I recently bought an AXN from hobbyking after hearing about it from a friend, I then saw bruces videos on building it. Unfortunately I bought the RTF version before watching the AXN video not recommending it, oh well. Anyhow I've succesfully built it but realised that the stock esc uses a deans connector, so I went down to Jaycar to pick up some ATX60 connectors but they only had deans, so I just replaced the connectors on my batteries with deans instead, because I didn't want to wait for a new set of ATX60 connectors to ship from somewhere in china. Today I had my first flight. It was going quite well just practicing straight flying, but then I decided to try and do some cornering (bad mistake) I had an overload and forgot to maintain altitude while turning, so my plane ended a bit to high & I was starting to run out of park space, so I tried to land it by reducing my altitude, only to head straight down and head towards a nose dive, I quickly reacted and barley missed the ground, but with that it head back up again and then did another nose dive and I unsuccessfully tried to avoid the ground but I ended up hitting it. The front split like a banana and almost everything fell out of the cockpit. Anyway a bit later, and a bit of some strong reinforced tape gluing it back together and I think its fixed (phew) Guess it just shows how strong the AXN is.
So couple questions:
I had to throw the servo arms a bit away, now there not 90° from the servo meaning ailerons have more throw going one way, is this a problem?
The fronts slightly misformed after the crash even after my attemps to fix it, it looks pretty solid though so I think it should be fine
Some people have said its necessary to balance the props, do you really think its necessary?
Is there things I should be messing with on my dx6i to make flying eaiser?
I have a copy of X-Plane is this any good for training using the rc models available? I'd hook it up to my dx6i of course.
There are no cracks on the side of the foam it just split in at the front a bit along the seam, so I just re-glued it and put masking tape over, do I need to do a more extensive job (like a hot water treatment or something) or is that sufficient?
And finally anyone got some good advice to help a beginner get his wings in the air?
Also: I'm using the spektrum dx6i with the ar6210 & I 've done a basic program of the ESC
Photos of the damage from the crash after its been repaired