Google search American Modeler Air Trails American Aircraft Modeler Young Men Hobbies Aviation Flying Aces Saturday Evening Post Boys' Life Hobby Distributors Amateur Astronomy Engines & Motors Balsa Densities Silkspan Covering Comics Electronics My Models Model Aircraft Articles Plans Model Boat Articles Plans Model Car Articles Plans Model Train Articles Plans 1941 Crosley 03CB Radio Model helicopter articles & plans Crosswords Model Rocket Articles Plans Restoration Projects Photos Peanuts Collection Model Aircraft Articles Plans Sitemap Hints Amateur Radio Airplanes and Rockets Hero Graphic
Rocket Kits + Accessories - Airplanes and Rockets
Plastic Scale Model Kits - Airplanes and Rockets


Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

Carpe Diem!

(Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...


1996 - 2026


Kirt Blattenberger


Family Websites:

RF Cafe | Equine Kingdom

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the Airplanes and Rockets website are hereby acknowledged.

Carl Goldberg Mirage 550

Mirage 550
Kit Number: 42
Wingspan: 54"
Wing Area: 464 Sq."
Flying Weight: 45- 50 oz.
Fuse Length: 39"
Radio: 2 to 3-Channel
Power: .05 Electric

(In Degrees)

Wing: 0
Tail: .5
Engine: Right 2.5
Down 3.5
Aileron: None
Elevator: 1/2"
Rudder: 1/2"
 Center of Gravity

Balance Point on fuse,

measured back from

wing leading edge

2-7/8" to 3-3/8"

Kirt with Carl Goldberg Mirage 550, Fairfield, OH 2000 - Airplanes and RocketsThis Carl Goldberg Electra was my first foray into electric-powered RC flight aside from a powered glider (Great Planes Spectra). It used a direct-drive .05 electric motor with an 8-cell, 1200 mAh NiCad battery pack. The beast was heavy and flew very fast - too fast in my opinion to really call it a trainer. It handled well, but was certainly not the "floater" that I thought it would be. I planned to use it for giving Philip some stick time on something other than a glider, but instead I flew it a few times and sold it to a nice guy at work.



Carl Goldberg Mirage 550

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Plans Service - Airplanes and Rockets

Drones - Airplanes and Rockets
Modeling Resources

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and Rockets

Academy of Model

Tower Hobbies logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Tower Hobbies

Horizon Hobby logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Horizon Hobby

Sig Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Sig Manufacturing

Brodak Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets