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Here are some pictures of the prototype 2 - on this one the wings were moved back slightly to give a better CoG and some slight mods done to the tail plus an oil temp control unit installed to cover a very wide operating temp range. Prototype 2 isn't painted as they are making very slight changes here and there to fine tune it all - this one also has better trims (elevator and aileron) but I can tell you what I saw has left a marked impression on me - when watching it fly and the look of it in the air made me make a comment to them that all she needs now is an exhaust system of a spitfire or F18 (or a taped sound of one playing on a loud speaker) - to me the Master looks like a combination of both a spitfire and an F18.

 

Hope you like the pics!

 

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Nev - I doubt a tail wheel version has been thought - you and your tail dragger 006_laugh.gif.0f7b82c13a0ec29502c5fb56c616f069.gif

 

I liked the look of how strong the undercarriage was hence why I specifically took a picture of it - although I didn't take a snap of the engine, the engine mount frame was made out of 1.5" pipe. All around I was very impressed with the strength of it all. When we went back to the factory, prototype 1 was sitting there without an elevator. They put it on without any bolts/screws etc i.e. just placed it on the brackets and told me to get up and lay over one of the elevators. I am 105kg and it didn't even budge not even with me wriggling around to get up and lay over it plus it took my complete weight bouncing on the end tip of the right elevator.

 

 

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Now Ian,

 

to serious matters. As Equipment Reviewer I have decided that it will be necessary for me to test fly the Millennium Master prior to any further developments.

 

Can you arrange that please?

 

:big_grin::big_grin::big_grin::big_grin::big_grin: :devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:

 

I've been doing my homework already - reading the Italian review from earlier this year.

 

All ready to go, bag packed, camera ready, headset in hand, passport in pocket. Just leave the ticket for me to pick up at the airport please.;););)

 

Your loyal reviewer.

 

Mike

 

 

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Unfortunately I wasn't even allowed to fly in it being a prototype instead the back seat was filled with sand bags which were changed around on every flight to simulate different weight and proportional people.

 

I really can't wait for the Master to be fully devloped and certified - the amount of testing these guys are doing has really really impressed me - they are not happy to just put sand bags in the back but they wanted to move them around as well - piled them all on one side like a pax leaning all to one side to check the trims and steep turns etc.

 

They have offered to bring Prototype 1 to Australia for natfly but it wouldn't be allowed to take a pax as the wings are a bit further forward so it doesn't have a good CoG plus there would be a lot of paperwork to get done just to be able to allow it to fly.

 

Besides Mike, the forums are still after a person to volunteer to be the resident aircraft reviewer - as yet no one has volunteered :big_grin:

 

 

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006_laugh.gif.0f7b82c13a0ec29502c5fb56c616f069.gif 006_laugh.gif.d4257c62d3c07cda468378b239946970.gif 006_laugh.gif.0f7b82c13a0ec29502c5fb56c616f069.gif - MikeBesides Mike, the forums are still after a person to volunteer to be the resident aircraft reviewer - as yet no one has volunteered :big_grin:

I'll volunteer my services right now...;););)006_laugh.gif.0f7b82c13a0ec29502c5fb56c616f069.gif

 

Regards

 

Phil

 

 

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Flyer

 

Perhaps you may like to PM me with your experience - number of hrs, aircraft flown etc.

 

The forums would need a review done on an aircraft every month starting with the J160 as a benchmark. The reviews need to be completely and utterly independent and not bias towards any one aircraft to get an accurate review.

 

We also need to develop a scoring system like width of cabin, performance in cruise, stall, turns etc, overall finish, options available, price etc etc etc - as I said we would need to have the J160 as a benchmark that would score 5 out of 10 for each area and then every other aircraft is reviewed +/- of that.

 

So if you can take a test flight each month and write a comprehensive review on it for the forum members then that is exactly what we need - you even get a label of "Aircraft Reviewer" next to your name :big_grin:

 

 

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Ian, My experience is 9 hours (0.4 solo ;) ) in a Jabiru UL-D. I hope to get my licence around March/April 2008. Does this get me in the ballpark? :)

 

Regarding the Millennium Master, congratulations on the work being done. Whilst I fear this snazzy aircraft will always be out of my league, I think it's exciting that we have the opportunity to fly such a wide variety of aircraft. Right now I'm really enjoying the Jabiru and I dream/plan/imagine the day when I'll be able to build/buy and fly my own flying machine.

 

I wanted to say 'good luck' with the remainder of your working visit - but luck doesn't seem to be in order. What seems to be unfolding is the result of careful work and planning. So instead I'll sit back and enjoy the rest of your reports as you bring more information to hand.

 

Regards,

 

Mathew, Cairns

 

 

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FlyerPerhaps you may like to PM me with your experience - number of hrs, aircraft flown etc.

you even get a label of "Aircraft Reviewer" next to your name :big_grin:

That'll teach me to open my big mouth......I'll go through my logbook and drag some figures for you. ;)

 

Gotta love having a cool label to...006_laugh.gif.0f7b82c13a0ec29502c5fb56c616f069.gif

 

Regards

 

Phil

 

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

c'mon Daren, that's a bit harsh! We need to support the Aussie mades. I believe you fly Jabs on the odd occasion?????

 

I'm qualified, would put my hand up for impartial reviewer and would give it my best, but would struggle to get my hands on an aircraft every month.

 

 

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Brent, I am too partial on the Jabs mate I admit. Need some cash to play with (hopefully will have some shortly) and I will see what ventures are in the distance! Sometimes I do feel comfy in the Jabi though 010_chuffed.gif.c2575b31dcd1e7cce10574d86ccb2d9d.gif

 

 

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I feel there is a vast array of aircraft available today. Some very technical and some that are so much not technical...... But when it comes to technical.....the Master certainly sets a new bench mark. Congratulations

 

 

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This aircraft is so advanced I was wondering where it fitted into the RAAus categories, then I read Mick Poole's article on the new op manual soon to be released (we hope). I guess you're being just a bit foresighted Ian. Now all we need is to win lotto.

 

If you haven't seen it, the article is in November's mag.

 

 

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Here is some more photos of the Prototype No 2 doing some more testing - the problem now is that the entire region is now covered in snow so testing has halted for a little while however they have started on the 5 Beta planes which I will get one as soon as possible to put it through its user acceptance testing (assembly, manuals, Aust certification process etc) - I am desperately trying to get it for Narromine at Easter - it may not be allowed to fly then but at least it can be viewed

 

 

 

 

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Neil, the Gazelle is waiting to go to Ballarat for Decca so I don't think she will mind

 

Pete, that's exactly what goes through my mind when I look at her - now I have to start on the process of getting her allowed to fly here - if only jet engines were allowed then we could have some fun 006_laugh.gif.0f7b82c13a0ec29502c5fb56c616f069.gif

 

 

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