The Bixler 2 from HobbyKing.com 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

Step 1: Mount Motor

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.​ 
<p>I have a question: you haven't detailed which motor did you exactly use. Can you tell us more about the exact model (shaft diameter, kv measures, diameter, inrunner/outrunner...). It seems to be an inrunner by the type of placement, but I am not quite sure. </p>
<p>The Hobby King replacement motor is a 26mm brushless out-runner:: <a href="http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__25544__Hobbyking_Bixler_2_EPO_1500mm_Replacement_Brushless_Motor_1300kv_.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__25544__...</a></p><p>but you can use any 26mm to 28mm brushless out-runner with a range at least 100 watts on up. Heads Up RC ships for $2 in the US - I used their &quot;Firepower Sport 400&quot; on my Bixler 2: <a href="http://www.headsuphobby.com/Firepower-400-Sport-1150kv-Outrunner-Brushless-Motor-E-630.htm" rel="nofollow">http://www.headsuphobby.com/Firepower-400-Sport-1150kv-Outrunner-Brushless-Motor-E-630.htm</a> </p>
<p>Hello, is the Firepower 400 Sport motor you mention you use on your Bixler 2 more powerful than the stock motor? </p><p>Thank you</p>
<p>Thanks for step-by-step!</p><p>I translate this in my site, ok?</p><p>http://www.avoo.com.br</p>
<p>It seems that i have a problem that aileron on the bixler 2 is reversed and moving the aileron control on the remote left, raises the aileron on the right wing and lowers the left and vice versa. Any idea on how to fix this?</p><p>I am looking for a flight simulator that I can use with my bixler2 remote to practice flying. Any suggestions?</p>
<p>I believe the aileron issue can be fixed with your transmitter, depending on which one you have. As for a flight simulator, I have a spektrum DX6i transmitter and was bought PhoenixR/C 4 w/ a cable. It was a lot of help. This worked for me but warning the program doesn't work on mac OS but can be used with windows OS on apple computers.</p>
<p>Nice thanks. Helped heaps. My first RC build. </p>
Hi, very nice guide, but the propeller is mounted in the wrong direction :)
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? <br>
Just found this today if you are on a budget: <br> <br>Bixler 2 Ready to Fly (everything you need included): $111 <br>http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__39677__Hobbyking_Bixler_2_EPO_150_ mm_Ready_to_Fly_w_Optional_Flaps_Mode_2_RTF_.html
This is my first r/c airplane so I had to start from nothing: <br> <br>- Kit : $55 <br>- DX6i w/ receiver: $200 <br>- Servos: 4x$20 (this can be less) <br>- Battery: $20 <br>- Charger: $40 <br>- ESC: $20 <br>- Motor: $15 <br> <br>Total : Around $450 <br>*But you can go cheaper than this if your get less expensive electronics and radio <br>

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