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Offline Sobodad

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Bixler V3
« on: July 31, 2014, 04:25:49 PM »
Some really nice upgrades with this one ..

Wish it was available a couple months ago when I got my Bix v2 ..  :face-slap:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__56544__HobbyKing_8482_Bix3_Trainer_FPV_EPO_1550mm_PNF_.html?strSearch=bix3



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Re: Bixler V3
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 10:42:12 AM »
Where I fly we use bixlers as combat cannon fodder along with the hobbyking wing wing (strongest model I have ever owned) .
This one looks too good to smash ..... almost  :b0206:
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Re: Bixler V3
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 04:04:54 PM »
I only fly helicopters and quads but have looked with interest at the Bixlers. This new one looks good and is reasonable in price. I notice it's plug and play. I have a Spektrum DX6i and not being very electronically savvy, wonder if it's easy to programme the Bixler to it. Is this covered in the instructions, for example? I used to make and fly free flight model aircraft using a 1cc Diesel motor when I was in my teens but that's almost 60 years ago and things have changed a bit since then!

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Re: Bixler V3
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 05:18:35 PM »
Hey Baz,
From what I can see, if you add an Orange or Spectrum receiver to this, and you have a spare model free on your Dx6i you are good to go. Just add to 9g servos and Bobs your uncle  :b0206:
Quite tempted myself  :b0206:

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Re: Bixler V3
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2014, 06:49:07 PM »
Yes programing mine in the DX6i was very simple. Just add new model and more or less to rx and good to go.

Im loving mine, Just waiting for my new spinner to turn up from HK as my other one apparently just unwound itself in flight and fell to the ground and got lost. So Im going to lock tite on the replacement one.

Anyway back to the Bix3, I like the look of the the bigger roomier cock pit. The V2 i find hard to slide the lipo into place, The bix3 looks a lot more open.
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Re: Bixler V3
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2014, 10:59:40 PM »
Don't go lock-tighting the prop to the shaft. Just check it before flight. You ill be much happier.

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Re: Bixler V3
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2014, 04:26:46 AM »
Ive had few tell me not to locktite it RC, but you locktite every metal bit on a heli so why not a prop at how ever many rpm its spinning?
I only had a about 10 or so fights on it before it came off in mid flight
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Re: Bixler V3
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 11:25:12 AM »
Ive had few tell me not to locktite it RC, but you locktite every metal bit on a heli so why not a prop at how ever many rpm its spinning?
I only had a about 10 or so fights on it before it came off in mid flight
I have never used lock tight on a collet type prop adaptor and the only time I had one come off is when a pusher prop hit my finger when hand launching . (Hurt at the time but lesson learned) . Or the prop hit the ground while still under power.
If using the collet type adaptor just make sure you tighten it up firm  , I use a piece of piano wire through the hole to tighten while holding the motor so it does not spin . A 1.5mm or 2mm hex key can work but you run the risk of bending/breaking them .
You can also break the adaptor so don't go crazy tight.
You can get adaptors that are held on with grub screws ,with these ones I would use lock tight on the grub screws but not on motor shaft

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Re: Bixler V3
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2014, 01:14:54 PM »
Great advice Wiz  :t2030:

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Re: Bixler V3
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2014, 08:06:33 AM »
Finally got around to checking this out.
I really like the pop-off wing at the top instead of the way it was before. It opens up the fuselage so you can get at all the electrics. That was a big PIA on the V1 and V2. The bigger cockpit is also nice for better access.

I doubt the front landing gear would last long around where I fly and crash. It looks like removing and replacing would eventually wear on the attaching point, but  :t2954:
Aoso in all the pics and vids the tail gear remained on. I wonder if it is removable?

Great update though. They did a really nice job. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Bixler V3
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2014, 09:03:20 AM »
Says in the details, the tail wheel is 'steerable' ..

Looking at the pics it has another servo just in front of the tail, attached to it for steering control.
I don't see why you wouldn't be able to remove it.

Seems to be just screwed into a plate inside the body ..
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