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Taildragger726 01-31-2007 09:24 PM

Fliton AJ Extra
 
Nothing here about the Fliton AJ Extra ? Maidened mine today, Holy Cow ! This thing flies like a half scale 40%er !! Absoultly awsome, I am impressed! :D

Taildragger726 02-01-2007 09:02 PM

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What !!! No one!!!!??

ben beyer 02-01-2007 09:10 PM

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What engine are you using?

What battery and what kind of flight times are you getting?

Taildragger726 02-01-2007 09:29 PM

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I wanna hear about others!! But, you ask so here goes,

AXI 282012,,, I had it just lying around!
TP extreme 2070,CC 45, couple of HS 65's, couple of HS81's.

ben beyer 02-01-2007 10:32 PM

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Flight times around 8 minutes?

Taildragger726 02-02-2007 07:50 AM

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I dunno, I fly around, have a lot of fun, land. Never have hit the LVC.

ORIGINAL: ben beyer

Flight times around 8 minutes?

GallopingGhost 02-02-2007 05:31 PM

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Glad to hear something positive on the AJ. I was hot for one and contacted a large well known dealer and was told to hold off until some problems with them were resolved. He didn't say what the problem was and I expected to read about it somewhere but haven't. I was expecting a back order situation and not a we won't let them ship to us problem. Coming from a dealer that is in business to sell I had to think twice. If anybody has the scoop fill us in please.

FlitonUSA 02-03-2007 12:02 AM

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Greetings guys.

Taildragger, glad to hear you are enjoying the AJ Extra like everyone else is. We had about 5 flying at the Arizona E-Fest and many others came up to us congratulating us on a fine model. Seeing Mark and Andrew fly this plane like their 40 percenter was simply amazing.

GallopingGhost, there are no major issues to date with this airplane and we have sold very many. I'm not sure what the dealer was referring to but they are misinformed. There is a very popular thread on RCgroups (3D Flying section) with people raving about the plane. Please feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to help you further. Toll Free# 888-473-0856.

stinger40 02-03-2007 12:31 PM

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FlitonUSA,

Is it possible to put a .46 AX glow motor in one? Or is it strictly electric? I have a .46 and I want to do something with it. I like how the AJ Extra looks.

Stinger

FlitonUSA 02-03-2007 09:47 PM

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Hi Stinger, the AJ Extra is built robust but lightweight, primarily for an electric setup. This airplane is designed to be around 3lbs (AUW) or less and in our honest opinion, your engine will be too much power. We do have other very popular airplanes such as the Extra 330s Freestyle and new Inspire 60 Acro that may better suit your needs. Feel free to give us a call at 888-473-0856 if you have any other questions or need purchasing assistance, thank you.

Edson

Taildragger726 02-04-2007 06:29 PM

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Hey FlitonUSA,, while you are here,,,neon yellow wheels?? My only other gripe,, it takes forever to cut out all the stars on the decal sheet !!:D

I would suggest running an 8-32 tap through the lg mounting blind nuts before installing the nylon screws.You can thank me later. I just completed #2 by choice, one for 3D one for precision.

.:RClunatic:. 02-05-2007 01:41 PM

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Nice plane

FlitonUSA 02-05-2007 01:43 PM

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Hi Taildragger,

If we die-cut all of the stickers for you, it would take all of the fun out of it.

What are the two different setups that you are running on your AJ Extra for 3D and Precision? If you don't mind sharing with others here who may be interested in either setup.

Thanks.

~Edson

Taildragger726 02-05-2007 04:29 PM

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More precision servos(HS-65's), smaller throws, less prop disk with more pitch(12X8) VS big flat prop(13X6.5), HS-81's and all the throw I can get for 3D.I am using 3cell 2500's for both. AXI 282012 on one, E-flight 15 on the other.

Now, about those neon yellow wheels,,,,,:D

dougpeck 02-06-2007 07:37 PM

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I just finished mine and it is a TERRIFIC Plane !! It was easy on the buildup w/only a few minor complaints - The wheels are standard ARF wheels using a bolt for axle which is cheap and terrible. I cannot use this setup at our dirt field. I always redo landing gear w/1/8" axles and 2" lite DuBro wheels. But this is no different than any ARF electric I have built so far.

The pull-pull system did not have enough wire to finish so I had to buy wire - but this is not really a complaint just a minor problem.

