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Old Dec 04, 2012, 02:42 AM
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Forgot to mention - in my opinion the Hyperion motors are great motors but that particular one is way more than you need for the Mirage. That 3020 weighs 175 grams.

Im using a hacker A20-20L which weighs 56 grams. Im using a 3S 1100 pack, 11x6 folding prop and pulling about 220 watts static. Thats enough power to compete very nicely in ALES competitions and more than enough for sport flying - while still keeping the models all up weight very low.

Build it light, dont add any extra structure, dont beef up the spar, use a light weight power system and you will end up with an outstanding model.

Of course, even if you build it a little heavy, the Mirage will still perform very well. But why build a model with permanent ballast you cant remove?
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