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    Bixler 2 GoPro Proximity Flyer Build Log

    I wanted a plane I could fly somewhat fast and in close. I have been very pleased with my mcurrent Bixler 2 which I use primarily to test the airspace before flying bigger stuff. It as been through several crashes and has held up well. So I have buil a newer, stronger version. I wanted this version to handle a GoPro as well, fixed position, no pan/tilt for GoPro or flight cam. I may add an OSD, but this plane is meant for in close proximity and I do not have OSD on my fluffer Bixler.

    So here she is:

    HK Bixler 2 kit
    custom motor mount
    1000kv motor
    9.6 prop
    Eflite 40a esc
    Dragonlink
    Guardian 2d/3d stabilizer
    DCAv regulator/lc filter
    HK BEC
    corona MG servos
    RMRC 480 flight cam
    RMRC 300mw 1.2 tx
    CL CP tx antenna

    Mods:
    raised motor mount
    removed wing bolts, add magnets and Velcro retainer
    triple wing spar
    CF in stab, fin, ele and rudder
    relocated servos to tail
    battery belly located

    Pictures and details to follow. This plane is finished and should fly towards the end of the week.
    Last edited by TheBender; 20th June 2013 at 10:45 PM.

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    complete plane, ready to fly.
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    Here is the fuselage with wires run for DL antenna in tail and tail servos:

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    TAIL

    I routed the DL antenna to the tail fin. I cut slits for the andenna and gouged out and area for the dipole hub. Did my best to keep the antenna wire away from servos... wish I could design a fuse to allow better spacing.

    I moved the tail servos to the back for balance and better control authority with shorter rods.
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    CAMERAS

    I wanted a GoPro. I of course wated pan/til, but also wated to keep it simple and light. 2 servos and platrforms would not help so I went fixed perspective. I cut the upper part of the fuse out and put in a coroplast plate, then a gel pad. I then glued in velcro straps for the GoPro.

    Flight cam is perched above GoPro. Also fixed position on its own foam pylon. RMRC 480. Good cam but still low risk at about half the cost of a 700.
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    More tomorrow!

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    Here is the wing.


    I added a couple extra short spars

    Added plastic tubes and hot glue in flap gaps

    2 sets of magnets for retention

    a Velcro loop for security

    300mw 1280/58 vtx in wing with CL antenna
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    Here is the motor and fuselage.

    custom mount to elevate motor and swing 9x6 prop
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    finished plane:
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    Liking your build Bender. I have a Bix2 sitting in the man cave that I have plans to build in the next month or so. I'm looking forward to what you do with this one.

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