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Old Mar 28, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Did you get your Skywalker from Ali yet?? I just ordered the new version from bevrc today. They finally came back in stock. I was considering the X8 wing, but realistically I don't have the space to fly something that big.
Only reason I didn't want an X8 was because of the power train, too much $$$ to power that thing up, plus it's a bit big for hand launching for my tastes, so I would do retracts which also is $$$ :P

Not yet, my funds have been delayed... but soon
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 02:59 PM
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It is a big bird. Hate to lose that in the middle of town somewhere!!!
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 03:04 PM
Better then Sliced Bread!
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It is a big bird. Hate to lose that in the middle of town somewhere!!!
That could be bad :P
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 05:22 PM
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It is a big bird. Hate to lose that in the middle of town somewhere!!!
Ya need to go to the Desert to fly that thing. At least that's where the video was shot for the one I watched.

I have the opportunity (no funds yet) to either turn my SkySurfer into an FPV platform or put the electronics into my ZII.

I think the SS will be easier to learn FPV on and less expensive to repair if I screw up. Whatever I do FPV is still out of the question untill maybe the end of the year.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Ya need to go to the Desert to fly that thing. At least that's where the video was shot for the one I watched.

I have the opportunity (no funds yet) to either turn my SkySurfer into an FPV platform or put the electronics into my ZII.

I think the SS will be easier to learn FPV on and less expensive to repair if I screw up. Whatever I do FPV is still out of the question untill maybe the end of the year.
that makes two of us - I can't even afford a keyfob cam atm!
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 05:56 PM
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The good thing about the SS is it's such an easy plane to fly and repair. Personally I think the airframe is a bit too small for my personal goals (longer range, endurance, and better wind handling are my desires), but it was certainly a GREAT plane to learn to fly on and FPV on
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 07:03 PM
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that makes two of us - I can't even afford a keyfob cam atm!
The last time I checked eBay there were a number of # 11 or # 16 keyfobs for about $40 USD with free shipping or about $51 USD with the 8GB card and free shipping. The most reputable vendor there is eletoponline365.

If you purchase the 8GB memory disk separately make sure you get a name brand like Kingston. Don't purchase a no-name brand. First it might not work and second it might have a virus already on board.

Don't know if that will break you budget but it is cheaper than the Gopro.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 07:20 PM
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I agree, the SS is a very good plane to learn on.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Forgot to ask, is it normal for the Bixler to climb hard when throttle on, i am struggling to get a nice level flight. My CG is over spar
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 09:47 PM
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Sounds like maybe your elevator is set incorrectly.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Forgot to ask, is it normal for the Bixler to climb hard when throttle on, i am struggling to get a nice level flight. My CG is over spar
Cg is too far back, try 60mm which is the front of spar cover.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 03:59 AM
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Forgot to ask, is it normal for the Bixler to climb hard when throttle on, i am struggling to get a nice level flight. My CG is over spar
Yes. It is a powered glider. The object is for it to climb for height and power off, and glide/soar.
I have a Bixler, Easystars, Rookie, DG1000, and they all do the same.
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 04:15 AM
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I have 4 of these planes and none of them do that????
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 04:28 AM
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The last time I checked eBay there were a number of # 11 or # 16 keyfobs for about $40 USD with free shipping or about $51 USD with the 8GB card and free shipping. The most reputable vendor there is eletoponline365.

If you purchase the 8GB memory disk separately make sure you get a name brand like Kingston. Don't purchase a no-name brand. First it might not work and second it might have a virus already on board.

Don't know if that will break you budget but it is cheaper than the Gopro.
I am sooo tempted.. I should put a GoPro or RD32 on my wedding list
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 04:54 AM
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I have 4 of these planes and none of them do that????
So what do they do? Also what do they do when you power off?
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