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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:19 PM
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I dont seem to have a problem with diving only wants to climb, but i only had time to run one battery though today i defiantly need more time flying the axn to work out whats happening.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:09 PM
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You hit the water Mike! What happened?
Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:24 PM
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You hit the water Mike! What happened?
Unfortunately I mis-judged how much it would float (in the sky) back towards the sand and I wasn't quick enough to put the throttle on to get it up into the air again.

The ESC was smoking a bit, so that was it. Disconnected the battery at that point.

Went straight home and hosed the whole lot down with fresh water and put it out in the sun to dry. Took the camera and receiver apart and they look good. The servos might be stuffed but i'll see how they go. So, a bit unfortunate, but i'll know for next time.

I have a new set of servos (6 x Turnigy 1800As) and an ESC on order. I'll replace the ESC and see how it all goes.

At least the foam won't be corroded by the salt water.



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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Yes, and he lauched it for me. Maybe that's the problem. The second time he wasn't there and I launched it myself. Maybe I had too much throttle, but I remember up elevator not helping much.
So as a starting point...

I use about 40%-50% throttle and have the prop spinning when I throw
My elevator is level.
I throw it fairly hard and about 30 degrees up (horizon being 0 and straight up being 90).

Gradually ratchet up the throttle and lightly pull back on the elevator.

I've hand launched w/o help every flight with no issues.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:57 PM
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So as a starting point...

I use about 40%-50% throttle and have the prop spinning when I throw
My elevator is level.
I throw it fairly hard and about 30 degrees up (horizon being 0 and straight up being 90).

Gradually ratchet up the throttle and lightly pull back on the elevator.

I've hand launched w/o help every flight with no issues.
I hand launch with no issues as well.
Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Launching the AXN


I find the AXN easy to hand launch once you have the basics down pat.

1. hold it under the wings on and just forward of the CoG
2. use your BEST throwing hand!!
3. aim at a spot in the sky 30 to 35degrees above the horizon (into the wind!)
4. bring throttle to 3/4's or a tad under. (I use my lips - mode 1 right handed)
5. Throw the plane with good strength, but not so as to mess up the wings remaining level or the nose not to be aiming at your pre chosen spot - try to dart it at the spot.
6. Get on the sticks and fly it.
Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:19 AM
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I also find it so easy to launch. I am on Mode 1 and keep my thumb on the elevator and give it just a little up as I launch and I can adjust or drop off the up as necessary. I have never had a bad launch.

But never get the nose too far up with only a little power or a poor/slow throw. If you do you might see it coming down with a cartwheel. This is just a caution if you are going to give it a bit of up on launch.
Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:29 AM
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I also find it so easy to launch. I am on Mode 1 and keep my thumb on the elevator and give it just a little up as I launch and I can adjust or drop off the up as necessary. I have never had a bad launch.

But never get the nose too far up with only a little power or a poor/slow throw. If you do you might see it coming down with a cartwheel. This is just a caution if you are going to give it a bit of up on launch.
I also mixed in some up elevator 15% on the gear switch for takeoff. The Tx beeps to remind me its set.
Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:06 PM
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hi. what kind of thickness depron would you use to extend the surface area of the controls?
Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:41 PM
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hi. what kind of thickness depron would you use to extend the surface area of the controls?
I'm not sure its necessary to extend the surface areas of the controls for normal aerobatics. Mine can easily do outside, inside loops, barrel rolls.

I would stiffen the existing control surfaces with laminate covering and also add some 3mm carbon in the fin & horizontal stabilizer. 1 strip on each side slightly offset to maximize the strength.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 06:53 PM
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hi. what kind of thickness depron would you use to extend the surface area of the controls?
People who have extended ailerons have usually used some stiff light weight plastic.

You might want to try your ailerons on separate channels and use radio differential prior to doing anything like that though.

Rudder and elevator throws and surface area seem to be adequate.

The AXN is not a stunt plane, it is a powered, pusher glider with exceptional performance. A good quality high wing trainer (Kyosho) etc. will actually fly more accurately and perform better than the AXN for most aerobatics however they are generally 4 times as much$$$
Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:50 PM
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I also mixed in some up elevator 15% on the gear switch for takeoff. The Tx beeps to remind me its set.
I am used to using my thumb for the extra up elevator on take off but if the landing gear switch with mixing works for you then sounds good.
Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:35 PM
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I am used to using my thumb for the extra up elevator on take off but if the landing gear switch with mixing works for you then sounds good.
I hand launch with my right hand, so I need time to get back to the Tx.
Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:36 AM
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I hand launch with my right hand, so I need time to get back to the Tx.
Same here I hand launch with right hand but my left thumb pulls a bit of up in. I can adjust it as necessary with the thumb.

After launch you get your hand back to do the ailerons left and right which is not as critical as the elevator. If the plane is trimmed right and facing directly into the wind it should go pretty straight. If it is the maiden flight it may pay to get someone else to throw it but if experienced at throwing it is not a problem.

I am Mode 1 (throttle on right) so it is probably a problem if flying Mode 2.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:27 PM
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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.