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Dec 29, 2012, 12:06 PM
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do not use the X, mount the motor directly to the motor mount on the bixler.

Find the holes that line up and locktite the screws and screw it on there.
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Dec 29, 2012, 12:52 PM
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do not use the X, mount the motor directly to the motor mount on the bixler.

Find the holes that line up and locktite the screws and screw it on there.
Thanks. I did not think to look in the bag of hardware. In it I found 4 screws and washers that will reach all the way through the wooden mount.

(newbie )

Shimmy
Dec 29, 2012, 01:58 PM
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In the stock V1 Bixler I found I had to remove 2 of the wooden mounting 'spacers/plates to allow the supplied bolts to get enough turns into the motor case.
As stock the bolts only make about one turn into the motor.

Luckily I did not find the hard way (in the air) that they they did get enough 'bite' and did not have Loctite,
but simply vibrated loose during bench run ups when they let go.

(I posted pictures of the mod on this thread somewhere, but at 1169 pages, I'm not gunna go back searching for that post - me being lazy and all!) -

-B!LL!
Dec 29, 2012, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugitive_Bill View Post
In the stock V1 Bixler I found I had to remove 2 of the wooden mounting 'spacers/plates to allow the supplied bolts to get enough turns into the motor case.
As stock the bolts only make about one turn into the motor.

Luckily I did not find the hard way (in the air) that they they did get enough 'bite' and did not have Loctite,
but simply vibrated loose during bench run ups when they let go.

(I posted pictures of the mod on this thread somewhere, but at 1169 pages, I'm not gunna go back searching for that post - me being lazy and all!) -

-B!LL!

That's the spirit!
Dec 29, 2012, 04:02 PM
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thats odd, I have a bixler 1, and my bolts were plenty long into the motor, I was almost worried about them being too long.
Dec 29, 2012, 05:43 PM
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I have the Bixler 1.1 (I ordered the 1.0 however HK upgraded me without asking) The 4 screws are long enough to get several turns in to the motor perhaps because the Popsicle stick motor mount is only 1 layer thick.

Funny thing. I could not get the screws to line up with the motors holes so I flipped the mount the other way and it lined up easily.

The 2826-6 motor fits in without having to cut the foam.
Dec 29, 2012, 05:48 PM
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2826-6 motor fits in without having to cut the foam.
same motor I have, its FAST!

speed run at 3:43

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Dec 30, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Hi,

The holes on the servo arms of the HXT-900 are too small for the push rods. What is the best way to enlarge them. I was thinking of a hot pin. Is there a better way ?

Shimmy
Dec 30, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Just use a small dia drill bit.

Paul
Dec 30, 2012, 08:09 PM
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I got my Sky Surfer project done. The ole' girl came out pretty nice!

I've posted the build on the "The 1400mm Sky Surfer: My Build!" pg. of my blog if you want to check it out.

Gary

Dec 31, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Hi,

The holes on the servo arms of the HXT-900 are too small for the push rods. What is the best way to enlarge them. I was thinking of a hot pin. Is there a better way ?

Shimmy
Five seconds with a hobby knife should, just stick the tip in the hole and twist a few times.
Dec 31, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Hi,

The holes on the servo arms of the HXT-900 are too small for the push rods. What is the best way to enlarge them. I was thinking of a hot pin. Is there a better way ?

Shimmy
I use a cig lighter and heat the end of the push rod then shove it into the arm hole. Pull it out right away and let it cool. The re-insert and work into position.

so to recap:

You put the push rod in,
You pull the push rod out,
You put the push rod in,
And you twist it all about,

Optional:

You do the hokey pokey
and you turn yourself around
That what it's all about.
Dec 31, 2012, 04:10 PM
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^^^^^^...

Sweet...

Paul
Dec 31, 2012, 04:35 PM
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I use a cig lighter and heat the end of the push rod then shove it into the arm hole. Pull it out right away and let it cool. The re-insert and work into position.

so to recap:

You put the push rod in,
You pull the push rod out,
You put the push rod in,
And you twist it all about,

Optional:

You do the hokey pokey
and you turn yourself around
That what it's all about.
Eugene, that was the most imaginative and poetic description of how to burn a hole in a piece of plastic that I've ever heard.

DJ
Dec 31, 2012, 06:46 PM
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Eugene, that was the most imaginative and poetic description of how to burn a hole in a piece of plastic that I've ever heard.

DJ
Life is too short and we only have one crack at it. Might as well enjoy it and have fun when ever we can..

Happy New Year to all.


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