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Old Feb 21, 2012, 12:16 PM
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guys .. maxi swift is ready

now i have time to start working on my bixler
i have a 5.8 system for it. plan is to use it for short range high adrenaline bad ass FPV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGfzo...5aAUAAAAAAAAAA
Nice video. Isn't there an airspace distance regulation about flying around power plants? Figured your maxi would have seen some action if it got too close.

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Old Feb 21, 2012, 12:32 PM
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I guess there are :-)
I didn't ask ...

But i was about 1 km from the power plant.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 03:56 PM
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I guess there are :-)
I didn't ask ...

But i was about 1 km from the power plant.
Here in the States it's 3 miles. Everytime I go north of Omaha Nebraska in my Cessna I am reminded to stay clear of the Nuke plant. 3 miles/120 MPH = 90 seconds. If I were a bad guy I don't think there is a lot they could do about it.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 04:26 PM
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Woo I got into the clouds for the first time today! Wasn't hard considering there is a front blowing through hehe. Though it was the windiest I ever flew in it helped a lot in gaining altitude .
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Just got a Bixler ARF/PNP/BNF whatever you want to call it (servo's installed, motor mounted and wired, fuse in 2 halves, etc.). What an impressive plane! Such a great value. The foam is really well done--smooth finished, really well matched pieces. The decals are indeed a bit wrinkled, but I'm going to leave it alone. I'm doing the following (minor) mods:

- Blenderm tape along the leading edge
- Removed pointless washers
- Upgrade prop (what a piece of junk they include! wow)
-Considering covering tthe vulnerable belly with UHO Por as a laminating/protective surface. Or just Blenderm and tail skids.
-Considering replacing the 'built-in' foam hinge with either blenderm tape hinge or CA hinges.

Overall, a fantastic plane I'd reccomend to anyone.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Just got a Bixler ARF/PNP/BNF whatever you want to call it (servo's installed, motor mounted and wired, fuse in 2 halves, etc.). What an impressive plane! Such a great value. The foam is really well done--smooth finished, really well matched pieces. The decals are indeed a bit wrinkled, but I'm going to leave it alone. I'm doing the following (minor) mods:

- Blenderm tape along the leading edge
- Removed pointless washers
- Upgrade prop (what a piece of junk they include! wow)
-Considering covering tthe vulnerable belly with UHO Por as a laminating/protective surface. Or just Blenderm and tail skids.
-Considering replacing the 'built-in' foam hinge with either blenderm tape hinge or CA hinges.

Overall, a fantastic plane I'd reccomend to anyone.
If you dont mind me asking did you get it from HK? If so how long did it take them to ship your Bixler?
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Are most of you guys mounting the wings permanently? And what CG are you using?
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 11:24 PM
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Are most of you guys mounting the wings permanently? And what CG are you using?
I use the rubber band / 3m hook method myself, I haven't had a problem and I fly heavy with FPV and do a lot of aerobatics with FPV gear off.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 11:41 PM
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What about the CG?
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 12:00 AM
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What about the CG?
I CG at about the front lip of the foam insert for the wiring / rod.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 12:35 AM
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CG is about 71mm back from the leading edge of the wing
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 01:47 AM
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I CG at about the front lip of the foam insert for the wiring / rod.
Same here, I used to not notice much difference, but now if it is slightly out, I can tell, and it flies poorly! Throttle changes planes pitch quite badly when its out!
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Here in the States it's 3 miles. Everytime I go north of Omaha Nebraska in my Cessna I am reminded to stay clear of the Nuke plant. 3 miles/120 MPH = 90 seconds. If I were a bad guy I don't think there is a lot they could do about it.
wow
ok .. this IS scary ..
this power plant here is not nuke, it is natural gas powered.

here is a good pic i took few weeks ago. ( samsung galaxy 2 smartphone )


edit:
got some chance for FPV last night.
it was near a cemetery, a very dark night .. and a very cold night !
my fingers where popsicles ...

i couldn't see much on the screen since it was really dark ... so i accidentally missed some high voltage power lines ...

not recommended for pregnant women and little children lol ...

night flight - high voltage (2 min 30 sec)
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 03:23 PM
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wow
ok .. this IS scary ..
this power plant here is not nuke, it is natural gas powered.

here is a good pic i took few weeks ago. ( samsung galaxy 2 smartphone )


edit:
got some chance for FPV last night.
it was near a cemetery, a very dark night .. and a very cold night !
my fingers where popsicles ...

i couldn't see much on the screen since it was really dark ... so i accidentally missed some high voltage power lines ...

not recommended for pregnant women and little children lol ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi7AS...05AUAAAAAAAAAA
Wow.

Yes you did accidentally missed some high voltage power lines. Not once but about 6 times You also came real close to the tower a couple of times..

Why don't you take some daytime photos (higher up of course) of the same area and you can see what you were really avoiding. Then get yourself a much better IR camera for night flights otherwise your Maxi will be visiting your other plane in the Dead Sea.

Vince
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Wow.

Yes you did accidentally missed some high voltage power lines. Not once but about 6 times You also came real close to the tower a couple of times..

Why don't you take some daytime photos (higher up of course) of the same area and you can see what you were really avoiding. Then get yourself a much better IR camera for night flights otherwise your Maxi will be visiting your other plane in the Dead Sea.

Vince
well

it is a place i never was before .. and will never be again ...
it doesn't matter ..

though i will try to keep the maxi in better shape then the poor old B ...
which is going to be the short range high adrenaline fpv plane.
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