Tag Archive: Bixler

Sep 08

Don’t worry

HI! Don’t worry! Things are happening behind the scenes but you don’t know about it 🙂 It seems that I do not fly as much as I used to – well, on the personal agenda it dropped a bit due to bad weather most of the time, but for other areas things are moving along. …

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Dec 25

Pixim camera repair

I successfully repaired the broken Pixim camera. Earlier this year I got some problems on my Bixler. All ended up in me frying the Pixim camera with reversed + and  -. At the moment I only had 1 Pixim and instantly ordered a 2nd one. Meanwhile I opened the camera and had a look. Next …

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Jul 23

FPV updates

During this summer I had numerous problems. A long running problem has been that I do not always get video feed working. I have been forced to reconnect the video transmitter several times and eventually I have been giving up and went home. After a few talks to a friend of mine It turned out …

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Jun 18

I am a chicken

Today I went out for a longer flight-path – following my series of tests….I placed a waypoint at 2.2Km – over my dad’s house to be specific…It is 2.2Km to the RC field to his house. When I reached about 1.7-1.8Km I got some video trouble – I lost image totally and I went left …

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Jun 15

Bixler waypoint test in strong wind

LRS_test

I went out to test the Bixler in stronger winds as well as extending the route setting waypoints further away. The flight path was repeated 2 times – when I compare them 2 in Google Earth I’m impressed by the accuracy. No big deviations from the route despite strong wind from 1 side. See the …

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Jun 12

Bixler Arduplane auto navigation 1Km

I was out testing Arduplane even more the other day. I added a route following a few simple waypoints but extended the range even further. in my previous test I was verifying OpenLRSng with 1280mhx video. This was an extension to that. I think the waypoint at most was about 1Km away. During this flight …

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Jun 08

Long range FPV tested

Today I rushed away 21:15 to get to the RC field…21:30 I arrive, all empty(wonder why a Saturday night;) ) Anyway…I programmed a longer route in my Arduplane. I also powered up all gear, FPV, camera and OSD so I could detect any interferences. At some points I had static, but I never lost picture …

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May 19

433mhz installed in my Bixler

Antenna

I finally got the time to install the 433mhz module and the Turn stile antenna on my Bixler. The antenna is located on the bottom side of the wing and the RX is located on the pod – behind the camera The 1st flight will be LOS in manual mode (arduplane) – Then if things …

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May 09

433mhz LRS – UPDATED!

I am busy testing the 433mhz LRS system from Orange. A: OrangeRx Open LRS 433MHz 9Ch Receiver and: OrangeRx Open LRS 433MHz TX Module (JR/Turnigy compatible) The stock antennas are not the best – I purchased a Nagoya 771 from ebay and I built a Dipole antenna. So far it is pretty obvious which antenna …

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Nov 28

Bixler Arduplane navigation

This is just a short clip to demonstrate how the Bixler turns at a predetermined waypoint. No hands on the radio! I also demonstrate how easy it is to land the plane in FPV as I have been asked this question some times.

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