Sky Surfer - aka Bixler See Post #2 & #3 for parts & mods B4 asking - Page 1149 - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Oct 09, 2012, 12:19 PM
The only R/C pilot in the city
Scorpio9999's Avatar

My videos


Bixler Flight #01.
Bixler Flight #01 (2 min 53 sec)


Bixler Flight #01 (ground view).
Bixler Flight #01 GND.mp4 (2 min 40 sec)


Bixler Flight #02.
Bixler Flight #02.mp4 (2 min 32 sec)


Bixler Flight #03. First disaster.
Bixler Flight #03.mp4 (2 min 42 sec)


Flight #04 wasn't recorded as I forgot to switch on the on-board camera.

Bixler Flight #05. Second disaster.
Bixler Flight #05.mp4 (3 min 25 sec)


Flights ##06-08 in queue for video compilation.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Oct 09, 2012, 12:21 PM
AKA, Cheap Chiseler
Sculptor's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2500GENE
Proof read?

Ok, you spelled "leading" wrong.
Thanks Gene, I fixed that.

DJ
Oct 09, 2012, 08:04 PM
AKA, Cheap Chiseler
Sculptor's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajbaker
Nope. There are many props out there that have the letters/numbers on the back of the props. i.e. putting the letters forward applies to APC props but not to props made by Multiplex. Everyone should disregard any letters or numbers anywhere on the prop and follow the picture below to make sure that the prop is oriented correctly.
AJ
AJ, the paper has it's title at the top left "APC 7X6e prop" I did change the wording on 'lettering' to say "Non ACP props may have the letters on the other side"

Thank you for helping expand my info.

DJ
Oct 10, 2012, 02:24 AM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpio9999
Just divide size in mm on 25.4. You will get inches. Size I mentioned is internal diameter of adapter. Just take sliding caliper with you to shop and find what is better for you. Small external diameter should be as default motor - 26mm ~ 1inch.
Bigger external diameter should be as size of "X" mount plate of YOUR motor. Then you need to cut unneccessary length from bigger side. Be ready that CG will be moved backward. I put almost all washers back in nose as I haven't extra electronics even with 2200mah battery.

P.S. Sorry for my ugly English. I'm Russian.
Thanks for the additional info, and your English is just fine . Do you happen to know if this PVC adapter is for plumbing, electrical conduit, or something else?
Oct 10, 2012, 04:09 AM
Argue for your limitations
ajbaker's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zangetsu57
Thanks for the additional info, and your English is just fine . Do you happen to know if this PVC adapter is for plumbing, electrical conduit, or something else?
Plumbing - Water usually. But, it could be used for many liquids.
AJ
Oct 11, 2012, 01:26 AM
Registered User
I already ordered dubro control horns for my Bixler (kit). Should I plan on replacing the clevises outright as well? Will these fit the stock push rods, or do I need to replace those as well? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Du-Bro-R-C-A...item35bfd28640

Thanks!
Oct 11, 2012, 05:41 AM
The only R/C pilot in the city
Scorpio9999's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zangetsu57
I already ordered dubro control horns for my Bixler (kit). Should I plan on replacing the clevises outright as well? Will these fit the stock push rods, or do I need to replace those as well? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Du-Bro-R-C-A...item35bfd28640

Thanks!
Stock clevises are weak - to be replaced ASAP (IMHO).
Stock push rods are much thiner then 2mm. May be just 1.
The thread freely going into clevises designed for 2mm rods.
You can try glue them inside or (as I did) replace stock ones on 2mm steel threaded rods. They should be screwed inside the clevis with amount of pressure.
Oct 11, 2012, 01:30 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zangetsu57
I like your PVC motor mount! Would you mind explaining exactly what type of adapter it is? I live in the USA and unfortunately PVC is measured in English units. Do you think a 3/4" to 1 1/4" adapter would work?
Not sure if I missed this one on post #3, but I was lazy and just ordered this one from ReadyMadeRC. Fast shipping. Glued it in and have lots of options now.

