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Old 12-21-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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During the summer I was talking to another fellow (Ward) in the Huronia club about a good project to build. We decided on the DH Mosquito.

I did some research to see what was available and I came up with the Brian Taylor plans as best to suit my requirements. It was decided that I would build the 71" plane and Ward would build the 81" plane.

Both of these plans represent different versions of the Mosquito.

I ordered the plans and short kits from Traplet and started the collection process of all the bits and pieces that would be required to build the model.

I have fabricated and partially assembled the undercarriage, the tail wheel retract and some of the linkages.

I have not decided yet on the engines. The original design used OS Max .25 FSR engines. I have two of these on hand. I also have two ASP .60 four stroke engines that would fit the bill.

The advantage to the OS engines would be that they would completely fit in the cowls, while the ASP engines will stick out the bottom a fair bit. Also the two .25's are much lighter.

The disadvantage would be the sound of the 2 strokes running at high revs turning smaller propellers.

I plan on using an engine synchroniser for this plane. I saw one being used at the field with great success.

I will post some pictures later.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:10 AM   #2
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Re: 71" Brian Taylor Mosquito Build

Hey Calum here is some insperation to help you on your building project. I flew this mosquito in both videos posted on the link. it is a real nice plane to fly. I cant remember the specs on this particular plane but can get it is you are interested. It is electric powered flies on a 6s 5000mah pack.
http://owensoundbarnstormers.weebly.com/
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:21 AM   #3
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Re: 71" Brian Taylor Mosquito Build

Mossie is hard to build without ending up with tail heavy. The 4s would help that.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #4
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Re: 71" Brian Taylor Mosquito Build

Since the mosquito is liquid cooled with the rads in the wing, there are no large air intakes that you can use to get cooling air to the .25 engines contained in the cowels. So the 60s hanging in the air may not be scale but would solve your cooling problems with the 25s. The ultimate solution is the MVVS 58cc liquid cooled gas engine, but unfortunately its too large.
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Re: 71" Brian Taylor Mosquito Build

I'm on my second Brian Taylor Mossie, 81 in, as well as a Don Smith 109 in Mossie. Just picked up the Parkzone 48in span Mossie as well. Hmm, not sure what that means, lol, other than I'll be watching your thread.
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Re: 71" Brian Taylor Mosquito Build

Dave bought a foamy?? There's a sure sign of a Mossie fan!
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Well I do have a pair of foam spits as well, latest is the Ultra Micro Spit, which is a blast to fly. Perfect for any small space outdoors.
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Hey Calum here is some insperation to help you on your building project. I flew this mosquito in both videos posted on the link. it is a real nice plane to fly. I cant remember the specs on this particular plane but can get it is you are interested. It is electric powered flies on a 6s 5000mah pack.
http://owensoundbarnstormers.weebly.com/
Hello Rob, that's a nice looking plane that you have. It sure looks good in the air and on the ground. It flies smoothly giving the impression of a larger model. thanks for the video

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I'm on my second Brian Taylor Mossie, 81 in, as well as a Don Smith 109 in Mossie. Just picked up the Parkzone 48in span Mossie as well. Hmm, not sure what that means, lol, other than I'll be watching your thread.
Hey Dave, I was reviewing your mossie thread when you were in the process of deciding which plan to use and this had some influence on my decision. I did not want a huge model, it would be too difficult to transport but if I went too small the model could appear to be squirrely. I guess the 71" plan should be just right. I have ordered the Revell plastic kit to use as a reference while building.
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Re: 71" Brian Taylor Mosquito Build

I do the same, always get a good plastic kit, and tons of documentation. If you need anything specific, let me know, I've got a pile of books on the Mossie. I'm doing the Don Smith one for a friend, it's a bit too big for me, shop and trailer are pretty full. The Brian Taylor is great. I picked up the canopy for it, also comes with the bomber nose, which I won't be doing on mine. I really need to retire, so I can work on planes full time!!!
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