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    AP Mini Mirage (swappable)



    The AP Mini Mirage is easy to build. Two sheets of Foam Board are required. You can use your existing Mini Power Pod for pusher props with A or F-Pack electronics (with an ESC extension wire) and you'll have heaps of fun chasing this plane around the sky.

    RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2017

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    SPECS:
    • WINGSPAN: 520 mm | 20.47 in
    • CG: 125 mm | 4.88 in (from air intake)
    • LENGTH: 700 mm | 27.56 in
    • DRY WEIGHT: 205 g | 7.23 oz (without fuel tanks)
    • ALL UP WEIGHT: 275 g | 9.7 oz (with 3S 850 mAh | without fuel tanks)
    • EXPO: 30 %
    • CHANNELS: 3 (THR | AIL | ELV)


    ELECTRONICS:
    • MOTOR: 2300 kv (1806 or 2204)
    • PROPELLER: 5x5 or 6x4
    • ESC: 12 A
    • SERVOS: 2 x 5 g
    • BATTERY: 850 mAh 3S


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    And here with the optional fuel tanks:

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    Beautiful design sir! I love it.
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    Realy nice!

    Had a look at the plans and noticed it looks like the powerpod is made with some thrust angles. So this wont work with pusher power pods then like the mini arrow which has no thrust angles (FT say pushers dont need thrust angle)

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    Glad you like the Mini Mirage!

    @bazsound:

    Thank you for looking at the plans. The regular FT Mini Power Pod has two sides for gluing the Firewall. One side with a thrust angle for a tractor configuration and the other side without a thrust angle for a pusher configuration. The Mini Mirage has a pusher configuration and it needs no thrust angle. Therefore, you will find the following information in the plans (part # 15): FIREWALL ON THIS SIDE!

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    I added a video with flight impressions to the first post.
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    THANK YOU - Now on the list..... hmm I think I need to put together a Project list BLOG thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AircPirateNinsei View Post
    Glad you like the Mini Mirage!

    @bazsound:

    Thank you for looking at the plans. The regular FT Mini Power Pod has two sides for gluing the Firewall. One side with a thrust angle for a tractor configuration and the other side without a thrust angle for a pusher configuration. The Mini Mirage has a pusher configuration and it needs no thrust angle. Therefore, you will find the following information in the plans (part # 15): FIREWALL ON THIS SIDE!

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    should have looked at the pictures properl to see its a pusher. So i could use my mini arrow powerpod which has no thrust angle.

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    I don't have such small batteries, guess I will have to find a way to stuff my 4s 2200mah in this one!

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    This might just get built. Any thoughts on using an EDF as a different power setup? I've got a 64mm at home itching to be installed on something.
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    @FoamyDM
    With pleasure!

    @bazsound
    Yes, the Mini Power Pod of the FT Mini Arrow fits! To prevent further misunderstandings, I will remove the Thrust Angle from part #15 in the plan. Then the Mini Power Pod of the Mini Mirage is the same as the one of the FT Mini Arrow!

    @Flurburtur
    That'd be fun! With this battery in the nose you need a correspondingly heavy engine at the rear. That'll give you a "fast" brick!

    @CrashRecovery
    Yes, I started this project as an EDF version. But not everyone has an EDF-unit available, so I have released the FT Power Pack A or F compatible swappable version first. I used a 50mm EDF unit and finished the necessary parts for the EDF installation! With a 4s 850mAh battery the Mirage also flies well. I will publish the EDF version as a separate build plan. Of course, I could include the EDF parts as alternatives in the current building plan, but that could lead to misunderstandings. If you print the plan with 128%, the 64mm EDF unit will fit in.

    I plan to build a bigger Mirage with 700mm wingspan next summer, which fits your 64mm EDF. Why next summer?
    Because I want to finish two FTFC projects first!

    Time is a treasure, unfortunately I don't have as much of it as I would like to have!
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