Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Bixler newbie plane ARF

ipaineipaine Club Members Posts: 1
Hi, I'm wondering if someone could help me in the right direction of a newbies plane, I'm currently looking at the following:

HobbyKingâ„¢ Bixlerâ„¢ v1.1 EPO 1400mm - (ARF)

H-KING 20A Fixed Wing Brushless Speed Controller

Turnigy nano-tech 1300mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack x 2

HobbyKing HK6S 2.4Ghz FHSS 6Ch Tx & Rx (White) (Mode 2)

Also which charger would I need for the batteries, I'd like something which could be run from 240v. Also is there anything else I would need?

Many thanks in advance.

EDIT, would one of these work?

Turnigy E3 Compact 2S/3S Lipo Charger 100-240v (US Plug)

ipaine2014-08-01 00:49:09


  • __Evan__Evan Club Members Posts: 1,122
    Plane - fine. Any of the Bixlers will do well.

    ESC - I'd prefer one a little bit bigger, maybe 25A or 30A.

    Battery - the Bixler flies very nicely with a 2200mAh battery. Any of the cheap 3S 2200mAh packs (Zippy/Turnigy 3S 20C 2200mAh) will be perfect.

    TX/RX - depends on your future plans. That one will be fine for the Bixler, but if you continue with the hobby then you'll probably want to upgrade before too long. If you are planning to continue with it, it might be better to just get a better TX/RX to begin with.

    Charger - like the TX/RX. That one will work, but if you continue with the hobby then you'll want to upgrade it soon. The preferred cheap combo is a Turnigy Accucel 6 and a 12V 6A+ laptop power supply from eBay; this will be adequate for almost any model, although not as quick as the really fancy chargers.
  • hairykartshairykarts auk nzClub Members Posts: 649 ✭✭
    Ditto with Evan . I use a turnigy 9x transmitter/reciever .
  • CAMMERCAMMER Club Members Posts: 507

    And ditto re the Turnigy 9x radio.

    Rate it as the best radio per dollar I've ever owned.
  • WTWUKWTWUK CornwallClub Members Posts: 13,469 ✭✭✭
    Ditto ditto ditto.

    Especially with the Sky9X board in it. Poor mans Taranis! lol
  • KeethKeeth KickatinalongClub Members Posts: 901
    Ditto, ditto, ditto, and ditto.

    I got all the above and they work gr8......
  • Tas Sky PiratesTas Sky Pirates Club Members Posts: 14
    ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto.

    I started with Bixler 2, flightmax 2200mah 3s, 25amp esc and turnigy 9x.i recommend it to anyone who mentions they want to learn to fly.

    also, get a glue gun and hot glue sticks. your gonna need them.

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file