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Old Mar 03, 2011, 11:04 PM
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The other thread has some talk about motor upgrades (think they are Nine Eagles heli motors?).

Can someone post a link to the jucy bits so idiots like me know what to get?
Lead Wings,

The Nine Eagles Solo Pro motor is a good replacement for the P-51 motor. Same power, but they seem to be more consistent - so far. The Nine Eagles Bravo SX motor is a major power upgrade from the PZ P-51 motor - but premium cells are mandatory. The cheap Chinese cells are completely useless in this app. RCBabbel's testing in a Sukhoi XP showed 60g of static thrust on a 5043 prop with a Hyp 180 cell. That is a 30% increase in thrust over the stock XP motor - which is the same as the P-51/4-Site/UMX Extra/T-28/F4U.

The catch is that you have to swap pinions & connectors. RCBabbel has been selling SP & SX motors already set up for the PZ 8.5mm gearbox. Shoot him a PM if you're interested. A pair of SX motors in the Mossie would make the old girl go ballistic. Would take a really stout battery to handle the current, though. Probably at least a 2p Hyp 160, 2p Hyp 180, or 1s Hyp 320.

Here's the thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1326158

Joel
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Old Mar 03, 2011, 11:39 PM
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I cans fly the trojan pretty well, landings are tricky, I give minimal power so the prop is not drag, but I will have to learn how to land it with power.

Omer,

The key is to fly her like a full-scale ship - manage airspeed with elevator, and altitude with throttle. Using the elevator to control sink-rate is the most common mistake made by RC pilots on approach. With lightly-loaded, overpowered planes, one can get away with it - to a point. However - with higher wing-loadings - and especially with scale ships, it will bite you.

Once you set up your approach, manage your sink-rate with throttle. Manage your airspeed with elevator. If she's sinking too fast, feed in a bit of power. If she's going to overshoot the runway, reduce power. If she's coming in a bit too hot, ease the elevator stick back a bit. If she's getting mushy on the sticks, drop the nose a bit. Keep some power on all the way down. When she's a few inches off the ground, pull the power back and ease the stick back to flare. She will settle in for a nice 3-point landing. If your runway is a bit longer, also try a two-wheel landing. Everything is the same up to the point when she's a few inches off the ground. Instead of pulling the power back & flaring - you just bring her in on the mains with a bit of power. Cut the power just after the mains meet the runway. As she slows, the tail will come down on its own.

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Old Mar 04, 2011, 12:11 AM
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Hyperion 240mah 1 cell
Hyperion 180mah 1 cell (the Hyperion batteries are generally considered the best available for Ultra Micros.):
Available from-
All e RC
Are http://www.allerc.com/hyperion-g3-cx...or-p-5438.html the specific 240mah with micro connector you're talking about? Do these fit into the plane?
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 12:54 AM
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Three, she's a tail dragger, which means roll over is an issue to watch for (unlike the trojan)

One mod I'd like to see is a new nose cone that replicates the observation mondel of the moisse. I've already snapped the two inward dummy mgs,. the observation model would be less prone to damage in a nose over.



I may contact parkflyer plastics about this. seems like a mod a bunch of people could get behind.
Yeah, took it out today and did the "scrape all the machine guns off" mod. I never liked them anyway... (Ill just keep telling myself that)
Sweet photo btw
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 01:04 AM
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I posted this on the main thread, but to make sure the word gets out:




"Zippy Flightmax Single Cell batteries deliver full capacity & discharge as well as being the best value batteries in the hobby market today! Ideal for light weight applications, a JST connection has been pre-installed eliminating the hassle of making single cell packs.

Spec.
Capacity: 240mAh
Voltage: 1s / 3.7v
Discharge: 30C Constant / 40C Burst
Weight: 9.9g (including wire, plug & case)
Dimensions: 63x26x3mm
Discharge Plug: JST"




http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11870
Note you'll need to swap out the plug.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 01:17 AM
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Lead Wings,

The Nine Eagles Solo Pro motor is a good replacement for the P-51 motor......

