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Old Oct 07, 2012, 10:47 PM
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hi all,
bix2 spare wings were just sitting there lonely when the bix1 kit arrived...
So may i present bix1.5.
I have only flown it once briefly as the winds around here at the moment are very gusty and i had no hope of trimming it out .
P.s the lights make it a lot easier to fly at dusk.
cool mcgool
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:50 PM
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Well, my plane is back in the air, but i have a problem. With the damage to the cf rod I've tried replacing it with wood dowl, but the wings are flexing way to much.

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions? Would ally tubing be too heavy?
Carbon Fiber Arrow Shafts -- with wooden dowel fit inside.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Has anybody mixed the flaps with ailerons when flaps were not otherwise engaged -- so the flaps were ailerons unless being deployed?

I set mine up up this way, but has flown yet.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 12:37 AM
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Why do you need so much aileron? It rolls quite well for a sailplane with just the standard ailerons.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 01:15 AM
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Why do you need so much aileron? It rolls quite well for a sailplane with just the standard ailerons.
I'm an adrenalin junky. I like to kick the envelope a bit. .
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:01 AM
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Good thought Scott! Thanks!

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Just came back from a very short maiden flight.. this plane is very slow compared to the axn so it was sort of easy to handle
I have no idea what the axn is, but your experience with the bixler is not normal. My first read is that you have the prop on backwards. (Numbers should be towards the front of the aircraft).

My bixler moves, and climbs quite well (even in 20k+ winds!). I can't comment re flaps as I haven't had them deployed, but honestly - I'd be suggesting you feel what push pressure you're getting with it at the moment (holding it), then reverse the prop and try again - and you might notice some significant difference.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:34 AM
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Carbon Fiber Arrow Shafts -- with wooden dowel fit inside.
Scott, all I can find around here is 8mm shafts that wont fit. Have you found 6mm arrows, do you have a brand name I can track down?

Thanks
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:39 AM
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Has anybody mixed the flaps with ailerons when flaps were not otherwise engaged -- so the flaps were ailerons unless being deployed?

I set mine up up this way, but has flown yet.
I setup all of my high performance sailplanes this way with mixed flaps with ailerons which essentially give full span strip ailerons and excellent roll rate/response.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:12 AM
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Scott, all I can find around here is 8mm shafts that wont fit. Have you found 6mm arrows, do you have a brand name I can track down?

Thanks
Try asking for "Dave Brown" C/F Arrow Shafts at your L.H.S.
I use them for pushrods in "Slimmer" models.
Tower Hobbies have them:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXB901&P=0
You may have to enlarge the hole a tad. They are about 7.4 mm o.d.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:14 AM
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Good thought Scott! Thanks!



I have no idea what the axn is, but your experience with the bixler is not normal. My first read is that you have the prop on backwards. (Numbers should be towards the front of the aircraft).

My bixler moves, and climbs quite well (even in 20k+ winds!). I can't comment re flaps as I haven't had them deployed, but honestly - I'd be suggesting you feel what push pressure you're getting with it at the moment (holding it), then reverse the prop and try again - and you might notice some significant difference.

He is referring to the AXN "Clouds Fly" or "Floater Jet" (It's sold under both names)-- very similar model to the Bixler 1, but doesn't do aileron rolls as well.
See: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=972336
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 09:37 AM
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This is my second flight with Bixler 2 and this is my first plane.
fly very well, seems to have a autopilot, is very stable.
The factory engine looks good to me, perhaps for someone more experienced, need more power, but to my right.

Excellent product I'm very happy with it.

bixler2 second fly (1 min 48 sec)
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 09:41 AM
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I'm an adrenalin junky. I like to kick the envelope a bit. .
I did it with mine and the plane became way too twichy and sensitive ( flaperons are good if you soar and hunt for thermals) I programmed that off and put normal flaps on one switch and the Camber /Reflex on the aerlions and it works wonders. try it
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:22 PM
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phoxache that is cool! Next time give it a shot without the gyro-you will have so much more fun.
Cheers mate! I don't have a gyro in any of my planes. What was it that made you think I did?
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:39 PM
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This is my second flight with Bixler 2 and this is my first plane.
fly very well, seems to have a autopilot, is very stable.
The factory engine looks good to me, perhaps for someone more experienced, need more power, but to my right.

Excellent product I'm very happy with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDTKt1wprJk
dontarro, the Bixler's (1 & 2) make excellent trainers for novice flyers. Just go on enjoying it and leave it stock for the time being. Progress onto something more "conventional", like a high winged model (Cessna etc) and then a low winger (both with landing gear of course) and then if you want to mod the Bixler, do it then. Welcome to the sensational world of R/C flight.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Scott, all I can find around here is 8mm shafts that wont fit. Have you found 6mm arrows, do you have a brand name I can track down?

Thanks
I put adhesive sand paper on a down that was ...small (don't remember) Used that to add the needed 8mm byt spinning the dowel in drill. I've also done this once with an 8mm brass tube that was sharpened -- and chucked on a drill. That was after I had the foam all glued together --

O ya -- the 6mm stock spar fits perfectly in the 8mm arrow shafts.
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