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Old Apr 04, 2007, 01:56 AM
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"I passed on the kool-aid"
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Always kind of had a liking for this plane and the mirage 550 as well. Construction went together pretty quickly and easily in a couple evenings time. I am still looking at power systems and have a few minor details to wrap up before flying. I was a bit worried about the weight of the ply fuse so I took the dremel to it in a few places but surprisingly it came out pretty light considering it is designed for glow.
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Old Aug 22, 2007, 01:21 AM
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"I passed on the kool-aid"

Tried a couple of different power systems with it


including a power 25 on 3S with an 11x8.5. Surprisingly it had plenty of power even on 3S. I then put a scorpion outrunner in it (1050kv) that is roughly the same size as the torqe 2818-900. More than enough power and will easily climb to almost full vertical on a 3S pack. The plane has an extremely good glide rate and will slow down very well. It is relaxing to fly and looks halfway decent in the air.
Old Sep 13, 2007, 11:57 AM
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Very nice papasmurf, I built one of these about 10 years ago when I was in the Marines, but I never flew it for some reason, cant remember why exactly. I always thought it was a nice looking plane.

Thanks for sharing it with us, Im actually building a 167% Q-Tee right now to electricfy using a 3s 3250mah pack, so I may start with some of your power suggestions as this model will be similarly sized at 60" wingspan, 45inches long, about 3 lbs AUW.
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