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Old Jul 24, 2012, 04:57 PM
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That's how Bixler flies without an engine in the slope. Russia, St. Petersburg.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnp9i...layer_embedded
That just blows me away! Your skill in flying it, the fact the plane will even do that...
I now have a new respect for SS design, this really is a remarkably well designed airframe.

Thank you for showing me something about my favorite plane that I could not have imagined until your revelation.

Just think of what you could do if you had a motor! (shut-up Sculptor- right)

Thanks again for your remarkable contribution and please keep us updated,

DJ

PS; I went to my cardiologist today and the report was good, he said "You heartless S-O-B you don't have a damn thing to worry about. YAH!
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 07:47 PM
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That just blows me away! Your skill in flying it, the fact the plane will even do that...
I now have a new respect for SS design, this really is a remarkably well designed airframe.

Thank you for showing me something about my favorite plane that I could not have imagined until your revelation.

Just think of what you could do if you had a motor! (shut-up Sculptor- right)

Thanks again for your remarkable contribution and please keep us updated,

DJ


PS; I went to my cardiologist today and the report was good, he said "You heartless S-O-B you don't have a damn thing to worry about. YAH!
Good to hear about you not having a heart... uhh I mean a heart problem.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Good to hear about you not having a heart... uhh I mean a heart problem.
"One less thing"
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 01:05 AM
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Hello from Russia!
I want to share with you their design Motor Mount. The motor frame is made of glass for the manufacture of printed circuit boards. The design is attached to the fuselage on the CA glue.
All photos in my album.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 01:17 AM
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Where is the Bixler?
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 01:48 AM
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Hey guys im new here and excited to get my first rc plane!!
I was hoping you guys could give me a little advice on what to buy.

What is the difference between mode 1 throttle right radio and mode 2 throttle left radio?

Are these batteries fine to get? Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...932&aff=464726

A video recommended a carbon fiber rod to be glued under the plane.
Would this be fine?
http://www.rcfoam.com/product_info.p...4b1fe783e7dc4c

I read on youtube to change the wing spar or insert another carbon fiber rod inside the stock spar to make it more stronger..but im not sure what size too get..would have any idea which size?

Also which glue do you guys recommend to use?

Sorry for all the questions!
Does anyone recommend anything else to get?
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 02:08 AM
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Josh_ you might find one of these a little more rugged

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...wer_Search.asp

Regarding Mode 1 or 2 depends on who is teaching you or what they mostly have at the club (if you join one)
Read the various threads on Bixler and Clouds before choosing batteries etc.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 04:25 AM
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My personal preferences -

Mode 2. Everything you need is controlled with the right hand. The left hand can change the throttle setting without bumping the ailerons (or the other way) as you do with Mode 1. But then again, it is up to you. Though I'm generally left handed, Mode 2 still suits me.

Haven't fitted an under fuselage spar. If the hinges are free enough there shouldn't be stress (or too much) on the fuselage.

Original Wing Spar - 6 mm diameter OD, 4.7 mm ID or about 0.6 mm wall thickness.

Assemble with Gorilla glue - urethane type.

Other recommendations -

Rehinge all surfaces (HK 008-00201), about $1 worth, wire horns for security (1 mm copper wire).
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:11 AM
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Is that the plane on the left side of the tree??
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:40 AM
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Is that the plane on the left side of the tree??
No wrong place ;-)
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Found. The little yellow on the wing tips gave it away.

Now all you have to do is climb up there.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:36 AM
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You are right. Here you can see how i put it in the tree.
Bixler Jungfernflug mit einem Aufhänger :-( (3 min 31 sec)


Waiting for some wind...
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Hello from Russia!
I want to share with you their design Motor Mount. The motor frame is made of glass for the manufacture of printed circuit boards. The design is attached to the fuselage on the CA glue.
All photos in my album.
Pavel

Interesting design. Since I could not read the words under the pictures what did you use to attach the screws and tiny legs to the ring with. Some type of glue?

Vince
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 09:34 AM
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You are right. Here you can see how i put it in the tree.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3auUTIhurgA

Waiting for some wind...
I have been there once. Got out a little too far and when I came back I thought I had clearance but it hit a tree.

Mine at least came down by itself with minimal damage. Mostly my pride was hurt from all the laughs from family spectators.

Did yours come down ok?
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 10:36 AM
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I can admit when i am wrong.

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As I said before. Definitely looks like sloping to me.

Nice flying and video of your SS.

Limited Flyer

Maybe you should apologize to these gentlemen.

Vince
It is nice to be proven wrong somtimes,because of my questioning, i got the answers i was looking for.
Sorry for doubting you gents.
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