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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:50 AM
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I've had a couple requests for pods recently, so I'll likely try to produce a few more kits next week while I'm on fall break. An APM 2.0 will fit inside the pod, though I don't have any pics at the moment as the aircraft it was tested on isn't my own.
OK, Thanks!! I'll buy one from you as soon as you make some more. Please let me know! I sent you a PM...
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:11 PM
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I've ordered some more wood and spoke with the guy who does laser cutting for me, and all looks good for another batch. I'll post again when I have kits ready to ship.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:10 AM
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Hello Rocketman,
I could be interested also.
Sorry if it as been already answered but can I use it for a Bixler2 ?
I don't plan to install and APM2 ,but FPV struff anf later on an Open Source AutoPilot card (UAV dev board , Paparazzi Liza/M)
So will have to read this thread :-)
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Sorry if it as been already answered but can I use it for a Bixler2 ?
I have a bix 2 as well as a classic SS. The nose of the Bix 2 is a fair bit longer than the original and I think it would need some tweaking to keep the long flat deck style properly. It could be done, but the fit wouldn't be as nice as above.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 12:37 AM
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Rocketman, how would you go about slicing of the top nose foam of the fuselage in order to get a nice cut? I was thinking of using an exacto knife, extending the blade to a maximum, and use it as a saw while using a metal straight edge as a guide. Another way would be to use a fresh blade and a hobby knife, but using a straight edge might be difficult as the blade isn't as long.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Rocketman, how would you go about slicing of the top nose foam of the fuselage in order to get a nice cut? I was thinking of using an exacto knife, extending the blade to a maximum, and use it as a saw while using a metal straight edge as a guide. Another way would be to use a fresh blade and a hobby knife, but using a straight edge might be difficult as the blade isn't as long.
Both methods should work fine - just make sure you're using a new, sharp blade. I usually use a hobby knife with the blade only partially inserted into the handle so that there's a little extra length to work with.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 08:23 PM
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Hey Rocketman, are you still selling these?
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:26 PM
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I'm back at college for the spring semester, but can probably have them shipped directly from the guy who does the laser cutting. I'll ask him and send you a PM after I hear back.

Eric
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:59 PM
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Great, thanks! If they aren't available anymore, it isn't a huge deal. Focus on your engineering studies to join our ranks .
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:15 PM
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Hello, I bought a Bixler for FPV and would like to buy this POD, you sell? Send to Brazil?
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Old Jul 14, 2013, 02:04 PM
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Order your design

Hello,

Great design of the Pod. Myself have the Bixler 2 and I am interested to order your design. Will this work for the Bixler 2 since yours saids just the Bixler 1.1.

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Old Jul 14, 2013, 02:49 PM
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Hi Paul,

To my knowledge, the pod won't fit inside the Bixler 2. The tubes for the wing bolts take up the fuselage space where the battery tray would go. There may be a way to get around this, but I haven't tried.

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Old Jan 16, 2014, 02:31 PM
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Are these still available? I really like this design a lot better than the RMRC one I've seen.
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Old Jan 17, 2014, 08:44 AM
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Yes, I've got a couple of kits left. Send me a PM if you'd like to buy one.
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Old Mar 15, 2014, 12:01 PM
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I've got one of these on the way, but I'm worried about the CG with the battery mounted on the pod. I have to put a 4000mah 3s battery in the front of my sky surfer to balance it out. Any ideas?
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