I added FPV gear to my Bixler for no-nonsense FPV and had really good results. So good, in fact, that my problem now is that I have great video at ranges that I’m not comfortable flying at without RTH and/or an OSD.
So, all my resolutions of keeping the Bixler no-nonsense have flown out the window and the Bixler is getting modded!
I’m adding an APM2.5 with Minim OSD. While I’m busy, I have switched from the regular Turnigy receiver to an FR-Sky telemetry receiver that is now moving into the tail.
The Bixler’s wing attachment mechanism have always irritated me, so that is changing too. The wing is now attached from the top using big nylon screws.
When I’m done, it should have full autopilot with OSD for FPV, able to carry 2 x 2200mAh batteries in the nose (as all the avionics are now under the wing and in the tail, making more space).
However, I’ll probably have to look at the motor and prop setup before I’ll be comfortable flying with two batteries.
Here are some photos of the build so far.
Radio RX is moving to the tail: