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  XE Ultralight build
Posted by: jb92563 - 01-18-2017, 09:38 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

I was wondering if it is possible to build the XE kit as an ultralight version so that it can later have the higher fuel capacity available when being converted to a registered experimental?

Seems to me that the only significant differences between the XE and XEL is fuel capacity and the floats.

I assume fuel capacity is molded/integrated (12gal vs 5) into the fuselage pod or is there a separate tank that I could change later on?

For the XE Ultralight version I would limit the fuel capacity by installing the fuel filler connection at a lower height on the tank.
I would also need to purchase floats, which I did not see on the XE kits options list.
What would the floats cost?

The main idea behind all this thinking is that you would have the option of flying it as an XE for resale purposes or as a progression in Heli flying objectives, but starting out as an Ultralight.

Hope that makes sense.

Ray

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  New member seeks info.
Posted by: akabud - 01-12-2017, 10:43 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (15)

I've been looking at the Mosquito and reading the posts here and am interested in building one.
I'm a fixed wing private pilot with about 2000 hrs. But haven't been active in the last 8 years. Recently retired. My last airplane was an RV-6 that I build.
I like the idea of an ultralight version possibly the Air. I flew ultralights in the 80's.
 
A few questions.
About how many of them are currently flying?
Does anybody know of any near Sacramento, CA?
How many hour does it typically take to build one?
Are there any dealers on the west coast?
Do they get flown a lot? What would be considered high time in the current Mosquito fleet?
What price range might I be looking at for a used one?
As far as used ones are there any things I should avoid? For example, engines that didn't work out so well.
Are there any other forum with good info on the Mosquitoes.

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  hot air balloon and helicopter
Posted by: mauri - 01-10-2017, 11:47 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

http://piti.forumfree.it/?t=73518874#entry603015992

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  Lost Servicemen in Greenland
Posted by: mosquito - 01-09-2017, 03:36 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Received a very interesting call on the weekend.  They need a Mosquito Air that can be disassembled and flown to their location for reassembly and use.
 Please check out the request below and let Jim or myself know if you are interested in helping out.  Would be an amazing experience!

I am currently looking for a mosquito and pilot. We are a group of aviators searching for lost servicemen from the World War II era in Greenland that are lost deep below the polar ice cap. We like the idea of having a small mosquito helicopter that would have a 15 lbs compact fixed antenna to cover a search area. Estimated time on the ice would be 4-6 days. We had considered using a drone however we would be limited in a few capacities. Our group is called Hot Point Solutions, we are a nonprofit organization FAMIARF.org  We are working with the US Coast Guard, the DPAA and the department of defense on a volunteer basis in search of our missing airman hoping to bring them home to their families. Please advise if either you or someone you know has this type of aircraft and would be interested in such an endeavor. My name is Jim Salazar and I can be reached at [url=tel:(626)%20712-0700]626-712-0700[/url] otherwise    JimSalazar1@hotmail.com

 

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Thumbs Up Helicopter Pilot Career Overview
Posted by: Lauren Hatten - 01-06-2017, 11:23 AM - Forum: Academic - No Replies

It is fact that in the recent times the aviation industry has progressed a lot and you will witness that lots of young students are highly energetic and passionate to join this great profession. Before you actually dig out more useful insight of helicopter pilot, you must understand that it happens to be the challenging job. So make sure that you are mentally prepared for that as it is the daring job.
As you start exploring about helicopter pilot and his flying jobs so you come across lots of new information. He gets engaged in flying jobs such as aerial photography, geological survey, highway patrolling, aerial advertising and many other flying jobs. It reveals the importance of any helicopter pilot. If you explore out the aviation industry so you will find that many young individuals are becoming a helicopter pilot rather than becoming an airplane pilot. And it is because helicopter pilot has lots of great career opportunities.
If you want to find out more useful insight of this specific topic and have a great passion for becoming a helicopter pilot then contacting any professional writer who students ask to do my assignment is a great idea. The reason why you should contact them is because they cover almost every topic and it means that they may give you a more useful insight of this specific topic.

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Photo About Mosquito XE fuel tank spill oil
Posted by: angel xiao - 12-26-2016, 08:36 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Dear John:
  Merry christmas!
      our company bought the Mosquito XE kit with you ,After assembly ,the Mosquito XE fuel tank is always spill oil. May I ask why this is? Have you ever had this problem before?

 Looking forward to your reply, thank you!



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  123.hp.com
Posted by: Madison - 12-26-2016, 05:19 AM - Forum: Flyin's - No Replies

We are pleased to announce our weekly Fly-in & Events webpage for our loyal customers. Before attending any activity, please contact the sponsor of the event since information changes regularly. If you have information on any events and would like to share them with others, please email us with the information and we will do our best to post it on this page for other aviation enthusiasts. 

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  Merry Christmas Skeeters!
Posted by: mosquito - 12-25-2016, 08:24 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Merry Christmas fellow Mosquito Flyers!

  As a firm believer in the real meaning of Christmas first I thank God for who he sent us many years ago.

  I would like to thank all our customers for building the Mosquito helicopter into a fleet that now numbers 402!  I know we are not always as fast as you would like and some have had to wait longer than expected to receive their flying machines but we continue to try to improve both the Mosquito and our service.   With new developments currently in testing I hope to be able to provide new and exciting products in the near future while always trying to improve the existing fleet.

  So have a Merry Christmas and here's to a great new year!

John

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  Merry Christmas
Posted by: FlyGuy - 12-25-2016, 05:50 PM - Forum: Abstract (not related to Mosquito) - Replies (2)

Mosquito Nation,

Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Michael

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  2017 Factory Fly-In
Posted by: FlyGuy - 12-22-2016, 06:30 PM - Forum: Flyin's - Replies (2)

Ok Guys,

With the end of the year just around the corner my mind starts to think about the Factory Fly-In
in Trenton! To some of you I may be jumping the gun but I have found that if I plan early, my
plan always seems to work out. I am sure John is about to post dates and information about it soon.
I have just started to look up airfares but have not ruled out driving (1,700 miles each way).

My first fly-in was 2009 as I wanted to just see this little heli and see what all the buzz was
about. I met another guy on the Forum and we ended up making plans on meeting and
splitting the cost of a room in Chiefland. My next on was 2012 after I moved back to the
Mainland and two months later I put down my deposit for "Myrtle" my 285. Unfortunately I 
will not be bringing her along on this trip. It will be great to see the old friends I made there
and meet new owners and other folks that are coming to get information and their first glimpse
of this neat machine.

If you haven't been to a factory fly-in, start planning now! There is a wealth of information to be had 
and some of the greatest folks that you will ever meet will be happy to answer questions. My thinking
is it will be held March 31st through April 2nd (usually the weekend before Sun n Fun).

Let's start this year off with the anticipation of a fantastic Factory Fly-In. Chime in and tell us if you
are planning on going, how you are getting there, and where you are planning on staying.
This is a perfect way meet like-minded rotor-heads and possibly cut expenses!

Time to get excited!

Michael

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