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Old Dec 08, 2011, 06:01 PM
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There are two bands and where they wrap the fuselage they need the dowel hard surface to prevent eating into the foam. You cut a slot in the saddle, insert a dowel so you can hook two #64 rubber bands. To hook to the wings the rubber band hooked to the left side dowel grabs the right side wing hook and vice versa.

The latch method is just some nifty cutting with a sharp hobby knife, medium CA, and kicker. The downside is they are heavier than you would like. If you can find nylon version latches that would be better.
I understand now. Thanks.

Still looking for feedback (+/-) on any of the three options I listed...
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 06:30 PM
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Here's a pic of the amount of headloc I use. It may be a tad much but you can always trim off a peg or 2.
I like this method and would do it again.... and again.... and again!

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Old Dec 08, 2011, 06:37 PM
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RVA,

I'm on the hunt for a 'tried and true' best method of attaching the wings too. Might even add some velco as 'jrjr' has posted above.
Let me know what you decide on and I'll do the same!

So far I don't really like any of them other than the magnet idea.
I might use 4 or 6 of the really strong square magnets.

The other problem is trying to source a solid carbon Fibre rod to replace to the hollow stuff that comes with it. I think I'll have to live with the hollow rod for now and just avoid high 'G' loads on the plane.

I'm going to put wheels on it too, tiny 15mm one at the back and a 35mm at the front might even make the front one retractable using a HXT 5g servo and some 3plyboard for it to lock down onto.

I'm yet to start my Bixler build as I've been spending far too much time reading this thread 757 page thread!

Plus I always have too many R/C projects going at once...Right now...
1/ The Bixler
2/ Turnigy 9X TX to FrSky Telemetry Mod
3/ Phoenix 2000 Glider
4/ HK P51 Mustang Build
5/ HK Easy Glider 2000 repairs.
6/ Assan Dual Controller build to train my friend to fly his glider.
7/... and it goes on!!

B!
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 07:01 PM
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RVA,

The other problem is trying to source a solid carbon Fibre rod to replace to the hollow stuff that comes with it. I think I'll have to live with the hollow rod for now and just avoid high 'G' loads on the plane.

B!
I am pretty sure I saw somewhere, maybe on page one mods towards the end, of someone securing a rod inside of a tube inside of the stock spar. Not sure about the diameters. Combined with epoxy or GG, can't imagine you needing something stronger unless you're planning on going plaid! (name that movie!) Good luck!

Edit: Source for larger diam. solid carbon rods here. Never bought from them but was referenced elsewhere on the forums.
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 07:21 PM
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I am pretty sure I saw somewhere, maybe on page one mods towards the end, of someone securing a rod inside of a tube inside of the stock spar. Not sure about the diameters. Combined with epoxy or GG, can't imagine you needing something stronger unless you're planning on going plaid! (name that movie!) Good luck!

Edit: Source for larger diam. solid carbon rods here. Never bought from them but was referenced elsewhere on the forums.
Spaceballs.
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 07:27 PM
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called correctly by aptly named "Why so serious" Gene!
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 07:39 PM
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My schwartz is bigger than your schwartz.
May the schwartz be with you.
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 08:48 PM
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A new member to this forum, I think i have a pretty good photo here,

I was out flying one after noon and i picked up a wing man
have a look

It's a seagull, but i call them land gulls, for i am
land locked.
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 09:09 PM
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A new member to this forum, I think i have a pretty good photo here,

I was out flying one after noon and i picked up a wing man
have a look

It's a seagull, but i call them land gulls, for i am
land locked.
Great shot!

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Old Dec 08, 2011, 09:09 PM
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RVA,

I'm on the hunt for a 'tried and true' best method of attaching the wings too. Might even add some velco as 'jrjr' has posted above.
That's not velcro.... its called by many names including headloc, dual lock, and others. Here's a link to what I use.

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Old Dec 08, 2011, 09:44 PM
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Great shot!

Ted
It was taken from my flip camera, had it mounted on my cap.
Used the snap shot feature the camera came with, part of the software
that came with it.
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 10:48 PM
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I am pretty sure I saw somewhere, maybe on page one mods towards the end, of someone securing a rod inside of a tube inside of the stock spar. Not sure about the diameters. Combined with epoxy or GG, can't imagine you needing something stronger unless you're planning on going plaid! (name that movie!) Good luck!

Edit: Source for larger diam. solid carbon rods here. Never bought from them but was referenced elsewhere on the forums.
I epoxied 4 2mm CF rods into my CF tube. So far no problems.
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 11:19 PM
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It was taken from my flip camera, had it mounted on my cap.
Used the snap shot feature the camera came with, part of the software
that came with it.
Any idea where I can find this software? I have a flip but I think i lost the disk =\
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 11:45 PM
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holy ****! that's alot of reading!

i got a bixler, and gotta wait fer better weather here locally to maiden her. mite take till next spring!

of the people that got a bixler arf did yours come in kit form? i mean the fuse wasn't glued together. that's not a arf to me. that's a kit version. the motor was hot glued to one half, and in some wacky angle of thrust. i got it sitting straight out of the motor bay, and square to the motor bay. will see what happens when i maiden her.

had to mod the motor wires to get them into the belly of the beast to get the esc to connect. i'm using my dx7, so i installed a separate bec. remember to remove the red wire from the esc plug. i've lost 3 plains to brown outs using spektrum, but a separate bec solved that problem. took me 3 to figure it out. man getting old is expansive!

i'm going ta do the velcro (HK) across the wings to keep them in. did that on another of my plains, and it works great. hobby king velcro is the best velcro i have used to date.
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Old Dec 09, 2011, 01:47 AM
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Any idea where I can find this software? I have a flip but I think i lost the disk =\
I am not sure hat version you have, but mine has the soft ware
built into the cam in the form of an exe file
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