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Old Jun 09, 2011, 06:08 PM
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Would one of you mind opening the stock radio and see if it can be changed from mode one to two? Maybe a plug gets moved or it might require soldering..... just curious. The ratchet mechanism would have to move to the other side too.
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Old Jun 09, 2011, 06:28 PM
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Assuming you are in USA, why not get the Bixler from the HK US warehouse, that way you will be getting everything you need except the ESC and your own receiver and lipo. Overall it is cheaper than BH. The Bixler includes the brushless motor and all 4 servos already installed and wired.
Ya know, I just did a search for Bixler on HK site and the rtf from US warehouse does not show as an option. Only ARF from US is there
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Old Jun 09, 2011, 06:31 PM
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EZ style rear mounted motor fleet.
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Old Jun 09, 2011, 07:19 PM
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Ya know, I just did a search for Bixler on HK site and the rtf from US warehouse does not show as an option. Only ARF from US is there


Correct, only the ARF is available from the US warehouse currently, but it's out of stock. keep hoping for speedy resupply!
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Old Jun 09, 2011, 08:31 PM
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bixler unboxing

oky guys i recieve my bixler this week.

this is what i recieve!

bixler unboxing (2 min 19 sec)


any question let me know!
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 02:23 PM
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EZ style rear mounted motor fleet.
How does the AXN fly compared to the Bixler?
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 02:44 PM
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My HK bixler ARF is all setup and ready for maiden.
We are waiting for the maiden flight video
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 03:25 PM
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This model is a blatant rip off of another company's intellectual property. Supporting this kind of stuff will only have a negative impact in the long run, imo.

Spend your monies wisely and support originality and innovation.
So what company are you referring to? Nitroplanes Hawk Sky, Banana Hobby's Sky Surfer, Multiplex Easy Star?

Does this plan have some styling cues from other planes? Sure. Blatant rip off? Not so much.

So you espouse the concept of only buying from one supplier right? So all of your planes and electronics and cars and home electronics are from one place right?
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Old Jun 10, 2011, 04:18 PM
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How does the AXN fly compared to the Bixler?
I'll let you know as soon as I fly the Bixler.
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Old Jun 11, 2011, 03:04 PM
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Bixler ARF added to the AUS warehouse.

The AUS warehouse just got the Bixler ARF:


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=18328
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Old Jun 11, 2011, 03:55 PM
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The AUS warehouse just got the Bixler ARF:


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=18328
Can't buy that if you are in the US. I decided on the SS and ordered that today.
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Old Jun 11, 2011, 04:34 PM
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I know that Lipo's are not supposed to be run below 3v/cell. How do you know when that point has been reached and you should land the plane? Other than landing and measuring, is there something in, maybe the ESC, or in the Lipo itself that does that? If it shuts the battery completely off that would be bad since you would have no control.....
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Most ESCs can be set for the cutoff voltage. Some just give you high , med, and low, others specify what the voltage options are. I stick with high or 3.1v or what ever equivalent the ESC offers. The batteries last longer.

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Old Jun 11, 2011, 07:01 PM
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Most ESCs can be set for the cutoff voltage. Some just give you high , med, and low, others specify what the voltage options are. I stick with high or 3.1v or what ever equivalent the ESC offers. The batteries last longer.

Roger
Does that just shut down the motor and still allow the receiver and servos to function?
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I know that Lipo's are not supposed to be run below 3v/cell. How do you know when that point has been reached and you should land the plane? Other than landing and measuring, is there something in, maybe the ESC, or in the Lipo itself that does that? If it shuts the battery completely off that would be bad since you would have no control.....

Actually, the critical number is the resting cell voltage that should not be below, the nominal voltage of lithium polymer cells, 3.7V. All serious RC modelers use a count down timer either the built in one in your transmitter, or a separate one with the alarm set at the known time when one should land. This is determined by experimentation because there are many variables that affect the discharge characteristics of any model including individual flying style. You should initially start with your time very conservative around 4 minutes. When the alarm sounds, land, then remove the pack and then check the voltage of the pack/ cells. Next flight, add another 30 seconds or so, and so on until you have found the optimum flight duration. so basically, once you land, your pack voltage shouldn't be lower than 7.4 for 2S, 11.1 for 3S, and 14.8 for 4S and so on. Actually, I limit my flight times a bit conservatively for a bit pad in case my flight consumes a little more than anticipated. I limit my flight duration that corresponds with a resting cell voltage around 3.80-3.85V.



These work very well, inexpensive also, I use these with my transmitters that don't have a built in timer:


http://cgi.ebay.com/Kitchen-Cooking-...item4cf759cfc7
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