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.
Hi Randyc2800, You don't actually need the rudder if you never use it, it won't really affect your set up because it is on the c.g. of the plane. All that will happen is the rudder may flap in the breeze a little. The rudder is useful for side slipping to wash off excess speed and correcting a landing approach in a cross wind. Otherwise you can practice horizontal turns with it.
Having problems with my AXN. I started to assemble it today. Hooked up the battery and all my servo's and ESC plugged in the correct channel's and i got 3 beeps then it started beeping 6 times or so then it would start beeping again. The motor would fidget then would start beeping again. so i dont know if that means i got a bad motor or ESC. Its kind of agravating when it takes a month to get here and then it wont work. What can i do to fix this im not sure what the problem is.
Your ESC may be in programming mode. Make sure your transmitter's throttle is all the way down when you connect your battery. It should beep 3 times for a 3 cell battery then 2 more beeps of different pitch.
Yes i tried that and still nothing. it beeps 3 times and then just keeps on beeping while the motor fidgets. When you apply throttle it starts out very slow then finally speeds up. Ive tried programing the throttle range but something seems to not be working, it could be me since im new to all of this but not sure what else to do. Of course i could be messing up some where. ive wathched videos on youtube on how to do it but some where somethings not clicking lol
Wow, very pleased with the speed of delivery out of the US warehouse. I ordered this plane (along with ESC, servos and some other minor stuff) early yesterday morning (April 3rd) and it arrived at my door around 10:45 am today (April 4th)! And that was using the 5-6 days delivery method! Granted I live just 75 miles from the warehouse, but still, well done HK!
I'm a newbie and couldn't understand why my control was so erratic while in the air. During my ground tests, everything looked fine... all controls were centered, it didn't look like anything was binding* but once in the air I couldn't seem to get this plane trimmed correctly. After reading Randy's comments re: the servos, I hot glued my servos and she now flies beautifully. Apparently, the 10mph or so wind was enough to cause the servos to shift when I was flying, giving me erratic behavior on my control surfaces. So as Randy said below, definitely hot glue your servos in.
Other than that, so far it's a very fun fly.
First off, the manual provided is useless. Also, after reading suggestions, someone suggested using double sided tape to install the servos in the fuselage for rudder and elevator. DO NOT DO THIS! On first flight they pulled loose and I lost elevator control, causing a crash. Easily repaired with hot glue. (cracked fuselage behind motor mount) So, I hot glued the servos into their spaces, and reassembled. All is good now! This little plane had me giggling and laughing at how much fun it is to fly once you get it right! It is a freaking blast! With an 1800 25C 3S, I would estimate level flight top speed at 65mph , with 85 in a dive! Truly a joy to fly. I will soon be ordering another one, but this time I will go with the PNF and swap out the ESC to the same 30A Turnigy I am using now. Some have said the plane lacks in vertical climb, but I not seeing that with my setup. It will climb as long as you want.
so.. I assembled the thing, but wanted to keep the option of taking the winds/rudder/elevator apart for easier commute, so I avoided glue where ever possible. Thing is, that the wings seem to have an interlock lip - so pressing them together makes them stick pretty solid. Can I still take them apart? I applied a level of force that seems to me to be just short breaking something, and they didn't come apart.... please advise.
You should be able to pull them apart. I did this also for a while, but ended up using tape after a few times going out to the field, after you pull them apart a couple times they become a bit weak. So if avoiding glue, tape them with shipping/packing tape so you don't lose them in flight.
Well, I ended up landing in a tree. That shook the wings loose, and I understood why I couldn't pry them apart - apparently I didn't wait long enough for the glue to dry on the channel-covers in the wing, and some of the glue attached to the spar.
so that's what they're for *) Thanks - they're description as "prop saver" didn't quite do it for me.
So, use a shaft adapter that kinda matches, and strap the prop in place with the bands. sounds workable.
also.. (sorry, n00b here), trying to attach the prop to the motor shaft. I'm guessing that there are a bunch of adapters in the "goodie bag" - but the ones that fit the shaft, are pretty loose. the smaller ones don't fit over the shaft.....
so.. what actually holds the prop in place? Use the metal hub/screws that hold outrunner's shell in place?
