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Old Mar 15, 2007, 10:10 PM
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new mirage 2000 at hobby lobby

check this out
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/mirage.htm

25" wingspan, 38-1/4" long, 19 oz. flying weight. All molded bead foam construction, pre-painted with electronics pre-installed. The radio is a 4-channel 72 MHz transmitter with a 6-channel receiver. Three pre-wired 9-gram servos control the elevons and the steerable nose wheel, which is pre-installed. Assembly is quick; the main wings are "keyed" to the fuselage for perfect fit and must be glued with epoxy. 20 amp speed control and ducted fan unit with powerful inrunner brushless motor is pre-installed and ready to run. Power is supplied from the included 3-cell Lipoly battery. A dedicated wall plug-in Lithium battery charger is included for charging at home (for quick field charging order ETC2500, available separately). The tricycle landing gear provides good ground handling; takeoffs from a smooth surface are quick. Mirage is a smooth performing aircraft, rolls are axial, inverted flight is
easy and the flight speed is moderate. The delta wing will slow down well for landing and still remain very stable. Flight times are in excess of 10 minutes.


what do u guys think??? anyone already have it???
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Old Mar 15, 2007, 10:18 PM
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It looks like it flies really well. Too bad they dont sell the airframe by itself or I would get one and repaint it in a gray camo scheme.
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Old Mar 15, 2007, 11:41 PM
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oh man! that thing flys great! it would be sweet...but i cant afford that much. id also like a bare bones version...c'mon HL, you guys can do that cant ya? youd seel a ton that way! really looks great in the air. cant wait to see more of them around!
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 12:11 PM
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Oh Baby that's purty! It needs an XF and JS on 4s though
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 01:37 PM
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Is that the same as the Kamdax Mirage or slightly different? I don't recall the length of the kamdax, don't even know if you can still get them, mine's in the garage unbuilt, it will need an intake mod, too small up front.
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 02:08 PM
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I wish they had an arf available. Anything else is waste of hard earned money.
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 02:16 PM
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Oh Baby that's purty! It needs an XF and JS on 4s though

That new mirage 2000 is about the size of the Kamdax Mirage 2000.
And I flew the Kamdax with 68mm minifan fan .
Rule of thumb For ducted fan jet:
"the larger the fan you can put in the jet the better, period."
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 07:42 PM
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Interesting. Looks a bit slow, though. What kind of flight time should I expect on that 1200mAh included battery? What exactly is a "dedicated wall charger"? Does that mean that the battery doesn't have to be removed from the plane to charge? What C rate is the battery?
Sorry about all the questions, but I've learned to ask a lot of questions before putting out more than $200 for a piece of foam. I'm a bit disappointed in my Red Arrows hawk, and don't' want to make that same mistake again.
Sure wish I could find a jet that was quick and not made of foam for $200 or less.
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 08:05 PM
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Interesting. Looks a bit slow, though. What kind of flight time should I expect on that 1200mAh included battery? What exactly is a "dedicated wall charger"? Does that mean that the battery doesn't have to be removed from the plane to charge? What C rate is the battery?
Sorry about all the questions, but I've learned to ask a lot of questions before putting out more than $200 for a piece of foam. I'm a bit disappointed in my Red Arrows hawk, and don't' want to make that same mistake again.
Sure wish I could find a jet that was quick and not made of foam for $200 or less.
You'll get at least 10 minutes of flight time. The battery is removeable and has a neat little hatch on the bottom to get to it. It comes with a wall charger, but you'll probably want to use your own field charger anyway. I'm not sure what C rating is on these batteries. All I can tell you is that it is way fun to fly and lands like a dream.

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 08:06 PM
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You can it's called the Kyosho Illusion.
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 08:07 PM
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And Bruff has a RTF one with electronics for sale right now in the Jets Classifieds here on RCG! (An Illusion that is!)
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 08:36 PM
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I would love to get one of these Mirages! Ie looks like a great edf trainer. It's not advertised as the hottest key out there, it's meant to bed exactly what it is. If they do offer them as ARF's, I'm sure they will sell out very quickly
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 08:45 PM
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I like this one better.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=651632
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Old Mar 17, 2007, 12:14 AM
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That looks slick ! and where can I get some of those cooling fins for the motor?

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Old Mar 17, 2007, 05:28 PM
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That one is actually smaller. it has a 21" wingspan compared to the one Hobby-lobby is offering at 25"
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