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Jan 12, 2011, 10:45 PM
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Jet Hangar Hobby Mirage III

I found one of these locally for a pretty descent price it is completely assembled and includes a turbax fan unit with glow motor - which I will immediately replace with an EDF unit if I decide to get it.

Questions are: how old is the kit? it has a large cheater hole in front of the fan unit built into the bottom of the wing AND there is no ducting at all from the inlets to the fan unit just a huge open area. It also seems to have bellcrank setups for aileron and flap mechanics.

I had wondered if there was ducting available or am I gonna have to make it up myself?? I know it isnt gonna be difficult to close up the cheater hole.

I am also uncertain of how old the fan unit is or if it can be converted or if I just need to replace it.

Anyone with any info/experience with this jet please chime in. Pics and setup recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Jan 13, 2011, 01:07 AM
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there is ducting for it might have a odl one .is it a balsa built up wing ?
Jan 13, 2011, 01:15 AM
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I'm really not sure.... I only got to look it over for a few minutes. If I was guessing I'd say it was built like a standard kit would come spar/ribs/balsa sheeted cause it was surprisingly light......

Where can I find the ducting???
Jan 13, 2011, 01:19 AM
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Im certain there is some good build info for you here:

Hope that helps!
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Jan 13, 2011, 01:23 AM
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Holy Cow!!!!! yep thats exactly it!!!! has the huge cheater hole and 2 spots in the wing for tanks(none installed) and the opening at the back for the servos to attach to the bellcranks.......

I'm gonna have to read through those......

Jan 13, 2011, 03:01 AM
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contact Jet hanger Hobbies for any parts you need .
Jan 13, 2011, 07:37 PM
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Thanks for all the info guys!!!!

Gonna pull the trigger on this one.......

Now I just gotta gather the components and get it finished before spring....
Jan 17, 2011, 05:36 PM
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Updating the thread with pics of the mirage....

The jet as seen is 7.4lbs with the fan and motor installed....
it has a 45" wingspan is right at 5' long.
4" diameter exhaust. And the spots for the tanks in the wings are 2.25"x5.25"

Here are the pics:
Jan 17, 2011, 06:20 PM
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that is a nice one ,looks like a K&B 7.5 motor ,and it has the version 1 ducts ,with the cheater hole.a E-Turbax would drop right in .thy do have better ducting now with no cheater hole .....not sure if the fan needs to be moved for c/g with batts to ask "Jetmang" as he has one that is EDF.
Jan 17, 2011, 06:58 PM
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Yeah, whoever built it did a very nice job..... I plan on ordering the new ducting from JHH and I think I'm gonna go for the 12s setup from XPS - Dynamax fan/and big screamer
motor. Anyway, I'm really excited to get going on the plane. I'm gonna use a set of the Eflight or Rclander electric retracts. Started looking for a castle HV 160.......
I also have a source for some cf fabric to make the thrust tube out of......
and any other kind of reinforcement I might need!!!
Jan 17, 2011, 07:34 PM
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Make the boundary layer splitters in the intakes removable for flight. Thrust tube can be light, Mylar. Seal off the cheater, you do not want that. If worried about airflow go with a 100-110mm fan, Stumax, Tamjet, Sapac etc. just slice the ducting to shrink around the fan housing. You may want to add the canards, "KFIR" style. Mine flew better with them.
Jan 17, 2011, 07:43 PM
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I'll have to check out the canards.... I think it looks much cooler with them. What do you mean making the boundary layer splitters removable??
I need to figure out where the cg spot is too. And what servos I need to use.
Jan 17, 2011, 10:36 PM
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the E-turbax is lighter than the xps set up .....not sure where your batts will go,maybe in the fuel tank position . any way i think it will depend on the C/G as to which way you should go .the canards will change the c/g location .....yours has the sport wing 45" the scale wing was @ 36" i think .i built one way back and sold it for the movie Iron eagle got bolwn up .
Jan 17, 2011, 10:54 PM
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yeah, I've read through both of the threads provided above..... hate to see such detailed
work that you've invested so much time and effort in just get toasted like that. Wish I had the patience for such things.... but I'm more of a get it finished and fly the crap out of it kinda guy. I'm not sure about weight differences between the JHH e turbax and the XPS unit - BUT what I do know is that my wallet will be $200 lighter if I buy the Eturbax from JHH.....
Thats $200 I can put toward more batteries or an ESC.......
Jan 17, 2011, 11:21 PM
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the e turbax is a great option for the mirage. especially with the sport wing. im currently building the KFIR, with the "iron eagle wing" which is between the sport wing, and scale wing. i plan to run a slightly cut down turbax.

id go with the 12s e turbax for sure, though the 10s version would do well too. just make sure you get the updated ducts, and cover up that cheater

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