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Posted by turbinefancy | Aug 24, 2013 @ 03:13 AM | 15,240 Views
The Flyzone Millennium Master is the best flying plane I have ever flown in the 40" span size with a 3s setup. Just change the stock prop to APC e 10x7, and it is fast, precise, maneuverable, climbs unlimited, and least effected by wind in this weight and size class. A small pattern plane with scale looks. Most impressively, it does sustained knife edge (with C.G. at aft limit) without noticeable coupling. I have never seen this before with a low wing plane sans-mixing. I guess the distinctive anhedral on its horizontal stab isn't just for looks after all.

PZ T-28 is the goto low wing trainer/practice plane/racer for many people. But with similar power specs, the Flyzone MM out performs the T-28 in every aspect by a wide margin. Additionally, the MM cuts through strong winds with aplomb and stays planted once on the ground. Whereas the T-28 weather vanes much more readily and easily flips while turning downwind during ground taxi. I especially enjoy practicing (& greasing) precision touch and goes with the MM, when heavy crosswinds deter most club members from flying. I think PZ T-28 owners would let their T-28 collect dust, after one flight with the MM.

The MM is by far the best plane ever bought for $100.

Ps. The stock prop performance is lethargic. I believe the lack of performance with the stock prop is why the MM isn't more popular (often on sale). Change the prop and its like a completely different plane. Pick one from below to suit your preference.

Thanks to DBC, who collected the following data:
Here's measured and calculated data. Stock power system:
...................Watts..Amps..RPM..Pitch Speed (mph)..Thrust (gr).
Stock prop....289.. 24.3..... 9330..... 40.........................933
APC 9x6sf....330.. 27.8..... 9010..... 50........................1331
APC 9x7.5e..310.. 26.0..... 9220..... 64........................1018
APC 10x7e...312.. 26.7..... 8910...... 58.......................1263

Having fun with the MM:

RC Millenium Master (by Flyzone/Tower Hobby) at OCRCC (9 min 1 sec)


RC precision landing practice (3 min 21 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Aug 22, 2013 @ 07:42 PM | 11,379 Views
Gotta love this newest addition to my Hangar. Sleek, sexy and my first plane with 6s setup. The PC-21 draws graceful lines in the sky. I have been practicing scale maneuvers like the Pilatus demonstration flights at air shows. I am also using this as a pattern plane to practice NSRCA Masters pattern. Just now getting used to the half clover - 1 sequence. Seems much more complicated than the Advanced patterns. Need more practice.....

4/26/2015
Imitating the demonstration routine of Swiss Air Force PC-21.
Sebart PC-21 Demo at OCRCC (0 min 0 sec)


Check out the greased landing on this one (with S-approach to land to avoid obstacle)!
https://youtu.be/drYfR8kiiRg?t=4m35s