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Apr 03, 2012, 02:43 PM
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I broke the stock (weak) 6mm cf-tube in an vertical climb (some wind that day) my second flight... ordered a 7mm squere tube and some glue
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Apr 03, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by presa1200
i already order PRODUCT ID: HK-SS-ARF before read your post , hope i it came 2 pieces fuselage like yours , it's should be nice if you can post pics of your plane

Here is a picture of the Bixler's undercarriage and airscoops. There are a pair of scoops on the other side too.
Apr 07, 2012, 12:12 AM
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Rainbow&Seagull


Hobbyking Bixler aka Sky Surfer (6 min 5 sec)


westwood's channel www.youtube.com/user/9westwood9/

Hobbyking Bixler aka Sky Surfer (6 min 31 sec)


Hobbyking Bixler aka Sky Surfer (5 min 53 sec)


Hobbyking Bixler aka Sky Surfer (5 min 25 sec)


Hobbyking Bixler aka Sky Surfer (1 min 59 sec)
Last edited by Westwood; Apr 09, 2012 at 01:23 AM.
Apr 09, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Hi Westwood, your videos are fantastic!
May I ask you how you can fly so far? i suppose you are not flying in fpv.
And what camera are you using on the bixler? Thank you!

Apr 09, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Hi Westwood, your videos are fantastic!
May I ask you how you can fly so far? i suppose you are not flying in fpv.
And what camera are you using on the bixler? Thank you!
I am using AR600 & JRx9503 with gopro hero with 1080p Recording
no fpv gear on board

jay
Apr 14, 2012, 02:41 AM
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yahoo... I receive my HK Bixler today and it's 2 piece fuselage the box it ticked PNF now time to assemble it
bye2 Washers/weights,motor and stock servo
Apr 19, 2012, 01:12 AM
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going to assemble my fuse,wings,rudder and ele together now......can a 5 minute Epoxy glue hold the fuse nice, strong and firm or any suggestion?....
Apr 19, 2012, 04:27 AM
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going to assemble my fuse,wings,rudder and ele together now......can a 5 minute Epoxy glue hold the fuse nice, strong and firm or any suggestion?....
Epoxy is heavy compared to other glues.
My suggestion and what I now use is, UHU POR. It can be used as a contact glue or put it on, align the components, and weight or tape the parts and leave to dry for a short while.
The other option is CA (superglue) but with this you have to work fairly quickly and only get one chance to align the parts together.
Apr 19, 2012, 10:20 AM
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May I also suggest lightly sanding all mating surfaces and wiping with alcohol before bonding, regardless of what adhesive you choose.

There is mold release film that can still be present on the surfaces, and it will lessen the strength of any bond.

Just my .02.
Apr 19, 2012, 10:42 AM
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thanks fly & olt......
Apr 20, 2012, 04:15 AM
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I used Gorilla urethane glue. A bead along the inner edge so, as it foamed it (theoretically) filled/covered the whole surface area. Not necessarily the best glue to use but it worked for me and no rush to get it on and the pieces clamped together.

After gluing I taped the join with masking tape and rubber-bands while it dried. This (the tape) also helps to contain the glue within the join.

The motor mounting section - I didn't glue round this area so if the motor needs changing at any time, one side can be cut and the "cover" lifted off. That join is simply taped along the top with a short piece of masking tape, probably not necessary.
Apr 20, 2012, 10:30 AM
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I used Gorilla urethane glue. A bead along the inner edge so, as it foamed it (theoretically) filled/covered the whole surface area. Not necessarily the best glue to use but it worked for me and no rush to get it on and the pieces clamped together.

After gluing I taped the join with masking tape and rubber-bands while it dried. This (the tape) also helps to contain the glue within the join.

The motor mounting section - I didn't glue round this area so if the motor needs changing at any time, one side can be cut and the "cover" lifted off. That join is simply taped along the top with a short piece of masking tape, probably not necessary.
Did you dampen the material, like in the glue's instructions or lay it on clean and dry?
Apr 21, 2012, 03:59 AM
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Did you dampen the material, like in the glue's instructions or lay it on clean and dry?
I presumed / hoped there was enough natural humidity for it to set, and it did. So no special surface preparation.That's not to say it wouldn't be better to do so.

Where I have had glue failures has been do to miss treatment - sometimes called crashes or at least very heavy landings. Nothing like a bit of pilot error or stupidity to brighten the day...
Apr 21, 2012, 07:48 PM
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I used Gorilla urethane glue. A bead along the inner edge so, as it foamed it (theoretically) filled/covered the whole surface area. Not necessarily the best glue to use but it worked for me and no rush to get it on and the pieces clamped together.

After gluing I taped the join with masking tape and rubber-bands while it dried. This (the tape) also helps to contain the glue within the join.

The motor mounting section - I didn't glue round this area so if the motor needs changing at any time, one side can be cut and the "cover" lifted off. That join is simply taped along the top with a short piece of masking tape, probably not necessary.
I use this for my motor mount for easy replacing/changing and adjusting the motor.
http://smallpartscnc.com/index.php?r...product_id=108
Apr 24, 2012, 12:47 AM
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Bixler + T8FG


Im gonna fly my Bixler wt my T8FG.....so...which aircraft do I choose in the tx....Aeroplane @ glider?


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