NEW!!!

LIGHTWEIGHT, AERODYANMIC & EFFECTIVE DISC BRAKES

 

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PHANTOMS, FLIGHTSTARS & QUICKSILVERS!!

 

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Phantom Flightstar Quicksilver

 

 

In an effort to improve the braking system and lighten the Phantom the Phantom Factory is offering a new mechanical disc brake system available for use on the standard Phantom 6 Aluminum Rim and on a new lightweight and aerodynamic composite thin rim. This brake technology has been adapted to ultralights from Mountain Bike and Solar Powered Vehicle Racing. These exact brakes were used to stop a 900 pound solar powered vehicle from 75 mph. The brakes are well built and have been tested to be reliable in both dry and wet conditions. These brakes can hold your aircraft in place under a full power run-up. Those who do not have any brakes on their aircraft can buy both a brand new brake kits (Kits A & B). You can also buy an upgrade kit (Kit C) for those who are currently using the band brake system on the 6 aluminum rims.

 

The new disc brake system saves almost 15 pounds in weight if the aircraft is completely changed over from the aluminum rim band brakes to the new thin rims for the main gear and a nylon wheel for the nose gear.

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As always the Phantom Factory offers complete upgrade kits that allow you to bolt this system onto your existing aircraft. These brakes will also be available for Quicksilver, Challenger, Aventura and other ultralight type aircraft.

 

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NEW RIMS!!!

 

To go along with the new disc brakes a new nylon fiberglass reinforced rim is available. The new composite wheel is 12.5 in diameter, 2.25 in width and weighs 2 pounds each with tubes and tire. To compare, the 6 aluminum rimmed tire is 13.25 in diameter and 4 in width and weighs 6 pounds each including tubes and tire. The tires and rims have been load tested up to 8.8 times the force of gravity for the 570 pound max gross weight for the Phantom. This simulated load was applied during a drop test that simulated a 1000 foot per minute descent rate into the ground. The tires never popped off of the rim and the tubes never blew at these extreme landing conditions. The thinner tire is also more aerodynamic saves a lot of weight. It is still recommended for those pilots who are going to land in muddy or sandy conditions that the wider aluminum rim be used. The thin wheel has been used on paved surfaces and grass strips very successfully. Its large diameter still allows good handling of bumpy runways. The short tread still allows wheel slide during crosswind landings on grass strips.

 

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BRAKE KITS!!!

 

Final Components for these kits are coming this week. They are available for purchase now and will be shipped the first week of June.

 

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Phantom Brake Kit A (Entire Brake Kit with new Rims) (WEIGHT 8 LBS.)

 

This kit is for those who do not have any brake system and would like the new rims.

 

Kit Includes

 

-      2 sets of thin rims, tubes and tires.

-      2 sets of rotors and calipers

-      4 new gusset plates for mounting the calipers

-      2 new axles

-      all required hardware and spacers

-      control stick insert, brake handle and cable

 

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Phantom Brake Kit B (Entire Brake Kit with 6 Aluminum Rims) (WEIGHT 16 LBS.)

 

This kit is for those who do not have any brake system and would like the 6 Aluminum Rims.

 

Kit Includes

 

-      2 sets of 6 aluminum rums, tubes and tires.

-      2 sets of rotors and calipers

-      4 new gusset plates for mounting the calipers

-      2 new axles

-      2 disc brake hub adapters

-      all required hardware and spacers

-      control stick insert, brake handle and cable

 

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Phantom Brake Kit C (Disc Brake Upgrade Kit from Band Brakes and 6 Aluminum Rims)

 

This kit is for those who have the current band brake system and would like to upgrade to the disc brake system.

Please specify the width of the rim on your aircraft.

 

Kit Includes

 

-      2 sets of rotors and calipers

-      4 new gusset plates

-      2 disc brake hub adapters

-      all required hardware and spacers

 

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Quicksilver Brake Kit A (Disc Brake Upgrade Kit from Band Brakes used on 6 Aluminum Rims) (WEIGHT 14 LBS.)

 

This kit is for those who do not have any brake system and would like the upgrade for their 6 Aluminum Rims.

 

Kit Includes

 

 

-      2 sets of rotors and calipers

-      2 new gusset plates for mounting the calipers

-      2 disc brake hub adapters

-      new axles with spacers

-      all required hardware and spacers

-      new brake cable

-      - does not include rims, tubes and tires

 

Quicksilver Brake Kit B (Disc Brake Upgrade Kit from Band Brakes used on 6 Aluminum Rims) (WEIGHT 14 LBS.)

 

This kit is for those who do not have any brake system and would like the upgrade and would also like the 6 Aluminum Rims.

 

Kit Includes

 

- 6 aluminum rims, tubes and tires

-      2 sets of rotors and calipers

-      2 new gusset plates for mounting the calipers

-      2 disc brake hub adapters

-      new axles with spacers

-      all required hardware and spacers

-      new brake cable

 

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Flightstar Brake Kit A (Entire Brake Kit with 6 Aluminum Rims) (WEIGHT 14 LBS.)

 

This kit is for those who do not have any brake system and would like the 6 Aluminum Rims.

 

Kit Includes

 

-      2 sets of 6 aluminum rums, tubes and tires.

-      2 sets of rotors and calipers

-      2 new gusset plates for mounting the calipers

-      2 disc brake hub adapters

-      all required hardware and spacers

-      brake handle and cable

 

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Flightstar Brake Kit B (Disc Brake Upgrade Kit from Band Brakes and 6 Aluminum Rims)

 

This kit is for those who have the current drum brake system and would like to upgrade to the disc brake system.

 

Kit Includes

 

-      2 sets of rotors and calipers

-      2 new gusset plates

-      2 disc brake hub adapters

-      all required hardware and spacers

 

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