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Nov 12, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Does the ARF bixler come with the gold connectors for both the motor and ESC?
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Nov 13, 2012, 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by HiFlyer371
Stopped by my local hobby shop today to get an aluminum landing gear for my Bixler when I found these. It's a Parkzone Extra 300 wire landing gear with wheels, $1.99. The wheel pants are also for the Extra and were $3.99. Pants were orange before painting. The landing gear were added to this plane as an after thought. I have a Sky Surfer V4 in transit and will install a landing gear block as part of the assembly.
How does this landing gear work in grass? Would you recommend it?
Nov 13, 2012, 06:55 AM
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Bixler fun


Beating the carp out of my Bixler starting at 1:20.

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Nov 13, 2012, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by BCSaltchucker
Crashproofing the Nose of the Skysurfer/Bixler
I did a similar thing...although it was after I smashed off the nose of my Sky Surfer. Inserted several long bamboo skewers into the foam for support. It takes hits much better than before, no longer bending at the thin cockpit section.
Nov 15, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Well I finally built and maidened my bixler today and I am impressed with its glide and speed. My ESC is warm to the touch after I unplug, Is this a problem?
I was getting 25 mins from a battery (1300mah) I replaced the elevator and rudder servos with some better ones and I replaced the Pushrods/clevises on the Ailerons and the horns or the Rudder/elevator. My ESC is a Turnigy PLUSH 30amp and the motor is stock. The motor/prop combo does take a little while to reach full RPM (2-3seconds) after full throttle has been applied, Can I alter this Via ESC programing?
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Nov 15, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Has anyone tried putting floats on their Bixler? I have a Bixler 2 on the way and I live by a lake and thought it would be cool if it works. Anybody?
Nov 15, 2012, 03:08 PM
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I saw floats for the Sky Surfer being sold in China on the TaoBao (Chinese eBay) site.

Found them.

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=...id=18496580583
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Nov 15, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Shimmy
I saw floats for the Sky Surfer being sold in China on the TaoBao (Chinese eBay) site.

Found them.

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=...id=18496580583
Wow...now that's a real 查看购物须知明确售后权益 of a deal.
Nov 15, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Wow...now that's a real 查看购物须知明确售后权益 of a deal.
It sure as 物须知明 is!

A SS kit to include wheeled landing gear and floats for 198.00CNY ($31.74) can't be beat. Whatcha wanna bet that kits sold to customers in Shanghai have instructions printed in Engrish and not 查看购物须知明.

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Nov 15, 2012, 09:44 PM
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How to install FPV to skysurfer


I am just waiting for the skrsurfer from f-hobby ,http://www.f-hobby.com/index.php?gOo...6&productname=,i saw someone can install FPV ,can you teach me how to install ,thank you.
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Nov 16, 2012, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by zyredtea
I am just waiting for the skrsurfer from f-hobby ,http://www.f-hobby.com/index.php?gOo...6&productname=,i saw someone can install FPV ,can you teach me how to install ,thank you.
You might be better off asking here:-https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1533848

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Nov 16, 2012, 08:07 AM
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low throws


I have a frustrating problem with the elevator and rudder throws
can't get more thn 20 angle on the control surfaces
servo throws are ok the linkages are on the first hole on servos and last on control horns and the rod is ok...how the heak???
Nov 16, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by mick3485
the linkages are on the first hole on servos and last on control horns and the rod is ok...how the heak???
Do you mean the hole closest the center screw on the servo?

With that set-up I can easily understand why you have limited surface movement.

Try middle hole on the servo and middle hole on the control horn.
If that's still not enough, move to the outer most hole on the servo.
Nov 16, 2012, 08:48 AM
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no i was intendig the last from the servo center...i can't understand...hope it is enought
Nov 16, 2012, 08:58 AM
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To get the most throws out of your control surfaces, think of the leverage and movement of the horns/arms. To get optimal throws, you want your control rod to be on the hole furthest away from the servo on the servo arm, and the hole closest to the hinge line on the control horn. This will give you the most possible throw. But, this does put more stress on your servos and you do not get as much torque.

Here's a video to help:
Flite Test - Control Linkages - FAST TIP (2 min 9 sec)


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