Extreme Flight 85' MXS Overview
In this video i'm going to introduce you to the 85-inch Extreme Flight MXS I put a 40cc T-Motor electric motor on it and I'm running it on 12s. This plane is set up for sport flying and some really light 3d it's not set up to be an aggressive XA type plane it's just for your everyday flyer to take out and enjoy maybe do a little bit of hovering, practice some rolling harriers and just enjoy a large plane that flies light and stable. This video is broken down into a couple of different sections, I'm going to give you an overview of the plane just do a walkthrough explain why I chose the MXS and why I think it's a wonderful plane for people getting into giant scale. We're going to do a quick look at how this plane builds and the work that needs to be done. Next I how I've got this plane set up. Lastly I provide a quick overview of shipping and how it arrives. This electric MXS is truly where engineering meets art this plane is phenomenal in its design in the way that it flies.
It is truly a wonderful experience and a plane that everyone can fly. This is not just an extreme plane that can't be flown by a sport flyer. With lower rates and a proper set-up, this thing is fantastic! This plane is equipped with the T-Motor 40cc electric it's run on 12s with a Falcon 24x10 wood prop.
The tail on this plane is super wide and then it has a flat trailing edge. Unlike other similar aerobatic planes the trailing edge is flat, most planes will have some level of a taper. What that means is that that flat trailing edge it's going to be more solid in high alpha type situations. When this plane is up in a harrier the airflow isn't breaking across the tail. This reduces the tail from slipping so it's going to be a lot it's going to have a very solid feel. The tail it going to feel very strong, it’s going to be stable and have a lot of tail authority, it's not going to slip out nearly as much as a plane with a much deeper taper on the elevator. This plane feels like a 3d plane with training wheels. It has that big solid feel of a giant scale, it's sleek with a fairly long fuselage or tail moment. Although it is not super stretched, it feels very stable. Yet because of the big strong tail it still tumbles nicely and breaks really well when pushed.
When you look at the wings on this plane, it has side force generators with the extra wing tips. A wise friend of mine once referred to them as Simple Folks Gyros and that is such an accurate description. They give the tail more of a locked in feel. This plane has good sized ailerons, they are big yet they're not huge. The cord of the main wing is larger the tip, there is more wing than there is aileron. So this plane has a more stable feel. The wing itself is wide and the airfoil is fairly thick with a bold leading edge. Which provides more lift and drag. This plane penetrates the air a little slower so it doesn’t feel like it has to be flown as aggressive. It has more of a floaty feel that gives you a little more time to react.
One of the things that's really cool about the new Extreme Flight planes is that they have a tool-free field assembly. That said, the side force generators do require a 2.5mm. To pull the hatch off of this plane it has two quick connects each side and two slides at the end of the hatch. The fuselage of this plane is truly is just a work of art, it is constructed using carbon reinforced balsa all the way through. There is a quick latch system for the wings and the elevators, the field assembly of this plane only takes a few minutes.
With the latest versions of the Extreme Flight planes, the pre-fabrication work has just gotten better and better. Assembling this plane is a simple process of a few repetitive steps. The set-up on this plane is really simple, one aileron servo on each wing, one elevator servo on each half and one rudder servo. I am running a pull-pull rudder on this plane, the reason for this is that the 40cc motor is nearly a pound lighter than the 60cc. If the rudder servo were in the rear the plane would not balance. I am using a JR 8-channel receiver with a Pulse 2S 2550 to power the receiver and all the servos. Up front I'm running two 6s 5000s run into a Y harness going into the 160 amp Hobby Wing HV ESC going to the 40cc motor. The 40cc motor in this plane does not provide overwhelming power but it is absolutely sufficient for loops, rolls, and snaps. If you want to give IMAC a try, this 40cc set-up is plenty for the Basic and Sportsman's class, it probably even sufficient enough for the advanced Class. This 40cc set-up is a great economical alternative that everybody can enjoy. If you want a more aggressive set-up, put a 60cc motor in this plane and it opens the door to all different kinds of fun.
When you order an extreme flight plane the shipping cost on these planes may seem rather high, but you need to understand what you're getting. There are three boxes all double wrapped everything is secured within them. The wing, cowl and fuselage primary boxes are a half an inch thick to ensure these planes arrive safe, secure and in excellent shape.