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Old Mar 04, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Thats video is pretty impressive! What would you guys say, CTH Albatross or AXN ?
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 12:37 PM
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I fly my AXN Floater Jet in wind all the time, but keep it around 3/4 throttle at all times. If you fly her like a jet, with the throttle pegged, the plane slices through the wind like a knife. I also fly my PZ T-28 Trojan in winds up to 15 mph with no problems. You simply need to learn to fly in the wind. It's not always gonna be dead calm outside.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 01:40 PM
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What kind of set up do you have on the floater jet? Do you have the stock motor and ESC or did you put in your own? I hear that there are some problems with the stock motor and ESC. Thanks
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Mine is bone stock. Haven't had a problem and I have quite a few flights on mine. I fly mine with a HeadsUP RC 2200 mah 3s 50c battery. CG is spot on with this. I also use the Spektrum AR400 RX with the satellite antenna all the way forward in the nose. Mine is rock solid.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 05:52 PM
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I also fly my PZ T-28 Trojan in winds up to 15 mph with no problems. You simply need to learn to fly in the wind. It's not always gonna be dead calm outside.
+1. i'm sure others have said it too. just get used to flying in the wind with practice. many fliers here have started out from the beginning learning how to fly in wind.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 08:31 PM
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I also have a Bixler (the AXn bigger brother) and it doesn't do as well as the Albatross in the wind. It also can't survive a hard landing (crash) like the EPP builds. A while back I was about 300 feet up and wanted a fast decent, I put the Albatross into a dive intending to pull out at the last minute, I misjudged it and smacked straight into the ground with a sickening thud, flipping it over on its back. I walked over cleaned the mud off and launched it. If I did that with an EPO I'd still be picking up the pieces. On a 2,000 mAh battery I've gotten 26 minute flights. It's also aerobatic. I made this video to show what a three channel can do.
Albatross Yank & Bank #2 (4 min 44 sec)
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 09:05 PM
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Nice video 1fullbird! How was the assembly? I dont want to assemble something complex so thats why I was looking at the anx.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 12:04 AM
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What kind of set up do you have on the floater jet? Do you have the stock motor and ESC or did you put in your own? I hear that there are some problems with the stock motor and ESC. Thanks
If you buy an AXN , get the kit without servos or esc.
Dont trust the cheap kitset esc's on the cheap Chinese planes.
You really want a better esc with a 3A BEC, still pretty cheap at HobbyKing.
The stock motor is OK, there are some issues with the magnets coming loose after a crash, but spare motor is so cheap it doesnt matter.Buy a $8 spare motor.
My 1st motor had the magnets come out, 2nd motor is 100% OK.

Build vids here, with lots of suggestions, worth a look anyway.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB2541DD14E15F743

The AXN is easily the toughest RC plane Ive seen, it can break, but easily fixed with hot glue.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 10:11 AM
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It's a tossup between my AXN and my Tower Hobbies F4U Corsair and Hellcat as to which is the toughest plane. All can take a fair amount of abuse and keep flying. I gave away my first TH F4U to a good friend and it has been bonked in numerous times by the new owner and is still in the air. Amazing.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Thanks for all the answers everyone, I think Im gonna go with the AXN
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Nice video 1fullbird! How was the assembly? I dont want to assemble something complex so thats why I was looking at the anx.
I don't think they are complex at all. Check out the build videos on the CTH web site. Just don't overthink it--they are that simple and tough. I built my Albatross orginally as a front engine mount and then converted it to a pod mount long before they put instructions out. All the Albtrosses at my field are pod mounts. Guys love the clear nose, don't bang the prop, carry throttlle all the way to your feet for landing. If you decide on an Albatross there is a thread you can post your build questions. Lee (he designed the aircraft) follows the thread to answer questions.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1771648
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Ya but the Albatross is $75 + $125 shipping. Plus all the gear. AXN is much cheaper
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Where in the world are you that the shipping is $125?
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 09:48 PM
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Mount Everest! read it wrong, $125 with shipping included. Thought it was pretty steep...
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