The all HobbyKing® ™ MXS blurs the line between foam and light plywood 3D airplanes. Featuring a fully built-up fuselage incorporating the use of light plywood framework covered with EPP foam, this MXS is like no other! This synergy of materials offers an ultra-light yet rigid airframe that is shaped like a real airplane. Its rounded cowl, curved canopy, air-foiled stabilizers and smooth lines of the fuse really give this model a scale look.
The MXS's large control surfaces offer a huge amount of deflection thanks to the included servo arm extensions. This combined with the ultra-light airframe allows for anything from lively sport flying to all-out extreme 3D! Prop hanging, spins, tumbles and harriers are all well within this model's book of tricks!
This MXS is outfitted with high quality hardware including carbon fiber landing gear, proper plastic wheels with foam tires, heavy-duty servo arm extensions, high quality nylon spinner and ball-linked control rods. No need to upgrade the hardware on this model, the best is already included!
The HobbyKing® ™ MXS couldn't be easier to build with its bolt-on wings, pre-installed servo mount plates and magnetic canopy. Even the cowl clips on and off without the need for glue/screws. You will simply need to hinge the control surfaces, glue your horizontal/vertical stabilizers, attach the tail wheel mount and install your electronics.
This is one unique and beautiful model with flight characteristics to match. From sport flying to extreme 3D, the MXS can handle it all!
• Fully built-up EPP/light plywood constructed fuselage
• Carbon fiber landing gear
• Rounded cowl and canopy
• Air-foiled stabilizers
• Ball-linked control rods
• Optional side-force generators included
• Bolt-on wings
Airframe weight (w/out electronics): 690g
Flying weight: 1000g (w/out battery)
MXS EPP/light plywood ARF airplane
All necessary hardware
4~6CH transmitter and receiver
Mini servos x 4 (metal gear digital servos recommended)
35mm brushless outrunner motor (850~1000KV recommended)
50~70A brushless ESC
13x6.5 ~ 14x6.5 propeller
3S 11.1V 2200mAh lipoly battery pack
The plane flies incredible! With this configuration flies six minutes combining 3D and pattern maneuvers...
Motor: Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 3548-840kv-
ESC: Hobbyking YEP 60A (2~6S) SBEC Brushless Speed Controller-
Servos: TGY-211DMH Metal gear Coreless Digital Servo w/ Heat Sink 2.3kg / .10sec / 16g-
Battery: ZIPPY Compact 2200mAh 4s 40c Lipo Pack-
Prop: APC Style Propeller 14x7-
Spinner: Turnigy Turbo Spinner (57mm) Black-
Radio RX: FrSky Delta 8 2.4Ghz 8CH Multi-Brand Receiver D8/V8Love the plane. Does well 3d and aerobatic flight... Build is easy and straight forward. Heres a clip of me flying :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9KrMTKtn2ELet start with, it's an awesome plane. Flies just like balsa plane, but if you 3D low and wreck, no covering tears or fiberglass cowl won't brake either.
Say you flying inverted Harrier and try to drag a rudder, but you wreck instead :-) oops, no repairs necessary.
Setup: HS 65MG all around, motor and 50 amp ESC is from dynam sbach, you can buy combo at graysonhobby for $50.
4S 2600-3000 mah works perfect, 6-8 mins flying 3D.
Does everything well except poptop, you get about 3/4 of a pop top, I guess it's too light.
But like previous comment says, if you crash a lot, that's not the plane for you.
One more suggestions, treated as any other balsa plane, go over all joints with thin CA and you'll be fine.
Good luckThis plane flies all 3D program easy.
This plane comes with pull-pull rudder ( Don't tighten those wires to tight when mount.)
Add some extra glue at all motor mount brackets and joints when mount.
My setup for greater 3D Power :
Motor : SK3-3548-840 .... 4 x Servo TGY-2216MG ... Lipo N2650.4S.35 .... Speed Controller TST-SBEC70A .... Prop 12x6.5 E ...... This setup works great for Me !First time posting a review, so here goes...lol
Plane arrived well boxed and no damages. Instructions were easy to follow and the build for me was around 3 hours ( I'm not the fastest builder ). Setup that I am using is:
Turnigy Plush 60
Turnigy Areodirve SK3 -3542 - 1000kv
APC 13 x 6.5 prop
Corona 929MG servos.
Before installing the motor cage, run some CA all around it, just to reinforce it before attaching it to the fuselage.
Maiden was good, only needed a couple of clicks and it was good to go. COG in the manual was okay, but I think in this type of plane its all down to the pilots preference.
The plane is excellent quality and extremely light. Everything is going together nicely although a bit of trimming will be needed on the carbon trailing edge stiffeners. total build time shouldnt be longer than 3 hrs if youre as meticulous as i am. The cowl should have been reinforced with the balsa ply as well and it feels like you could kiss it goodbye on a nose landing. massive control surfaces should provide great authority for complex 3D. servo extensions and control horns are made of strong, rigid plastic and dont feel cheap. the pull-pull wire is actually steel cable and NOT string or nylon which is great. im ordering the internals monday and maidening saturday. motor mount is for a 3548 or a 3542 but you will have to use the provided shims. Im going with a 3548 1050kv 3-4s motor. ill post a flight review after the maiden.