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Old Jul 16, 2011, 09:45 PM
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Are you using the ailerons as flaps or spoilers?

Flaps doesn't work and increases the stall speed. You want spoilers if you aren't already doing this.
What % spolierons do you have set up?
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 10:02 PM
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What % spolierons do you have set up?
I have 35% and becomes very stable at low speed.
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Are you using the ailerons as flaps or spoilers?

Flaps doesn't work and increases the stall speed. You want spoilers if you aren't already doing this.
well i was using flaps.... as i thought this would be correct....
so i should be using spoilerons then

il change it back and have another go.

thanks
Chris
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 12:40 PM
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Flew my Mossie a half-dozen times this weekend. We had some great weather early in the morning both days. My preferred pack is the Tenergy 500mah. It flys for 10-20min and perfect balance. Another club member had a much larger BH Models Mossie and I got a pic of our planes together. He crashed on landing but it's repairable.

Other than batteries I have not done anything to this plane, she flew right out of the box and continues to this day. We have a number of glow flyers at the field and they keep asking me what glow motors would fit this!
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 01:07 PM
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well i was using flaps.... as i thought this would be correct....
so i should be using spoilerons then

il change it back and have another go.

thanks
Chris
When you lower the flaps, it becomes balloony and doesn't have a predictable glide slope... not what you want when you are trying to land.

Deflect them up and the plane becomes very solid and easy to fly at slow speeds with a much more predictable glide slope.

A good rule to follow is "Never use tip ailerons as flaps. Period"
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 02:29 PM
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A good rule to follow is "Never use tip ailerons as flaps. Period"

i shall remember this!
i found it so hard to get her down on the landing strip! il switch it back and have another go!
thanks
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 07:27 PM
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I've tried as much as 50% and 60% spolierons, which seems to fly just fine, though a bit of a newbie pilot and not really sure if there's any advantage over 35%. Is nice to have got over my initial issues with flying the Mossie which resulted in lots of crashing - I was trying to fly with a cheap RTF transmitter though, and I think all the extra features available with a DX6i help to tame it a lot.
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 10:13 AM
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I have swapped my dx6i for the cheapo for a few flights on a few micros and it really does make a difference! so much more control!
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 05:57 AM
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Does the Mossie use the same 1S batteries as the other UMs in terms of the connector?
I have a number of Hyp 160, 180, 240 and was wondering if they can be used.

What is the best battery option on this plane? Is there an adapater for running multiple smaller 1S packs?

Trying to decide on a new UM to pickup - between the Mossie, UMX SBach, P51, etc. Already have the T28 and F4U. Looking for something new to use the same Lipos but has a bit better performance in light wind.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 08:56 AM
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Does the Mossie use the same 1S batteries as the other UMs in terms of the connector?
I have a number of Hyp 160, 180, 240 and was wondering if they can be used.
Yes, the Mosquito uses the same 1S connector as the other Horizon 1S brushed micros.

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What is the best battery option on this plane? Is there an adapater for running multiple smaller 1S packs?
The Hyperion 240 cell would be your best option.

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Trying to decide on a new UM to pickup - between the Mossie, UMX SBach, P51, etc. Already have the T28 and F4U. Looking for something new to use the same Lipos but has a bit better performance in light wind.
The SBach is a 2S plane with huge control surfaces. It is both extremely fast, and extremely agile. The Mossie isn't quite as fast, and not nearly as agile (it's more aerobatically inclined than the Trojan, at least,) although it is certainly much faster than any other brushed 1S micro that Horizon makes.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Yes, the Mosquito uses the same 1S connector as the other Horizon 1S brushed micros.


The Hyperion 240 cell would be your best option.


The SBach is a 2S plane with huge control surfaces. It is both extremely fast, and extremely agile. The Mossie isn't quite as fast, and not nearly as agile (it's more aerobatically inclined than the Trojan, at least,) although it is certainly much faster than any other brushed 1S micro that Horizon makes.
Thanks. I know the Sback is a totally different beast, just really looking at options for another UM size plane to I can fly at the same field I use the others at and also make use of existing lipos.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 11:28 AM
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Thanks. I know the Sback is a totally different beast, just really looking at options for another UM size plane to I can fly at the same field I use the others at and also make use of existing lipos.
i fly my sukhoi in some pretty high winds for a micro. you best bet would be the su26xp or the new pole cat....

i wouldnt fly the mossie on anything less than the 240mah pack that came with it. my 190's almost killed the thing... but its not actualy that bad in the wind.... just got to watch out on the down wind turn. mine dropped quite a bit!
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 12:50 PM
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I have 35% and becomes very stable at low speed.
Do you just flip the switch for the spoilerons when landing and thats it? I never really had an issue landing withought and spoilerons. I do land on grass...just raise the nose and plop.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Ok I have spoilerons on 45%....... it was so much Easyer bringing the mosquito into line and down on the runway! had some really nice touch and goes......until!

1prop (stbd) flew off and up! my mossy went into a fast flat spin. luckily no damage!
I did have a noise prior to separation. it sounded like it was the gears spinning to fast and almost vibrate/screech.... is this the screech of death? or is it just from my loose prop?
any ideas?
also if it is the screech of death. what size are the mosquito motors? will Sp2's fit?
Cheers Chris
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 04:58 PM
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Ok I have spoilerons on 45%....... it was so much Easyer bringing the mosquito into line and down on the runway! had some really nice touch and goes......until!

1prop (stbd) flew off and up! my mossy went into a fast flat spin. luckily no damage!
I did have a noise prior to separation. it sounded like it was the gears spinning to fast and almost vibrate/screech.... is this the screech of death? or is it just from my loose prop?
any ideas?
also if it is the screech of death. what size are the mosquito motors? will Sp2's fit?
Cheers Chris
The length of the wires...plus the direction of one of the brushed motors. You would need to get both...
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