Legend HWO C-GBEP
Masterpiece of Craftsmanship and very fast airplane. Owner-pilot was very generous to answer our questions on his visit to South Florida. Sorry that the camera went out of focus at the peak of acceleration, plane is just too fast.
Gas Turbine Boat
Rolls Royce-Allison 250 c-18 mounted on a boat built by www.sinontin.com
Glasair Sportsman: 360 vs. 390
If you're building a Glasair Sportsman, you have the choice of a 180-HP IO-360 or the beefier IO-390. Which engine is best? It depends? In this video, Kitplanes Magazine editor Marc Cook analyzes the pros and cons.
FERRARI OF THE SKY: MXS
The MXS - the 'Ferrari of the sky' - is a new breed of aircraft representing the latest in state of the art design and technology. The plane was designed using advanced computer solid modeling with emphasis on aerodynamic efficiency. The MXS stands alone in that it is constructed entirely of "Aerospace" grade carbon fiber which provides superior strength and durability never before seen in an aircraft of this type. The technologically advanced MXS is expected to set a new standard in overall aircraft design for the Red Bull Air Race.
Specifications - MXS:
Length: 6.28 m (20.6 ft)
Wing Span: 7.31 m (23.9 ft)
Weight: 590 kg (1300 lbs.)
Power: 350 hp
Top Speed: 426 km/h (265 mph)
Roll Rate: 450 °/sec
Max g: +/-12
Motor: AEIO 540 EXP
Wing design: Symmetric, carbon fiber
Propeller: Hartzell "Claw"
Pilots flying it: Lamb, Maclean
Alejandro Maclean said he loves his sparkling new MXS plane that he took on its maiden flight on May 18. But the Spaniard, who became the second Red Bull Air Race pilot equipped with the U.S.-made MXS, also knows that he's got a lot of work to do to fit his particularly aggressive style of flying into the sensitive, agile plane before he gets the most out of the stunning new machine.
"The plane is very good and I'm sure it's going to perform well, but I was really struggling so far" Maclean said after trading in his Edge 540. "It's much faster but it's much more agile. It's completely different from the Edge. I have some control problems due to the settings. We reset the plane and changed some things and got some faster times. Eventually, once I get it sorted out, I'll be able to fly precise and not think too much about the reaction of the plane. I'll know what they'll be. I think it'll be good. But how long that will take? I don't know whether it'll be two or three runs or two or three years."
Other videos about the MXS: