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PaulJ
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OS Pixie

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I have finally got all the bits together and finished the OS Pixie...... The case is printed using Mike-K's files so well done and big thanks to Mike for putting them on the forum! It was certainly the most "awkward" installation I have done, mainly because of the bolt that goes through the middle to hold the front on but also because there just isn't much room in there! The breakthrough was the new Lemon Transmitter module which is tiny. I had to "trim" Phil's s/c module but it now fits very snugly in the top of the case and the two LEDs are conveniently in just the right place for the two small holes in the case. The hole in the top of the case, which I think Mike intended for the 2.4 antenna was a good place to put the bind button and I drilled a new hole for the dummy 27MHz antenna, which is now in the same position as on the original......
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All that is left now is to range check it and then fly with it. :P

Paul
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Great job Paul :)

The Pixie was my first R/C set, so will always hold a special spot in my modelling life ;) - The fact that I worked for 6 weeks over the summer school break shoveling gut in the local abattoirs to pay for it enhances(?) that memory :shock: :lol:

I especially liked then, and still do now, the feel and the balance of the Tx. I think you'll love the feel of your Pixie Tx when you fly it too, as it just sits so well in the hand.

What are you going to fly it in?
Cheers,

Wayne
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Re: OS Pixie

Post by tiptipflyer »

Well done Paul.
As Wayne says, the Pixie feels good in your hand.
I meanwhile have three of the replicas using Mike-K´s files (thank you Mike) one with the NRF24, one on 35MHz and one using an Orange 2.4G module.
They all work well.

Frank
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Post by Mike_K »

Hi Paul

It's great to see another OS Pixie MK2 completed. As usual, it looks like you've made a fantastic job of it. And you're correct, there's not much took inside! The Lemon Rx module nearly seems lost inside, it's definitely going to be the new favourite for tight installations

Cheers Mike
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Re: OS Pixie

Post by PaulJ »

Thanks for your comments, yes it does sit nicely in the hand...... I range tested it yesterday and it was still solid at 60+ mtrs with the Bind/Low Power button pressed so I think that'll do. Wayne, I have several models that I could test it with but I'll probably test fly it with the venerable "Hep Cat" which I flew the other day and is currently charged and ready to go......
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All I need now is some decent weather! :roll:

Paul
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