Mirage 049 - Control line aerobatic model. Flying Models August 1980. This is a smaller 32in version of the original larger Mirage (oz2345), for Cox .049 engine.
Quote: "This much requested 1/2A version of a popular Fying Models Stunt C/L design published one year ago flies as well as it's larger brother. Lightness is the key to a great 1/2A performer. By Lou Walgast.
The design preseneted here spans 32 inches - one of the largest 1/2A designs to date. For its size, a finished weight of 10 to 12 ounces is competitive. Four ounces of that total will be the engine, tank, wheels, spinner etc. The other 6 - 8 ounces is your basic airframe. I had no trouble at all keeping the unfinished airframe under six ounces and the finish under two.
Special care was taken in laying out the nose section to allow minimum problems to develop concerning tank hold-downs, as well as to provide easy access to all the other components. The tank is removable, as is the nose gear..."
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