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Old Jun 08, 2012, 06:52 PM
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HobbyKing Bixler 2

So there has been a teaser posted of some Bixler 2 graphics from Hobby King.

Given the following and ownership of V1, no doubt there is a great deal of curiosity about what the Bixler 2 will have on offer.

All welcome to post your thoughts on what we may get with this new plane.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Looking for the perfect trainer? or an in-expensive FPV platform? Maybe you are a club pilot looking for something you can just pull out of the car and fly on one of those lazy Sunday afternoons? The Hobbyking Bixler 2 ticks all of these boxes and more! The Bixler 2 retains all of the great features of the original Bixler but offers more in terms of all round capability courtesy of larger dimensions and several design improvements.
The Bixler 2 has all the right ingredients, made from super tough EPO foam, everything is pre-installed so minimal assembly time is required, in fact, by the time you have charged a battery, it should be ready to fly! The combination of size, low wing loading and a sleek fuselage make for and excellent model with capable yet forgiving flight characteristics. The plug in wing makes the Bixler a practical model that is easy to transport to your favorite flying field and can be ready to fly in just minutes. Another practical feature of the Bixler 2 is it's ability to accept a wide range of Lipoly sizes and /or FPV equipment courtesy of the enlarged canopy area. The Bixler 2 also comes with optional flaps which are pre-hinged (servo's not included) the flaps are particularly ideal for FPV pilots carrying a heavier payload. The final improvement was to re-design the boom area to allow the Bixler 2 use a low kv motor and larger prop combo, which is more efficient and offers a more linear throttle response.
The larger wing, flaps & much larger canopy area mean that the Bixler 2 is now so much more versatile in terms of FPV use and for new pilots and experienced pilots alike who are simply flying for fun, these new design features, combined with the larger, more efficient prop mean that the Bixler 2 offers longer flight times. However you decide to fly the Bixler 2, you can be assured that it is still just as easy and fun to fly as ever!
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
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 07:25 PM
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I STARTED to say that there are a gazillion posts on the Bixler, then I actually read it and saw the "2". New and improved? Hope so for the Bixler lovers.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Has the (now called) V1 Bixler been improved since it was first released? Is the wing spar better? Are the servos the same as first released?

I have had no problems with either on a 3 month old Bixler.

EDIT - finally broken a wing spar, one crash too many.
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 05:05 PM
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It should and will be posted in these more focused forum/thread:


http://www.rcgroups.com/foamies-kits-18/

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1454577




BTW, do you have a direct link or location where this teaser info of a Bixler V2, please post or perhaps a screen shot.
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 05:26 PM
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link to the bixler 2 tease
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Thanks Stewie RC. HobbyKing Tweeted the same image a few days ago.
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 06:12 AM
Did you get it on video?
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Any updates?
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 07:20 AM
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It's gone very quiet.......nothing........
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Any word on if its an improved model or another plane? I'd love to see a TwinStar clone.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 04:34 AM
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Any word on if its an improved model or another plane? I'd love to see a TwinStar clone.
That could be a good one.
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 06:04 AM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...laps_ARF_.html
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 09:50 AM
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will be doing a little info video for this one soon, detailing improvements etc. Glad to see they are being order already. Our one her is the current test bed for some new receivers we're working on. She a great work horse

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