After much anticipation, our Bix3 arrived! Three of them infact! But more on that later.
We were very excited to check out this long awaited upgrade to Hobby King's trainer. It was like seeing an old friend after they got a facelift.
Flying Weight: 890g
Motor: 2620-1400kv Brushless Outrunner
Servo: 4 x 9g
RTF model also includes:
Radio: HK -T6A 6 Channel 2.4ghz Mode 1
Battery: 3S 11.1V 2200mAh Turnigy LiPo
One of our favorite additions was the integration of these cool wing fasteners.
They simply twist and lock the wings into place.
Hobby King also includes this FPV platform. It replaces the canopy and slides right into the same grooves.
If you want to leave the canopy on, the nose removes for the addition of a board camera.
The servos are nested inside the fuselage, which looks great aesthetically but makes it a pain to get to the servos if you ever need to service them.
The carbon fiber reinforcement is always nice to see. Especially on a trainer where the pilot might be landing on the nose instead of the wheels. But more on that later.
And nothing makes us happier than cute litte wheel pants. Everybody at once.....aawwwwwwww.
If you'd like to take your pants off, wheel pants that is, the landing gear is friction fit into a pocket on the belly making it impressively easy to remove if the grass is just a little to long for take off.
So why did we order three separate Bix3 kits? Because we didn't just want to give you our opinion on them.
We traveled to South Carolina for E-week and brought our fleet of Bix3's with us for the community to fly for themselves!
We all know that Josh was going to love this plane no matter what so we decided to get as many different opinions as possible.
We had two seperate lines flying two seperate setups. One was a beginner setup and the other, a more advanced.
We passed the transmitter and let you guys show us what you could do!
We gave the power to the people and they spoke! The reviews where overwhelmingly positive.
Check out the episode to hear the opinions straight from the pilots themselves.
But there was one more pilot who we had to let fly.
And as we expected, Josh Scott agrees that is plane has the classic Bixler feel we all know and love.
With a Bixler style plane comes a Scott style landing. But remember that carbon fiber reinforcement?
It definitely was a worth while addition.
A special thanks goes out to Caleb from Flight Budz. We were short a camera man and a should rig on this trip and he was a huge help in shooting this episode. Be sure to check our more of his own work on YouTube here!
Thanks again Caleb! We couldn't have done this episode without you.
More thanks to all the pilots who flew for this review! Your opinions are the ones who matter and it was amazing to get to experience them with you first hand at E-week.
If you like this syle of review make sure to leave a comment and let us know. As always thanks for watching and happy flying!