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  Hirth carb and intake
Posted by: Jerrod - 05-12-2018, 09:43 PM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (4)

Think this intake and carb set up will work. This is what the previous owner had in mind so carbs would not hit homemade intakes to offset them. Thoughts anyone

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  Low Fuel PSI light.
Posted by: Chamberlain - 05-11-2018, 11:04 PM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - No Replies

I installed a low fuel pressure indicator light on my 285 dash. I purchased the sending unit (triggers at less than 35 lbs) from Digi-key. [Image: 5ff68b1bfb1c4341aef4ba408fe49372.jpg]
It should give me a heads up should a low pressure event occurs.

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  Where we stand!
Posted by: FlyGuy - 05-08-2018, 03:55 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Hey Rotorheads,

I am starting to fall into a funk. It comes from the fact that this latest mishap involving an XE 285. I don't know all of the facts about this person but I know to operate an experimental Mosquito you need a valid medical certificate, a private pilot fixed wing certificate, and enough helicopter instruction to insure you can execute all emergency procedures or a valid medical and a private helicopter certificate. 

I don't know if this guy has a fixed wing ticket or a valid medical and it is rumored he only had two hours of instruction (I like facts not rumors). One thing I do know is the FAA is going to be on this like white on rice!!! I would not mind as much is what he did only effected him but all of us may feel the repercussions of his actions. 

If you or someone you know has the dream of owning and flying a Mosquito, just "do it right"! Get your instruction, medical, or what ever it takes because whatever you do will effect others!

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  285 coolant temp
Posted by: Chamberlain - 05-07-2018, 10:29 PM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (2)

I have at POD 300 monitor on my 285. It is a useful tool. I have been getting a coolant temp on the POD of 165 in a hover. The MGL temp is 135. Is this a temperature that others are experiencing on their PODs?

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  Hirth fuel injection
Posted by: Jerrod - 05-07-2018, 08:41 PM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (6)

I have a xel with hirth 3203 engine. I want to install fuel injection but found out I need a return line installed in the tank. How hard would it be to install this return line in our tanks?

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  Oops, another one bites the dust - in NC
Posted by: swashplate - 05-04-2018, 01:52 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (11)

It seems as though another Mosquito XE has fallen victim to physics.  Reportedly the tail rotor made contact with tree branches and, (with the assistance of gravity), the rest became inevitable.

Rumor is, pilot was trying to learn how to hover/fly without lessons.



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  XET Power Plant Option ?
Posted by: Kellster1 - 05-02-2018, 03:34 PM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (5)

Has anyone looked into the possibility of installing a Stuttgart SVT 100 ? I have been scouring the WWW. for a Solar T62-2A1 with slim results. The few I did find are basically priceless. The SVT 100 looks like a possible candidate to me. There's a few things that I don't know, RPM for the rated horsepower, Dual independent fuel system - Mech/Electronic ? Price ?
What I do Know
- Length 21.85"
- