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Old Jul 16, 2004, 03:28 AM
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Anyone familiar with the "De Havilland Mosquito"?

This looks like a really fun plane to fly. Hobby Lobby sells it for about $150 bucks and its powered by two brushless motors. Does anyone own or have any experience with it.
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 10:51 AM
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Hey, you're right - that does vaguely resemble a Mosquito. Someone needs to come out with a true scale Mosquito now

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Old Jul 16, 2004, 11:18 AM
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The biggest problem is the mid-wing placement. The Mosquito was a shoulder-wing design to allow the spars to pass over the bomb bay as follows:
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 11:46 AM
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looks great
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 12:43 PM
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Tha manufacturer is "Scorpio", they sell a few other of their very nice looking ARFs at Hobby Lobby. Anyone have any experience with the brand?

Best,

Joel
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 01:28 PM
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I fly one that was scratched built using s400 2:1 gear boxex turning APC 7/4 props
with 10 cell Sanyo 1950 FAUPs, also 3s3p Li-Ion 1150 mah. RTF 4 1/2 lbs

Got almost half hour flights on 3S3P.
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 03:22 PM
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Scorpio's Mossie could probably be "fixed" to bring its profile into something resembling scale. The wing would have to be re-rooted in the proper shoulder position and the nacelles adjusted so the prop spinners are in a straight-across line with the nose.

Over in the Foamies forum there's a fairly detailed thread on this, with pictures.

Bill (oldcoot)
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 12:01 PM
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Tha manufacturer is "Scorpio", they sell a few other of their very nice looking ARFs at Hobby Lobby. Anyone have any experience with the brand?
yes i had the spitfire and a nib zero...
the spit flew great...
their planes are big,hollow foam...
nice flyers..but ding easily...

yup advertised as "Semi-scale"

-SF
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 01:40 PM
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The Mosquito was not a "shoulder wing" aircraft, it had a high mid wing location! This version is actually very close to scale so the HL claim of being semi scale is correct! Here is a wartime photo of a "wooden wonder" in flight showing the wing location! It also shows just how close to scale the HL version is for all of you naysayers ! "Old coot" is correct though in that the nacelles are too low to be scale, but that is the only thing I can see that would really detract from the scale realism of the HL "Mossy"!
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Old Jul 17, 2004, 03:33 PM
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I agree that the wing looks close enough to the right spot, but that the nacelles are too low. However, if you watch the video on HL's site the plane looks very good in the air. Rolls "feel" like a Mosquito. I gotta have one. I've been a Mosquito junkie for years. Fortunately I just ordered a 60 amp speed control yesterday and have nothing to put it in yet A couple of cobalt 480s and 3:1 gearboxes should do nicely.

Steve
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