Mirage 550 (oz9648)
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Mirage 550. Radio control sport trainer model for electric power. Wingspan 54in, area 4764 sq in. For 2 - 3 channel RC and .05 electric (brushed can motor) power.
Discontinued kit from Carl Goldberg models.
Quote: "Good Day. Attached is a copy of the Goldberg Mirage 550 plans in PDF format. This is a high wing, balsa, electric powered trainer. Span 54in, flying weight 45-50 oz. Regards, Jim"
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Update 25/11/2019: Added supplement advert file (colour scan, one full page) thanks to JulianL.
Quote: "Among 550-class electrics, nothing tops the Mirage's combination of sparkling performance, deluxe features and easy-to-build simplicity
When our boss suggested that we should develop a sport-trainer for our Turbo 5501m motor, we hadn't told him we were already testing a little gem that out-flew anything we'd seen. Boy, was he delighted. And we've got a feeling you're going to like the Mirage 550 even more than the boss did.
Custom eletric performance in a basic electric package: Besides delivering the kind of superb stability and long, slow glide that make it an outstanding trainer, the Mirage's advanced aerodynamics and state-of-the-art Selig airfoil come through with the kind of performance that even an expert can appreciate.
You'll take off from hard surfaces in about sixty feet, climb to a thousand feet on a charge, loop and roll from near-level entry and make touch-and-go landings that are a thing of beauty.
And speaking of beauty, you've probably noticed that the Mirage's dramatic cowling, Posi-Lok wheel pants and rakish lines lend it a touch of class that's sure to score big at the club show-and-tell. The Mirage may be basic. but it certainly isn't boring.
Details that make the difference: Special featherweight wheels, ultralight formed components and precision-cut parts from carefully selected balsa bring you better performance and they also help make building the Mirage a breeze - even if you've never built before.
You'll work from clearly illustrated step-by-step plans and instructions that leave no detail to chance. Options like on-off 'throttle' and speed controllers are explained, covering technique is described and there's even a section on trimming and flying your model.
The kit includes the Turbo 550 motor and switch harness, a high-efficiency propeller, a CG spinner and all the hardware you'll need. Except for covering material and glue, there's hardly anything extra to shop for. The Mirage 550 is at your local dealer's now, so don't delay. Find out how exciting electric-powered RC can really be!"
Update 09/01/2020: Added kit instructions, thanks to spitfireflyby.
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Instructions. 62 pages, complete.
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User commentsI remember, a long time ago, helping someone who had built one of these. I remember thinking that it flew *pretty well. That's surprising, considering that it had a cheap, direct drive, ferrite can motor and nicads. These days, of course, it would be easy to add a lot more power, and make it lighter at the same time. However, I don't think having excess power suits the character of the model. If you want to do aerobatics, build something else. A little more power would probably be a good thing, though. *When interpreting "pretty well", remember that I'm a glider flyer.
LincolnR - 27/07/2018
I wonder if anyone has a hard copy of the recently added instruction manual? A high-res scan of page six would provide all the parts patterns...
RMC - 10/01/2020
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