Best CG for this model is 2" behind the leading edge of the wing. Right in the middle of the little spar cover. The plane will have the tendency to be tail-heavy unless you're using a 1800mAh or larger battery. Move the battery and ESC as far forward as possible to help balance. Makes a huge difference in helping this plane fly right.
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?
You won't fit 2 2200mah battery's in series in the plane, get onto customer support to change them to 3s before there posted otherwise it will be like two thirds throttle when your flat out on the Transmitter
what you could do is buy 3 Lipo to USB Charging Adapter (best mobile cell phone charger or any think that charges of of an USB plug) Product ID # 9054000002 $6.00
Then put 3 each 3s 2200 mah 20c
PRODUCT ID: T2200.3S.20 $7.89
These guys really need to keep their PRICES STABLE !!! seriously pissing me off.
a week ago it this was $38 and the one without motor was $34 now its $48 ? whats wrong with the proper business tactics ?
I was mistaken about the prices... i saw it under international warehouse and then usa warehouse. Anyways! Hobbyking is the BEST PLACE to buy all your RC stuff. They are the best with best customer service. Shipping is pretty good and fast from usa warehouse.
Looks like they just sold out of the USA Warehouse. I looked just this last week and they had it. They should have some up soon. I would suggest adding it to your wishlist and check the notification for when it comes in stock. Hobbyking will email as soon as it arrives in stock :)
Hi there! Yes it does come with the pushrods, so the only things you'll need are a 20A Brushless ESC (30A is better- try product ID: HK-SS30A), you'll also need 4 X 9g Servos (HXT 900s are the best cheap servo by far) and a 1600~2200mAh 3S Lipo- I found that I can just about squeeze in a 2200mAh 3s for longer flights... Hope I've helped you mate :D Cheers! -Al :D
Hey, on youtube, watch xjet's videos on the axn. He will tell you everything you need to know. He has over an hour of build videos for the axn, and his personal set-up. (he has owned multiple) You need esc, 4 servos, and a 3s lipo battery, preferably 2200 mah. This is all shown on xjet/rcmodelreviews youtube channels. Happy flying, Dan.
This may be old news to you depending on your experience ,just a quick to for that plane, when you set it up make sure you flex all of the control surfaces to the max distance a few times. Mine came very stiff and I actually ripped the rudder off and shaved the excess to rehinge it with great planes ca hinges. Made it looser and more secure, stock seemed kinda weak and thin. Might do it to the elevator soon also. Let me know how you like the plane after the maiden flight. Happy flying! .....oh and still can't figure out the word they censored lol.
These are great little planes. Got mine from the USA warehouse, came in about 12 days. It came in excellent condition. As far as the motor plugs just get some 3.5mm bullet plugs 3 male and 3 female if your ESC dosn't already have them installed. Should be easy to soilder. If you can't soilder take it to your local hobby shop and they should be happy to do it for you?
The plane flys great, it's very dosel and has plenty of power with the stock motor.
Opps Anthony...I take back what I said about getting it faster from USA warehouse..its been a week and still processing and still shows 10 on hand in warehouse..how can that be since other orders have been placed?
Shows 10 plus ! I emailed them and all they do is shine me on. High volume...peak season... will be going out soon... A bunch of shine on BS !! They probably don't hane them yet and some dummy entered in that number because they were supposedly coming.
I managed to chat with "Ricky" from customer support this morning at 5:15 am. Here is what he said...
We are sorry that we are currently experiencing a high order volume at the moment* therefore it takes a little more time to process your order.
Your order has been printed, and will now be processed for shipping shortly.
...Honestly, the guy/girl is simply copying and pasting messages. He did not tell me anything I didn't already know. How ridiculous!
It could be that they haven't received their shipment from China yet, but it would be nice to get straight answers from HK customer service. Apparently they don't understand that it's better to get bad news from CS than BS. I know one guy in our club that had massive problems with CS on his first order, and won't use HK again. When even Bruce from RC Model Reviews gets the runaround, you know that customer service is being honored in the breach.
www.link left off the http and www hope it works. If not its in RC Groups - thread is "AXN Floater-Jet". Tons of usefull info. I have had about 10 orders with Usa and China HK and this is the first thats delayed so willing to give them benefit of doubt as long as they can provide me with straight answers but officially gave up hope in getting it anytime soon.....
