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Posted by mandevil | Dec 24, 2011 @ 07:10 AM | 2,518 Views
As I wrote on the day before yesterday, my two Bixler kits have arrived. Well, yesterday I managed to cut my left thumb while packing Christmas presents. The cut bled like hell and it took some suturing. Unfortunately that means I will be impaired for about two weeks and so the building of my plane will have to wait.

Anyway, I unpacked one of the boxes to see what's actually included. I was mainly worried about motor mounting and here I was pleasantly suprised: included is assembled plywood firewall with holes and screws that fit my motor (Turningy 2826). But there's but -- the motor itself doesn't fit into the pylon. So it looks like the only option is mount it so it is outside of the pylon (or maybe only partially outside, we'll see). After checking the mounting, I noticed, that the axis of the firewall is quite off the fuselage axis -- slight off-axis angle would be probably OK, but this looks like way too much. I'll see how I go about this.
Posted by mandevil | Dec 22, 2011 @ 03:30 PM | 2,939 Views
Two days before Christmas, two Bixler kits have finally arrived. So it looks like I will be able to start building the plane during the holidays.
Posted by mandevil | Dec 01, 2011 @ 05:42 AM | 2,729 Views
Yesterday, another package arrived - this time it was package with three LiPoly batteries from Hobby King German store. That was the package that originally contained two Bixlers, that after long time I was forced to remove from the order and reorder them from Hong Kong. That package is already on its way as well. So maybe I'll have everything before Christmas, if I'm lucky.