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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2017, 08:25:36 PM »

Top tip for those servo holes....

heat the metal rod with a lighter, then push it through the holes .. if it's hot enough, it'll melt through :) No need for a drill...

Thanks, that's a great idea! :D
Drilling the holes on the servo arms is pretty normal, annoyingly!

What diameter motor have you got? If it doesn't fit in the foam the just trim the foam away. It's just there for aesthetics, just make sure there's still a decent amount around the mount.

The b3 is known for its stickers! Mine barely lasted a week!


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Thanks for the tips :) I think it's more the black bit which holds the motor, the motor doesn't fit inside it at all so I need a new mount which will fit it perhaps? But then that means cutting some foam like you said. Not sure on the diameter but it's a Turnigy Aerodrive 2836 1500 :)

Thanks for the help guys!

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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2017, 05:18:00 PM »

Is this how it's meant to go in guys? :) My friend told me that the motor had to slot inside the black but I swear I've seen it different online.

Thanks everyone :D
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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2019, 10:25:08 PM »

Hi guys! I hope everyone's well! :D

Sorry I haven't been on in a while. Today I picked up the plane again where it was left off on here pretty much.

I've got all the servo's working with the Taranis. Nearly killed someone with the prop as I was changing the Elevator setting and it switched to throttle which made it spin out of control haha

A quick question about the servo's... Do you guys glue them into place? Obviously I need to secure them somehow  :P

Thanks guys!
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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2019, 10:18:56 AM »

Yes they must be glued in place otherwise they'll wobble free and that is A Bad Thing(tm) lol.
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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2019, 10:21:08 AM »

Make sure your control surfaces are going in the correct direction before maiden.

Look at the plane from the rear, so it's facing away from you.

Aileron Stick Left .... left aileron should pop up, right one should go down.
Aileron Stick Right ...... left aileron should go down, right one should pop up.
Rudder Stick Left .... Rudder should go left
Rudder Stick Right ... Rudder should go right
Elevator Stick Back ... Elevator should go UP
Elevator Stick Down ... Elevator should go DOWN.

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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2019, 03:22:07 PM »

Thank you guys! :D

Yeah i've been fixing how they operate, some of them were opposite but it's nice that the Taranis can reverse the controls around. I'll be out using it SOON!  :P

I just need to go buy glue as the glue I have is 2 years old and has turned into a very very thick syrup lol
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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2019, 04:55:20 PM »




Hey guys! I've done a bunch of gluing! :D Tomorrow will be the day I go and crash her lol :P

Jokes aside, Is there a particular way to attach this prop on properly?

Thank you!
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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2019, 05:24:10 PM »

Yes, make sure the numbers on the prop face are facing the direction of flight.
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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2019, 05:25:12 PM »

you might also want to put some heatshrink / tape over those bullet connectors in case they touch in flight.
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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2019, 05:28:45 PM »

Yes, make sure the numbers on the prop face are facing the direction of flight.

Other than that, in the picture I posted above, are all those other parts in the right order? Or does it not matter? Thanks for your reply :D and yeah I'm definitely getting those covered up so they don't touch.

On a side note to that as well, does it matter which order those 3 wires are attached to each other? I've sort of just gone.... Left goes in left, middle in middle and right in right lol and it spins hahaha :P
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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2019, 08:18:43 PM »

Yes it does but the good news is all it will do is reverse the motor - if thats the case, switch any two wires and they will reverse the motor.

You'll know if it's going the wrong way because you'll have no power and the prop will "howl" as it hits the air in the wrong direction - important that the letters on the prop face forwards though.
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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2019, 08:20:32 PM »

I'd put the prop up against the mount as far aas it goes - then use the silver washer between the prop and the nut so the tightening force is spread over the prop hub ... so..

Nut > Silver Washer > Prop (and spacer) > Motor.

The grey spacer goes inside the prop to help centre it on the shaft.
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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2019, 12:41:00 AM »

That is perfect thank you for all the help!

Tomorrow will be the day, make or break! :P

It's actually a really big plane, quite intimidating to fly for the first time haha


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Re: Help required - Building a Bixler 3!
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2019, 12:53:10 AM »

Reading this thread rather late in the day it occurred to me that you appear to be going it alone with learning to fly. Is this correct?
The Bixler is easy to fly but it would be better for you if you had an experienced flyer with you. If you give your approximate location, perhaps some kind soul on here might live nearby and be prepared to help out. The maiden flight of any model is probably the worst one. Until it gets trimmed and adjusted it can be a handful especially for a novice.
For starters, I am in the Aberdeen area.
Any other offers?
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