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#1 Doubletap Aug 01, 2012 09:51 AM

Hobby King Bixler 2
 
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...xler2-main.jpg

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...xler2-sub1.jpg

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...xler2-sub2.jpg

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...xler2-sub3.jpg

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...xler2-sub4.jpg

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...xler2-sub5.jpg

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...xler2-sub6.jpg


HobbyKing Super Daily - HK Bixler 2 (6 min 35 sec)
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Hobby King Bixler 2 available!


Larger, many improvements including optimized cockpit for FPV, installed/hinged flaps.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...laps_ARF_.html

#2 Doubletap Aug 01, 2012 09:53 AM

Hobby King Bixler 2 Features/Specifications
 
Features:
Easy and Fun to Fly
Easy, Fast and Simple Assembly
New Larger Canopy area to accomodate FPV equipment and/or larger Flight Lipo
Pre-Installed Servo's & Brushless Motor
Larger Wing Span for greater glide & Payload Carrying Capability
Plastic Landing Skid
New, lower kv Brushless Motor/larger Prop Combo for Greater Efficiency
Pre-Installed Optional Flaps Mounted on Plastic Hinges (require Servo's for operation - not included)
Plug In Wings for Easy Transportation
Pre-Installed Round Pin Hinges on Rudder & Elevator

Includes:
Instructions
Screwdriver
Glue
2 x Y-Lead
Hook & Loop
Spare Clevise x 2
Horns & control Rods for Optional Flaps

Specs:
Material: EPO Foam
Wingspan: 1500mm
Length: 963mm
ESC: 20A (required)
Flying Weight: 760g
Motor: 2620-1300kv Brushless Outrunner (Included)
Prop: 7x5
Servo: 4 x 9g (Included)

Required:
1 x 20A ESC
4~5 Channel Transmitter and Reciever
1800mAh~2200mAh 3s Lipoly Battery
2 x 9g Servo For Flaps (Optional)
1 x Servo Reverser if using optional flaps with non-computer radio

#3 Doubletap Aug 01, 2012 11:04 PM

will wait a little bit to see when this model will arrive at the WA USA warehouse, or if I can't resist, will order from the Int'l warehouse.:p:D

#4 heinduplessis Aug 02, 2012 12:29 AM

Ordered! Can't wait..

#5 Doubletap Aug 02, 2012 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heinduplessis (Post 22332643)
Ordered! Can't wait..


HaHa!:) I'm going to try to hold out a little longer than you.:D Be sure to post your impressions of the kit in a couple of weeks when you receive it.;)

#6 mike_o Aug 02, 2012 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doubletap (Post 22325284)

Larger, many improvements including optimized cockpit for FPV, installed/hinged flaps.

I'd say the increased wingspan (1400mm -> 1500mm) is the strongest temptation for me. But with the default shipping its $112 ($96 with the cheapest) making it more expensive than the Multiplex EasyStar2 and prone to customs interception, so that's a "no thanks" for me.

Perhaps when it hits the German warehouse, if the price doesn't balloon too much.

The semi transparent cockpit doesn't look really convincing for FPV for me...

#7 Jυđgє Gคbrคηŧђ Aug 02, 2012 11:40 AM

HobbyKing Super Daily - HK Bixler 2 (6 min 35 sec)

#8 Rocketman1092 Aug 02, 2012 04:07 PM

I hope they offer this as a kit. In my opinion, it's much easier to build an FPV model "from the ground up" rather than adding video gear to a PNP airplane. Especially since the fuselage halves appear to already be joined.

#9 Westwood Aug 02, 2012 09:28 PM

ordering one now will post video here after

here is my old Bixler flight at peak of mountain

Stawamus chief Squamish BC HK Bixler Gopro hero2 (4 min 4 sec)


I'll try bixler2 at later day

#10 Doubletap Aug 03, 2012 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Westwood (Post 22341157)
ordering one now will post video here after


Awesome! Anxiously waiting for your video in a couple of weeks or so.;):D

#11 Flypoppa Aug 04, 2012 03:51 AM

I am not impressed. After my experience with the MK 1, I would like to see a kit form without the hardware.
A larger wing span? What ? 100mm, 4 inches = 2 inches on each wing. Big deal..
FPV suitable? Where would you put the FPV gear such as the OSD? Not in the belly as there are the screws that hold on the wings in the way.
The hinges on the control surfaces are an improvement, but that is from a lesson learnt the hard way, as I have had the original foam hinge break, as I feel sure others have.
No I will not be getting one, as I already have a MK 1 with the mods. Also I have 4 other similar models. 3 EZ*s, one that is my FPV, and a Rookie.

#12 Doubletap Aug 05, 2012 08:26 AM

Didn't take long (3 days), the first load of Bixler 2 is already sold out.:eek:

#13 Crashpc Aug 05, 2012 10:31 AM

Yep. Wanted to buy my first plane, and was happy about Bixler 2. Went to odrer this one about "now", but what a pitty. Now i feel bad for it, because I want to buy it next week. I will have to buy something waaay different like Phoenix.

#14 Jυđgє Gคbrคηŧђ Aug 05, 2012 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flypoppa (Post 22351917)
I am not impressed. After my experience with the MK 1, I would like to see a kit form without the hardware.
A larger wing span? What ? 100mm, 4 inches = 2 inches on each wing. Big deal..
FPV suitable? Where would you put the FPV gear such as the OSD? Not in the belly as there are the screws that hold on the wings in the way.
The hinges on the control surfaces are an improvement, but that is from a lesson learnt the hard way, as I have had the original foam hinge break, as I feel sure others have.
No I will not be getting one, as I already have a MK 1 with the mods. Also I have 4 other similar models. 3 EZ*s, one that is my FPV, and a Rookie.

This is a larger wing span! A Sky Surfer on steriods...

http://www.bananahobby.com/2391.html

#15 road_rascal Aug 05, 2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jυđgє Gคbrคηŧђ (Post 22363175)
This is a larger wing span! A Sky Surfer on steriods...

http://www.bananahobby.com/2391.html


Holy 'effing frak.... That's a big Sky Surfer. Thanks for linking that!


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