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Bixler Glider
« on: October 05, 2011, 12:54:44 PM »
Has anyone got one of these gliders or have any of you read any reviews on the birds.
Would appreciate the imput.

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 01:20:14 PM »
Hi Pete,

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 01:45:59 PM »
Thanks A for your kind imput and I have watched both the build video
and the one you posted.
It looks a nice glider and simple to operate for someone like me who knows the
basics but hasn't flown for a while.
The problem is you can only get it from the states and theres all the problems with shipping.
I have never ordered from HK before so Ime up in the air at the moment.
Just cant decide what to do,the Radian is a nice glider like you have said in the past
but I just want to start again basic and renew myself with flying powered machines.
I havn't got a fortune to spend as I would need a tx and rx to go with one a I only have
the Esky tx that i got with the Bee.
So Ime looking for solutions
Thanks once again.

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 01:58:39 PM »
Hi Pete,

I think the plane is basically and Easy Glider with ailerons (which is great).
Where the Easy Glider has a brushed setup the Bixler has it all brushless (which is great again).
The price is nice too.

I am thinking of buying the bixler too for fpv use. My friends have easy gliders which are great planes and very easy to fly.

Kind of in the same boat as you, without hurry  :wink:

If I am not going for a Bixler it will be the radian pro which stays up for ever on a single lipo.

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 02:14:49 PM »
Thanks Eric and yes she would do a good job for fpv use as she flys gracefully.
The Pro looks good to though I think a bit too sophisticated for me.
I will keep searching.
Thanks again.

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 02:19:49 PM »
Sure you watched there two too :)



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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 04:27:32 PM »
Thanks Eric seen the Banana hobby vid but not these two.
Thanks for you help :130: :130:

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2011, 06:42:19 PM »
 :hi:
Have you looked at these
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8359__AXN_Floater_Jet_w_Servo_Motor_ESC_EPO_PNF.html
I have one on order . Its a bit smaller than the Bixler and a bit faster  but they can glide well and are a good beginer plane.
 I think they are avaliable in the UK.
There is a 550 page thread on them at the RC Groups forum that I am half way through reading.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=972336

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 07:23:17 PM »
Thanks A for your kind imput and I have watched both the build video
and the one you posted.
It looks a nice glider and simple to operate for someone like me who knows the
basics but hasn't flown for a while.
The problem is you can only get it from the states and theres all the problems with shipping.
I have never ordered from HK before so Ime up in the air at the moment.
Just cant decide what to do,the Radian is a nice glider like you have said in the past
but I just want to start again basic and renew myself with flying powered machines.
I havn't got a fortune to spend as I would need a tx and rx to go with one a I only have
the Esky tx that i got with the Bee.
So Ime looking for solutions
Thanks once again.

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The Esky Tx will work fine, but you will missing something. I have a Piaget and I used to use Esky radio on it. It fly but I didn't notice that I miss something. The plane is touchy and have difficulty to get used to the plane. Until one day I use Futaba 7C on it. It fly so much better, because I miss expo.
Get a better radio than Esky. Probably Turnigy.
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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 11:18:51 PM »
ESKY radios are a waste of money (almost) I have lost 2 planes because of those transmitters failing. And you can't use expo, DR nor anything else programmable.

If you have the budget, go for a DX6i, it is kinda expensive, but worth its money. With less budget, go for a Turnigy 9X.... Cheap, and pretty good,

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 01:40:08 AM »
I have been watching bixler plane video's all night, and offered some hours of sleep.
Man what a great plane for the price.
My next fpv plane will be a Bixler for sure!

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 01:56:19 AM »
:hi:
Have you looked at these
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8359__AXN_Floater_Jet_w_Servo_Motor_ESC_EPO_PNF.html
I have one on order . Its a bit smaller than the Bixler and a bit faster  but they can glide well and are a good beginer plane.
 I think they are avaliable in the UK.
There is a 550 page thread on them at the RC Groups forum that I am half way through reading.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=972336

Someone at our field has a floater jet too, very beautifull!

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 04:27:40 AM »
A big thanks to all you guys you come up trumps every time. :130: :130: :130: :130: :130: :130:
A quick question,if you order from HK does the delivery come from a US
warehouse or European.
Would love to have a Bixler distributor in the UK.
If anyone knows of any UK suppliers of similar planes
would love to hear from you.
The Bixler is just a good looking and performing plane
but so so far away. :212: :212:
So thanks to Asboss,Eric,Wizz,pinguin,and Elmar for all your help. :138: :138: :138: :138: :138:

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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 07:00:01 AM »
I cant add much Pete, but my friend just ordered a Bix at the begining of the week. So gimmie a few weeks and ill be able to answer anything.  :220:


If you order from HobbyKing, you can shoose between the Hong Kong warehouse, and the Euro one. Just hope that the Euro one has what you want in stock. It normally take 2-3 weeks for a delivery, no matter where it comes from. (in my experiance anyway)

Hope that helps some. Good luck buddy.  :130:
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Re: Bixler Glider
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 09:39:24 AM »
Thanks my friend.
What did he pay in English and do you happen to know shipping cost.

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