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AP Mini Mirage (swappable)

#63
Yayat, I also like your yellow-blue color combination! It is a pity your maiden flight wasn't successful.
Which motor did you use and what is the all up weight of your model?
 
#64
Yayat, I also like your yellow-blue color combination! It is a pity your maiden flight wasn't successful.
Which motor did you use and what is the all up weight of your model?
I haven't weight it, for the motor I use kingkong 2205 which has been rewinded. I think it is to powerfull. I used the motor on goblin before (it weight around 500g).
here is maiden video

I manage to flew it twice
 
#65
Just printed out at 115% because I only have 2200 batteries, not sure if going to use my 64mm edf or motor. Are the any build instructions anywhere that I could check before I start?
 
#66
There is no building instruction. You can only study the parts list in the build plan. I recommend that you assemble the Mirage according to the numbers in the parts list. If you have concrete questions, just contact me!

By the way: I think that a 2200 battery will be too heavy for this model at 115% size. If it's a 3 battery, don't do it. 4s could work with a 64mm EDF unit, but certainly not with 2200 mAh at 115% size. You should enlarge the model even further to lower the WCL value.
 
#70
Sorry, gave the wrong weight yesterday. Take off weight yesterday wass 600 grams, todays take off weight is going to be 500 grams with a 4c battery instead of a 3c and improved breathing for motor (see photo) Flights are going to be fast but short today!
 

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eXpire

New member
#73
Hi,

thanks a lot for this awesome plans. I realy enjoyed build it!!

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Even if it is far away from a perfect build from my side, i hope you don't mind for adding you logo on it.
But i thought: "honor to whom honor is due"

Details:

Base Material: impact sound insulation (don't have foamboard here)
Skin: Colored packing tape
Motor: 2205 red bottom
ESC 30 amp
Prop: 6x4 or 5x4x3 or ?? i will try a view different thinks

Greetings eXpire
 
#74
Grüße nach Stuttgart und ... thank you for building the Mini Mirage and decorating it with the AP logo! The 2205 red bottom motor gives a lot of power with 4s, so you'll have a lot of fun. You should install a 5x4x3 or 5x5x3 quadcopter propeller. The motor gets enough air so that the shorter propeller blades don't matter. A 6x4 two-blade propeller could break off during landing if it is in the wrong position.

What does your Mini Mirage weigh?
 

eXpire

New member
#75
Hi,

I ended up at 232g (8,2 oz if google is correct) without battery. With a nanotech 3s 850 i have a total of 304g (10,7oz). A 4s is still in the mail. I might need to add some nose weight. CG is off by about 10mm (~1/3")

I made quite a lot of pictures during the build, in case somebody is intested, i can share them.

Greetings
 

Hai-Lee

Old and Bold RC PILOT
#77
I decided to see if I could fly this thing and so I built one!

Here it is!
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I am fitting it out with a Powerpack A equivalent and I will soon know if I can fly it!

It is sooooooo small in wing area!

Will attempt maiden on this coming weekend, weather permitting.

Have fun!
 
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Hai-Lee

Old and Bold RC PILOT
#79
What a beauty! (y)
If your foamboard is heavier than the FT FoamBoard you should use a 4s setup to have enough thrust and avoid any nasty surprises.
I actually removed the paper from inside the fuselage and will be running a pusher, (1400kV on 3S driving a 8x4 prop).

I will also be using a bungee launcher to ensure I get up to speed whilst very close to the ground to see at what speed the bird becomes controllable.

May make an EDF version a little later but I chose this build for something simple and yet interesting. Now that there is the "Master Series" a lot of the more interesting designs are being overlooked which is vary sad!

Also enjoyed the build design and ideas so even if it doesn't fly I will have enjoyed and learned from the experience!

Have fun!
 
#80
I also have a 1400kV on 3S driving a 8x4 prop lying around. I actually wanted to mount it on the Tucano, which flies so well with the F-Pack setup on 4s, that I have refrained from it so far.

The Mirage as EDF version is still in the BETA stage, because I haven't found the time for it yet.

I'm happy that you like the build design.

Have fun!