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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:48 AM
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The trick in Mode 2 is to throw the plane up hard and as high as you can before she starts swooping down, quickly get some elevator on her. Works like a charm for me.
I'm mode 2 too, I launch with my left hand so my right thumb is always on my elevator stick, now with fpv gear I use switch as keep nose diving it to the ground as it getting really heavy
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:00 PM
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Speaking of launch techniques, I launched a different plane into the ground a couple of months ago. I had a friend videoing at the time.

When I picked up the slightly bent plane, I immediately started poking around, trying to find the reason it had zoomed hard into the ground.

Then, another mate told me that I'd actually thrown it downwards on launch. I've been flying r/c planes for many years so I argued that, in fact, I had launched the plane correctly with a slight upwards angle.

However, as everyone there all said otherwise, I viewed the video and was amazed to discover that they were right and I HAD launched it downwards. I have no idea why, on this one occasion, I'd done that (without being aware of it) but the lesson here is that it's easy to get complacent when you've done something hundreds of times.

Regarding cutting the wing tips off the AXN, I have three of these fantastic planes but only one with the tips removed (just at the point where the wing angles upwards) and it's my absolute favourite.

The responsiveness is far superior to the stock plane with rolls amazingly fast. I haven't timed it but wouldn't be surprised if, at a decent speed, it does a complete roll in maybe 1/2 a second or possibly two thirds of a second. It IS however, so much easier to get into trouble with, as it's so twitchy.

Having said all that, it's just so much FUN in this guise. I can get it zipping all over the sky like a banshee and it'll change direction faster than you'd imagine. For me, it's now an adrenaline machine that really gets the heart pumping. Yet still it can float as well as it ever did.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:11 PM
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I meant to add, that as I have two other AXN's, I didn't bother with stuffing around adding provision for re-attaching the wing tips. I just sliced the tips off using a sharp hobby knife (and to be completely honest) I can't even say both wings are EXACTLY the same length now (I did measure before cutting but there might be a couple of mm difference).

I still have the wing tips so, if I ever want to, I could easily fashion up a way of re-attaching them. I'm guessing that I'd probably even get away with simply positioning them into the correct place (easily enough done with the stickers still in place) and put a single wrap of electrical tape around the join.

I must add that I have never treated any of my planes like they were fragile. I treat them badly in a lot of cases yet still they fly well. I'm not saying newcomers to this hobby (or plane) should follow this bad example but just bear in mind that with the AXN, they soak up a LOT of abuse.

As I've mentioned before, I even fly mine with a 200 gram digital camera taped to the fuse side (just below one wing) and have still flown to spectacular heights after the initial few seconds of terror.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:17 AM
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Hi guys, thinking to upgrade my CF motor. Need recommendation pls.
Ive tried to read each page but seems too much. T_T.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:27 AM
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Hi guys, thinking to upgrade my CF motor. Need recommendation pls.
Ive tried to read each page but seems too much. T_T.
If you want performance. Try this one.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...00KV_696W.html

I'm getting 1.3KG of thrust with a 6X5 prop using 2200 4S battery. make sure you strengthen the wings, fuselage etc. It feels like a pylon racer. Its fast.!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:05 PM
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If you want performance. Try this one.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...00KV_696W.html

I'm getting 1.3KG of thrust with a 6X5 prop using 2200 4S battery. make sure you strengthen the wings, fuselage etc. It feels like a pylon racer. Its fast.!
Hope you put up a video of it!!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Dual rates and Expo

Im wondering what the best settings are for dual rates and expo im a complete beginner, flew my Axn for the first time last wknd with 40% expo and 100% dual rates. Also should i leave all the travel adjustments on 100%.

Thanks
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Someone mentioned getting electronics wet and drying them in the sun a few pages back...
As I not only fly above sea level but also dive under sea level I have some experience with wet electronics.

1 - power off as soon as you recover your piece. it may seem too late to bother but still.
2 - wash in plenty of fresh water, really really plenty. should be running water, throwing a piece into a bucket or barrel of fresh water does no help at all. using some sort of mild detergent is good, toothbrush will be a plus (sponge is not half as good).
3 - if there is no fresh water around, keep it wet (in a plastic bag filled with water in which it sank) till you get access to fresh water on tap. of course, the battery must be removed.
4 - after washing/rinsing in water, rinse it well in high-alcoholic liquid. any strong liquor will do as long as it's without added sugar, but colourless stuff is better. gin, vodka ok, but 75% alcohol is the best. it is a very important step that shouldn't be overlooked. there are chemical/physical reasons for it, too long to get into that.
5 - talking about ordinary electronics without optical components (such as ESC or Rx), chances to return a wetted piece in ranks are pretty high. I'm currently using 1 motor, 2 ESCs and 1 Rx recovered from ocean, a few months after the accident they still work fine. not so with anything like barometric sensors, sound alarms etc.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 11:44 PM
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Im wondering what the best settings are for dual rates and expo im a complete beginner, flew my Axn for the first time last wknd with 40% expo and 100% dual rates. Also should i leave all the travel adjustments on 100%.

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Suggest you drop your Expo on this down to below 30% ... it would feel like swimming in jelly at 40% I would go as low as 15% and leave 100% on your throws.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:18 AM
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Im wondering what the best settings are for dual rates and expo im a complete beginner, flew my Axn for the first time last wknd with 40% expo and 100% dual rates. Also should i leave all the travel adjustments on 100%.

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Leave the throws at 100% and dial out your dual rates and expo as you get better at flying it.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 04:35 AM
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If you want performance. Try this one.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...00KV_696W.html

I'm getting 1.3KG of thrust with a 6X5 prop using 2200 4S battery. make sure you strengthen the wings, fuselage etc. It feels like a pylon racer. Its fast.!
Can you please post a pic of how you mounted this motor on to an AXN ? This motor doesnt have normal motor mount, how did you fixate it ?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 05:14 AM
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Can you please post a pic of how you mounted this motor on to an AXN ? This motor doesnt have normal motor mount, how did you fixate it ?
You would make up a ply or similar plate to take the place of the plastic mount the motor comes with a metal cross mount that allows you to fix to the ply and motor...
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 09:44 AM
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I found out yesterday that the easiest way to launch the AXN Floater Jet is to launch at half throttle. This minimizes the plane's wanting to dive at launch.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 02:59 PM
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spent 4 hours yesterday putting together a CF jigsaw puzzle myself too!!

flew her today and shes still going strong =D
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