This X-57 Maxwell airplane is a replica scale model of the original aircraft manufactured by NASA as an experimental aircraft. The X-57 was designed to reduce fuel use, reduce emissions, and noise. The electric aircraft has 14 motors. All 14 are used for take-off and landing, but only the outer two motors are used at cruise altitude. This is an unusual and exceptional desktop model for an airplane enthusiast.
The X-57 Maxwell model aircraft is an authentic, extraordinary replica of the original aircraft that has been faithfully reproduced with kiln dried Philippine mahogany wood. Each model is meticulously carved, hand sanded and painted following exact blueprint details of the original aircraft. The result is a handsome, wood airplane sculpture to be admired and enjoyed. It also arrives with an attractive wood base for display.