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Nick Williams19/10/2012 19:47:46
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Hi,

Does anyone have any photos of inside their Bixler 2? I.e. how you have layed out the esc and receiver. Also do I need to keep the Rx away from the ESC? I never thought so but someone keeps telling me if there too close I'm going to run into trouble?

Nick

Garbo19/10/2012 21:04:59
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Nick I test flew mine today great fun.

I have a video in preperation I didnt take any photos of the inside but I'll try in a bit.

Nick Williams19/10/2012 21:17:14
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Yeah that would be great if you would Garbo! How did the flight go? Did it need much trim etc? I noticed RCGroups have a large thread so thought I'd start one here 😃 It'll be interesting to compare specs etc. I'm going to put mine together this weekend but would like to see how other have arrange the internal compartment. My spec will be as follows:

Bixler 2 ARF (I'm not bothering with the flaps for now as I aren't going to be using it for any FPV)

AR600 Rx

Hobbywing 40a Pentium ESC

2200mah 30c 3s

I was thinking of using an APC prop as I'm thinking it'll be of better quality?

Anyhow thanks for the response! ✈

Edited By Nick Williams on 19/10/2012 21:19:22

Garbo19/10/2012 22:00:10
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OK here are some inside shots the orange receiver is velrcoed on the left side of the cockpit and the esc velcroed on the right apart from adding flap servos and a pilot, everything on mine is as is from the box

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Nick Williams19/10/2012 22:37:23
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That's great thanks Garbo, I'm going to go do mine now 😃 Did you set the CG as of the manual?  ✈

Edited By Nick Williams on 19/10/2012 22:39:01

Garbo19/10/2012 23:10:31
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Here is the video of my first flight

Nick Williams20/10/2012 10:07:00
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Looks well in the air. I've got everything fixed in there now nice and tidy. 👍Did the new motor prop combo cause you any problems? I've read some people feel its underpowered? I didn't think it looked so from the video

Nick

Garbo20/10/2012 10:32:42
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Your call Nick it was fine for me. are you a learner flyer?

I'm off now to do some flying with an onboard camera

Garbo20/10/2012 19:16:37
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Here is the second video

Nick Williams23/10/2012 21:35:55
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I'm a bit unsure of how much throw the surfaces need as there's nothing in the manual if you could help? Are you using single of dual rates? The videos look great!

Nick

Garbo23/10/2012 22:08:00
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I connected the flaps to the innermost holes on the control horns the ailerons to the outer most the rudder to the outermost and the elevator to the outermost. 100% at the transmitter end. I also mixed 50% rudder with the ailerons on a switch for when I pass the plane to beginners.

Here is a video with a camera on board.

 

Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 20/11/2012 15:43:07

scott finnie19/11/2012 03:59:40
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am i missing something here? Every 3rd or 4th person i talk to fly's a bixler? I fly mainly fpv and have seen them before but didnt relise there this good, not been mean or arrogant but how do they fly? if there stable, they float well off power and can sustain more than 15minute flights then i'm in....

Scott

Garbo19/11/2012 07:53:36
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You get a minimum of 30mins flying with a 2200mah 3s. I would recommend installing the optional

flaps. The longest single glide I have achieved is 9.55. We tested the stability of ours last Friday by putting it in a spin/inverted/top of a loop and letting go of the sticks, and within moments it settled into a gently glide. Oh and it survies mid airs well, (at least my one did)

wayne drinkwater20/11/2012 07:59:39
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I really rate My Bix 2 the Bixler 1 was great but the Mk2 just seems so much better although I have lost the wing fixing screws but the wings are a nice tight fit no problems yet . Managed to squeeze amost 40 minutes out of a 2200 3 cell the other eveningcool

Tom Wright 220/11/2012 13:14:57
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Great videos Garbo thumbs up and nice smooth flying ! My HK Bixler has also prompted others at the field to get one .Excelent value for money .

Mid air's are a bit like wining the lottery ,try and do it and you can't ,but go for a fly with only one other plane in the air and CRUNCH......and it always happens with a new model ! No lectures about circuit discipline please guys lol.

I guess your canopy mod was inspired following the mid air damage ?

Tom.

Garbo20/11/2012 16:05:19
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Here is the collision apparently Its was my fault, I'll let you decide.

Edited By Garbo on 20/11/2012 16:06:03

Garbo20/11/2012 16:13:54
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Twenty spins with a Bixler. Those of a gentle disposition should turn down the sound blush

Tom Wright 221/11/2012 01:35:02
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Clearly your mate was either taking off downwind ,or decided to do a very tight circuit without looking out. Did you call finals?

Tom.

Garbo21/11/2012 07:06:48
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I didnt call "finals" as I was doing circuits I think he called "Kamakazi" but I could be mistaken

wayne drinkwater21/11/2012 07:43:43
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ha ha !! the times we try to film a head-on with our bixlers and get no where near each other.

great fun though

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