|Mar 22, 2012, 06:00 PM|
Rob Caso's 37" Mosquito
Here are some pics of my Mosquito that I built a few yrs ago. It was an adjunct design from my original which was a much simpler model with spd 400 cans, no retrax, rudder or flaps. In the original, I was pumping 11.1v through cans rated at 7.4v and, more than once, the model came home with "one turning and one burning". The motors were so out of balance that, one time, the motor parted company from the nacelle and was just hanging by its wires. No problem when greasing it in. Not once did it exhibit any bad spin or other tendencies and I felt that if it was that good I could do a "full out" model that you see here.
Here are the specs:
Name: Dehavilland DH 98 Mosquito
Model type: Electric WWII nightfighter
Designed by: Robert J. Caso
Wingspan: 36.5” (927 mm)
Wing Area: 1.76 sq. ft. (0.16 sq. m)
All up weight: 2lb 7oz (1.1 kg)
Wing loading: 22.1 oz/sq ft (6.9kg/sq m)
C of G: 2.6” (66 mm) from LE at mounting point
Motors: (2) HiMax 2812-1080 outrunner brushless
Propellers/spinners: (2) 8x6 / (2) 38mm alum HiMax
Battery: (2) 3s 1350 Mah LiPo batteries
ESC: (2) 18 amp
Radio: 6 channel
Control functions: Aileron, elevator, rudder, throttle, flap, retracts
|Mar 22, 2012, 07:29 PM|
And here it is....!
The hard part is doing all the bushings but it is a relatively simple assembly...
The PDF has photos of the mock up and below is the finished LG in the plane that I fly....Since then the elec retrx have come out and I would serious consider finding an actuator to take the place of the air cyl. This would be lighter, simpler and less - I mean "no" - plumbing. I found one but lost the link, if anybody finds it let me know
|Jun 23, 2014, 05:42 PM|
Sw - att'd are the instructions for the simpler model having no rudder, flaps or retracts. Let me know if you have questions.
|Jun 24, 2014, 02:50 PM|
Ill Try and carry on with your instructions and see how i get on.
I wont ask many questions as i have loads lol
This is my first ever build so im out on a limb a tad.
|Jun 24, 2014, 10:55 PM|
Jason, a number of years ago, I had done a step by step build log for this model with photos and text but the PDF file is too huge to post at almost 6 meg.
What you really should do is to order the glass nacelles from me, even if you don't do the retracts and then I can send the fuse parts along. These are alot easier than building ea nacelle out of wood and they look nicer.
|Jul 03, 2014, 01:50 PM|
More LG Shots per request
A few more LG pics for those building it. The plans show all the bushings and hinge constr, but nicer to see in a pic
|Dec 19, 2014, 12:53 AM|
Not wrong there, all those bushes are taking me a while to get done, but it is going well so far.
Lucky I'm not in a hurry, although it would be nice to have the airframe done by February. (2015).
|Today, 02:57 AM|
Yes I have finally got the (your) mosquito to near the top of the to do list.
I have too many demands on my time but once I start the airframe progress should speed up.
I'm enjoying having to think about how to actually build stuff. That is code for sitting in the workshop and quietly thinking about things.
A couple of u/c bushes are slightly off square but not enough that light relieving can't have allow free movement.
The fuselage sheeting should be a test for me, but I'm confident I can build it true.
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