AXN Floater-Jet EPO with Motor (ARF) This model is one every pilot should own, performance is excellent and the quick, simple build will have you in the air in no time, when it comes to smiles for Dollars, the Floater-Jet can't be beaten, happy to be flown at speed or float around on minimal power, it's the perfect choice for beginners and experienced flyers.
Equiped with a high-kv motor, small propeller and a very smooth finish EPO foam surface (almost glossy) this plane can reach high speeds in a short amount of time, yet glide in gently to land thanks to it's forgiving stall and low wing loading.
An extremely easy plane to fly, ideal for beginners at half throttle and for experienced fliers, a noisy, fast eye opener at WOT!
I buy the AXN-C-MOT kit and add HK15178 or HXT900 servos with F-30A esc and T2200.3S.20 battery, if you google ( AXN Clouds Fly Floater Jet RC plane build ) you will find 3 videos on why to choose these parts and how to build this plane
I own 2 and have built 4 others for friends so far no bad servos...1 bad esc on delivery.You really should buy a couple of spare servos and a spare esc anyways just in case you need them later. they are cheap and this plane is really good value for the money you pay anyways.
A couple of hours ago I received the Floater jet cloud fly*according to the specs the kit should be including an ESC and also 4 9gr servo,s. I sort of feel conned,how is this possible,the outside of the package looked unharmed,so I signed for OK*now I do regret that.Product ID AXN-cloud
Harry de Wildt
Hi Carlos, you may be able to use the Boeing P-26A Peashooter 800mm - Replacement Pushrod Set. They should be the right length, or possibly slightly too long. If they are too long you should be able to cut them with a good pair or wire cutters. They are only about $2 or $3 depending one the warehouse you order them from. When I measured the push rods on my plane they were only 61cm long so you should be fine with these.
Let me know how you go.
Buy this AXN Floater-Jet but when I throw the falls from a not if it is the center of gravity is misplaced my glider does not plan to be going down. I can not solve the problem of the center of gravity as solved.
I am using the remote control one model Turnigy
Thank you very much on what can help me.
Im planing on buying this R.C. plane, for a starter. I was wondering what other things I have to buy, like a receiver, etc. Or if i could buy a ready to fly plane, witch i would buy for extra price. Like ready to fly, meaning, it take it out of the box, turn it on, and fly. Thank you!
Hi Charles, This model is PNF which means plug and fly. Any four channel air radio will work and should come with the receiver, this style of plane or the Bixler which has a RTF (ready to fly, need recommended battery and charger) version would be great choices but for this model you need a 4 channel radio and receiver the Turnigy 6XS is a nice radio that you could use for several models and is easy to program, l have tested them on multi rotors with great success, there are heaps of tips on the HobbyKing forums, YouTube and so on. Go for it mate!
Hi Charles, this plane does require assembly. It took me about 4-5 hours including glue drying time. You will need a 4 channel transmitter and receiver. 4 servos. An 18 amp esc speed controller. A 3s 2200mAh LiPo battery. Tools (allen key set, 2mm drill, thread lock tite, solder and a soldering iron, 4mm diameter heat shrink and long nose pliers). You'll also find it useful to have some velcro, packing tape and high strength fibre tape. If you want something that is ready to fly straight out of the box look for a plane trainer or beginners plane that says RTF (ready to fly). This one is ARF (almost ready to fly). Happy Flying!
*Michael - Thanks very much for all the useful information. I'm anxiously awaiting the plane's arrival. By the way, your point about the perspective from the ground vs. perspective from sitting in the pilot's seat is a really good one. A few years ago I had the chance to attempt to pilot an RC plane but found it very difficult to keep my orientation - actually more difficult than flying a full-scale plane. I didn't want to damage my friend's plane so I quickly gave the transmitter back to him. It should help a lot to try a simulator first.
I Have One of These On the Way –* MY FIRST MODEL PLANE!! (although I am a full-scale pilot)
I’*d be grateful if some folks with experience with this plane could answer the following questions:
1) What control surface hinges should I use? Do you think it’*s better to cut at the hinge line using the existing hinges or to cut completely and buy good hinges. (Part # or Search Term Please.)
2)What gauge and type of wire should I order to replace the short motor wires? (Part # or Search Term Please.)
3)What to use for an extra wing spar? (Part # or Search Term Please.)
4)What type of tape to use to reinforce the wing surfaces? (Part # or Search Term Please.)
5)What type of Cloth backed tape or Glass Fiber tape to reinforce the connection of the wing halves? (Part # or Search Term Please.)
6)Adding LEDs: What to get? (Part # or Search Term Please.)
7)Also, is a 6 channel Orange enough to control the plane with stabilizer and LEDs –* and maybe a camera also?
8)It’*s been said that the nose breaks easily. Do people recommend gluing 3mm CF spars on the inside? If so, what length? And where exactly should they go? (Part # or Search Term Please.)