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=748
Oct 11, 2012, 04:00 PM
flyvertigo
Looks like nitroplanes has taken on the Sky Surfer also.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/05a79-sky...d-rtf-24g.html

10% off with this code NPEC10

RTF for $105 shipped. Is that a good price?
Oct 11, 2012, 04:19 PM
Registered User
Eagle202's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyvertigo
Looks like nitroplanes has taken on the Sky Surfer also.

http://www.nitroplanes.com/05a79-sky...d-rtf-24g.html

10% off with this code NPEC10

RTF for $105 shipped. Is that a good price?
That is a great price since it includes everything including the brushless motor. It is probably an older version 2 or 3 but they are still great planes. I got the version 2 with the brushless motor from BH about 2 years ago. It cost me $150 then.
Oct 11, 2012, 05:17 PM
flyvertigo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle202
That is a great price since it includes everything including the brushless motor. It is probably an older version 2 or 3 but they are still great planes. I got the version 2 with the brushless motor from BH about 2 years ago. It cost me $150 then.
I got the original Sky Surfer RTF about 2.5 years ago and still fly it weekly.
I think I paid about the same.

Jim
Oct 11, 2012, 06:12 PM
Argue for your limitations
ajbaker's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle202
That is a great price since it includes everything including the brushless motor. It is probably an older version 2 or 3 but they are still great planes. I got the version 2 with the brushless motor from BH about 2 years ago. It cost me $150 then.
+1. He must be in a state that does not charge sales tax. With tax and shipping for me is (Calif) 119.60.
AJ
Oct 11, 2012, 06:59 PM
Registered User
Hey All,

Just ordered a SkySurfer from RMRC and the outrunner pod from smallpartscnc. I'm going to load it up with FPV and autopilot/telemetry, etc...

My trusty easystar lost the rudder servo in flight and absolutely augered into the ground from 100ft.

I have the 2200kv inrunner from HK that was in the ez, a 850kv outrunner from a quad, and the 1200kv Ritewing OEM motor from my ZII that had a good life and quick death.

I'd like to know if the ritewing motor swinging an 8x6 or so would just be too much for a loaded down SkySurfer? I think the 850kv would be a bit of a slug, but the 2200kv inrunner worked OK in the loaded down ez using a 6x4. I was using a 3s 2600mah lipo in the ez, and planned on using a similar battery in the SS.

I appreciate your opinions!

Oct 11, 2012, 07:31 PM
Registered User
Eagle202's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by cherbini
Hey All,

Just ordered a SkySurfer from RMRC and the outrunner pod from smallpartscnc. I'm going to load it up with FPV and autopilot/telemetry, etc...

My trusty easystar lost the rudder servo in flight and absolutely augered into the ground from 100ft.

I have the 2200kv inrunner from HK that was in the ez, a 850kv outrunner from a quad, and the 1200kv Ritewing OEM motor from my ZII that had a good life and quick death.

I'd like to know if the ritewing motor swinging an 8x6 or so would just be too much for a loaded down SkySurfer? I think the 850kv would be a bit of a slug, but the 2200kv inrunner worked OK in the loaded down ez using a 6x4. I was using a 3s 2600mah lipo in the ez, and planned on using a similar battery in the SS.

I appreciate your opinions!

I have the same 1200kv ritewing motor but use a 10x6 prop on my ZII with 3S batteries. I don't think an 8x6 prop would fit your SS. You need to go smaller 6x4 which then means more rpm or kv for the motor. 1200kv may not be enough.
Oct 11, 2012, 07:57 PM
Why so serious?
2500GENE's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagle202
I have the same 1200kv ritewing motor but use a 10x6 prop on my ZII with 3S batteries. I don't think an 8x6 prop would fit your SS. You need to go smaller 6x4 which then means more rpm or kv for the motor. 1200kv may not be enough.
Unless he uses this mount.

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=748


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale Cyber Sky Parachute (Sky Surfer) shv2sail Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 7 Aug 23, 2016 10:41 PM
Discussion Banana Hobby Sky Surfer Problems cavy92 Electric Plane Talk 59 Mar 23, 2016 09:10 PM
Discussion Sky Surfer nickwayne11c Electric Plane Talk 15 Nov 18, 2011 03:36 PM
Question Sky Surfer LiPo mod, help... Freight Dog Power Systems 0 Aug 17, 2006 02:45 PM
Swashplate Assembly with Center Ball; is this the swash with ball mod i want? tekforce Micro Helis 4 Feb 08, 2004 06:28 PM