This “Pickup” is for the hunters and fishermen for transporting of large trophies – the load capacity up to 1.5 tons. This airboat is designed to move along hard-to-reach places at any time of the year.
Such model can also interest entrepreneurs, gold miners, representatives of various government agencies – all those who are suitable for cargo-passenger characteristics.
The cargo space of the “Phantom” is more than the passenger space, but the cabin can freely accommodate 5 people. The removable sunning awning with panoramic windows reliably protects from any bad weather. This model can be equipped with two more tents: one is to protect a cargo on the front platform and the other is a parking tent, which completely covers the bow of the boat. And there is a picnic area for those who like to relax in nature with comfort. In addition, a locker with a sink with water and a gas stove there can be installed.
As a rule, cargo technology can not be at high-speed, with the Phantom 650, we are ready to argue with this. At one of the tests at loading two people and 150 litres of fuel it showed a speed of 143 km/h. It should be remembered that the speed is affected by the loading of the boat, but if you correctly distributed the cargo on the body and took no more than recommended, you will still go without the breeze and quite quickly, in comparison with other boats.
The Phantom 650 is equipped with all necessary and yet its capabilities can be significantly expanded with the help of various additional options: good navigational equipment, electric winch, optics capable of lighting far ahead of itself, an autonomous interior heater working with a muffled engine, an electrical pump for pumping tanks, built-in cabin and so much more.
The design of the boat is a combination of an all-welded aluminum hull, and an inflatable body located under it, which in turn is a kind of shock absorber for softening impacts when moving on obstacles protruding from the water or ice hummocks. It is the inflatable body that takes over all the destructive bottom impact loads, absorbs the impact and, after passing through the obstacle, restores its original shape.
The inflatable boat hull is made of high-strength synthetic fabric with a double-sided polymer coating of PVC with the addition of thermoplastic polyurethane. Applied fabric is environmentally safe, wear-resistant, has high climatic and strength characteristics.
The bottom of the boat is protected by polymer scales, which adequately withstand both temperature changes and mechanical impacts. Scales are polymeric plates in general forming a multi-stage protection of inflatable cylinders. When moving along boulders protruding from the water or ice, each plate is elastically deformed and bends, damping and evenly distributing the load throughout the bottom of the boat. Each scales, in addition to the protective function, performs the role of a transverse version and ensures high speed performance for the aerodrome.
The water on board flows into the scuppers – special barred holes in the aluminum casing. Cylinder pumping valves are located in easily accessible places throughout the boat’s hull.
The front cargo platform, measuring 2.20 m in length and 2.0 m in width, has on both sides a guard rail 40 cm high at the bow and 53 cm closer to the windproof console, which serve both as a support for people and as protection from the fall of some cargo. The cockpit deck and cargo platform have a non-slip polymer coating.
Engine and Gearbox
On the aerodrome “Phantom 650” you can install one of two engine models to choose from: Toyota 1UZ-FE – 265 hp / 290 hp or Toyota 3UZ-FE – 300 hp.
The Toyota 1 UZ – FE engine : a 32-valve V-shaped 8-cylinder with a volume of 4000 cm³, with an aluminum block of cylinders with an angle of 90 раз, with pressed cast iron sleeves, two aluminum SSs, two camshafts for each and 4 valves per cylinder . Cooling system – liquid, forced. The timing gear and pumps are a toothed belt.
Engine Toyota 1 UZ – FE – two types:
1 UZ – FE – simple, unpretentious engine with a gas distribution system DOHC, with an upper arrangement of two shafts and a non-contacting ignition system, with 2 coils and 2 tramblers, a power of 265 hp.
1 UZ – FE VVT – i – updated version of the engine with a gas distribution system DOHC, with an upper two shaft arrangement and a VVT-i system, a two-stage ACIS intake manifold and an electronic ignition system, with separate coils per cylinder, rated at 290 hp.
The engine Toyota 3 UZ – FE , in fact, continued development of the engine Toyota 1UZ-FE. The 32-valve V-shaped 8-cylinder, with an enlarged up to 4 300 cm³ capacity, also with an aluminum block of cylinders with an angle of 90 раз, with pressed cast-iron sleeves, two modified aluminum SS, two camshafts for each and 4 valves per cylinder . Cooling system – liquid, forced. The timing gear and pumps are a toothed belt. VVT-i gas distribution system, two-stage intake manifold with adjustable length ACIS, electronic throttle and electronic ignition system, with separate coils per cylinder; capacity of 300 hp.
1. Inflatable hull of a boat made of high-strength PVC fabric (cylinders and bulwarks)
2. All-welded aluminum powerplant body with attachments for inflatable boat hull
3. The engine on the longitudinal-transverse frame
4. All-welded aluminum propeller protection (fencing)
5. Air screw 3 or 6-blade
6. Vertical control keels
7. Underbody protection kit made of polymer material
8. Metal control panel with steering column and steering wheel
9. On the control panel: the ignition switch, the throttle control handle (gas), the emergency shutdown button with the check, the engine and onboard power control switches (the heater switch, the headlights, the navigation lights, the wipers on), the cigarette lighter, engine: a complex instrument with a meter of engine hours and a tachometer, an engine temperature indicator, LED oil pressure warning lamps in the engine, engine overheating and battery charging, level indicator fuel in the tank
10. Two soft marine seats (driver and passenger)
11. Aluminum capacious locker under two armchairs
12. Glove compartment in front of the passenger seat
13. Soft, solid seat with a soft backrest for passengers, designed for 3-4 people
14. Aluminum all-welded fuel tank for 200 liters.
15. Front, side and door glass “Triplex”
16. Driver’s Glass Screen Wiper
17. Front loading platform and cockpit floor with non-slip polymer coating
18. Soft cockpit trim
19. Cargo platform railings
21. Running lights
22. Paddle stroke