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Old 08-06-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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Turner, the Mirage 550 was my first ever kit, 15 tears ago, and was no problem for a total newbie, as I was at that time. It was also a very successful trainer, surviving all my rookie mistakes, and was my daily flier for quite a while. Building it in '97, it used the supplied brushed can motor, and 7 of the very latest, super high capacity, 1700 mah nicads .Even without ail., it would rudder roll, after I gained the skill, and courage, to try it.

I think you'll find it a great introduction to building, and with modern BL motor power and lightweight lipo packs, it will be an even better flier than mine was. I've attached 3 old scanned pics of my Mirage.

this is a great idea, and I hope that you get lots of interest in the project. I'll think about a build for myself, as I haven't built a wood model in about 5 years. I have several of Ivan Pettigrew's plans that need to get done, so that's probably the way I'll go.


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