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Old Mar 15, 2012, 12:32 PM
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While interesting, this has nothing to do with the SkyS/Bix. In a fast moving thread like this one, using almost a whole page of OT is not good for the health of the thread. Please start another thread addressing this subject. I, for one, would like to know more about this topic, too.
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I was only asking if anyone has ever done it before was all, and i totally disagree with you,everybody uses a prop on a skys/ bixler,right
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Re: Hinge Gluing

I've seen mention of oiling the pin to prevent CA from sticking.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 02:19 PM
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I've seen mention of oiling the pin to prevent CA from sticking.
I use fibre tape,BUT,if you live in a cold area,try using medical tape that is made from a thin cloth like substance,that way it is less prone to getting stiff in colder temps,so there would be no need for oil if you go that rout.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Hey AJ,Imay have started the the ot, you can't blame me for getting answers i never asked the questions for, I only asked about the prop.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Give just those choices, CA should be avoided totally because it has a very nasty habit of "wicking" directly into the hinge pivot point and making the hinge inoperable. So, #2 and #3 are not worth considering. #1 can also expand and wick into the hinge also. Therefore, by process of elimination, #4 would be the only choice left. However, I suggest that you drill a 1/16" hole through the front and back of the hinge and push a round toothpick through the hole and use a speck of hot glue to hold the toothpick in place (after cutting off the toothpick, of course). Another option is to not use the hinges you mentioned at all and use 3M Extreme tape to fashion your own hinge. The tape method is what most of use for a number of reasons.
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One thing nice about using MEDIUM ca is it doesn't "run" into an area you don't want it to, if used sparingly. Ca hinges work very well also.

Now, no more toothpick talk,... that's as off topic as prop talk.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Been watching this debate for a bit - nobody's mentioned UHU-POR yet..

Cut the hinge opening, insert tweezers (or a toothpick!), drip a drop of UHU, slip your hinge in (ooerr missus) and voila.

I regard UHU as non-gun hot glue - much simpler to apply, but a bit more fluid.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 06:41 PM
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One thing nice about using MEDIUM ca is it doesn't "run" into an area you don't want it to, if used sparingly. Ca hinges work very well also.

Now, no more toothpick talk,... that's as off topic as prop talk.
Since when s prop talk off topic??
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 08:07 PM
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servos,horns mounting method

Hiya folks,
Sorry for asking this maybe-already-has-been-asked-before question:
Im going to start my build (HK Bixler)...so..what good/best method to mount the servos & horns so that its serviceable. Thx.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Hiya folks,
Sorry for asking this maybe-already-has-been-asked-before question:
Im going to start my build (HK Bixler)...so..what good/best method to mount the servos & horns so that its serviceable. Thx.
Low to medium temp hot glue.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Thanks for your answer!
My selection is what I have on hand, and I also have the epoxy but didn't mention, because I think that will not bond great with the 2 materials.
I was following tip:
"29. Replace the foam hinges with larger hinges if you want to really make them work well. HERE are the hinges I recommend (3 on each aileron)."
from the 1st page! So should I ignore this tip?

All the Best,

Geotete
No. Ultimately, there are many "right" answers to the hinge question.. It is a question of what works best for you. Again, the most popular method that is used is the "tape" hinge. Even that has many different methods and types of tape to use. The #29 that you refer to is the method that I use simply because it gives the least amount of resistance to the aileron movement (rudder and elevator, too). Each method has pros and cons. Whichever one you decide, please post the pics of your build. It is always neat to see each persons methodology.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Prop variables.

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Since when s prop talk off topic??
Prop talk isn't OT. The method you suggested is way off topic as it doesn't even exist yet for our applications. I consider only those things that are within reach of the average hobbyist to be relavent and worthy of discussion. Besides, considering how fast thread moves, anything that is NOT directly applicable to the SkyS/Bixler is generally OT IMO.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Prop talk isn't OT. The method you suggested is way off topic as it doesn't even exist yet for our applications.
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Stereolithography is way off topic.
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Old Mar 15, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Another suggestion

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Hiya folks,
Sorry for asking this maybe-already-has-been-asked-before question:
Im going to start my build (HK Bixler)...so..what good/best method to mount the servos & horns so that its serviceable. Thx.
CA for the horns and hot glue for the servos. However, there is nothing wrong with hot glue for both (since you already have it heated up.)
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 12:55 AM
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Prop talk isn't OT. The method you suggested is way off topic as it doesn't even exist yet for our applications. I consider only those things that are within reach of the average hobbyist to be relavent and worthy of discussion. Besides, considering how fast thread moves, anything that is NOT directly applicable to the SkyS/Bixler is generally OT IMO.
AJ
What ever.Did you see the link olthump left,they made a whole plain like that,Idon;t think a prop is out of the realm of impossibility.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 07:21 AM
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CA for the horns and hot glue for the servos. However, there is nothing wrong with hot glue for both (since you already have it heated up.)
AJ
ok..we glue them...how to take them out in case of replacing them?...
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