Tha AXN is NOT a good choce for a 1st plane. Neither is a Bixler.
If you cant cope wit the the AXN, you wont cope with a Bixler
Buy a hobbyzone Champ,or another trainer, learn the basics & come back to the AXN.
Ive got to admit, the AXN isnt easy to lanch
It also sounds like there is an issue with your setup, once in the air , the AXN is reasonably tame.