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Old Oct 17, 2013, 04:49 AM
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ParkZone Mosquito Mk VI – Retract & Flap ready, 49” span

Delighted to report spotting that the next Parkzone release is to be a 49" Span Mk V1 Mosquito !

http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroon...-mosquito.html




..... I'm planning to nip out at lunchtime to pre-order mine !

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Old Oct 17, 2013, 04:59 AM
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At last, a mosquito that looks like a mosquito! I just wish it was bigger, 49" span is very small for a twin.
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 05:16 AM
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Some more pics and vid available here, supremely well done HH / PZ

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-basic-PKZ6350

... and some text details 'cut & pasted' from PZ's hyperlinked page indicated in 1st post above:-


Scale details and fantastic flight characteristics come together beautifully in this exciting, park flyer recreation of Britain’s premier twin-engine warbird. It’s the perfect first twin-motor park flyer for any intermediate to expert skill level pilot.

Nothing Evil about This Twin
Despite their differences in subject matter and design, ParkZone park flyers have always shared a common trait – smooth, predictable flight characteristics that will put any sport pilot at ease. The ParkZone aircraft development team has gone to great lengths to make sure its first twin-motor park flyer is no exception. To that end, they’ve mounted the motors in such a way that their counter-rotating props and thrust angles smooth out the effects of abrupt power changes. This makes the model as fun and relaxing to fly as any single-motor ParkZone warbird.

Two Motors. One Battery.
The aircraft is equipped with two 370-size, 1300Kv brushless motors, both of which are powered by a single 3S 2000-2200mAh Li-Po pack (sold separately). Even with the additional weight of the optional flap servos and electric retracts (sold separately), this economical power system delivers more than enough performance for sport aerobatics and high-speed strafing runs. And flight times are just as long as any single-motor ParkZone warbird.

Optional Flaps and Retracts
The model gives you the option of adding functional flaps and retracts. All you need are two ParkZone SV-80 servos for the flaps (PKZ1081) and a set of E-flite 10-15 Size Main Electric Retracts (EFLG100). The model has been designed with the addition of these components in mind, so installation is easy.

Numerous Scale Details
The model comes with the trim scheme and markings of a Mosquito Mk VI that flew with 464 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force. The invasion stripes partially cover the squadron code letters on the fuselage, just as they did on the full-scale aircraft. Other details include machine guns in the nose, cannon ports in the chin, engine exhausts and a painted pilot figure.

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Features PNP

4-channel control out of the box

Aileron, elevator and rudder servos installed

Twin 370-size, 1300Kv BL outrunner motors, installed

Twin 18A brushless ESCs, installed

Designed to accept E-flite® 10–15 Size Main Electric Retracts (EFLG100), sold separately

Optional flaps servos (PKZ1081) sold separately – requires 2

Durable Z-Foam™ construction

Panel line, pilot, gun and cockpit details

Functional wing vents that cool the ESCs

Authentic RAAF 464 Squadron trim scheme

Easy-access battery and electronics hatches

Requires a 4+ channel aircraft transmitter and receiver (6+ channel with flaps and retracts), a 3S
2000-2200mAh 25C Li-Po battery and a charger, all sold separately

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Features BNF basic

Spektrum™ AR610 DSM2®/DMSX® receiver, installed

4-channel control out of the box

Aileron, elevator and rudder servos installed

Twin 370-size, 1300Kv BL outrunner motors, installed

Twin 18A brushless ESCs, installed

Designed to accept E-flite® 10–15 Size Main Electric Retracts (EFLG100), sold separately

Optional flaps servos (PKZ1081) sold separately – requires 2

Durable Z-Foam™ construction

Panel line, pilot, gun and cockpit details

Functional wing vents that cool the ESCs

Authentic RAAF 464 Squadron trim scheme

Easy-access battery and electronics hatches

Requires a full-range DSM2/DSMX 4+ channel aircraft transmitter (6+ channel with flaps and retracts), 3S 2000-2200mAh 25C Li-Po battery and charger, all sold separately

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Wingspan: 1244 mm (49.0 in)

Overall Length: 955 mm (37.6 in)

Flying Weight: 1200 g (42.3 oz); 1260 g (44.4 oz) with retracts and flaps

Motors: 370 BL 1300Kv Outrunner (x 2)

ESCs: 18A Brushless ESC (PKZ1814)

Servos: (2) DSV130 and (2) SV80 servos

Prop Size: 8.25 x 5.5
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 05:28 AM
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This is the most exciting PKZ release in a loooong time (for me at least). Gotta wait a bit after the Hurricane last minute acquisition, but I'm getting it, definitely. 2014 will be the year of the Mosquito
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 05:31 AM
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looks good modelflight doesn't have a sample at the moment but i was told when they do, i'll get it for review

looking forward to this one it's going to sound awesome with the twin motors and with retracts up will look so scale in the air

roll on sample i say

cheers chuck
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 05:41 AM
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Yes!!! Can't wait for this one!
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 05:43 AM
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How should this plane fit into the lineup in terms of beginner-friendliness/how it flies?
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 05:46 AM
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Just watched the vid
.... that slooooooowwww roll wonderull

and those counter-rotating props will ease any ground-swing on take off

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Old Oct 17, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Oh boy ....Great news ....A mosquito .i still have a fully working Eflite P38 that i rarely fly as i am to scared to lose it.....it was a shame Eflite discountinued it.....Lets hope the mosquito gets lots attention and is well supported out there........... i for one will be buying it.Great choice Horizon....Retracts and flaps as well....size is just right to get in the car...opps forgot to look at how much it cost....oh well Christmas is coming..... Thank you HH
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 06:11 AM
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Reading the manual, looks like it's going to be a nice and easy build, looks awesome. Only disappointment was to see the battery is installed in the nose from the bottom, too bad they couldn't have made it accessible from the top, oh well no big deal.
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 06:21 AM
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How should this plane fit into the lineup in terms of beginner-friendliness/how it flies?
The usual basic four-channel experience I guess. This plane will be no trainer, but it'll probably be even a little easier than the current mono prop lineup as it is given for the same weight (~1,2kilograms) while benefiting from a larger wingspan.

probably handles better on grass too.

Seeing the motor KV and prop pitch I'm wondering about the top speed.
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 06:37 AM
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Crap, the PKZ Spitfire mk.IX and this Mosquito are not to scale At the same scale at the Spit (~x0.11 reduction) the Mosquito would have needed to be closer to the 59" (1m50) mark

actual wingspans were 9.9m for the mk.IX vs. 13,57m for the Mosquito...

Oh well
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 07:16 AM
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Very surprising and very interesting move by PZ. Although the Mosquito is not "my cup of tea" and I will not be buying it, I hope that it sells really well, leading to several more multi-engine planes from PZ. Knowing that it's a PZ plane, I'm sure that it has great flight characteristics and will be an easy build. Very exciting!
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Old Oct 17, 2013, 07:21 AM
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Wow !

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Old Oct 17, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Interesting choice! I'm on the fence about it so far, but, on the other hand, it's getting more difficult to keep my Hurricane in the air, and this would give the Hurri's retracts a home . . .
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