The landing gear nylon bolts are very tight and sheared off w/a bit of a bump in landing - so you need to be careful w/this plane as it is VERY light ! Also the instructions did not say what thread they were so am finding difficulty locating correct replacements - think they are around 4mm or less metric . Typical less than good instruction book ... someday some mfg. will surprise me and come out w/a really good one !

Now to the flying !! WOW !! This thing took off perfectly and needed only two clicks of aileron and two of elevator . I was amazed how perfect it flew ! I loved the flight . I started w/13/8 prop which I'm sure is too much so am trying 13/4 to get some 3D space. Nice a big in air - easy to see especially w/nice covering difference btwn. front and back . Did all standard maneovers beautifully - I am not a 3D pilot so can't say there. Vertical is good but I think will be better w/different prop. Landing was excellent w/ hardly any wing drop-off , again I'm sure because it is SOOO light .

I setup w/ E-Flite 15 motor and two Thunder Power 2070's (their new batteries - higher C rating ) in paralell. It flew for OVER 20 miniutes ! Yikes ! Of course I didn't wring it out . Phoenix 45amp controller worked beautifully. Deans plugs .

Overall rating on this plane - 99 out of a possible 100 ! You have got to get this plane - it is wonderful ! Can't wait for my next flight !

Nice job Fliton and Andrew !!

dougpeck 02-06-2007 07:43 PM

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BTW , Hitec HS81/s w/ 81MG on rudder as reccommended in instructions.

Taildragger726 02-06-2007 09:36 PM

RE: Fliton AJ Extra
 
Hey DP,, try it with ONE of those TP 2070s,,, half the weight, The battery will hadle it just fine!
For the landing gear mounting,I used an 8-32 tap and new 8-32 nylon screws. The stock screws have a shoulder on them that prevent tightning, allowing the gear to 'rock'. Agreed,, the lg is lightwieght stuff, but I am OK with that !! I even used "spectra" fishing line for the pull-pull. Little things add up.

dougpeck 02-06-2007 09:50 PM

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Thanks , TD, I'll try one battery next flight ! REALLY thanks for 8/32 tap idea - never occurred to me. I cannot get any good ground handling on our rough dirt w/the little bolts as axles - as soon as I use 1/8" axles w/lite wheels perfect tracking on ground.

Neat plane...

Taildragger726 02-06-2007 10:11 PM

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I assume you are using 3cell packs ???

dougpeck 02-06-2007 10:40 PM

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yes, three cell 2070's... now that I think of it I'm sure one pack will work ! Amazing batteries !

dougpeck 02-06-2007 10:44 PM

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Man , can't wait to get that puppy up in the air w/ONE battery ! Yikes! I don't think I'll need to worry about vertical !

BTW, it was 70degrees today in Vegas ! What a beautiful day ! I'm hoping to be able to get out at least two days a week instead of only one...

Taildragger726 02-08-2007 10:59 AM

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Hey Edson,what is next? I fell in love with the Jumping Jack, really liked the Quiet Storm, totally amazed with the Mini Inspire and now the AJX!!! You guys are setting some pretty 'lofty' standards. I am looking foward to see what is next!! Can you share anything with us? We won't tell anyone, promise.;)

Stratman 02-11-2007 05:23 PM

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Can someone tell me where I can buy this plane in the UK, or a where I can ship it from overseas. Thanks

FlitonUSA 02-12-2007 10:52 PM

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ORIGINAL: Taildragger726

Hey Edson,what is next? I fell in love with the Jumping Jack, really liked the Quiet Storm, totally amazed with the Mini Inspire and now the AJX!!! You guys are setting some pretty 'lofty' standards. I am looking foward to see what is next!! Can you share anything with us? We won't tell anyone, promise.;)
It is great to hear that you are enjoying many of our products. We just want to constantly get better in all aspects of our business. Fliton designs and manufactures everything in-house, so we strive to give our customers the best. For 2007, we have many new airplanes that are scheduled to release. If you check in with our website from time-to-time, it will let you know more in detail.

In the next few months, expect to see an Extra 260 Mini (42.5in), F3A Parkflyer (50in), .60 size Bi-Plane, Inspire 90 Pattern, some 50~150cc Gas Planes and many more.

~ Edson

FlitonUSA 02-12-2007 10:55 PM

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ORIGINAL: Stratman

Can someone tell me where I can buy this plane in the UK, or a where I can ship it from overseas. Thanks
Email us anytime and we will be more than happy to assist you further.

email: edson@fliton.com


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