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Old Jun 08, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Still in the bench, so that's why I was asking.

Geotete
Ah. Got it. Then, I suggest that you fly it first without ANY of the FPV gear in it. It would be a real shame to nose it in and destroy all that equipment. Once you get it flying well, then add ballast until you get up to the total weight of all the FPV gear. That way, if things go suddenly south, it doesn't cost you any major expenses. Good luck and please take videos to share as you go along. We all enjoy seeing each others progress.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 09:57 AM
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... . We all enjoy seeing each others progress.
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Or failure...
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Part One - I apologize. I did not mean to mislead you. It is NOT a loaded question (that would be unfair and rude IMO). I just asked to see if anyone knew the answer because I don't.
Part deux - To clarify- I am looking for a port or starboard motor as an answer.
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It was not how you asked your question,it was how I misinterpreted it.

As for you original question of which side port or starboard... again I would guess that since most single engine planes have a tractor prop and want to turn to the right wouldn't a dual engine plane have the pusher on the right (starboard) to counter the pull from the left (port) engine?

Or maybe the action of turning to the right is due to the motor rotation and not the prop angle?

What do full size dual engine planes have?
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 12:16 PM
Better then Sliced Bread!
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AJ

It was not how you asked your question,it was how I misinterpreted it.

As for you original question of which side port or starboard... again I would guess that since most single engine planes have a tractor prop and want to turn to the right wouldn't a dual engine plane have the pusher on the right (starboard) to counter the pull from the left (port) engine?

Or maybe the action of turning to the right is due to the motor rotation and not the prop angle?

What do full size dual engine planes have?
Counter rotating props with variable pitch blades on a real full size twin engine.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 12:22 PM
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AJ

It was not how you asked your question,it was how I misinterpreted it.

As for you original question of which side port or starboard... again I would guess that since most single engine planes have a tractor prop and want to turn to the right wouldn't a dual engine plane have the pusher on the right (starboard) to counter the pull from the left (port) engine?

Or maybe the action of turning to the right is due to the motor rotation and not the prop angle?

What do full size dual engine planes have?
You brought up some good points, logic, and questions. I am sorry I do not have the answers. Besides, it is not fair to the rest of the folks for me to continue this off topic discussion.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 12:33 PM
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you brought up some good points, logic, and questions. I am sorry i do not have the answers. Besides, it is not fair to the rest of the folks for me to continue this off topic discussion.
Aj
+1 ..
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Anyone else get message from HK announcing the Bixler 2?

It appears to be be on Twitter but I aint.
What was the message?
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Just a pic with the Bixler Logo and the number 2 printed next to it....
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 03:15 PM
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unfortunately only my Bixler is FPV ready
I am not so good RC pilot.
I can build good RC model but I can not fly good
But I have all equipment and will try

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kmihalkov,
Very impressive work.
Don't know if you can cross post to the FPV thread but I'm sure they'd enjoy it too.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 03:30 PM
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I used PVC packing from one purchase
I bought coaxial cable from Dealextreme.

You can see this product here:
http://dx.com/p/wi-fi-antenna-rp-sma...m-length-34650



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I think I miss lead u on the question. I meant what material did u use to make the cooling port. I have seen medicine bottles cut in half and spoons but nothing like urs. I like the look of that. Haven't got mine together yet so these mods are going to give me some ideas to go on.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Hmmm never would of thought of that. I bet I have something lying around in all my computer part packages that will work. Thanks!!
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 05:05 PM
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...... I have a question for anyone who knows - Which engine is usually designated for the pusher prop?........
Not sure where I came up with this (read it on here somewhere I think) but I believe the prop on a twin, as a blade comes over TDC, that blade should be heading toward the fuse. This applies to either engine.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Twin engine prop rotation - a suggestion that the blade at the top of its rotation is heading to wards the fuselage - why? To keep grass stains to a minimum. Rotating the other way (bottom blade rotating towards fuselage) picks up all the grass and "paints" the fuselage - when landing on grass.

Also a good suggestion to use opposite rotation on pushers to tighten the prop nut. I've had mine come loose - wondered why I'd lost power. Still spun the prop - but only just.
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Yep.

Here it is for those of you who Tweet.

I'm assuming it will be a new version copying some of the EasyStar II features but who knows.



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Just a pic with the Bixler Logo and the number 2 printed next to it....
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Old Jun 08, 2012, 07:32 PM
Why so serious?
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Also a good suggestion to use opposite rotation on pushers to tighten the prop nut. I've had mine come loose - wondered why I'd lost power. Still spun the prop - but only just.
I've flown many tractor and many pusher type planes with collet prop adapters and some with just a nut a washer holding the prop on and never had one come loose.

If your prop did come loose it's because:

1. You need to go to the gym, it wasn't tight enough,
2. You're using the wrong size collet adapter.
3. The props hub was too thin and the threaded part of the adapter bottomed out in the cone before it was tight enough. (add a washer)
4. Prof loosen it while you were in the port-a-potty as a joke, (He's bad for that.)

Don't blame it on the way the motor turns. The prop doesn't have enough mass to cause that, especially a 6x4.
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