Not too long ago we realized that there are so many 150 cc engines sitting on the shelves of our customers rendered too small for the modern 3+ Meter 40%ers, but still a bit too big and heavy for the 2.6m - 2.7m 35% aerobatic planes ever so popular lately. Finding a home for these beautiful, totally reliable, well decorated 150cc engines must have gone through the minds of many aerobatic pilots.
At the same time Rob Holland had won the Aerobatic World Championships in his totally awesome MXS, which had been a very special factory build down to exactly his requirments, painted in a color scheme which surpassed everything we had seen on a full scale aerobatic plane.
Wait a minute....! Where are the molds of our old MX-2??? What was the wingspan on that one? 2.9m? 114"? This sounds like a solution!
And that's what we said and started with some planning.
Looking at the MX-2 we produced many years ago, we had to throw the old concept overboard. Obviously a new cowling and a new canopy / canopy frame had to be designed. But there were also a lot of other features we wanted to incorporate in that airplane. With the current success of our Extra 330LX, after all the industry changing mods we did to this airplane at the beginning of 2019, the all new MXS had to boast the same features. That meant to make new wings with the same airfoil as our Extra and center hinged, bevelled ailerons. The same had to be done with the stab/elevator and rudder.