SMALL - espritmodel.com SMALL - Telemetry SMALL - Radio
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Sep 19, 2012, 06:56 PM
Registered User
twang's Avatar
Australia, QLD, King Scrub
Joined Jun 2005
1,371 Posts
I haven't built the Mirage, but I have the MB339. The Macchi is a hard build, you have to rethink everything to get it right. Mine is an early one which did suffer the wing fold, but they retrofitted a couple of ply supports and I understand it is now OK.
twang is offline Find More Posts by twang
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:49 PM
Registered User
leebee1965's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Bonny Hills
Joined Aug 2012
246 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by out of stock View Post
thanks leebee their sure pricey however should something go wrong horizons got my back
Lol, yeh, mine cost as much as the kit ! Oh well, as long as they work.
leebee1965 is offline Find More Posts by leebee1965
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:08 PM
DONT PANIC! :)
out of stock's Avatar
United States, FL, Lehigh Acres
Joined Jan 2012
1,902 Posts
the mirage it is! guys i will need some guidance on what components. got more questions

1) I absolutely want retracts. is it possible to assemble the plane and add retracts later? or it needs to be done before assembly?

2) instead of using a bec etc. is it okay to use a LiFe receiver pack?

3) is this combination possible: 1850kv warhead---CS 12---turnigy sentilon 100a hv 5-12s v4. (it states "WARNING: For some large motors, you must use 'High' timing mode. Failure to do so will result in a burnt esc.")

do you think i need to set the timing on high for the 1850kv warhead on 6s???
out of stock is offline Find More Posts by out of stock
Last edited by out of stock; Sep 23, 2012 at 11:11 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 22, 2012, 11:05 PM
Registered User
gazza2003au's Avatar
Sydney, Australia
Joined Jul 2003
4,481 Posts
is anyone flying the flyfly thunderbird EDF jet? there on special in VIC for $39.99 plus shipping and it uses the flyfly 92mm EDF
gazza2003au is offline Find More Posts by gazza2003au
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:10 AM
Extreme CNC Alloy EDF
Extreme_RC's Avatar
Australia
Joined Mar 2006
11,497 Posts
Pretty awful flying model, 40 bucks or not, not really worth all the rest of the $$ needed to set it up!
Extreme_RC is offline Find More Posts by Extreme_RC
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:39 AM
Registered User
gazza2003au's Avatar
Sydney, Australia
Joined Jul 2003
4,481 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Extreme_RC View Post
Pretty awful flying model, 40 bucks or not, not really worth all the rest of the $$ needed to set it up!
do u think it will fly on a small 5S pack with the 90mm EDF and matching motor?
gazza2003au is offline Find More Posts by gazza2003au
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:30 PM
DONT PANIC! :)
out of stock's Avatar
United States, FL, Lehigh Acres
Joined Jan 2012
1,902 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by gazza2003au View Post
is anyone flying the flyfly thunderbird EDF jet? there on special in VIC for $39.99 plus shipping and it uses the flyfly 92mm EDF
heres a link. haven't found much information about it.

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://w...QEVc5pBQpv2JYA
out of stock is offline Find More Posts by out of stock
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2012, 12:41 PM
DONT PANIC! :)
out of stock's Avatar
United States, FL, Lehigh Acres
Joined Jan 2012
1,902 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawk124 View Post
Hi All,

A short clip of the second trim flight of my Mirage running a Wemo 90mm on 6S 5000mA with a 84mm thrust tube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBpg3...&feature=g-upl
Cheers,

Hawk124.
whats causing the plane to bounce up & down? is this due to the landing gear being moved up?
out of stock is offline Find More Posts by out of stock
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:22 PM
Registered User
leebee1965's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Bonny Hills
Joined Aug 2012
246 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by out of stock View Post
the mirage it is! guys i will need some guidance on what components. got more questions

1) I absolutely want retracts. is it possible to assemble the plane and add retracts later? or it needs to be done before assembly? I put mine in after I closed it up, but before I glued the wing on

2) instead of using a bec etc. is it okay to use a LiFe receiver pack? I use a UBEC, light and cheep
3) is this combination possible: 1850kv warhead---CS 12---turnigy sentilon 100a hv 5-12s v4. (it states "WARNING: For some large motors, you must use 'High' timing mode. Failure to do so will result in a burnt esc.") I have used a HET 600-37-2 and we mo tec midi fan, plenty of power.
do you think i need to set the timing on high for the 1850kv warhead on 6s???
No idea.
leebee1965 is offline Find More Posts by leebee1965
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:58 AM
DONT PANIC! :)
out of stock's Avatar
United States, FL, Lehigh Acres
Joined Jan 2012
1,902 Posts
leebee thanks man.!

