PHANTOM OWNER FLIES LEGAL ULTRALIGHT PHANTOM

WITH MZ 201 ENGINE

 

A Little Different “Pull” on a Phantom

By Gary Frank (re-printed from the Alamo Air Force Newsletter)

 

The engine is an MZ201. It is 45 hp at 4700 rpm with a belt drive. The engine is the same as the

65 hp model but only has 1 small carburetor and no fan cooling. I came down once in a cornfield

until I learned how to tighten the belt, now it seems quite dependable. With a small battery my

phantom fits in FAR Part 103 by 5 pounds. With 40 hours on the engine it runs smoother and

quieter than a Rotax 503 - in other words so far so good. To add to the fun of it, it burns 2 1/4

to 2 1/2 gallons/ hr so the 5-gallon tank works. If someone wanted to or has to stay in Part 103,

this could be a good solution. For info. see www.compactradialengines.com .