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Old Sep 11, 2011, 07:30 PM
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If side thrust was critical on our SS or Ez's then those using pusher props would have a problem since they need to reverse the motors rotation. ................
The light bulb just went on. Thanks for bringing that up. I had completely overlooked it. I will have to get a pusher prop and try it to see if I can see the difference. And, to my surprise, the little black prop I got in the kit is not a pusher prop. I would have expected them to include a pusher.

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Old Sep 11, 2011, 08:02 PM
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The light bulb just went on. Thanks for bringing that up. I had completely overlooked it. I will have to get a pusher prop and try it to see if I can see the difference. And, to my surprise, the little black prop I got in the kit is not a pusher prop. I would have expected them to include a pusher.

Gord
Pusher props are for models that use 2 motors to offset torque. One prop is a normal and the other a pusher, like a Multiplex Twin Star. They work fine on our type set ups but are not necessary.
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 09:20 PM
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tempted to order a SS (bixler) from hobbyking for aerial video purposes. could this carry a GoPro hero camera with an 1600 mah 3s on the stock brushless setup? thanks!
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 09:31 PM
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flying my bixler around

Bixler, beginner RC airplane (4 min 23 sec)
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 09:44 PM
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UPDATE: Bixler off the water

a short vid of bixler water take-off and landing:
Bixler water take off and landing (2 min 19 sec)


video from the plane:
Bixler off the water (5 min 48 sec)

This is a great little versatile plane!!
harry
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 10:07 PM
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Harry, what floats did you use?

Any pictures of the set up?

Thanks

John
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Old Sep 11, 2011, 11:42 PM
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Here is great article on Electric Flying by Ken Meyers who flies at my Flying Club.

Enjoy.

http://homepage.mac.com/kmyersefo/e-...-basics.htm#TX
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 03:33 AM
There's magic in those wings !
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Motor cage and wing housing failure !!

Hi ...

I have the kit version of the Bixler, and I've seen some photos of Motor cage and wing housing failures ..

1- Is the 3M extreme fiber tape enough to prevent this when used to cover the whole wing housing and motor cage sections ??

2- Do I need to implant CF reinforcements from the inside to make sure this section is solidly attached tot he fuselage ??

I'm gonna use my Bixler for FPV... and I want to use the CF material wisely to avoid noise and interference issues

Thanks a lot for your help

Khaled
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 04:36 AM
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my canopy has come off during the last 3 launches after about 100 flights ( don't know whats going on. but as a result my motor shaft is bent so I need a replacement motor. Banana hobby wants $25 plus $15 shipping for $40 total!!. can I get a comparable motor somewhere else cheaper??
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See post 8018. This is the replacement motor that I use.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 05:14 AM
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Ive upgraded the supplied control horns to these.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 05:18 AM
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I still have a bit of setup to go and I'm still waiting for a Eagle Tree Guardian Stablizer.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 07:30 AM
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cg for bixler arf 2200 battery

looking for cg for bixler with 2200 battery?
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 08:05 AM
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CG is no different regardless of the battery you use.
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 08:41 AM
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CG is no different regardless of the battery you use.
so cg is?
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Old Sep 12, 2011, 09:11 AM
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so cg is?
Page 1/ post 2/Assembly Tips and Build Logs

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