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     The Bixler 2 from is one of the best kits for incoming r/c airplane hobbyist.  This plane is great because it is a strong durable airframe that will grow with you.  From first flight to fpv, this plane is ready to handle it all.  The aspects that attracted me to this plane were the fact that I would be able to build my plane, large payload capability (GoPro, 3DR sensor package, etc.), carbon fiber reenforced wing and fuselage, side plates,  and optional flaps.  This Instructable will guide you from start to finish of the HobbyKing Bixler 2 (Kit) with tips that I have learned.


     I suggest to buy the ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) version of this airplane. I bought the Kit version because I want to customize my Bixler 2 and I didn't want to pay for international shipping (+$25). The difference between the the ARF and the Kit version is the AVF version includes the brushless motor and servos. Here are the links fro both ARF and Kit versions:

Bixler 2 AVF Version:

Bixler 2 Kit Version:
Additional Purchases:

     Kit Additional Purchases (Recommended):
          - Radio(6+ Channel): Spektrum DX6i with receiver 
          - Battery Charger: Primal Radient Charger
          - Servos(9 gram x 6): 4 x JR 9g servos
          - Battery(Li-Po 11.1V 1800-2200 mah 15C): E-Flight 3S 11.1V 2100mAh
          - Speed Controller(20A x 1): E-Flight 20-Amp ESC
          - Motor (KV1300 x 1): Replacement Bixler 2 Motor
          - Servo Extensions: JR heavy duty 24"
          - Solder Equipment for my Charger  and ESC connections
          - 3M Outdoor 10lbs Mounting Tape

     AVF Additional Purchases:
          - Everything but Motor and Servos
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Step 1: Mount Motor

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Mount Motor:

     Screw the motor to the motor mount that comes in the kit. Add glue to the foam where the mount will be placed then place the mount in the designed slots.  Warning : Make sure that the slot on the mount is faced down for proper thrust angle.​ 
terryjw715 hours ago

Nice thanks. Helped heaps. My first RC build.

asdex10 months ago
Hi, very nice guide, but the propeller is mounted in the wrong direction :)
jmessick1 year ago
Great page. Would've liked even more details but beats the pants off the included instruction manual, er, instruction page.
How much does it cost in total?
aunderwood1 (author)  tawhidiscool1 year ago
Just found this today if you are on a budget:

Bixler 2 Ready to Fly (everything you need included): $111 mm_Ready_to_Fly_w_Optional_Flaps_Mode_2_RTF_.html
aunderwood1 (author)  tawhidiscool1 year ago
This is my first r/c airplane so I had to start from nothing:

- Kit : $55
- DX6i w/ receiver: $200
- Servos: 4x$20 (this can be less)
- Battery: $20
- Charger: $40
- ESC: $20
- Motor: $15

Total : Around $450
*But you can go cheaper than this if your get less expensive electronics and radio