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Old Jul 20, 2016, 02:05 PM
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Mosquito Class ??

I have been told that 1M is not Mosquito class as they are too big. I guess Mosquito class is reserved for planes smaller than 1M.

Does this mean we need a class just for 1M's. If this is the case maybe we can call the class, DragonFly or Sparrow.

These are the things that keep me up at night....LOL, LOL
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Old Jul 20, 2016, 02:24 PM
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Here is an old article that describes mosquito class as 0.75 meter. That's how I remember it.

http://msinow.com/rc/choosing_your_first_glider.htm

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Dagnabbit I wanted a mosquito class DLG Paul! Now I have to go out to the bandsaw and saw the wingtips off! As far as I know (and I may be wrong) there isn't an official party that defined maximum wingspan for mosquito class gliders. Google the term and lots of 1M birds come up, dating back to the javelin days. I've also seen several smaller than 1M birds dubbed "Micro," so I think you are safe.
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Dagnabbit I wanted a mosquito class DLG Paul! Now I have to go out to the bandsaw and saw the wingtips off! As far as I know (and I may be wrong) there isn't an official party that defined maximum wingspan for mosquito class gliders. Google the term and lots of 1M birds come up, dating back to the javelin days. I've also seen several smaller than 1M birds dubbed "Micro," so I think you are safe.
The definition of Mosquito class first started before 1998 and it was set at 0.75M. This class was flown mainly in Japan and there were articles in several magazines and on the early RC HLG blogs. I think there was a article in RC Soaring Digest by Paul Clarke. I put together a collection of those gliders (the early days) and you can find pictures and links here:http://spieltek.com/SunbirdSoaring/M...aring-MHLG.htm. Several of the pages have links to PDF plans if anyone is interested in simple balsa birds. You have to consider that the radios of that time were a lot bigger, in general, than the 2.4 rx and servos we use today, so these planes can be flown a lot lighter. Also, they were thrown overhand, the old HLG way, and may or may not stand up to a general DLG style launch of today.

As for the question I was going to ask Paul (the_Builder) , for any of the small plane contests, what general restrictions are there? (not over 1M, but anything else goes? I hate it if there were more rules besides just a 1M span!

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Chris, I remember drooling over your site YEARS ago. How long has it been up? Just wanted to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed that!
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The definition of Mosquito class first started before 1998 and it was set at 0.75M. This class was flown mainly in Japan and there were articles in several magazines and on the early RC HLG blogs. I think there was a article in RC Soaring Digest by Paul Clarke. I put together a collection of those gliders (the early days) and you can find pictures and links here:http://spieltek.com/SunbirdSoaring/M...aring-MHLG.htm. Several of the pages have links to PDF plans if anyone is interested in simple balsa birds. You have to consider that the radios of that time were a lot bigger, in general, than the 2.4 rx and servos we use today, so these planes can be flown a lot lighter. Also, they were thrown overhand, the old HLG way, and may or may not stand up to a general DLG style launch of today.

As for the question I was going to ask Paul (the_Builder) , for any of the small plane contests, what general restrictions are there? (not over 1M, but anything else goes? I hate it if there were more rules besides just a 1M span!

Chris
Thanks Chris, to me any non powered glider with a single wing of 1M or less is fair game. Am I missing something? I like things to be simple and allow for creativity.
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Dagnabbit I wanted a mosquito class DLG Paul! Now I have to go out to the bandsaw and saw the wingtips off! As far as I know (and I may be wrong) there isn't an official party that defined maximum wingspan for mosquito class gliders. Google the term and lots of 1M birds come up, dating back to the javelin days. I've also seen several smaller than 1M birds dubbed "Micro," so I think you are safe.

Don't do that I have a set of 1.5M tails you can have to build a mosquito, the horizontal should make for a nice main wing....
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Chris, I remember drooling over your site YEARS ago. How long has it been up? Just wanted to let you know I thoroughly enjoyed that!
Cfiimei,

Thanks for the compliments. The site was put up when I was doing my scrollsander products, but afterwards I wanted to keep it up. If someone can use it, great. If someone needs plans or a link is broken, let me know, I have all the files and plans archived so I could put them up in another project.

I started a new project website when I felt that knowledge of planes we have flown needed another approach. Have a look, it has the same Mosquito planes on it and I will be adding all the files I have for each of them, from my piece-meal collection of 20 years. I hope you have a chance to look at it and enjoy it. I am re-writing it again, it never ends.

http://fieldguidetomodeling.com/default.aspx
Look under "Find-A-Plane" : http://fieldguidetomodeling.com/Fiel...d-a-Plane.aspx

Thanks again,
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