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Old Aug 01, 2012, 09:19 PM
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New Bixler V2 in stock now at HK:

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

with flaps .. but a lot more expensive.
Yeah but they added clevis on the push rods and looks like the wings have an overlapping connection. The fuse has what looks like a access panel under the cockpit, air hole in the front and a grove for a carbon spar for strength. For $70 that is a sweet looking kit.
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Can anybody verify if the stock bixlermotor shaft is 2.3mm?
Just measured my shaft at 2.5 mm
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 06:02 AM
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Just measured my shaft at 2.5 mm
are you using the stock prop and adapter?
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Yes, stock adapter. It's the one that is pressed on to the shaft, no collet or set screw. On my stock motor, the shaft is 3mm right were it exits the bell then necks down to 2.5mm before the prop adapter. My calipers are cheap ones so maybe the measurement is off by a bit?
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Yeah but they added clevis on the push rods and looks like the wings have an overlapping connection. The fuse has what looks like a access panel under the cockpit, air hole in the front and a grove for a carbon spar for strength. For $70 that is a sweet looking kit.
Also they say they changed the boom design to allow clearance for larger props. That might be helpful.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Bixler Maiden

It took forever to get this in the air. My first maiden I had a pan servo mounted on the nose, purchased from Hobby wireless the FPV 180* servo. Worked fine in the shop many times. Took it to the field turned on my radio then the plane, checked the pan and it continuously rotated in a clockwise direction, winding up all the camera wire and ripping it out of the fuse "looked like spaghetti rolled up on a fork"
So for now I glued the camera to the fuse. I also took my ESC out of the fuse and mounted it on top.
I ended up putting 3 mill NS out to the center of the ailerons to stiffen the wings.
FPV BIXLER MAIDEN (3 min 6 sec)
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 02:41 AM
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I haven't posted a video in here in a minute! So I think I shall...

A cloud surfing flight from the other day:
Nice Summer Cloud Surfing (2 min 17 sec)
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 01:03 PM
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Just measured my shaft at 2.5 mm
i won't take that out of context.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 01:04 PM
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so, what do you guys think, should i get a bixler v1, a bixler 2, or an axn floater?
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 07:18 PM
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so, what do you guys think, should i get a bixler v1, a bixler 2, or an axn floater?
I was looking at the v2 Bix, but decided to stay with the v1 because of the high winds here. I seems smaller wings are better in my circumstances so I guess I should say "it depends". I don't know anything about an "axn floater".
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 04:55 AM
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It took forever to get this in the air. My first maiden I had a pan servo mounted on the nose, purchased from Hobby wireless the FPV 180* servo. Worked fine in the shop many times. Took it to the field turned on my radio then the plane, checked the pan and it continuously rotated in a clockwise direction, winding up all the camera wire and ripping it out of the fuse "looked like spaghetti rolled up on a fork"
So for now I glued the camera to the fuse. I also took my ESC out of the fuse and mounted it on top.
I ended up putting 3 mill NS out to the center of the ailerons to stiffen the wings.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC6Rb4JHVHk
Very nice - what OSD are you using?

Great paint job too...

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Old Aug 10, 2012, 05:39 PM
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anyone tried flapperons with this or would dedicated flaps closer to the fuselage work better?
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 07:06 PM
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I tried flaperons but didn't like how the plane handled during landing approach with the extra drag out near the wing tips. Felt very "mushy" which doesn't feel good as you get closer to the ground. Use all the area you have from the inside edge of the aileron to about 1/2" from the fuselage for cutting flaps. Flaps alone will slow the approach speed considerably and you'll still have full range use of the ailerons.

I wanted to try a Crow or Butterfly set up, but couldn't figure out the mixing.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 07:18 PM
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so, what do you guys think, should i get a bixler v1, a bixler 2, or an axn floater?
We might be a little partial in this thread...
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 07:54 PM
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I thought I would share my Bixler Setup that I'm currently using. Hope you find it helpful.

PART 1
HK FPV 5.8Ghz Bixler RC Glider Setup - Basic FPV Gear and Layout on Aircraft - Part 1 (4 min 46 sec)


PART 2
HK FPV 5.8Ghz Bixler RC Glider Setup - Basic FPV Gear and Layout on Aircraft - Part 2 (9 min 1 sec)
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