Project Mosquito

 

Tony and John have been building a pair of Mosquito's built from Ivan's original design for several years between other projects and they are now basically complete and just awaiting final setup and test flying. This has been delayed by the Covid virus and lockdown stopping Tony and John from getting together to finish the final details and set up. The original model was electric powered but these will by powered by DLE55cc engines. Some areas of the model have been redesigned to cope with the loads and vibration of the ic engines and the increased flying loads.

 

As soon as Covid allows we hope to complete the final set up and get the models out to test fly. More info and pictures will be posted when this happens.

                 

 

 

 

 

Work started by making the complex undercarriages and attaching them to the motor boxes

Kits of parts were cut out by Al on the teams CNC machine

Wings were constructed around the motor boxes

Sheeting the first half shell.

Sheeting added to the second side

Fuselages were built as half shells and then put in a support cradle for joining and sheeting of the second side

Trial fitting the engine. DLE 55RA's were chosen, they are much bigger than required but will allow big 3 blade props to be turned and due to their power, they can be operated at lower revs than smaller motors and still produce sufficient power.

Homemade multi chamber silencers will be fitted to fit in the cowlings and make the motors quiet.

Trial fitting of the cowlings onto the wing.

Scale detail being added. Fineline tape and high build filler is used to make the panel lines. Cast resin exhausts have also been fitted.

Adding panel lines and detail to the wing.

Masking up for the canopy frame which was sprayed onto the canopy with high build primer.

Home made silencers were fabricated to fit in the cowlings

Fitting the resin moulded exhausts to the cowling

Motor fitted and cowlings painted