im actually guna add the retracts before i assemble it. ill take my time on this one. well, i dont know how to install a ubec. whats the difference between a bec and ubec?

how are becs installed? thank you!

i would rather use a LiFe pack. its a k.i.s.s thing lol
out of stock is offline Find More Posts by out of stock
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:38 PM
Registered User
leebee1965's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Bonny Hills
Joined Aug 2012
246 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by out of stock View Post
leebee thanks man.!

im actually guna add the retracts before i assemble it. ill take my time on this one. well, i dont know how to install a ubec. whats the difference between a bec and ubec?

how are becs installed? thank you!

i would rather use a LiFe pack. its a k.i.s.s thing lol
Have a look at the Jepe website, http://www.jepe.org/indek.htm look at the Jepe leaks section, they have all good info there. If you are going to add retracts, look at the section showing where to move them to, it is forward of the Fly fly location.
UBEC is just an external BEC, you dissable the one on your speedy by cutting or removing the red wire. It just gets soldered to the speedy plug, very easy to do, and if the controller burns up, you still have full control of the plane( no power to motor). It would be lighter and easyer than an extra battery(no charging), plus it would be way smaller. This is what I use, http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HOBBYWING...item3f18e3eada

Most speed controllers can't handle more than 4 cells without over heating, I use UBEC's on all my planes over 3 cells, just not worth the worry.
leebee1965 is offline Find More Posts by leebee1965
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:00 PM
DONT PANIC! :)
out of stock's Avatar
United States, FL, Lehigh Acres
Joined Jan 2012
1,902 Posts
you are the effin man! ill have a look see! grazias!

hey could you have a look at this link and tell me which one youd recommend? (4400 6s 30c single pack)

http://www.hobbypartz.com/ubec.html
out of stock is offline Find More Posts by out of stock
Last edited by out of stock; Sep 24, 2012 at 09:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 25, 2012, 02:43 AM
Registered User
leebee1965's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Bonny Hills
Joined Aug 2012
246 Posts
I am not familiar with this brand, but I would go with the 5A, 5 or 6 volt unit. this would give you a good margin of safety, I just use 5volts, 6 would give you more speed and power for your servos, but will pull more amps. The Mirage only has 2 servos(plus retracts and steering servo), so the amps wont be that much. Also, it has to handle 5/6 cells, so maybe 26volts. The Hobbywing units I use work fine at this voltage. Hope this helps.
leebee1965 is offline Find More Posts by leebee1965
Last edited by leebee1965; Sep 25, 2012 at 04:10 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 25, 2012, 03:00 AM
Registered User
leebee1965's Avatar
Australia, NSW, Bonny Hills
Joined Aug 2012
246 Posts
Thought I would just post this picture, I will be flying tomorrow if the wind and rain hold off.
leebee1965 is offline Find More Posts by leebee1965
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 25, 2012, 06:20 AM
Registered User
South Africa, GP, Pretoria
Joined Mar 2011
423 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by leebee1965 View Post
Thought I would just post this picture, I will be flying tomorrow if the wind and rain hold off.
Good luck.

Can't see from the pic, but if you have the stock wheels, make sure to glue the foam to the hub - as this is the first thing to go. If possible rather replace the wheels. Also make sure that there is not too much directional play on the struts as it makes the steering very difficult.
Graham d is offline Find More Posts by Graham d
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video FlyFly Mirage 2000 maiden bill34207 Electric Plane Talk 4 Feb 17, 2008 08:29 PM
Video 90mm EDF Mirage 2000 Maiden Ernest Electric Plane Talk 4 Jun 25, 2007 02:56 PM
For Sale Wattage Mirage 2000 with brushless motor shschon Aircraft - Electric - Jets (FS/W) 2 Mar 04, 2007 09:01 PM
Mirage 2000 with landing gear? webnetxpress Foamies (Kits) 8 Jan 27, 2003 10:16 AM
Mirage 2000-5 with a 15/2 kushal_22 Foamies (Kits) 21 Jan 14, 2003 10:43 AM