1 My Bixler Build - Part One Posted by Acorn on May 1, 2013 at 6:00pm Tags: bixler E-mail me when people leave their comments – Follow
Troy - I'll do the best I can. I'm busy over the next 4-5 days. Check back again later next week. I'll try to give a better explaination.
Nathan - They are velcro. They are not very effective I found. I am considering replacing with strong magnets. But I doubt the effectiveness of magnets as well, especially in shear. I will have additional reinforcing tape along the seams on the exterior when all is said and done, but I continue to look for ways to avoid that to make the two haves readily accessible if necessary (more nylon screws????). Trying to think "outside the box".
What are those little black round dots? They look like velcro. Do you use them to hold the two halves of the fuselage together?
totally aggree with Michael.
I also bought a ARF Bixler2, I would really have prefered it was not already stuck.
But it is a great plane anyway
I think you did the clever thing in purchasing the basic kit.
I've purchased a glued ARF skysurfer (same frame) and it is now far more difficult to insert the useful stuff into the fuselage. My solution has been to cut holes and the lesson is to not buy an ARF again.
Photos 1 & 2 - Removable tailwing with nylon screw/insert
Photo 3 - 3M Rubberized tap reinforcement on all flaps
Photo 4 - Gorilla Tape reinforcment from the inside
Photo 5 - Wooden dowel reinforcing the tail section
Photo 6 - All important packaging tape reinforcement
Photo 7 - My Pride & Joy