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.
Equipped 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 open the throttle to full for a noisy, fast eye opener flight.
With suggested setup its in balance. I have update mine to 4s version and its about 50g heavier connectiong occasionally 30g camera in the nose = 80-100g extra weight. Its fast, but can fly also quite slowly. Also notice that I have cutted wing heads away. Its significantly more acrobatic. Good plane!
Does anyone know where the CoG sits on this model?
I have one of these, added the bixler landing gear and the 2200 right up front (cant move it with the landing gear unfortunately) and was just wondering on correct CoG. The plane is currently balanced just in front of the spar and requires full down trim to prevent it plummeting to earth so I need to move the balance but want to pre balance the plane with weight before guessing and flying.
hi i have purchased from you the AXN Floater-Jet cloud flyer and a 6 Chanel remote 2.4Ghz transmitter with 2.4Ghz receiver and Bind Plug i am having trouble with the flaps on the wings they are working opposite to each other i also nee d to know if i am connecting the receiver correct if you can give me some help it will be appreciated
hi Jeff, no problem with the 'flaps'. They are 'ailerons' and doing what they are supposed to. That is, they provide lateral control. Flaps are for slow flight, which this model can do due to its design, without the need for flaps. As far as the receiver is concerned, it should be straightforward, but depends on the particular Rx. Most Rx sequence the controls in the order aileron,elevator throttle and rudder ( for 4 channels). the other two channels are not required for this model I know it is easy to say, but the best course of action is to find a local club/modeller and seek his advice. I am sure that anyone you approach will be only to happy to help. The main thing to watch is that you plug the servo's into the Rx the right way. Normally, the servo black wire is the negative, and goes to the bottom of the Rx ( the printed circuit side, and generally the nearest to the Rx end. Hope this helps BTW Whoever sold you the equipment should be the best person to help Let me know if you still have problems. most of us have been through this ourselves. best wishes alturton*dodo****.au
yes you do need 2 add weight at the front mine was tail heavy but i was able 2 shove the battery all the way forward along with all the other bits and it is now balanced
Got this plane after crashed my Bixler and couldn't get it in Australia.
Came in excellent packaging. Everything required, even glue was included. Took only 30 minutes to make it flight ready. Taped aileron and elevator hinges.
- CoG was nowhere documented. Had to guess around the thickest part of the wing.
- Very sensitive to wind. Not able to overcome a slight wind.
- Only 30pcnt throttel was required to nicely cruise
- Very easy to hand launch
- Excellent finish
Overall, if you pick a calm day, this is an excellent plane.
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Awsome plane for the money. 2 days delivery from NSW warehouse. Well made, stable flier. Have flown in 15kmh winds no problem. Remains to be seen how long the motor will last but would be cheap to replace anyway.
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G'day bought 6 of these gliders for club night flying. A nice quick build and all was supplied for construction. I optioned to use the turnigy 3S 2200mh batterys in them and in this configuration found the c/g to be perfect at 1/3rd of the wing root .Out of the six planes test flown none of them needed any trimming, perfect out of the box.(it was very gusty between 20-25km's) Ok now for the not so good points, 1. the motors where wired up incorrectly running the wrong way for pusher , 2. the rudder & elevator servos not glued in very well (we epxoyed them in place) 3.aileron and rudder mix is a good idea for more responsive and flatter turning. (aileron alone was not real good) OK as far as ratings go i'd give it the thumbs up, for quick and ease of build and quality of the foams smooth finninsh to be one of the best ive seen in a foamy. For the money it's a well worth investment.
Awesome plane, top quality finish and the stickers are great quality Easy to assemble, make sure you get your CG right, makes it so much easier to fly, also glides forever Great for beginners and best to use some Zippy 2200 mah packs, CG is perfect. Make sure you tighten your motor mount (2 grub screws) common issue with them coming lose. My motor popped out on maiden flight but was an easy fix. Use a little loctite to make sure they don't come lose with the vibrations Motor is very powerful, worth upgrading to a 6x4e propeller as on a fully charged 3s pack the motor will make over 200 watt with easy. Makes this plane a whole lot more fun to fly! Great value for the price
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The cons - one servo started smoking on first power up. The wings don't hold in well so need to either glue them or make some catch. Gets a little unstable when flying rather slow while turning due to the big wings.
The pros - My 7 year old did the maiden flight and flew it like a pro. Previously he only flown small 3ch planes. That's how easy it is to fly.
Bring it up and than glide nicely down or just cruise around. So easy I was getting bit bored being used to planes that need constant attention. Can't do any rolls with it but can do fairly tight loops on 3S. Looping at full speed bends the wings like crazy but they don't break. I hit a lamp post at 1/2 speed and only got a dent in the wing. Pretty tough plane I'd say. it flies well on 2S as well, even had in small 2S 1000mah and it was fine tho little tail heavy for gliding.
When Lipo goes low the ESC will alternate to motor speed up/down to let you know wchich is pretty need tho the forst time I thought it was about to die not knowing what it was :-) Good plane, get one.