Getting into RC flying? Consider the Axn Jet for your first aircraft
If you want to get into flying RC aircraft as a hobby, you should consider buying an AXN Floater Jet as your first plane. This airplane has many features that make it ideal for the first time flyer as well as for experienced pilots. Available from several mainstream hobby stores such as Banana Hobby and Hobbyking, you can be sure that the AXN Floater Jet is a high-quality machine that will be around for years to come.
I bought one as my third RC airplane and have not been disappointed. Although I have some experience as an RC pilot, I find it be fast, agile and fun to fly day to day. It has the prestige and performance of a more expensive plane with the durability of a cheaper foamie.
Here are some reasons to consider the AXN floater jet no matter where you're at in RC flying.
The AXN Floater Jet is unique
It's high engine, pusher prop design coupled with large sweeping wings make it a great looking airplane. Although it's brushless motor provides enough power to fly nearly vertical, it's broad wingspan and light weight will allow you to glide for a very long time.
It handles crashes like a champ
The design of the AXN Floater Jet make it inherently good at handling crashes. The motor is mounted high and the prop pushes so your propeller and motor are not likely to get damaged in a nose-down crash. The AXN's smooth underbelly can also take a good beating and sustain minimal if any damage. This is partly just good engineering and partly because the AXN is so light. It's hard to crash with enough force to really damage it. The wings also separate and my experience has been that in a moderate to severe crash, rather than breaking, the wings will just come apart and can be snapped back into place.
It's incredibly easy to fly
The AXN Floater jet flies much more like a powered glider than a plane. It has favorable stall characteristics and can glide at a very low-speed. This is good news for the amateur as it makes this plane easy to recover should you lose control. The low-speed gives you enough time to get your bearings and right the aircraft before you hit the ground.
You won't get bored anytime soon
Although it's a great lightweight glider, this machine is no slouch when it comes to power and performance. Not only does the little brushless motor put out more than ample power to keep even an expert flyer amused, but it handles loops, rolls and inverted flight exceptionally well. You will be flying this one for fun even after you've bought another plane.
The AXN Floater Jet is under $100 new. That's a very low price for such a capable RC plane. At that price, should you ever damage it beyond repair or just want to have some spare parts around, buying a second unit is very affordable.
Give the AXN Floater Jet a try, and I'm sure you'll agree that it's a great value for such a cheap RC plane. Below is a video review of the AXN Floater Jet.