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Bixler 2 rebuild

Started by DarkButterfly, Thursday,July 03, 2014, 08:02:29

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DarkButterfly

After crashing and leaving the Bixler 2 grounded for some time, I';ve decided to repair it.

My plan is to fit an FY-41AP and FPV gear.

The other mods I want to make are rubber bands to hold the wings on, if it flies well then I';ll replace the fuze so that it is er less crumpled   :laugh:
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/RobR386

Biffa

Mine flew really bad after it';s two crashes and subsequent repairs, it went in so hard nose first it actually bent the tail!

Steve

DarkButterfly

The tail on mine is okay, it';s just the nose that got split and ripped off.

I can imagine it flying like a drunk fish  :laugh:
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/RobR386

Biffa

It was really odd. The nose split in half and bent up but how the rear of the fuze got out of shape I have no idea. Obviously went in quite hard and broke the laws of physics or something...
Steve

DarkButterfly

You really pencilled that in,

I';ve just pressed the go button on the FY41P lite flight controller for my bix.

Found a carbon rod the same diameter as the busted one, but it';s 6 inches too short  :banghead:
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/RobR386

Biffa

Steve

DarkButterfly

Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/RobR386

Biffa

Quote from: DarkButterfly on Thursday,July 03, 2014, 11:10:20
yes, it snapped in two


Bummer, it';s expensive to get it posted out to you also. Any kite shops near you?
Steve

DarkButterfly

Quote from: Biffa on Thursday,July 03, 2014, 11:34:14
Bummer, it';s expensive to get it posted out to you also. Any kite shops near you?


There';s a model shop about 20mins away that sells carbon rods, I will go in there near the end of the week  ~~
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

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https://www.youtube.com/user/RobR386

kilby

If you have a branch of Decathalon they stock CF rods for both Kites and tents
Not much kit, but what I have I like
Armattan Tilt 2, Morphite 180, Quark 150, Decapitated NanoQX
Taranis+

Biffa

Steve

miniconverter

Hardly worth the effort of repairing it, epo planes tend to fly sh1t after a heavy impact, airframe only from HK is only £21.

DarkButterfly

Update...

I';ve bin bagged my old fuselage and ordered a new kit.

The FY41AP flight controller has arrived, all the electronics have been stripped from the other bixler, its all be set to one side ready to be installed in the new kit when it arrives.

:smiley:
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/RobR386

Biffa

I';m still waiting for the power module :thumbdown:
Steve

DarkButterfly

More updates....

My new kit has arrived, I need to install the electrics into it.
One question...
Flaps or no flaps, I intend to use the new wings, not sure whether to install the optional flaps or not.


  :smiley:
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/RobR386

Rommie

I have them on mine although I do need to slow right down for landings lol
Check out RCmungo - new site just getting ready to be launched for all your RC needs
Bit like ebay but for RC
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dp106

Quote from: DarkButterfly on Thursday,July 10, 2014, 11:50:18
More updates....

My new kit has arrived, I need to install the electrics into it.
One question...
Flaps or no flaps, I intend to use the new wings, not sure whether to install the optional flaps or not.


  :smiley:
Considering you';re going to be adding extra weight it might be useful for takeoffs if nothing else?

Biffa

Indeed, flaps equals more lift ~~
Steve

kilby

Of you have the.option then.use it
Not much kit, but what I have I like
Armattan Tilt 2, Morphite 180, Quark 150, Decapitated NanoQX
Taranis+

Rommie

I just need some landing tace for mine and I';m all good for takeoff although I can hand launch for the time being I guess, maiden this weekend I';m hoping
Check out RCmungo - new site just getting ready to be launched for all your RC needs
Bit like ebay but for RC
rcmungo320x200.png" border="0

DarkButterfly



FPV Bixler 2 almost ready to fly

:smiley:
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/RobR386

fruitsalad

nice D/B,one suggestion tape those rods in secure  travelling on the outside of fuze,they have a tendency to pop out..
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

XH558

Quote from: fruitsalad on Monday,July 21, 2014, 20:48:08
one suggestion tape those rods in secure  travelling on the outside of fuze,they have a tendency to pop out..


OR ... to avoid that - take the servos out and remount them at the tail end with very short pushrods  :azn ;)


DarkButterfly

Update....

It only works!!!!  ~~

Just need a bit more practice with it, it hit a tree but no damage and a couple of rough landings.

:smiley:
Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/RobR386

mutley2

Sounds like these Bixlers are kinda tough  ~~

DarkButterfly

Why use 4 motors when you can use 6?

YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/RobR386

Oakie

Now this is for the  sudden music intro  ~~ :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Very funny video and very pleased you posted. brought a lasting smile!

If that don';t make the forum montage.......

Paul
Only when one looses sight of your toy does FPV become fun and against legislation already in place.