Discussion in 'Main Forum' started by wayfarer3134_1558615155, May 23, 2019.
How does it do for water landings, assuming a thrown start?
Oh happy day! The AXN is back. YAY!!!!!!!!!
That floats my jets and makes my clouds fly.
The two vent holes at the front of the fuse will allow a sufficient stream of water through the inside to drench your electrics. Avoid water!
I've owned two of these a few years ago. I was trying to get another one even though I'm a long time flyer. The Floater Jet is so much fun and cheap to run as it uses (ideally) 1300 - 1500 Lipo 3S batteries. The down side of the FJ has always been weak side walls of the fuselage at the canopy section. Well, I recently found a used FJ in great condition. The mod I use to strengthen the side wall is a small foam block inside each side wall to give extra strength when a hard nose in is experienced. Most FJs end up with a squashed up nose because of this. The only other mod was to add my own graphics. The FJ has had many modifications by various owners and FPV being one of those. Wings clipped for slope flying and even motor and ESC removed while fixing the rudder straight, also for slope flying. For me (I own 17 RC aircraft), the FJ is simply a lot of fun to fly at speed or calmed down it's happy on a thermal or breezy slope. It's the 'GO TO' model plane for a beginner or an expert flyer. I'll try uploading my latest FJ picture.
There are ventilation holes near canopy, engine isnt waterproof except than being placed high&backwards, aileron servos arent protcected either, i doubt canopy is water proof either. I think it will need some patching/taping/modification before it is safe to land on water.
Computer says no, there are some air vents on the front as in the photo. You are going to flood the main compartment.
I would not recommend it, as the nose area has two air cooling holes . the fuselage could flood . Not good for electronics! Nice flying plane , very stable.
It has air intake quite low in nose, so by default not good.
For anyone that wants to set the ESC brake here is a short how-to video youtu.be/iIHPu3X7ueg
Received my Floater today. One question, Where does the 3S 2200 mah battery go? Doesn’t fit under the canopy.
Pushed in towards the nose. You will need to trim the foam to widen the slot under the canopy to make it fit. Not hard. Great plane.
Dude you ask that question like 10 times already everybody told you no, well you looking for a different answer here you got it it does excellent on water and launch it and then landed in the water it's perfect. Do it already toss it over a lake or ocean and land in the water it's just fine. Please do it already!
Its not a boat
Flew one yesterday. As well as putting zippy compact 2200 as far forward in nose as it would go, we also had to add 13g of lead into the nose in front of the battery (as far forward as it would go) to get it on the recommended CoG.
When will replacement parts be available for this ?
Buy a HK Skipper if you want to fly off water. This is a power glider, not designed for water use.
Bought one in 2007, Still flying today although I replaced the servos with HXT900s and have had to replace the motor after the original burned out. ! am using Turnigy 3S 2200Ma/H 25C packs, but did have to carve a little out of the front of the battery compartment to get them as far forward as practicable. (Soldering irons are good for this purpose) I had to also add 15 grams of ballast in the front of the battery compartment. A tip for hand launching. Throw straight ahead, not up, with about 1/2 throttle on. Full throttle will cause the nose to dip. Once the model is flying straight and has built up some speed, then increase power.
Hi, I need to know the distance between main wing trailing edge and the stabilisators leading edge.
What is the proper CG distance from the leading edge of the wing?
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