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Old 03-14-2007, 07:14 PM
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Default Mirage 550 power?

I recently aquired this plane from a friend who did a nice job building it but never flew it. My question is: What would be a good modern day electric motor for this plane? I posted a picture of the motor it came with, and the prop that its supposed to run, next to a brushless outrunner motor and it's prop that I had in a little 3D foamy. Obviously technology has come a long way since this kit was designed. Could I run this motor in this plane? If not, what should I run?
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:31 PM
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Default RE: Mirage 550 power?

An Eflite 370 outrunner, 9x4.5 prop, 3CLipo.
It will perform far better than it ever could with the original motor and monster Nicad.
Old 03-14-2007, 08:31 PM
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Ok, cool.. Thanks Tall Paul! That just might end up being the answer to my problem! To get down to the nitty gritty, Can I use this outrunner motor that I already have in this plane or would it not be a good match? Its a Himax 2812-0650 thanks

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Old 03-15-2007, 10:45 AM
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I don't know how a 2812 compares to the Eflite motors, but I believe it should be as good as a 370 or 400.
I abuse the snot out of mine.
It's flown with an Electric Hots wing; an Astro Challenger wing; Gentle Lady wing; Mirage wing on backwards; with an OS 10; as a camcorder carrier; as a twin; with a Kline-Fogelman wing..
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