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Thumbs Up Forums are back!
Posted by: Casey - 09-25-2018, 03:09 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Just wanted to give Mike Messex, Peter Weichhart and Mark Rindel a shout-out for getting the forums fixed for a bunch of us who were unable to access them! You da MVPs my dudes! It was a rough number of days...when my alarm goes off in the mornings I grab my phone and check each of my 3 internet tabs, 1 is my facebook, the other is the helicopter section of Barnstormers, and the last and arguably most important is the Mosquito Forums! So thank you all for all your efforts, sirs! Smile

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  West Texas XET flying
Posted by: rotorlyfe - 09-21-2018, 05:33 AM - Forum: Mosquito Flight Adventures - Replies (7)

YouTube: RotorLyfe

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  Newb Intro and a couple inquiries
Posted by: triston - 09-21-2018, 04:03 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (8)

Hey everyone, I am new to the community.  I have made a few posts just browsing around and feel its time to chime in and introduce myself. I enjoy reading the post and learning from others here. a little about myself:

-82-90 Military Intelligence US Army (Counter Intel, Counter Espionage, Counter Terrorism), During that period  I was Delta support as well as 7th Special Forces, was airborne, airassualt, jumpmaster qualified (DOD), Recondo, jungle (Panama) and canadian jumpschool (non DOD) Eventually spent 3 years at NSA and Pentagon.  Developed a love for helicopters from jumping out of the AH60A Blackhawks and was friends with a OH58 Helicopter Pilot that used to take me up and just hand me the controls, this is where my love began and I almost had to wait a lifetime to fulfill my dream as i am 54 years old now.

1990- present President/CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation as it stands now with 28 employees. (mind you the company makes the money i pay the bills and the employees.  I have some very skilled employees that make more than I do in the end).  Owning a business is not what most people think it is and took about 20 years of grinding to become lucrative. 

So here i am 28 years later able to purchase a XE285.  I was looking around found a 2011 XE for sale and its still for sale in lynchburg VA.  38K, w/80 hrs (Black Mustang), called Dwight and he said he could build a new one for around 42K.  I visited the factory and ended up ordering the XE285 with a few extras at well over 50K.

I was supposed to be picking it up by now but as it stands i may have to wait another 4-6 weeks, i spent some time in Trenton helping with the build at the end of July and first of August 2018.

My experience is limited to 30 hours Dual instruction in a R22 in which im not the best or as good as i would like to be but i can get it done.

I hope after reading all the FAA reports of Mosquito crashes where the engines are known to just come apart during flight that it never happens to me.  Knowing how to auto-rotate is pointless in that situation.

Do you guys fly these mosquito's regularly and out of ground effect?

I became concerned when Norbert told me that after my XE285 was completed and I come to pick it up i could not fly it there.  I honestly thought flying it there after the purchase was final that it would be a great time to work bugs out, if any.  I was told I "Might" be allowed to perform some ground work but only if I sign a waiver and stay a couple feet off the ground, even though I would fully own it and its my responsibility anyway.

Keep in mind i am a newb/noob at the whole mosquito thing, I have watched countless videos on youtube of the Mosquitos and have poured through these forums trying to learn as much as I can about these helicopters.  I am very excited but also very concerned at the same time.  So take it easy on me if i sound out of line from the norm.  I just want to feel safe that I can file a flight plan to an airport 1 hour from me and make it there.


I am not a pro with gopro, it set way too high on my head, but if your interested here is a consolidated google drive link to my last r22 flight a week ago, like i said not to pretty  but all me.

R22 Flight

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  Like the Navy pilots say it!
Posted by: Mad Mosquito - 09-19-2018, 12:56 PM - Forum: Academic - Replies (6)

Hey all you Skeeter enthusiasts! After making the acquaintance of a couple of veteran Navy helo pilots who have turned to the Mosquito for their vertical flight needs I would like to introduce you all to a couple of terms coined by the Navy/Marines in honor of these new friends in our community namely Scott and Dick. We are lucky to have these guys join our ranks and to already be benefitting from the experience and knowledge they bring to the table. Guys like these will prove to bring credibility to our community that will serve to maintain our image as responsible builders and fliers. 