9)Glass fiber reinforcement has also been recommended for the bottom of the nose. If you agree, what type and how big a piece? (Part # or Search Term Please.)
10)About the CG location: Where do you think it should be for a beginner?
11)About 1300mAh vs 2200mAh battery: I am a beginner and I’*m aware that the plane may be easier to handle with the smaller battery but I would also enjoy long run times. What do people recommend?
12)About adding a camera to this plane: Which Amazon camera would you use? (Part # or Search Term Please.)
Or does HobbyKing have anything that’*s inexpensive and decent? (Part # or Search Term Please.)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
Hi Robert, These are great planes, an excellent 1st plan. To answer your questions:
1) The foam hinge that they have straight out of the box works really well, just make sure you flex the hinge by 45 degrees in each direction a few times to loosen up the joint before you connect the control rods.
2) You shouldn't have to replace or extend the motor wires, just solder a 4mm female connector on the end of each wire to connect it to the ESC (speed controller, which you will solder 3mm male connectors to).
3) You won't need an additional wing spar, the one supplied is ample strength when glued in position.
4)Just some normal packing tape that you buy at the grocery store will work really well.
5)The wing halves don't need any reinforcement, just glue them in position with the glue supplied.
6)LED's will look great for night flying. I've never used LED's myself so I couldn't say what are best. I guess it depends on the effect you are after.
7)I've not use electronic stabilisers myself. This is a very stable plane already, and I'm sure you'll learn to fly it quite rapidly with a little instruction or time in an RC simulator flying for the perspective of being on the ground not in the aircraft. A 6 channel will be fine for the 4 control servos 2 auxiliaries. If you want 3 auxiliaries as mentioned you will need 7 channels or more. The turnigy 9 channel is great.
8) I've had not trouble with the nose breaking off , even with a fairly heavy ground impact. I have put some high strength fibre tape along the bottom of the plane on the ground contact points to stop it from getting all scuffed though.
9) I wouldn't put any glass fibre on the bottom of the plane, just the tape as mentioned.
10) the CG location needs to be pretty well right on the centre of pressure on the front wings, even for a beginner, otherwise she'll nose up and down and stall.
11)Buy a Turnigy 2200mAh battery, you'll have a longer flight time and it will slot straight into the nose section perfectly and the CG will be in the right place.
12) The hobby king Turnigy key chain camera works well. Just get some peel-n-stick velcro to mount it.
All the terms I have used for you are searchable here, so I help that helps.
ALso a very good build video is available on youtube, just search AXN clouds fly build video. It comes in 3 parts. There is another video on how to launch it and another on FPV (fist person video) cameras that may interest you.
Hi Robert, good for you mate it looks like a great choice and having had very similar planes to this l can assure you, for a beginner its an excellent choice and when you have great first hand advice from people like Michael above it should really help. Make sure you find a large suitable area and really get to understand your controls rudder, ailerons, elevator etc. look on YouTube and forums for more tips for your first flight and stay calm (easier said than done sometimes!) This is such a great hobby - flying of any type - l am a multi rotor nut now but love the planes too. Best of luck Robert.
not sure of your problem, find the ring that comes with proppeller that is tightest on the motor shaft, super glue the ring to the recess in propeller, but propeller on shaft and use rubber ring to hold it on using the bolts on the motor shaft
thank you very much Etienne for the answer on the radio im going to by the axn -floater jet that already has the servos instald,i think it comes with a batteryalso? what kind of battery would you recommend,this is my first time flying? I have flown micro helecopyers?
no, the battery is not included with the plane, you must purchase separately. I use Lipo battery 2200 mah 25c zippy.the 2200mha is the better battery for the axn.you need to slightly widen the cavity with a blade, its not big thing only maybe 2mm each side.a bit of velcro to hold the battery. do not forget to buy a battery charger Lipo.Turnigy Accucel-6 (Product ID: ACC6) is a good charger for Lipo.
I would recommend that you buy an rc sim first
this is a great plane and I fly myn on a
zippy 1800mah 11.1v 40c lipo you get a good flight time and good power and value for money
also get an imax b6 charger...
PRODUCT ID: IMAXB6.....PRODUCT ID: Z18003S40....PRODUCT ID: Z18003S20C
thers two codes there for the battries
also when you have learnt to fly if you want to make it a bit faster and have a better clime rate just put a 6/5 prop on it
only get a charger that comes with a mains power supply as well
the Turnigy Accucel-6 don't have one and is a pain in the backside I wouldn't recommend putting the 2200 mah batt stick with the batts it was made for no point in chopping up the plane just for a few extra mins flying if you get good enough like me you can get an hour from an 1800mah batt
Hi Allen, you have to buy the controller separately. If you click on radios and receivers on the left bar at the top of this web page you will see all the controllers you can buy listed by brand. Or you can search for the Turnigy 9X (Product ID: TX-9X-M2).
