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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    You'll get more than enough thrust from that setup. . I never used more than 1/2 throttle and it was still very quick
     
  2. ptybill

    ptybill Rookie

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    Thanks Jay. Since belly landing is my only option it seems 2 blades are far less likely to snap off. Also just a tip/point. I did get 3 packs Of 3 bladed from HK and they break if you look at them too hard. I have some 8" props for my quads that swing both ways si I will give that a shot. With the stock setup on 3 s it was seriously fast :).
     
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  3. F1wanabe

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    I was using 8040x3 gws props on 2s and never had any breakage until I put it in the van! Haha. 3 blade counter rotating is the way to go, but good quality is important.

    Our Website :www.frcfoamies.com
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  4. Flybyknight22

    Flybyknight22 Top Gun

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    Very nice looking Mosquito Eric!
    Those spinners make it pop!
    Do you have the size and source for your spinners that you can share.
    I would like to get some of those for my build when I can get to it.
    I have had the FRC Mosquito plans for awhile but have been working on other projects it's about time I got started on this one.
    What a great scale looking airplane of this famous legend.
     
  5. EricR

    EricR Ace Pilot

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    2" Dubro spinners from my local hobby shop
     
  6. Marshall06

    Marshall06 Airman

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    I see this thread has not been active for a while ... read the entire thread, purchased the plans and now just waiting to maiden the Mosquito ... it is my first dual prop in my fleet. Mosquito1.jpg Mosquito2.jpg
     
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  7. ptybill

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    For the record this thing is seriously fast and fun to fly BUT it seems that little vertical stabilizer is the weak point. I yanked it a one point and of course it broke and the aircraft experienced a rather serious encounter with mother earth. Way beyond salvage except for parts. Be careful and I would recommend reinforcing that stabilizer with something.
     
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  8. TomMonton

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    Very nice.
    .. a nice scale look and ready for battle.
     
  9. Marshall06

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    Thanks for the comments and I'll keep a serious eye on the tail stabilizer.
     
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  10. Boxermad84

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    Very nice, marshal! We didn't have any issues with the tail in any of the prototypes or the final version, although we did use depron. Maybe if you use somthing a bit thinner or weaker than depron it could cause an issue, we flew ours on 2s originally but I used a 3s and flew really quick with no problems. Good luck with the maiden! You know what would look good next to that mossie?.......... [​IMG]

    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
  11. F1wanabe

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    Yes, I found no issue with the stabilizer except while driving down to see JettaManDan and FED50H and somewhere along the way it must have been cracked by the f22 that was next to it in the van. Even with a cracked stabilizer it flew but a little squirrely. If it were not for the stability of the cr props it probably would have been a goner. Do you have counter rotating props ptybill?

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  12. Marshall06

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    I'll be initially flying the Mosquito only on 2S ... I've always perfer slow scale flying with the warbirds. Yes, I've been eyeing that bad boy. I currently have a 63" B-17 that is awesome ... purchased, not scratchbuilt.
     
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  13. solentlife

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    Has anyone fitted retracts ?

    Nigel
     
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  14. Boxermad84

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    Yes, I did on the original prototype but didn't get a chance to fly it with them on.

    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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  15. jimbosflyin

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    I'll be installing fixed landing gear on mine,installing the pods and wireing today.This one will be stock but will probably be doing another with the upper wing plates extended to include the elevons and lower wing plates dimension thinned up to end just behind the elerons.I'm also going to give it a rolled upper fusalodge giveing it a more smooth scale look.
     
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  16. solentlife

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    Thats good to hear ... I have the Hobby King Lancaster and the retracts for that are available separately and i think ideal size. I don't think the leg sets are available though ... I will also not do doors ...

    I have a whole hoard of 3S packs and thinking to drop back to 1000- 1100kv motors and maybe 7x5 on 3S ...

    One question ... when I printed the tiled plans ... instead of 26 pages - I had 50 pages in each set. I see that page 26 is a full plan and then it subdivides to print.
    While taping the first printed 25 pages together - I have found that the right hand end of nacelle spine and fuselage parts do not line up. So I had to cut the sections out to align properly.
    Which set of pages are we supposed to stitch together ... the first 25 (which I have trouble with) or the second set of 25 from the full page 26 ? I hope you can understand what I mean ...

    Nigel
     
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  17. Boxermad84

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    Actually you lost me on this one...... Those Lancaster retracts sound a good size though, I have the hobbyking Lancaster to!
    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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  18. I read it as,
    Nigel has a store bought Lancaster from Hobby King which has retracts in it, the retracts are available to be purchased separately but without the legs. the retracts appear to be ideal size to fit the FRC Lancaster.
     
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  19. Boxermad84

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    I got that bit, the part about the plans confused me a little.

    Jay, from www.frcfoamies.com
     
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  20. That part sounds like he is trying to print tiled and full plans at the same time. ;)
     
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