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Jul 23, 2012, 10:16 PM
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As much as I hate crashes they can, do, and WILL happen . Simple rubber bands and 3m hooks, glue it in, velcro, whatever floats your plane, at the end of the day it all works well enough.
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Jul 24, 2012, 01:30 AM
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My SS #1 has used rubber bands under the bottom since day 1 over a year ago.
Never the slightest problem other than an overshoot slide on asphalt.
2 fresh bands and good to go.

Just make sure the spar covers are well attached.
Jul 24, 2012, 01:54 AM
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That's how Bixler flies without an engine in the slope. Russia, St. Petersburg.
Bixler Slope Soaring (4 min 6 sec)
Last edited by yakav; Jul 24, 2012 at 09:17 AM.
Jul 24, 2012, 02:07 AM
Argue for your limitations
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WELCOME to the Thread!


Quote:
Originally Posted by yakav
That's how Bixler flies without an engine in the slop. Russia, St. Petersburg.
Nicely done. That is the first time I have seen an SS doing slope soaring. You flew is perfectly, IMO. What did you do to the plane to get the CG in the right place? Again, welcome.
AJ
Jul 24, 2012, 02:16 AM
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The plane is empty, CG standard, put in the cockpit 2 pack ( 4 x AA) NiMg for receiver.
Last edited by yakav; Jul 24, 2012 at 09:21 AM.
Jul 24, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sculptor
Stop being failure focused and fly!

DJ
I understand the advice. Right now I am waiting for my batteries, charger etc to ship from HK. One part is backordered. Then I am going to do some taping and go fly. A neighbor of mine who used to be in the hobby knows of a field that a local club uses. I am going to go with him there for the maiden flight.

But first I need to get the plane assembled and the spar reinforced..
Jul 24, 2012, 11:47 AM
Limited flyer
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Color me skeptical


Quote:
Originally Posted by yakav
That's how Bixler flies without an engine in the slope. Russia, St. Petersburg.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnp9i...layer_embedded
Although the proof is there in the vid, i will not belive it untill i see the vid with out sound track, with the audio from the camera, not trying to ruffle any feathers,just the way i am.
Last edited by Limited flyer; Jul 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM. Reason: spelling
Jul 24, 2012, 12:01 PM
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BIXLER slope (2 min 45 sec)

I am sorry you dont believe. Here is video shot on gopro.
Jul 24, 2012, 12:13 PM
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At this time, the record Alula flight from the slope - 37 min.
Jul 24, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yakav
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0zGMpx2KYQ
I am sorry you dont believe. Here is video shot on gopro.
Looks like sloping to me.

Impressive flying yakav.
Last edited by Eagle202; Jul 24, 2012 at 02:20 PM. Reason: spelling
Jul 24, 2012, 01:13 PM
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This is my Bixler
Jul 24, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Hello!
I am surprised to such mistrust.
Here my initial videos "with the audio from the camera (Canon A610)
Bixler - sloper MVI_6873.AVI (2 min 30 sec)

Bixler - sloper MVI_6874.AVI (3 min 26 sec)
Jul 24, 2012, 02:19 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PABAH
Hello!
I am surprised to such mistrust.
Here my initial videos "with the audio from the camera (Canon A610)
http://youtu.be/OyI76O0bXBs
http://youtu.be/UByoGi-wPo4
As I said before. Definitely looks like sloping to me.

Nice flying and video of your SS.

Limited Flyer

Maybe you should apologize to these gentlemen.

Vince
Jul 24, 2012, 04:21 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shimmy
I understand the advice. Right now I am waiting for my batteries, charger etc to ship from HK. One part is backordered. Then I am going to do some taping and go fly. A neighbor of mine who used to be in the hobby knows of a field that a local club uses. I am going to go with him there for the maiden flight.

But first I need to get the plane assembled and the spar reinforced..
First, thank you Shimmy for not 'stomping' me for being so painfully blunt.
I can't really say why my reaction to what you do brings out such passion in me. Maybe It's like I told you I really thought you were 15 years old and I got all 'fatherly' about you, well dude I guess I'm still that way.

I am so looking forward to you flying and you have a friend who has flown. I just want to here the joy in your post when it happens.

DJ
"Tower to Shimmy your are cleared for take off"
Jul 24, 2012, 04:23 PM
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double post....


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