I need some help deciding which plane to get as my first plane. I have zero flying experience, and am looking for something that handles well, and is a good starting point for a beginner. I am tossing up between this one, and the Bixler 2, but have read a lot about the Bixler 2 having problems with the screws for the wings, and with the engine being unbalanced.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
both are good planes, if you choose the axn you wont regret it, it is a great plane to learn on, it does have a tendency to dive a little on launch but if you watch the videos posted for this model on launching you wont have any trouble
Hi Guys, I have both of these planes and I wold recommend this plane over the blixer for a few reasons. 1. This is a lighter plane meaning less damage on crashes. 2. Once you have mastered flying without crashing, you can upgrade the esc and prop, use a collet style prop adaptor, to make this little puppy honk along. 3. Then once you have mastered rocketing around the sky without crashing, cut the upturns off the wing tips and have a nice stunt plane to learn even more. I'm about to buy my third AXN.
Hi i hope you can help me where can i bind the axn T9 the Turnigy 9x i need the programm Form the 9x i hope you can help me and you can give me a Step by Step Instruction and by the reciver board which channel is for what thanks Rene
1) Plug the bind plug into the battery port on the receiver.
2) plug the battery pack into port 3 with the brown (negative)to the edge of the receiver. The LED light on the receiver will start blinking.
3)push the bind button on the back of the transmitter and while continuing to depress the bind button the transmitter, turn on the transmitter.
4) The light on the receiver will stop flashing. This means it is bound and ready to go.
5) if you have a satellite receiver now leaving the transmitter on, plug the bind plug into its bind port and the battery into the battery port and the LED will flash and go solid straight away. You can then turn everything off.
Now on the receiver board channel 1 is for the ESC and motor, 2 is for the ailerons, 3 is for the elevator and 4 is for the rudder.
I hope this helps.
Hallo liebe Modell Freunde ich brauche dringend eine Schritt fü*r Schritt anleitung wie ich meinen axn floater an meine Turnigy 9x binden kann und wie ich alles anstecken und einstellen muss ich wä*re euch soll dankbar ü*ber eure antworten LG
Can anyone tell me how big the original box is ? I want to buy a plane soon when being in Hong Kong, but it (in the original box) will have to fit into my luggage in the airplane.
Once it have been assembled for first time, you can disassemble the wing for transportation, right ? But is it two half wings or a full wing ?
I still hesitate between this one,The Bixler V2, the Sky Easy Glider, and the Walrus. I'm rather like a newbie in planes.
Thanks in advance for your answers.
I dont have the original box but its pretty big, I doubt it would fit in a suitcase. but you would get it in one without the box, the wing is in two halves and the tail plane isnt installed so it could all be packed flat
yes it can be assembled without glue and dismantled again, the wings snap together, but after a while this becomes loose, there are various methods of holding axn wings in, I suggest you google search for axn rc groups web site and have a read thru that.
Thank you for precision Rexy.
Thank you Chin Kee Sing for exact mesures. You are in French Polynesia ? I'm in New Caledonia. Didn't you had any issues with customs ?
For this time, I'll go collect for myself in Hong Kong.
I am very happy with this plane. Built was very easy, nothing much to do really. I prefer to fly a bit nose heavy so I go with 2200mah 3s. Tried also 1800mah 3s but it was a bit tail heavy for my taste. BTW plenty of power on stock motor. If you cut and re-hinge elevator and ailerons you get plenty of throw. Can do outside loop also. Rolls are a bit tricky thought, might need a little ruder to perform well. Make sure you are high enough before you try it. Oh and of course it can fly inverted fairly good.
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Good value. Flies well. PROS: Quick assembly(glue incl.) Spare prop. Wings detach. Good wind penetration with 2200 mah. 25 plus min. flights on 3S 2200mah. Good control authority. Strong motor. Rugged. CONS: Sparse instructions. Must enlarge slot for 2200mah battery. Stiff control surfaces. Motor/prop are a bit noisy. Seemed tail heavy with 1300 mah battery. Above comments after 8 flights.
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bloody good plane, slight problem during outside loop at full throttle at 120feet - battery came loose (plummeted to earth) -plane just floated down - NO DAMAGE . amazing !!! tie down battery if you want to try aerobatics
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seems to be a good plane for fpv, all mods are done and it is cheaper than buying an ez at my local store even with shipping. the fuse is glued, that's the only bad point, it will be more difficult to install telemetry onboard, btw, it's a good deal and available, thanks HC
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Aiuleron and elevator hinge lines are tight enough to strip the servo gears. You'll want to cut thru and re-hinge. A Zippy 3S*1300 installed on edge and shoved all the forward will just bring this into balance. A Zippy 3S*2200 (also installed on edge) as far aft as possible balances it a little nose heavy, but still fylable. Chamfer the aft end of the battery compartment top rails 45 degrees for easier battery installation and removal