Bixler fixed after last crash. First flight with GoPro attached.

As some of you might remember, I hit a tree on my first flight and broke a wing.

Thanks to Gorilla Glue and some carbon fiber reinforcements the Bixler is up and running. I put 3 small carbon rods to reinforce the wing.

After some flights I decided it's time to attach a GoPro to it.

I have this cheap mount from HobbyKing but I didn't want to mount my camera to it permanently so I used helmet strap provided with the camera. Works great!

And here is some footage from the flight together with other plane flying around.

For sure it feels much heavier with the camera and flight time on 2200mAh is not as great as I thought. Of course I could use less thrust and fly more delicate with more gliding but anyway it's a great fun.

I'm waiting for the time to try FPV - but that is not gonna happen in this year for sure.

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Comment by Marooned on October 4, 2012 at 6:01pm

I always wondered why moderators move media around. Now the image is at the beginning and out of context.


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Comment by Chris Anderson on October 4, 2012 at 6:11pm

Sorry, that was me. The deal is that if you don't start your post with an image (at the top), the Moderators will move the best one there. This is so that the image appears on the front page (rather than just text), which is good for author and reader alike. Usually we try to edit the text so that it makes sense, but in this case I dropped the ball. My bad!

Comment by Marooned on October 4, 2012 at 6:15pm

Ok, I'll try to remember about that rule. Thanks for the info.

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