The AXN Floater jet is a perfect model for beginners. Its stable flight characteristics and forgiving handling make it the perfect platform for learning to fly. Unlike some models in its class the AXN Floater-jet comes with ailerons right out of the box. This is a critical control surface that all budding pilots should master.
Constructed from strong EPO foam with a high gloss finish the AXN Floater-Jet is capable of achieving high speeds in a small amount of space or gliding around gracefully on the breeze only needing throttle to gain altitude.
The predictable flight characteristics, low wing loading and pusher prop also make the AXN Floater-Jet an ideal platform for FPV. Using a smaller battery such as a 1600mAh to 1800mAh 3S1P will allow for additional payload in the front of the aircraft and make finding the correct CG without having to add additional tail weight easy.
The included motor and 5x5 propeller offer both performance and flight time based on your flying style. You will require 4 x 9gram servos, a 1600mAh~2200mAh 3S1p Lipoly battery (depending on payload requirements) a 20Amp ESC and your own transmitter and receiver (Tx/Rx) to complete this model.
Proven time and time again the AXN Floater-Jet ticks all the right boxes for anyone looking to get in to the hobby as a beginner or intermediate pilots looking to get in to the exciting world of FPV flying.
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I recently purchased the ARF with a Red Brick 20A/2A BEC ESC. 2 min of flying and the power cuts out and the ESC is very hot. This should work with the Red Brick,no? I have a spare ESC from a Radjet. Worth trying or just order a 30A/3A ESC, or a UBEC?
I have heard people were just having issues with the red bricks i have one though and it works fine maybe a bad batch but it could be that 2a bec is not enough for 4 servos you might try getting a better esc with higher amp ubec and see if it works.
I use wide fiber tape that goes thru the fuselage and sticks on the wings holding them together on the top and bottom of the wings. I have pulled loops at 120kph with this setup. This way i can replace the wings when they get to badly damaged.
when holding the plane with 3/4 throttle is it wanting to pull out of your hand ? Yes
is the motor spinning clockwise looking from the tail ? Yes
have you set the throttle range ? Yes
do you have all the surfaces level ? Yes
a little up elevator on launch can help. Didn't know that but will try it.
Ive just put a pic of the correct prop direction under files tab above called "AXN PROP" check that ? the axn can drop a bit of altitude at launch but should climb after that, give 1/2 to 3/4 throttle, thro the plane firmly forward into the wind and up at about 30 degrees, a little bit of up trim can be applied before launching if you cant reach the elevator quickly enough.
with mine after the initial drop I tend to need a little down elevator to stop it from climbing too quickly , for further help try google searching for videos on this plane as there is a lot of them which can be very helpfull
when holding the plane with 3/4 throttle is it wanting to pull out of your hand ?
is the motor spinning clockwise looking from the
have you set the throttle range ?
do you have all the surfaces level ?
a little up elevator on launch can help
1)the prop numbers must be in the direction of the flight .
2)check the CG, better to use 2200mAH battery
you will have to cut some foam to make it fit .
2.1) 1000mAH works to but more elevator up trim
3)if above is good then & you still dive
trim your elevator up .
select the tightest fitting collar and glur with epoxy into the prop, i choose the one that doesnt quite fit and ream it out with a drill, after the glue is set slide the prop on with writing to the front/nose of the plane, slip the o ring onto one screw head then across the prop and over the oposite screw head note i will upload a pic of similar arrangement under files tab
its 50/50, the axn is tougher and is easier to repair, its faster and more aerobatic - the Bixler is bigger and can carry a bigger payload for fpv and is slightly more stable, personally I prefer the axn because it fits in my car with the wings glued firmly in place :)
Dont stess if your having second thoughts, this is a great plane and you will have a lot of fun with it. have you watch the assembly videos by rc model reviews, there is also a few videos by Xjet which are amusing
Just in the category of being a fun plane or not the AXN is the funnest of the 2 planes. I have both of them. I bought a new AXN cause I have flown it so much it has lots of repairs. So now I have cut the wings shorter on my old one and it is even funner now then it was before. With shorter wings it flies faster and does more acrobatics. The Bixler is good also. My son took it and made it into a FPV plane and it really works nice for him for that purpose but I will never be without a AXN to fly.
the third tick is your order has been printed in the warehouse and is being packed, the fourth tick is your order has been shipped, give it a few days and then maybe contact hobbyking support to make sure your order is shipped
Tom try the turnigy plush 30amp ESC PRODUCT ID: TR_P30A,i use the plus series all the time and i find them to be near bullet proof,i have this in my AXN no problems what so ever,like i said above i also use them in a good few of my warbirds too with great results.
I would rather focus on the easiness of flying the plane , rather than paying attention to FPV capabilities. Can you tell me which of these ( bixler 1.1 or AXN ) is easier to fly and not crash ? which one is more crash resilient ?
Both are great for starting. The bixler is bigger though, so it would in theory be a better starter. I crashed my AXN loads and used hot glue to repair it! In the end, it was 50% hot glue and 50% foam lol. (just a joke) But it is resistant, and easily repairable.
I second Wazza_99. AXN is very crash resistant. I have crashed my AXN so many times and it is still flying. once i crashed so hard that I broke the whole tail section of the AXN but after repairing I am still flying it.
Yep i have destroyed 2 bixler 1.1 and have 3 axn's all alive and well one was fired into the deck on full throttle broken nose and snapped tail wings intact is i glued them on as recommended by many makes it very strong. Hot glue out 10min later flying about no prob, sorry to say a bixler would be in 10 or more bits.
If you decide to buy this kit, I would suggest that you buy the ARF kit with only the motor. Get a 30 AMP speed controller and hobbyking orange servos (very cheap and good for this kit). The ESC that comes with the PNF kit is under powered.
