The FX-1 configuration comes from careful consideration of how best to meet all the requirements that define a superlative, modern sport-plane. has been carefully engineered to optimize all aspects of a proven configuration.
(Engine Placement) Mounted “front & center” off the leading edge of the wing, the FX1’s engine location provides a number of important benefits:
Improved forward visibility, a prime factor for flying enjoyment and safety.
A comfortable cabin with less noise and vibration. With the exhaust pipe above the wing, the FX1 is also quieter for people on the ground.
Aerodynamic and handling advantages:
Accelerated Lift & Control Response
Very close to the wing, the propeller directs accelerated airflow over the wing (“accelerated lift”, a phenomenon common to twin engine designs), enhancing take-off performance. This effect also tames departure stall characteristics, contributing to the FX-1’s forgiving flight qualities. In a similar way, the propeller is also closer to the vertical and horizontal stabilizers and associated control surfaces (rudder & elevators) for enhanced control response.