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Old Jul 09, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Good advice Joel, thanks!

I'll swap it to JST. I do use throttle management, only occasional WOT.
I too have noticed good flight times with my 3Sbach

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Old Jul 09, 2012, 07:54 PM
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I thank everyone for all the good advice on the batteries, I looked up the JST to micro connector at Horizon Hobby and found it, then I checked with my local hobby shop and they have the connector in stock. And the E-Flite 500 mah batteries
A few weeks ago I ordered some parts and batteries for my planes from Hobby King, one item which I planned on using on my UMP-51 was the Turnigy Nanotech 3.7v 300 mah lipos with the larger connectors on them, has anyone tried these on the Mosquito, they are 50 mah more than the stock battery so they should also work quite well, I ordered 6 of them, they should be arriving in the next few days. I will have to make an adapter for the batteries, I have some micro extensions with female on one end and male on the other end and the charging cable for the larger connector batteries, I will just cut and splice some of the wires together to make the right connection.
I can try out my Nanotechs and then try out some 500mah to see what the difference would be.

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Old Jul 10, 2012, 01:54 AM
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I've got some of the Turnigy 300s for my MCPX, I could do the same trick with them and use the eflite charge adapter to use in the Mozzie. Like Joel says though this would not be very efficient due to the losses, the only real gain would be the extra 50mAh.
They are not as heavy as the 500s either!

Let us know how you get on
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Hi Guys

I had another question about the Mosquito, has anyone tried to convert one to a JU-88, they look very similar with the two main differences being the tail and nose\cockpit area. The reason I am asking is that I have always been into German and American aircraft and now my favorite are the Luftwaffe planes. I think with a different paint job it could pass for a JU-88, most people watching where I fly would have no idea.
Any ideas?

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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:46 PM
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The only thing really to note is that it can be very tail heavy. Easily sorted with a larger, heavier, battery
I got out on a perfect night tonight to try out the recently suggested dual ailerons. Worked great. With the calm wind and good turning, I was finally able to figure out what else made the plane squirrelly. Man, is it tail heavy! You aren't kidding!

I'll try to pick up an adaptor and put my 120SR batteries in it. What short-term fixes are there?

I also find it a bit hard to land (OK, really hard to land), but that may also be a function of fighting its tail-heavy tendencies.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 02:28 AM
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Short term just use the charge adapter hat came with the 120SR.

The Mosquito is horrible to land with a rear CG, the elevator is far too sensitive and it balloons way too easy

I'm still using the 120 lead with mine, it was only supposed to be a temporary fix but it flew so well that I left it on there.
Joel has finally talked me into changing the lead on the plane to a mini JST. More power will be available which I hope to translate into even longer flight times

Btw, my personal best is well over 30mins on a stock battery!

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Old Jul 20, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Had a couple of nice flights with this the other day.
500mAh battery up front and it was still way tail heavy!

I think that this needs stripping down now and the wings beefing up, it has very noticable dihedral and will auto level. I actually did some Rudder only turns and it will fly 3ch

I think it is time to strip it down and try to lighten the tail. There must be some foam can go without sacrificing strength.

I would love to upgrade this to 2x 2S Brushless
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Had a couple of nice flights with this the other day.
500mAh battery up front and it was still way tail heavy!

I think that this needs stripping down now and the wings beefing up, it has very noticable dihedral and will auto level. I actually did some Rudder only turns and it will fly 3ch

I think it is time to strip it down and try to lighten the tail. There must be some foam can go without sacrificing strength.

I would love to upgrade this to 2x 2S Brushless

SilentPilot,

I added a bit of lead weight in the nose...in the lower fuse in the front of the batt compartment. With RC Babbel's 240 pack, she flies just fine.

Still, there can be significant variation between individual planes. And it sounds like you're wanting to do a major upgrade mod. Love to hear how it turns out. Good Luck!

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Old Jul 20, 2012, 11:27 PM
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I'll let you know!

The twin Brushless might be too much for the airframe, but then again WOT is optional right?
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Old Jul 21, 2012, 12:09 AM
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If I remember correctly, Mendo was working on a dual bl Mossie at one time. Haven't heard anything about it for some time, now. Not sure what happened. I'd love a 2s bl Mossie! I'd even make the inboard flaps functional to help slow her down on approach.

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Old Jul 21, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Inboard flaps and micro retracts!

Are you listening HH
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 08:20 PM
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I'll let you know!

The twin Brushless might be too much for the airframe, but then again WOT is optional right?
WOT may be a option but it's a temptation that is too hard to resist.
Someone telling me I don't have to use all the throttle is comparable to my wife cooking brownies naked and telling me not to touch.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Not to touch the brownies or her?
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Not to touch the brownies or her?
Depends on how hungry I am.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 08:59 PM
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WOT may be a option but it's a temptation that is too hard to resist.
Someone telling me I don't have to use all the throttle is comparable to my wife cooking brownies naked and telling me not to touch.
Now, that is quotable! I'm still laughing!

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