And who knows what to think? My theory is they have one dude working there with about 5,000 different orders to fill and he can't keep up. Hire more people you say? Nah, cause during the winter they stand around all day. Not profitable... One guy can do it..opps just got another thousand orders as we speak....
*larymor no i dont think they are liars I just think they are just going through what all new openings in new countries go through. When walmart first opened in china they damn near failed because they didnt have an understanding of how chinese business works and what the people actually wanted. Maybe HK is going through the same. There are always going to be new challenges including language, local laws, business practices and not to mention that they still have to ship the damn stuff from china to the US and wait for customs to examine the huge amount of stuff they are trying to stock the warehouse with. Give it a few months and im sure they will work out the bugs...hell where else you gonna buy this stuff this cheap????
No I don't bud, and im sorry you waited so long. I am real hesitant to order this plane for my daughter just because of all the current comments. Ive actually spent quite a long time talking to Ricky and Ivy (which are obviously aka's for who ever is at the comp that day) and actually pressured Ivy to actually tell me what was going on with the quantity. Long story short I didn't get anywhere other then she said the easyfly I mentioned as an alternative would be shipped out as soon as possible and if I decided to order it. So basically....its not actually in stock. maybe they were expecting it and a snafu happened or customs screwed them, but either way, prepare to wait. To bad my little girl really wanted this plane.
I just got this today in my email. Anybody else ?
This is an email from hobbyking's product checker #302.
I would like to inform you that your product(s) have been double checked and are now packed in their box and sent to the dispatch area. Please allow 48hrs for any tracking information to be displayed/updated.
Thanks for your support!
Did you get yours yet?..mine still shows accepted in Washington and nothing else from last week. I do know that parcel post is the absolute slowest way to ship. Sent a picture w/ frame once to Virginia from Ohio and tracked to Washington state from Ohio and back to Virginia. Took about 3 weeks....to bad they don't offer a priority mail option...
I ordered mine early friday morning and received a shipped email with a tracking # later that day, but it still says its in WA. Maybe because its the weekend, we will see on monday if it has moved. Here's to hoping it shows up before I go to vegas for vaca.
Wow that is just sad, its an RC glider, not a friggin kidney, if the wait is to much for you then cancel the order. Quit whining like a little girl and insulting people. Shop somewhere else if you hate Hk and give us all some peace.
And you are a complete moron! Lmao can't wait til they read what you posted, everyone can go f themselves and hk are a holes, remember that? Of course you don't morons have poor short term memory. Lmao but you still make me laugh! So at least you got that going for you:-D
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Find everything you ever wanted to know about the AXN Cloud Fly www.link it so well I just ordered a second one....
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I did the first flight this morning this is a well thought out top quality product. The equipment area is snug. All I added is a strip of nonskid tape to protect the bottom.
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Took me some time to put it together.Glued the spar and the wings.Mixed ailerons into rudder, but not much. I bought the plane to build a small FPV platform, however I find it unsuitable.Flight time is good. 12-15 min on a small 3Cell 1.3 mAh. Glides ok. Tends to nose-dive on sudden full throttle. Toss it at a slight positive angle. That will give you time to grab the stick.(mine tends to nose dive pretty hard when launched leveled). Power is alright, I think it needs 4 amps to keep it in level flight, maybe less.
Conclusion: Not impressed by the flying characteristics.
Will I keep it? Yes.
Will I buy another one? : No.
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I fly with a 2200mah battery and it balanced perfectly. It's motor is not powerful enough for a ROG take off but hand launches are easy. Once in the air it can fly slow and fast without trimming the elevator. It is also fairly difficult to tip stall due to the flared wing tips. Also make sure you do not put the ailerons at minimum throw. I also use this model for FPV and it works great.
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This plane is an absolute delight to fly. I get at least 35-45 minutes on a 2 cell 2200 Amp Lipo. It also takes a ton of crashes before breaking and repairs easily. If you want a plane that is easy to fly, get this one. I suggest strengthening the inside of the nose/battery compartment to minimize damage to the compartment due to nose in crashes. I have cartwheeled mine 20-30 times without any damage to the wings etc. All in all it is a great machine that will provide many hours of enjoyable flying. The stock motor is more than adequate and hand launches easily with a slight bit of nose up when launching. I am going to order another one in about a week. (payday) ........ HAPPY FLYIN' ..... PASJOE