FRCFOAMIES DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO "THE WOODEN WONDER"

Discussion in 'FRCFoamies Plans' started by Boxermad84, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. CeeKay

    CeeKay Ace Pilot

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    I have a pair of 1811 1500kv motors that I bought by mistake and they've been looking for a home for a few months now.
    https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking...shless_Indoor_Motor_1500kv_UK_Warehouse_.html

    I had thought about buying the PZ Mossie but then I had the thought "well, if I've gone big, I should try going small" and when I realised that a 50% version would be roughly the same size, and I just happened to have some spare 3mm depron lying around..........

    My plan is to fly the little one indoors, that way i have a Mosquito for every season :D

    I'm thinking 2s for power? (I have a quad running 4 of these motors on 2s 850mah)
     
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  2. charles52

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    F1,
    I am in the process of building the Mosquito. I noticed that the left and right airfoil when layed over top of one another do not match. Is there a slight difference between left and right or should they be mirror images of one another. I have not noticed any other variations in my prints.
    Thanks for all your help on this site.
    Charles52
     
  3. F1wanabe

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    Charles, they should be a mirror image of each other. Was there a print error perhaps?
     
  4. charles52

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    That is always possible, I will match them up,
    Thanks again!
    Chaarles52
     
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  5. CeeKay

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    Final coats of paint going on the large Mossie. Should have it finished by Thursday 20th. Plenty of photos to follow :)
     
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  6. CeeKay

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    Good morning all. Allow me to present the completed 150% Mosquito. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416735636.436252.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416735648.552872.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416735659.167880.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416735668.755040.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416735680.636850.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416735690.431130.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416735699.183461.jpg

    Hoping for a flight this afternoon.
     
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  7. F1wanabe

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    Wow, congratulations on creating that work of art! It's really beautiful, CeeKay!
     
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  8. CeeKay

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    Thank you so much.
    I had a fantastic flight with the Mossie today and it looked and sounded fantastic in the air. So docile and scale-like, I happily cruised along at 1/2 throttle and made some graceful sweeping turns over our field. I'm waiting on some video of the flight being sent to me and then I'll share it.

    Such a fantastic design. Well done to Greg and Jay.
     
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  9. EricR

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    Great work Ceekay! I'm building the standard size Mosquito. I'm interested in your landing gear-how did you make it? How did you attach it to the plane to minimize it being ripped free?
     
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  10. CeeKay

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    The landing gear came from an ASM models DH Comet. I attached it to the model like this:

     
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  11. EricR

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    Thanks, CeeKay! Great stuff!
     
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  12. CeeKay

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    You're very welcome. Good luck with the build.
     
  13. EricR

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    Finishing up the Mosquito build. Can't wait for nicer weather to be able to try it out. Thanks to FRC Foamies and RCPowers for all your great designs and knowledge. I enjoy the building process as much as the flying and you guys put that in reach for many folks!!

    I wanted to put some light-weight foam wheels on for landing gear but decided to go with cable tie landing gear which was lighter and simpler. In a future build I may try wheels. I Inserted the cable tie into the nacelle down through its center support about an inch on each end. The back cable tie was pretty simple to do. Used Gorilla glue which really made it solid. 20141128_161752.jpg 20141128_162421.jpg 20141128_162432.jpg
     
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  14. Boxermad84

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    Wow! Very nice build, are those the ntm motors and props we recommend on our website? Will you be using 2s or 3s?

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
     
  15. EricR

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    Yes, those are the ntm motors and props you recommend. I've got both 2s and 3s so I'll try both. Thanks again for your great work!
     
  16. F1wanabe

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    I agree, spectacular job, Eric! Very scale love the props! One note about cable ties. I had to move mine up front more to keep the plane from nosing over forward on landing, and I still had problems trying to take off without props rubbing. Smoother pavement would help, and holding the elevator up until you get going too. I wouldn't try a take off unless you have a couple spare props Love it though, and thank you for the compliments!
     
  17. EricR

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    I wondered about the cable tie location. I'll give it a shot. :) My flying field will require a hand launch with landing in fairly short grass.
     
  18. EricR

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    Jay and Greg, which do you guys prefer, 2s or 3s?
     
  19. Boxermad84

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    2s for scale flight and 3s for that extra oomph! You will probably get it pitching up with the power running it on 3s, so a bit of down Thrust or a mix on your elevator will do the trick.

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  20. EricR

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    Thanks Jay!
     
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