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Old Jul 26, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Old Aug 03, 2009, 07:48 AM
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Here is my Mirage...

JEPE 8S fan, 2x4S Rhino 3700 mAh 20C, Turnigy 110A.
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Old Aug 03, 2009, 08:39 AM
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Cool! Be sure to post some video. I am interested to see how it goes on that power setup.
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 12:20 AM
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Another parkflyerplastics cockpit....

Here's my new Mirage with the parkflyerplastics canopy.

I want to give a big Thanks to techspy for the great spray job!
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 12:59 AM
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Very nice indeed.

Must order a new canopy they look great.

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Here's my new Mirage with the parkflyerplastics canopy.

I want to give a big Thanks to techspy for the great spray job!
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 06:58 AM
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Wow! the guys look fantastic!
And the paint job, what can I say.
How do you guys keep the overspray from forming a peak at the inside corners?
I can't seem to keep the color line traveling in the direction I want it to.

Also, (I should know this) the two panels mounted on the inlets at the 2 and 11:00 position that FlyFly did not include.
Do you guys think they are mock tuck strakes?
The MD-80 has them to keep the nose from tucking at near mock speeds.
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 07:02 AM
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No prob JET. As far as the spray in the corners, get closer, go at an angle and reduce the paint output. (if using an airbrush that is).
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 02:27 PM
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Very nice indeed.

Must order a new canopy they look great.
Thanks guys! The only difference is that I used the new upgrade cockpit tub/pilots and the original FlyFly clear canopy. I liked the way the original canopy fit and it was easier to cut out since the cut lines were molded in.

The pilot heads were a little difficult, but not that bad. I didn't use anything to hide the cut line other than paint, and the line is invisible.

Here's another shot of the cockpit from the rear, and a shot of the "squadron".

ps: Hey everybody, techspy will paint your Mirage for free!!!! The paint is expensive though, about $250 per pint, and you need 2 pints per plane...
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 03:42 AM
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Hey guys,

I am going to build one soon with a 10S 2000W setup.

Can anyone make a good short list of recommended mods ?

thanks !
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Old Sep 13, 2009, 10:40 AM
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Rudder?

Hello,

I'm in the middle of building my FlyFly Mirage.

Would it be worth the effort to install a rudder? I've got a HS-55 laying around and the vertical stab is thick enough to house this servo. I'd run the leads down into the fuselage hump.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old Sep 14, 2009, 01:18 PM
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Kelvin. I put a rudder on my B-58 thinking another control surface would give me options at better stability.
All it did was make my rolls ugly and flutter in the high speed passes. Flutter being my fault.
I have added rudders to other delta designs and wound up not using it much at all.
In this case with the Mirage ( my Mirage) I was close to adding nose weight to get the CG right.
I'm sure that glassing the model caused the CG issue however, limited space to move the battery around would keep me from adding a servo back there.
Then there is the hiding the servo and it's linkage to think of.
Personally I would say no but you would be able to do barrel rolls with it.
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Old Sep 14, 2009, 07:00 PM
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I did the rudder on my mirage and though I have not flown it in awhile I did not use the rudder hardly at all.

If I did it again I would forget the rudder.
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Old Sep 15, 2009, 04:41 PM
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You should see the dang cross wind at our field. I'm thinking of putting in a rudder just so I can continue flying at this field...
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Old Sep 15, 2009, 04:47 PM
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You should see the dang cross wind at our field. I'm thinking of putting in a rudder just so I can continue flying at this field...

Crosswind doesn't matter as long as you have a pretty field!

Yeah, I hardly used the rudder on my 2nd build so I left it off on the one I have now.
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 04:22 PM
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Has anyone else expirenced wing flutter at high speeds ,, at my guess it was about 110mph 10ft off the ground and there is still a derbie field of about 200m in my field with my battery smouldering away ,, my fan didn’t make it either and I cant find the motor that’s how bad the impact was ,,, but I had never had wing flutter before and I have had about 50 flights. Oh well time for a new one this time moving the servo position with thicker control bars. So for all those still flying be very careful of the high speed flutter…….
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