I bought this one because is very resistant , and easy to assemble, Even my father who I manage to start him in this hobby decide to go with the AXN for is first plane instead of the bixler for different reason , like the replacement motor.I agree with Adulahad about the ARF instead of the PNF. Because sevos you'll get would be better and ESC go for a 30A with a 3A sbec. The reason is you can fly this plane a long time in the air it float and float. if your bat empty while in the air you have plenty of time to figurer where to land. if you setup for flapperon you''ll have even better flying and it will be hard to land crash it hard while flapperon are on unlesse you nose it to the ground me too my choice is AXN :)
The rod that comes with the AXN is plenty good enough,i've been flying it with the rod that comes with it and no problems what so ever,it's the old saying if it ain't broke don't fix it,why waste money when you don't really don't need too.
hi guys..i intend to use the supplied glue in servo installation,instead of using "hot glue",will this work?.i was confused because i see Bruce in youtube.building axn but he use hot glue not the glue that is included..pls help..
I ordered this plane and mistakenly ordered 3 of the 2200mAH 2s lipos instead of 3s. Will this plane fly with the 2s I ordered at a lower performance? Can I use 2 of them in serial, or will I need to order some 3s? Thanks
I am completely new to this and i am planning to Buy this model as i really like it. So my question is i have to buy the NOT INCLUDED parts and i don't want to purchase something that wont work with this model or something a newbie always does wrong.
Here is what i have in my Cart so far:
•* Turnigy TG9e 9g / 1.5kg / 0.10sec Eco Micro Servo ( 4 of them)
•* Hobby King 2.4Ghz 4Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 1)
•* Mystery 20A Brushless Speed Controller (Blue Series)
Want a 2200 mAh Battery as i think its a better option ? more power means more time in air if i can manage to keep it there. please suggest.
I think a 20A ESC is a bit too weak. I bought the HobbyKing 30A Blue Series - which is said to be the same as the Mystery one, just cheaper - for my AXN, and it works nice, doesn't really get too warm at all.
The servos sound good. Although I got the HXT900s, the ones you chose should work just as well.
The Tx & Rx set you chose will also work, although with an at least 5Ch set and two servo extensions you could use flaperons, which is what I did with mine. It helps with takeoff and landing somewhat.
Mind you, Mode 1 means the throttle and aileron controls are on the right stick, make sure that's what you want.
I use a Turnigy 2200mAh 20C battery with mine, and it works just fine, the balance is right, you just have to cut out a bit of foam inside to make it fit, no big deal at all.
Something that's often suggested is to replace the stock propeller - I got a Master Airscrew 6x3 for mine, I was satisfied, you might want to try it out.
Best of luck!
Hello Z, A larger battery will give you more air-time but not necessarily a good flight. C of G or balance front to back will be effected greatly by your choice in batteries. If you are looking to build a FPV with a camera and goggles you may want longer more stable flights so a bigger battery and HK flight stabilizer will suit your needs. If you want aerobatics and egg drops etc., you will need maneuverability so a smaller lighter battery will preform better. The 20A controller will work for cruising but you may want a 25-30 just to be safe, everything else on your plate looks fine.
hello zodi, i fly this plane, i use a 20 amp fixed wing esc and a 1000 mah battery the flights are around 7-10 min depending on glideing time. the 2200 fits after some modification but i prefer the lighter feel with the 1000 mah battery. u also may need soldering conectors for the esc and motor also a plug for the battery to esc.
Hemos comprado este aeromodelo para escuela y enseñanza a nuevos pilotos y es un a´vión impresionante. Con una batería de 2200 mAh tiene una autonomía de 30´ aprox. Es un velero fascinante. En España costó 75 Euros y le faltaban los sevos de los alerones.
Para principiantes es genial.
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This is a great beginner’s plane. Very easy to build, much easier to fly!!. Some remarks on assembly: Add little magnets at the joint of the wings to keep them securely fixed and some reinforcement tape along the bottom of the fuselage. If you want to plug easily the wing servos install with glue two servo extensions through the sides of the fuselage just below the wings and plug there the servos instead of passing the wires through the small hole at the center of the fuselage. A heavy 2200mAh is a must for balancing the model. In order to have a more rigid stabilizer, you must glue a hollow carbon rod after cutting a groove. Use scotch tape as secondary hinge material on all moving surfaces (rudder, elevator, ailerons) and flex them well before installing them. Maximum elevator throw is a must. And remember the propeller letters and numbers must face forward, towards the nose of the plane, so connect the motor wires accordingly in order to turn at the right direction to create thrust. Center of gravity at the carbon spar of the wing. Weak point of the plane is the nose so either reinforce it or get some instant foam safe glue.
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A truly fun plane to fly, yet a good choice for beginners. The overall quality is good and packaging is excellent. My only criticism would be the wing join; it won't hold without extra help, such as tape, magnets on the inner wing join, or just gluing the wings in place.
Also, like many high motor pusher props it will dive on launch until it gains some speed. No biggy, just launch 45 degrees upwards with adequate throttle.
I use a 2200mAh lipo and a 30 ESC with a 3amp BEC to provide enough power for four servos.
This plane will slope soar or ride thermals easily in the right conditions, yet goes like the clappers when you max the throttle.
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honestly this is the best beginner plane i ever got so so smooth, though its a tale heavy so get a big battery like 2200 3s mah.
Nice Starter, everything was packed wonderfully! includes all the horns and stuff, but i wouldn't recommend using the glue they give you, a low temp EPO safe hot gluegun does alot better and dries alot faster! but i am very pleased with this buy. and a t a good price too!