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Hello!

It's been almost half of a year since I released the Cassutt Racer. It's time for something new! It's time for... MX Aircraft 2!

From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia:

The MX2 was based on the Giles G-202 aerobatic trainer, the first prototype was a modified G-202 and first flew in May 2002. The first aircraft of the initial production batch of five first flew in May 2005. The MX2 is a carbon-fibre low wing cantilever monoplane with full span ailerons and a conventional landing gear with a tailwheel. It has an enclosed cockpit for two in tandem on recling seats and a single piece canopy. The MX2 is powered by a 260 hp (194 kW) Lycoming IO-540 flat-six piston engine with a three-blade tractor propeller. Optimised for aerobatic speed and agility the MX2 can pull a G-load of plus and minus 12 Gs, giving it tight turns and loops and a range of aerobatic maneuvers.

Promo Video 1 (more to come):

This project started a few months after the Cassutt. I abandoned it soon after I saw that I won't be able to pull that project off.

So, I posted it on the org forum as an unfinished airplane.

After a while (a few months ago), I saw it abandoned in my Hangar - In Work folder.

I decided to work on it again. So I started the work and I began enjoy building it. I had to re-build the wings, the control surfaces, the canopy, gear, nose of the aircraft and edit the body.

It started to look really good, so I continued it. I published a topic on the org about the development of this aircraft which was labeled as [Freeware].

I worked hard on it every day.

I had quite some trouble finding a painter for this aircraft but then I remembered Hampster; he made the textures for the Cassutt Racer.

He was in as soon as I asked him.

So, time started to run, I got the Greg Pee livery within one week. It's been almost 3 weeks since then. I wanted to release the MX2 on the day I got the Greg Pee livery.

But since Hampster didn't reply to any of my emails, I started to shape my own white paint.

I believe that Hampster has some goodies in his "liveries" folder and as soon as I get them, I'll update the file with the liveries.

For now, there are only three liveries:

- White Paint (by me, Brent123)

- MX2 Default (by Jack Wilette, UltimateFlyer)

- Greg Pee (by Hamish Hall-Smith, Hampster)

Let's go to the features of this aircraft:

- Hi-Res textures

- Custom Prop Disc

- 3 Liveries

- Detailed 3D Cockpit

- Highly Detailed 3D Exterior Model

- Custom Sounds

- Normal Maps (mostly to hide the triangles on the model)

- A side menu made with SASL (Checklist, Aerobations & Credits)

There are two more acf files, one is v10 and the other one is "If You Dare".

Tested in X-Plane 9.7, X-Plane 10.20+, 32bit & 64bit.

The creation of this aircraft would not be possible if there weren't for these people:

- Steve Hatfield (support, flight model development, betatesting)

- Ilias Tselios (help with the cockpit, animations and SASL)

- Jack Willette (for making the "Default MX2" Livery)

- Hamish Hall-Smith (for making the "Greg Pee" livery)

- Jordan Palmer, Nathan Powell & Sara Gomboc (betatesters)

- Peter Tram, Oz Grinfeld & others (for support)

I'm really excited about what you guys think about it!

Please rate and comment!

Remember: it won't make the aircraft better if you say that it sucks, neither will if you say this is a great airplane, 4*. I will fix all of the bugs that will appear.

Enjoy it guys!

Mat


What's New in Version 1.0

Released

  • Initial Upload
  • Update 1: Edited photos
  • Update 2: Edited description, uploaded a new file
  • Update 3: Edited description, uploaded a new file (Nav lights reflection edit)

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Cheers..its a great aircraft, love the 3d cockpit, she flies really well too....Big thanks for sharing your skills with us and uploading it here at X-pilot!

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She surely flies crazily! I did a lomeceveak (I think that is how you spell it) and managed to only recover by adding counter rudder! It is really fun! But are you sure the real one has a glass cockpit? Well done!

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Lomcevak? Awesome! The cockpit is custom built, you can see it has many errors, like the thickness of the wall. It's only an idea.

 

Thanks, glad you like it!

 

Mat

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