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Old Jul 02, 2012, 02:04 AM
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. . .better than some crap the Mrs has ordered!
Well I got a delivery today and it was for the . . . . Mrs :'(
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 02:06 AM
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Nice Choice of plane . . I have a skywalker also but I'm pretty sure my one is a little smaller
Haha! Love the commentary from you son. I was p#%*^#% myself.

Must be great sharing your hobby with your offspring.
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 02:08 AM
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So where is the Bixler flight footage? I wanna see that!
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 02:30 AM
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So where is the Bixler flight footage? I wanna see that!
Yes flying with the little man is pretty awesome. Last Thursday he maidened his first aircraft . . Micro EDF Red Arrow lol

The video before turbodriven crash is the only video I uploaded of the Bixler flight that day. It was getting dark and cold pretty quick so I didn't fly for long, but the sunset was nice
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Hey Turbo, try adding a few mor ecf rods into your wings to get them stiffer. I would also recommend a film covering for your wings and stabilizer to avoid future disasters. I use a 3 mill thick clear laminate on the wings and a 1.7 mil thick on the elevator and stabilizer. Makes them rock solid and absolutely no flex. I got the film here: http://www.canuckengineering.com/new.../film-covering

Look at the pics of the last plane I built. It doubles as an fpv plane and a stunt plane!!!
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 01:54 PM
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The wing structure was fine until the glue holding on the spar cover let go. once that broke free the wing had no chance. I suppose an adhesive film covering over that cover may have helped prevent that. Or better glue

I wish the spar channel was built in like some other versions. May be it's harder to manufacture like that?
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Anyone have a picture or suggestions on hooking up the Keychain 808 Cam?
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 10:08 PM
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WHY??? The wing spar design is so much better now on the newer versions. You simply need to add more rods and stiffen your wings up more. I also use 2 3mm rods through the top of the plane thru the screw holes and down into the bottom of the plane. Monkey glue all that together and it will never break. I just broke a set of wings from the plane I crashed into the river but that joint did not fail!!! So stop whining and get to work!!
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 10:39 PM
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On the subject of stiffening the wings, I filled the hollow CF spar that came with the plane with expanding foam and it stiffened it up quite a bit and doesn't really add any weight.

It could be stiffer but just by doing what I did cut the flex down in the wings at least in half and it flies beautifully.

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Old Jul 04, 2012, 10:48 PM
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You can shove more rods into each wing from the side, just make sure you stay perpendicular and don't punch a hole through the wing. I normally add a 3mm rod in front of the main spar towars the leading edge. I also add another 3mm rod behind the main spar towards the trailing edge. This will help take out a lot of flex.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Anyone have a picture or suggestions on hooking up the Keychain 808 Cam?
You can buy this mount and velcro your camera to it. HobbyKing sells them for the Bixler for less than $4. Not the camera though, that's separate.

You can just velcro your keychain cam to the top of the plane anywhere actually, or even on the wing somewhere.

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Old Jul 04, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Or just cut a small slot in the canopy and stick it in there.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 07:11 AM
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You can buy this mount and velcro your camera to it. HobbyKing sells them for the Bixler for less than $4. Not the camera though, that's separate.

You can just velcro your keychain cam to the top of the plane anywhere actually, or even on the wing somewhere.

Donnie
Sweet thanks - I was actually thinking about buying that but I couldn't figure out the best way to mount the camera to it.

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Or just cut a small slot in the canopy and stick it in there.
I tried that but thing isn't straight
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 07:27 AM
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If you just want to mount a keychain cam, some velcro on the nose is the easiest way to do it.
I a good strip over the nose offered a good range of mounting angles, as you really want the camera pointing down slightly to see the ground, instead of the big old boring blue.
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Old Jul 05, 2012, 09:13 AM
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Anyone have a picture or suggestions on hooking up the Keychain 808 Cam?
I use Velcro and a snap swivel tied to the battery cable inside the plane.

I also have a rubber band as a third connection point.

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