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!
Hi, here go some questions from a hesitating newbie
1.I'm looking for an easy first plane, is this the perfect candidate? any suggestion? i thought in a glider thinking it will be easier to fly...am I wrong.
2.What about the first set up? I have knoledge from 4ch helicopters.
3. Will work a 4ch tx/rx from a walkera helicopter? I mean, are this plane electronics compatible with these Tx brands?
thank you very much!
I would look at the bixler 1 or 2. They are easy to fly and will never be outgrown. I believe a rtf version is a little over 100 usd, but with it you get everything you need to fly down to the lipo charger.( not sure if they give you batteries for the tx, but their just AA's). Gliders are more docile with their glide slope but some can be tough to fly. The bixlers have nice glide slopes. the radio system might be compatible if there is a separate receiver in the heli, but honestly it might just be easier to buy a separate tx if you buy this plane. The bixler setup is very easy and there are also videos on youtube that are just for it (I attached a review of the bixler on the show flitetest. The plane was actually named after the one guy. but if you look through their videos they have one on the bixler build.) If you do go with this it should be easy to put together as well due to it coming with the electronics. Hope this helps and im always glad to see new people enjoying the hobby
To be honest, not much. This is a little bit smaller. They seem very similar but having not flown this one, I can not tell you about flying characteristics. As far as one being easier than another to fly, I know that the bixler is a great beginner plane, because it was one of the first planes that I flew. The bixler also has a little better system fr the battery compartment (it has a little more room). I think that either would be fine. Hope this helps and whatever you choose, I hope that you enjoy it.
cheers mate, i am working on that, that was my maiden with this boat, next time i will have 3 camera angles, the other boat you see go past is my catamaran which my mate is running, he does not like boats hahahahahaa
Is this the correct screw for anchoring a aileron push rod on my clouds fly ,lost my other one .It looks like it might fit.Appreciate any info ghttps://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__6204__G rub_Screw_Set_M3x4_10_Pack.html
I have just lost a push rod for the aileron.You know the wire that comes off the servo to the control horn.Does anybody know if they have have replacemennts parts for these? I can't seem to find them anywhere.
Okay I have a temporary fix .I hope it flys okay I haven't test flown yet but aileron works okay.I used a paper clip which I cut to size and put a z bend in.As I also managed to loose the hex screw, I replaced that with a screw from a computer case.I will replace with the proper bit as soon as I find out what size hex screw to order.I have already ordered some wire which here again I hope 1mm is the correct diameter.If anyone knows the correct size hex screw I would be grateful for that info.
Hopes this helps someone.
I bought this plane and right now I am coming from flight. I had little crashes because nose is little bit heavy I think. My plane has no damage. So can you say where is center of gravity of this plane. I arranged mine 51.5 mm front of the wing. I read from website 51.5 mm is giving perfect flight characteristic but not on mine. In user guide of plane it just written "x" :D I am using 2200 mAH zippy flightmax battery. It has 207 gr weight. The ones who fly with this plane, can you say what mm is the best gravity center of this plane?
Is the plane nose diving as soon as you launch it? I read you must not use full power to launch it as it will nose dive, you only need 1/2 power to launch the floater. I recomend launching it with no power and see if it glides smoothly, don't forget to use a bit of up elevator though.
Thank you for your recommendations I tried it before your answer and I solve the problem. As you said it must be launched at elevator up, I did not check was it full power or not, but in second or third trial I could launch other first and second trial I failed so this can be related with full power. And the other option to launch well to throw the plane to 60 degrees up to sky, you can control elevator until it falls ground. It is very enjoyful to fly with this. I went to fly two times at 16 km wind, it is hard to control, but in Berlin until next week it is always windy. Is 15 km wind okay to fly for this plane? I can not take more risk but you say 15 km wind is normal, I will continue to fly. Do not forget that your aileron and elevator must be a line with the wings in normal servos situation. Less than One millimeter missing breaks the flight characteristic of plane.
Well regarding wind speed 15km/hr is not too bad, I tried my bixler in a 30km/hr wind and flew good, still it was a bit difficult to control especially when flying into the wind. But i realised that when the wind is strong its easier to land as you can hover it to the ground whilst facing the wind, you will need practice and experience though. The floater is almost the same engine as the bixler 1 so it should handle up to 30km/hr winds with no problem but you need experience.
Actually this is completely about experience, simulator or other things can not be the same. When your plane starts to fly, that is it all thing that you do is getting experienced but in small mistake you can have broken plane. Today I flied and I had really hard times but I could land plane 300 meter far away from me and there was bushes I found my plane after 20 min. But this is most enjoyful thing in the world.
no worries, but do buy a couple of spare servos and an esc.my first one still flies and has been run over by a car :) they are a rock solid beginners plane as well as good for fpv and more adventurous stuff.
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
Hi guys ive had 2 of these and they do put in cheap servos, at some stage they will fail, i had the aileron servos fail and lock up in a bad position in flight, that caused a crash landing, if you buy this version as you've all mentioned have spares, and hope nothing goes worng mid flight, or get the kit and put some decent HTX900 in, happy flying.
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 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