Here's the thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1326158

Joel
Thanks Joel, that is what I was after. I have a V1 Sukhoi that needs an upgrade and a Mosquito out there somewhere with my name on it - will get a couple of the motors for spares.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 01:19 AM
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@fryfrog: Yes. Thanks for pointing that out, I've updated the main page to include the more specific link. As an aside, I flew my mossie on one of those today, and it did pretty well. I'll update after a few more flights.

@ Darth Vapor: Yea, first thing I thought when i saw that nose cone was "these things won't last one battery pack..."

as for the photo, I just typed something like "mosquito observation model" into google image search and she came up. It would make a great paint scheme though, the red tail and invasion stripes would be make for better orientation Think that may be my first mod in fact...
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 02:42 AM
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as for the photo, I just typed something like "mosquito observation model" into google image search and she came up. It would make a great paint scheme though, the red tail and invasion stripes would be make for better orientation Think that may be my first mod in fact...
Does anybody know if that is a historically legit paint scheme? I didn't realise the USAF were flying mozzies in WWII/D-day, and I also note what look like kill tags on the fuse below the cockpit hard for a recon plane to log up that many kills unless its missions?
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 03:46 AM
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Here's my Mosquito FB Mk VI of 21 Squadron RAF 1945.
Took some .05mm carbon rod for the antennas and a sharpie ultra fine point to her.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 06:47 AM
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I posted this on the main thread, but to make sure the word gets out:




"Zippy Flightmax Single Cell batteries deliver full capacity & discharge as well as being the best value batteries in the hobby market today! Ideal for light weight applications, a JST connection has been pre-installed eliminating the hassle of making single cell packs.

Spec.
Capacity: 240mAh
Voltage: 1s / 3.7v
Discharge: 30C Constant / 40C Burst
Weight: 9.9g (including wire, plug & case)
Dimensions: 63x26x3mm
Discharge Plug: JST"




http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11870
Note you'll need to swap out the plug.
That's quite heavy (and long) for a 240 mAH cell. If you're going to get something that heavy from HK, a higher capacity cell would be better. It's 350 mAH 20C discharge. Sure, 20C isn't a whole lot these days, but it's not as long as the cell you've listed, and the Mosquito apparently won't draw more than 7C on a 350 mAH cell going full-out.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Does anybody know if that is a historically legit paint scheme? I didn't realise the USAF were flying mozzies in WWII/D-day, and I also note what look like kill tags on the fuse below the cockpit hard for a recon plane to log up that many kills unless its missions?
My friend Roland Bushner flew Mosquitos for the US Army Airforce for the 25th Bomb Group, 653rd Bomb squadron and flew high altitude Recon missions deep into Germany unarmed, without escort.

The tags were for recon missions.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 08:13 AM
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Does anybody know if that is a historically legit paint scheme? I didn't realise the USAF were flying mozzies in WWII/D-day, and I also note what look like kill tags on the fuse below the cockpit hard for a recon plane to log up that many kills unless its missions?
Here are a few 8th AAF, I believe.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 11:42 AM
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Here's my Mosquito FB Mk VI of 21 Squadron RAF 1945.
Took some .05mm carbon rod for the antennas and a sharpie ultra fine point to her.
Wow that looks amazing!! Really well done man great job!
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 01:33 PM
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I received my mosquito yesterday, and am pretty excited despite the weather and not being able to fly it. Can someone who has activated the dual ail feature let me know how it went? I might set it up tonight, and wondering the benefits besides spoilerons/flaperons, which I don't know about that much. I know I can trim each one independently, which is a good plus for flight. Will activating dual ail increase throw at all? Thanks!
Since this is the MOD thread,,,,anyone? I am curious why this hasen't been discussed further. I have set up dual ail, but that is how far I have gone.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Since this is the MOD thread,,,,anyone? I am curious why this hasen't been discussed further. I have set up dual ail, but that is how far I have gone.
The worry with having full length flaperons to the wing-tip is that it will increase the tip-stall tendency of the plane. Though experimentation is needed.
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