Precision Aerobatics is proud to present the second release in the NEXT Generation PA planes. It started with the Bandit, and now comes the Katana MX. The NEXT Generation PA planes allow you to do a lot more than you would expect.
Back in the days, you had to choose: do you want an aggressive-flying plane (but be careful to fly it low and slow!) or a slow 3D flyer? Or perhaps you are after a precision flyer? Now, in this NEXT Generation – you can get it all in the one plane! The Katana MX is THE airplane of your dreams! IT WILL DO IT ALL - From precision to high energy to graceful slow and low 3d.. Find it hard to believe? You just gotta fly it
Being a NEXT Generation PA plane means the KMX sustains more energy when flown and by so keeping higher flight speeds which is vital when performing consecutive aerobatics or freestyle maneuvers and allowing sharp and quick turns, resulting in most impressive and breathtaking transitions. Yet, it can, JUST AS WELL, be flown like a big foamy when slow 3D and high AOA maneuvers are executed.
Being built using finest grade material, all cut by state-of-the-art laser and CNC machines and utilizing the very latest FiberFusion® building techniques(*), the KMX is incredibly lightweight and rigid. Due to the huge control surfaces, featherlike lightweight and the incredibly low wing loading, the KMX is a floater and will respond immediately to your stick inputs. It has so much power that it’s easy to get out of trouble - which is crucial when flying slow 3D. This is the reason Precision Aerobatics specifically designed this model with a very high thrust to weight ratio. You can easily execute hands off Harriers and elevators with just a few clicks of throttle thus making harrier landings super easy even in slight wind. The ability to execute harrier landings makes it ideal for flying in flying fields with exceptionally small landing strips (that would normally be out of the question for another contemporary model of this size).
Regardless of your piloting level, this plane will bring a smile to your face. If you are a beginner to intermediate looking for sport flying, or perhaps starting on 3D you’ll be amazed at how forgiving this plane is when it comes to flying beyond the stall! While others would have stalled and eaten dirt you will still be happily flying.
Advance pilots will fall in love simply because of its exceptionally wide flight envelope – this plane opens up a whole new world of aerobatic maneuvers by combining 3d with precision aerobatics that will ultimately expand your flying skills. It is capable of the most impressive knife edge death slides, snap to hover, precision rolling circles, one roll circles (not common and not easy to do in a plane this size, but this plane makes them super easy!). You’ll be in awe at how effortlessly you can get it to do exactly what you want. It simply locks in and tracks extremely well. Being so precise means it’s a perfect IMAC/Freestyle practice plane – it does the easiest inverted harriers and beautiful completely axial rolling harriers and rolling maneuvers. It also has tons of rudder authority for extremely easy knife edge and knife edge loops!
This model is based on one of our best sellers – the Katana MD, but naturally, Precision did a lot more than just increasing its size. Based on years of feedback from thousands of KMD owners from all over the world, they re-engineered the design. The Katana MX features a complete new aerodynamic design with new custom made airfoils and in fact it is only derived from the Katana MD but has been greatly re-engineered to achieve the performance and looks they were after. There is no doubt - if you loved the KMD, you would find the Katana MX simply irresistible.
Despite its wingspan being 1” smaller than the Extra MX, it is actually a much larger plane and has a look and feel of a large plane at the field. As any other PA model here too the two wings panels are removable with a CF wing tube and a CF sleeve. The KMX gives you “giant-scale” performance in a convenient and easily transportable package without ever worrying about storage space or vehicle size or having to drive for hours to get to a large enough flying field to fly.
The KMX is pre-assembled by our skilled staff who are specifically trained in building models using FiberFusion® construction techniques. In order to attain uniform performance for each and every model manufactured, we produce the planes on highly sophisticated and accurate jigs. Each set of wings are individually matched to each fuselage (this is something most factories don’t do even in giant scales production). We test assemble each airframe before shipping to ensure wing incidence, alignment and fit.
The ailerons (as well as the stab/elevators) are fully airfoiled and already pre-hinged with the gaps sealed andas such makes assembling a quick and easy affair. For maximum aerodynamics, the aileron design and construction in this model is exceptional, made in such a way that the hinge gap is completely sealed similar to full size high performance aerobatic planes. This is indeed quite complex to produce: the ailerons fit into the wing trailing edge tunnels and are glued and aligned in the factory. Despite the laborious production of this design we decided to produce the ailerons this way, as it allows perfect aerodynamic flow over the airfoil and results in maximum efficiency of the control surfaces. To us, it is the aerodynamic performance that counts.
(*)FiberFusion® is not just throwing some carbon fiber into the construction, as seen in some other models on the market today. FiberFusion® aircraft construction is a sophisticated engineering method, pioneered and developed by Precision Aerobatics. Each variance of fiber used in our models is carefully selected and utilized in a unique way seen ONLY in Precision Aerobatics models, resulting in a much lighter yet stronger and more rigid aircraft that will fly like nothing else! Unlike some manufacturers, they DO NOT add carbon fiber for merely the sake of adding it - as a marketing hype. We actually do it specifically to achieve an incredible low wing-loading for exceptional flight performance and handling characteristics without sacrificing airframe structural integrity in the process.