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Apr 25, 2012, 11:51 AM
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BMI Arrow - Sold as Aerodyne PT14 - Glider 1400

Post #1 - Build Log
It looks like it should take about 1-2 hours to build since I will be documenting it along the assembly path. And, here is the build pics. It is pretty simple. I grade the instructions a "C+". There are a few gotcha's waiting for you that I will mention later. It is late and I need to get some sleep.
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Apr 25, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Post #2 - General Information

Comparison to the AXN Clouds Fly-
Wing Span: 1290mm
Length: 860mm
Wing Area: 22.6dm2

BMI Arrow:
Wing Span: 1400mm - 8.5% larger
Length: 920 - 6.98% larger
Wing Area: 28.6dm2 - 27% larger
Spar - 34" 8mm .5mm wall

Motor Specs (Static on a workbench):
Motor-Stock - 2100Kv
Prop - 5 x 5E
15.09 Ap
10.65 Vm
166.5 Wp

Motor CF2812/7 - 2200Kv
Prop - 4.5 x 4.5E

It looks like the stock AXN-CF motor is a bit more stout than the stock BMI-Arrow motor. Interesting....

This plane is an exact clone of a plane that has been out for ~2 years: In fact, the name on the box (and the decals) have Arrow on them.

Apparently, this one is made by Citix Phoenix RC Models. Thanks to shiggins for his research to find this:

The BIG NEWS - The plane is NOT an ARF. It is an RR. EVERYTHING is included except a receiver - Even a 1000mah LiPo with a charger. How cool it that? So, My net cost is 61.87/ea. Heck of deal.

Now that I have 2 of them with all the pieces/parts/documentation, here is the deal. Look at post #1. For whatever reason, Aerodyne is selling it as a "1400 Glider". Well, that is nonsense. It comes in a box marked "Arrow" with everything in it called Arrow. The box has no manufacturer. So, I guess anyone can be the "manufacturer". In this case, it is Aerodyne (aka I have no idea why they went to so much trouble to disguise it and give us just a teeny-tiny picture to try to figure out what it is. The jury is back in-It IS a "BMI Arrow" manufactured by Phoenixtech is the best I can come up with. If anyone comes up with any new or additional information, please let me know and I will update this post as required. Finally, enjoy the pictures attached. They are from box #1.
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Post #3 - Mods
1. Toss allen wrench
2. Trim all push rods after testing throws
3. Buy some CA - Thin. The glue included in the kit was dried out.
4. How to program the replacement ESC (50A) that was shipped to owners that had problems/failures. The compiled information was contributed by Jυđgє Gคbrคηŧђ:
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Apr 25, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Post #4 - Pictures
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Post #5 - Videos (2 min 51 sec)
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Apr 25, 2012, 04:54 PM
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thanks for biting the bullet, aj. looking fwd for your posts.
Apr 25, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Thanks AJ ... Can you pop a link to the site here as well Thanks

Apr 25, 2012, 11:01 PM
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2 for 1 ARF version $100 not including shipping: SOLD OUT as of July 26, 2012, hopefully they'll restock and offer at this same price.

2 for 1 RTF $150 not including shipping:
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Apr 27, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Some other guys did some great research and came up with the following info.
contributed by pghern and Patrick:
Originally Posted by pghern

This plane was first noted about 2 years ago - AKA as Arrow 1400.

At the time is was only available in Europe.
One of the contributors to this thread bought one and commented on it.

Will be following the the new thread with interest.
Following that link reveled the following link from about 2 years ago - which is the exact clone of the PT14:
Originally Posted by Patrick R
Hi all!,
I just found out that the axn has a bigger brother "Arrow"

So, it is a rebirth of that arrow. I still do not know who the manufacturer is for sure. Right now, I suspect it is J-Power in China.
Thanks to all.
UPDATE: The actual manufacturer is PhoenixTech - distributed by Bmi Models - to Aerodyne (aka It is interesting that they ( is selling it as a "scale" airplane. There is nothing scale about it. I hope I got that right now.
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Apr 27, 2012, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by specriv
2 for 1 ARF version $100 not including shipping:

2 for 1 RTF $150 not including shipping:
Thank You.
Apr 27, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Its made by Cixi Phoenix.
Apr 27, 2012, 03:45 PM
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WELCOME to the Thread!

Originally Posted by shiggins
Your research is well done and appreciated. Your info/credit has been added to post #2.
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Apr 30, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Ordered on 4/25/12

From another thread - Posted on 4/25:
Well, after all that research, I bought one (really, 2) ($123.73 delivered to my doorstep). I will start a new thread for the plane. I wonder what the name of it is? On the site, it is just called "Glider 1400" - very unimaginative. At 1400mm wing span, it is longer than the Clouds Fly (1290mm) and the EZ* (1370mm). So, I guess that makes it an EZ* clone based on wing span alone. I will keep you posted on a new thread. I am sort of drifting too far off topic to continue the discussion on this plane.
Update - Here is the receipt that they sent me. It looks like it is called a PT14ARF - Glider 1400. So, I will start a thread reflecting that.

PT14ARF-2X Glider 1400 ARF - (Buy 1, Get 1 FREE!) - Promotion Limited to US Residents Only $99.95 x 1 $99.95
Subtotal: $99.95
Discount: $0.00
Shipping: $23.78
WA State Tax: $0.00
Total: $123.73

RC Aerodyne 6324 S. 199th Pl. Suite #101 Kent, WA 98032-2135
Phone: (253) 854-0090
Guess what arrived Today!! 5 days from order to delivery. I will open them later and check out the contents. I will post newer/better pictures, too. I have a busy schedule right now and I can't play until later.
Apr 30, 2012, 04:58 PM
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omg those boxes look huge! are they really almost as tall as the doors or is the pic taken from a low wide angle.
Apr 30, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Boxes ... think they are sitting on a table

AJ - can you advise if the fuse is proportionally larger too i.e. width and bulk??

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