and me to track what I am doing when with my remote controlled units. It started out with helicopters. Hence the name.

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Slo-mo new motor installation 1

Billing Boats - Slo-mo-shun IV Posted on Jul 15, 2011 10:28:23

I am finally about to have all the parts needed to install the new motor in the Slo-mo-shon IV so I am slowly starting. The old motor mount screws penetrated the bottom of the boat so these holes had to be filled. (That might be where I was getting water in?) For that I used some Tamiya epoxy putty.

I also wanted to take the motor apart to paint it black for improved cooling so I have been looking for circlip pliers small enough but has no success so far. Yesterday I decided to stop looking and break the circlip to get access to the inside of the motor and then get some e-clips instead.


Phantom coupling broken

Billing Boats Phantom Posted on 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.

Some pictures:

Further I have decided to use hex head screws whenever possible. These are much easier to access with tools in difficult locations.