|Maxa Pro 4 Megalight Specifications|
|Wing span||3.9 m||155 in|
|Wing area||82.2 dm2||1273 sq in|
|Length||181 cm||71.3 in|
|Flying weight from||1270 g||44.8 oz|
|Wing loading||15.5 g/dm||5.1 oz/sq ft|
|Spinner Diameter||32 mm|
|Centre of Gravity||105-114 mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||Rudder, elevator, ailerons, flaps, throttle|
|Maxa Pro 4 Megalight Typical Weights|
|Pod||116 g||4.1 oz|
|Boom||61 g||2.2 oz|
|Wing c/s||344 g||12.1 oz|
|Wing tips||314 g||11.1 oz|
|Tailplane||30 g||1.1 oz|
|Accessories||70 g||2.5 oz|
|Total structure||965 g||34.0 oz|
|Wiring||24 g||0.8 oz|
|Receiver||10 g||0.4 oz|
|Tail servos||21 g||0.7 oz|
|Wing servos||42 g||1.5 oz|
|Speed control||38 g||1.3 oz|
|Motor||70 g||2.5 oz|
|Prop & spinner||30 g||1.1 oz|
|Battery||70 g||2.5 oz|
|Flying weight||1270 g||44.8 oz|
|Maxa Pro Megalight Recommended Servos|
|Elevator & rudder||MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, Blue Bird BMS-105HV, MKS HV6130H|
|Aileron||MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS HV6130, Futaba/Robbe S3173|
|Flap||MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS HV6130, Futaba/Robbe S3173|
|Maxa Pro Megalight 4 Powertrain Recommendations|
|Powerline Micro 1015||3S 700mAh LiPo, 15x8 prop (8 m/s, 1500 fpm, 37A)|
|Powerline Micro 1025/F5J||3S 1Ah LiPo, 16x8 prop (10 m/s, 2000 fpm, 43A)|
|Leomotion L3007-5000R||3S 1Ah LiPo, 13x7 prop (9 m/s, 1700 fpm, 39A)|
|Leomotion L3007-5000||3S 1Ah LiPo, 16x8 prop (9 m/s, 1800 fpm, 39A)|
|Leomotion L3013-4550||3S 1Ah LiPo, 15x9 prop (11 m/s, 2200 fpm, 57A)|
|Hacker A20-6XL geared 4.4:1||3S 1Ah LiPo, 16x9 Aeronaut prop (10 m/s, 1900 fpm, 46A)|
|Mega 16/25/4E direct drive||3S 1Ah LiPo, 12x6 prop ( 9 m/s, 1800 fpm, 59A)|
Review by: IanMegalight Megagood
Just a follow up note to say that I flew the Maxa Megalight last weekend at the Midland League esoaring comp at Hawling. Her first proper outing so to speak and a chance to fine tune her.
The fairly light wind conditions (8mph) and reduced launch height (to 150m) on the day made it an enjoyable challenge. Of the 7 rounds, 4 slot wins and 2 others I should have won if I landed better is the headline. A zero score in R6 is another story and unrelated to the Megalight. The Megalight got away from low down (circa 10-20m) in 3 slots to subsequently go on to fly out the slots. A good test for her. The extra 20 gms or so makes no appreciable difference (if not aids the handling as it is concentrated in the centre panel). She is incredibly mild mannered and shows the lift well.
Very pleased, very impressed and looking forward to using her in the season to come.
Review by: Ian
About 2 years ago I bought a Maxa 4E from Hyperflight. It's taken me that long to get it finished - and I was very careful. I maidened it about 4 weeks ago and am entranced by it. As many say, Vladimir makes beautiful models and this is no exception. It flies perfectly using the recommended set-up. It can fly amazingly slowly with zero tendency to tip stall - it is a very forgiving plane to fly. It picks up even gentle thermals well. It's not cheap but it's a brilliant model, thanks!
Review by: IanEntrancing
About 2 years ago I bought a Maxa4E from Hyperflight. It's taken me that long to get it finished - and I was very careful.
I maidened it about 4 weeks ago and am entranced by it. As many say, Vladimir makes beautiful models and this is no exception. It flies perfectly using the recommended set-up. It can fly amazingly slowly with zero tendency to tip stall - it is a very forgiving plane to fly. It picks up even gentle thermals well. It's not cheap but it's a brilliant model, thanks!
Review by: Mel GillottMaxa 4E Pro light 2014.
Design, build quality, finish and appearance are exceptional as befits an aircraft of this quality - and price!
I received one of the first 2014 models and the supplied fuselage instructions do not apply - servo positioning and empennage assembly is incorrect. An expert modeller can work this out but some time is lost unnecessarily.
Wing centre section was 50g over advertised weight (Light version) but overall weight kept to under 1900g by using light power train (Red Fox 500 outrunner with 4:1 GB, 3S pack and 13x9 folder - fine for F5J).
Flying is certainly as advertised - ie superb! Currently still trimming and adjusting but thoughts so far are:
Keep weight as far forward as possible with 110g motor. I am using 7 degree wing joiners. Recommended/template throws for Ailerons and Flaps about right for Launch, Thermal and Speed modes. Ailerons are quite slow so mix in some flaps and 100% rudder. Forty percent + rudder throw needed. All the flying comments based upon an early Maxa in Mike Proctor's review still apply.
Review by: Graham
An exceptionally pleasing model. I was pleasantly surprised at how it was a very straightforward assembly process, with no hidden surprises. Amazing fit, and I had no need to change any of the fittings at all. The longest part of the build was waiting for the epoxy fixing the wing servos to cure.
I opted for a bigger than strictly required motor, as this will primarily be a sport model. As a consequence I needed to add 50g of ballast inside the tail boom, under the rudder. I replaced the carbon rudder fix peg with a 3mm screw, which now secures both the rudder and ballast slug. Waiting for suitable weather to flight test.