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Old Dec 09, 2012, 04:36 AM
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Good looking. Glad the mods worked out. I to was disappointed with the stock and did same type of upgrades. I now have a GOPRO fitted up front and it flies great with plenty of throttle left if needed. Next step FPV gear.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:56 AM
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just some lazy chase footage with my Bixler2

Bix2 MkII Low Level Chase Gimmer 08122012 (11 min 7 sec)
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 04:39 PM
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just some lazy chase footage with my Bixler2

https://vimeo.com/55219713
Thanks It was fun to watch as my friend is is looking into fpv so he can follow me.
But I'm sure its harder than it looks from your video.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Has anyone tried cutting off the up swept wingtips to see who the plane handled? I'm thinking it might be faster, more maneuverable but with less lift and stability.....
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Has anyone tried cutting off the up swept wingtips to see who the plane handled? I'm thinking it might be faster, more maneuverable but with less lift and stability.....
do it, and report back
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Has anyone tried cutting off the up swept wingtips to see who the plane handled? I'm thinking it might be faster, more maneuverable but with less lift and stability.....
Check out the Mulitplex EasyStar for this mod. The results should be comparable
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Has anyone tried cutting off the up swept wingtips to see who the plane handled? I'm thinking it might be faster, more maneuverable but with less lift and stability.....
Short answer is yes.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:47 PM
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here's some latest pics of my Bixler2:



chopped the nose off and glued, then screwed, then taped some plywood in place. I then drilled 8 small holes like so:

o o o o

o o o o



and zip tied the non-waterproof GoPro back door to the ply, the GoPro is then inserted into the front of the case and then gets clipped onto the permanently attached back door.



I have a 3000mah 3S in the remaining nose area, an orangeRX stabiliser inside my hatch(just under the CG) the UHF receiver right at the back of the hatched area(pretty much underneath the motor) along with a 4500mah 3S to power the FPV pod and it balances at 6cm back from leading edge pretty well, with a slight tendency for nose heaviness.... which is better than tail heaviness in my experience.



I cut the original clear plastic cover so I could slip it back onto the FPV pod, but I didn't want to create a greenhouse effect with the VTX inside there, so I sprayed the inside of the plastic with silver paint (Honda Civic Alabaster Silver to be exact, left over from a repair job on my car lol) There's enough of a gap for air to flow in under the camera and up out by the antenna. will have to remove and replace this though for every flight as I use a rubber band to doubly secure the fpv pod to the canopy area.

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Has anyone tried cutting off the up swept wingtips to see who the plane handled? I'm thinking it might be faster, more maneuverable but with less lift and stability.....

I did that with my Bix V1, definitely more maneuverable but still very stable, easy to fly hands off for periods of time but can be thrown all over the sky if you want, good fun.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:28 PM
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here's some latest pics of my Bixler2:
Looks great! Have you flown it yet? Looks too clean to have flown! My advice is "Don't go in nose first"!!!!
Good Luck!
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:37 PM
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here's some latest pics of my Bixler2:



chopped the nose off and glued, then screwed, then taped some plywood in place. I then drilled 8 small holes like so:

o o o o

o o o o



and zip tied the non-waterproof GoPro back door to the ply, the GoPro is then inserted into the front of the case and then gets clipped onto the permanently attached back door.



I have a 3000mah 3S in the remaining nose area, an orangeRX stabiliser inside my hatch(just under the CG) the UHF receiver right at the back of the hatched area(pretty much underneath the motor) along with a 4500mah 3S to power the FPV pod and it balances at 6cm back from leading edge pretty well, with a slight tendency for nose heaviness.... which is better than tail heaviness in my experience.



I cut the original clear plastic cover so I could slip it back onto the FPV pod, but I didn't want to create a greenhouse effect with the VTX inside there, so I sprayed the inside of the plastic with silver paint (Honda Civic Alabaster Silver to be exact, left over from a repair job on my car lol) There's enough of a gap for air to flow in under the camera and up out by the antenna. will have to remove and replace this though for every flight as I use a rubber band to doubly secure the fpv pod to the canopy area.

Could you show pics of how you were able to install a 3000mah and a 4500 mah bat.
That would help us out as were trying fpv for the first time and not sure what size we might need but with that set up you could stay up for a very long time.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Could you show pics of how you were able to install a 3000mah and a 4500 mah bat.
That would help us out as were trying fpv for the first time and not sure what size we might need but with that set up you could stay up for a very long time.
oops, I meant 450 mah 3S.... it's tiny lol

I'll get some pics up tomorrow of the 3000mah inside the nose, i've put it away for the night now 00.44am here
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:34 PM
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I did that with my Bix V1, definitely more maneuverable but still very stable, easy to fly hands off for periods of time but can be thrown all over the sky if you want, good fun.
Thanks for the replies. This is for my FPV SSS which is a big beast with lots of power. I've got an extra wing set coming so I think I'll try a new wing design with no winglets. The SSS for me is a bit slow in response and for my flying area.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 07:59 PM
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oops, I meant 450 mah 3S.... it's tiny lol

I'll get some pics up tomorrow of the 3000mah inside the nose, i've put it away for the night now 00.44am here
Ok that makes sense now as im sure it would be almost imposible to fly with that much weight.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:32 PM
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I did that with my Bix V1, definitely more maneuverable but still very stable, easy to fly hands off for periods of time but can be thrown all over the sky if you want, good fun.
I can attest to that, I watched Gimmer throw it all over the shot! Impressive flying Gimmer! My impression is, if flown without winglets and kept light eg 2200 batt or smaller, and although she is still a bixler, she transforms into a very agile bixler
But that was a version 1 bixler, no idea if you'd achieve the same agility with a version 2 bix

I was thinking if there was a way to straighten the wingtips to keep the entire wing flat...
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