inverted maneuvers and it handled the gusty
wind conditions like a much larger airplane.
Aerobeez was started in 2011 and is based in Irwindale, California. It manufactures ARF airplanes
ranging from small, 32-inch wingspan
electric airplanes all the way up to 100cc
gasoline-powered aerobatic aircraft.
The company sells all of the equipment
and accessories needed to complete its
In 2009, Matt Hall became the most
successful rookie in Red Bull Air Race
World Championship history with a
third-place overall finish. The aircraft
that Matt flies is the race version of the
MXS, called the MXS-R. MX Aircraft is
based in North Carolina and produces
both the MX- 2 and the MXS. The MXS
was designed to set a new standard in
unlimited aerobatic aircraft. It is a close
relative to the two-seat MX- 2.
The full-scale MXS is a single-seat,
carbon-fiber aircraft that uses state-of-the-art composite materials. The aircraft
features a 24-foot wingspan, weighs
1,260 pounds, is rated for +/- 14 Gs, and
can be powered with a 250 to 380 hp
Aerobeez recently introduced a 20%
scale MXS-R with a 64-inch wingspan.
The MXS-R is designed to be either
electric powered or powered by a 20cc
gasoline engine. With carbon-fiber
reinforcement throughout its balsa
and plywood airframe, the MXS-R is
strong, but still lightweight. The two-piece, plug-in wing makes it possible to
transport the MXS-R in nearly any size
The airplane arrived in a heavy-duty
box measuring 9 x 19 x 47 inches.
Everything inside was well protected
and I found no damage. The kit does not
come with a construction manual, but
one is available on the Aerobeez website.
The first assembly step is installing
the ailerons on each wing panel. The
control surfaces on the MXS-R utilize
CA hinges and the hinge slots have
been precut in the structure. Thin CA
adhesive was used to secure the control
surfaces in place.
Two sizes of servo mounts are
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