Now, for their cool terms that we can use! The generic helicopter terms "Hover in Ground Effect" and "Hover out of Ground Effect" are difficult to say even if you just say: "Hover OGE" and "Hover IGE". The Navy/Marine pilots contract both terms into the very easy to say acronyms "HIGE" (pronounced "Higgy") for "Hover in Ground Effect" and "HOGE" (pronounced "Hoagie" like the sandwich) for "Hover out of Ground Effect". Now, you can call me green behind the ears (I am retired Army after all) if you have already heard or know these but I've been flying for nearly 30 years and talked to many military and civilian pilots from around the world and had never heard these until I talked to U.S. Navy and Marine pilots.  

So, in honor of our new members and their service to our nation lets start using these acronyms and make it a "Mosquito" thing. HIGE and HOGE y'all!

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  XE285 Kit Instructions
Posted by: andyd - 09-15-2018, 05:44 PM - Forum: Build Log - Replies (3)

Hello all
I am new to this forum, my first post. I am looking to get an XE285 kit. I would like to see the instructions for the kit prior to purchase to see what I am getting myself into. I have contacted Composte FX but they were unable to help. Any suggestion from the Mosquito community? Thanks!

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  MZ202 - How to contact Gray
Posted by: shakirhussain - 09-12-2018, 04:42 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hello all, after many dead ends, I finally found out how to contact MZ202 engine owner (current) Gray. He is in China. Other communication avenues are not so successful. If this is a repeat info, please ignore

1. Install WeChat in your phone (Its a Chinese app)
2. Add Gray phone number and send the friend request. Make sure you mention "I am a Mosquito Owner" in the comments. Otherwise he may think its a spam
3. You can chat him without hiccups. He is always online. Easy to order parts etc.


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  Academic subject requests
Posted by: Mad Mosquito - 09-12-2018, 01:09 PM - Forum: Academic - Replies (21)

Hey all you Mosquito lovers! For those that don't know me I am actually a veteran in the community and a card carrying member of the Mosquito Mafia and yes, I have the jacket to prove it! I returned here to the Mosquito Forum recently after several years away. I was away for no other reason than the direction life pushed me which is actually more into helicopters (not less). I have stayed in contact with some of my closest Mosquito friends (Michael "FlyGuy" Marshal, Lorne Diebel, Leo Faucher, Gary Dohms and Dwight Junkin) to keep my finger on the pulse of the community. I have even attended a Factory Flyin or two.

I am a career helicopter pilot of 29 years. I spent 20 years in the U.S. Army working on and flying Black Hawks. I retired 11 years ago (2007) and immediately started flying as a civilian EMS helicopter pilot and built a Mosquito XEL with my father. I flew EMS helicopters and did some helicopter instruction until November 2014 when I moved back to Korea to work as a civilian instructor pilot for the U.S. Army. I now live in Seoul, South Korea and instruct in the same UH-60 Black Hawks that I was flying when I retired from here. 

I am very passionate about helicopters and I love talking and teaching about flying them. I could post subjects that come to mind but I would much rather respond to questions about subjects that you may have about helicopters, especially Mosquito helicopters. I hate complexity with all my heart and therefore, I really like to explain things in the most simple way I can possibly craft. My goal is not to hear myself talk (that's why I'm not posting any un-requested subjects) but to help you understand how the helicopter works and how to fly it so that you have a better chance of executing each flight to a safe completion. So, if you have a burning question please post it because chances are that other people probably have the same question and people other than myself have answers and input that could help all of us out. I'm not the greatest or the smartest pilot in the world but I try hard and I will be happy to help anyone out if I can.

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Video Fairchild F24 Startup with 0 hrs
Posted by: NatureRecycleFlorida - 09-11-2018, 07:03 AM - Forum: Abstract (not related to Mosquito) - No Replies

older video the plane gotten a few hrs on it since then

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  Any news on the direction of the company?
Posted by: Mad Mosquito - 09-10-2018, 08:59 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

Hey everyone! I have not had the heart to call Dwight since John's passing even though I know he would talk to me about it. I know I wanted to talk about my father's crash to all of you who had questions but that was just my way of dealing with it. This may be the case with Dwight as well but I don't want to obligate him into talking if he isn't in the mood. So, have any of you heard anything about how John's passing may affect the future of the Mosquito?

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  Floats 4 sale $600us, Shipped 2U
Posted by: MillenniumCanada - 09-10-2018, 05:29 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Bought them new from John for $1000us and never used.
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