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Nov 11, 2011, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ilovefpv
Why are you considering 2 X 2200 mah packs instead of 1 5000mah pack?
Because I already have 2 2200 mah packs good point tho, I'll try to make an adjustable mount.
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Nov 11, 2011, 11:55 PM
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about 3m extreme tape: i don't think it is uv resistant. i've seen mine become brittle and non sticky after being exposed to sunlight for long periods
yeah, I've seen that too, although I had some on a slope glider that was covered with a layer of colored tape, that lasted forever.
Some people put a layer of clear tape underneath it, so the extreme tape can be removed easily and replaced.
Nov 12, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ilovefpv
Al - is there some kind of tape you've put on the fuselage?
Hi, yes I reinforced the fuselage with cross weave extreme fibre tape, like this stuff: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-CROSSWE...#ht_1191wt_952

It's really good at keeping the foam in shape if you have a bit of a mishap, I ran a long length of it under the bottom of fuselage to protect the foam while landing and then put lots on the nose to give it a bit more strength...

Happy flying,
Al
Nov 12, 2011, 04:32 PM
Quads, 4 times the fun.
Something IBCrazy said was that the best antenna position was under the battery. The battery blocks the signal, so a lot of antenna placement is about getting the signal around it. Since the plane is usually above you, having the antenna under the battery means that you always have a clear path between your two antennas no matter which way the plane is facing.

Here are pictures of the two antenna placements I am considering.

The standard placement is pretty far away from the battery, but the battery blocks some of the path directly in front of the plane. It's also rather exposed in the case of a crash.

The inverted placement the battery blocks a much larger area, but that area is usually towards the sky. It also has much better crash protection. The only downside I can see is that if you are diving while flying towards yourself the battery could be a big problem, although hopefully that will only be when you are lining up for landing and therefore close enough to the receiver that the battery doesn't block the signal.

Standard


Inverted



Which placement does everyone think is better?
Last edited by rogueqd; Nov 12, 2011 at 04:47 PM. Reason: Better pictures
Nov 12, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by rogueqd
Something IBCrazy said was that the best antenna position was under the battery. The battery blocks the signal, so a lot of antenna placement is about getting the signal around it. Since the plane is usually above you, having the antenna under the battery means that you always have a clear path between your two antennas no matter which was the plane is facing.

Here are pictures of the two antenna placements I am considering.

The standard placement is pretty far away from the battery, but the battery blocks some of the path directly in front of the plane. It's also rather exposed in the case of a crash.

The inverted placement the battery blocks a much larger area, but that area is usually towards the sky. It also has much better crash protection. The only downside I can see is that if you are diving while flying towards yourself the battery could be a big problem, although hopefully that will only be when you are lining up for landing and therefore close enough to the receiver that the battery doesn't block the signal.

Standard


Inverted



Which placement does everyone think is better?
since you have not joined the fuselage halves yet, you could consider placing the antenna inside or just above the fuselage but located behind the prop. it's relatively protected from crashes, and even inverted landings.
Nov 12, 2011, 11:58 PM
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Here's something a little different from me...

iLoveFPV.com 5x5 - Hobby King Bixler + GoPro (0 min 24 sec)
Nov 13, 2011, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ilovefpv
Here's something a little different from me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGgcZJK5WpQ
Thats was cool...what was the crash looks like your wings separated?
Nov 13, 2011, 08:23 AM
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Actually that was a scene from my HK Kinetic.. Yes - the wing broke...
Nov 14, 2011, 04:49 PM
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My build.
Never glue an FPV plane - I use Fiber Tessa - Very strong and can be removed many times for service inside the body.
Looks good! What's your flying weight and what motor are you using? Thanks
Nov 14, 2011, 05:02 PM
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Looks good! What's your flying weight and what motor are you using? Thanks
RC TIMER 2212-6 2200KV 6X5 aero-nut prop . AWU : 1000g, 1400g with 5000 3s and gopro + case
Nov 14, 2011, 05:17 PM
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RC TIMER 2212-6 2200KV 6X5 aero-nut prop . AWU : 1000g, 1400g with 5000 3s and gopro + case
Awesome...looking forward to the video!
Nov 14, 2011, 05:21 PM
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Awesome...looking forward to the video!
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...57&postcount=2
Nov 15, 2011, 12:33 AM
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I like it very cool!
Nov 15, 2011, 01:17 PM
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Osd?


Hi everyone, Im a complete newbie to FPV and just received my Bix for HobbyKing, awesome plane for a beginner , but I also ordered HKs 5.8ghz FPV system and a board camera with a couple of Lipos to power the whole lot, but having watched some of BMSWEBs awesome videos, Id love to have an OSD system, HKing has one http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17140 Ive also heard of the Remzibi OSD (thanks BMSWEB!). Anyone got any ideas? The only function that is a definite requirement is the GPS with return to home arrow, so are there any cheap and easy to setup systems out there?

Thanks for any help and happy Bixling,
FPS


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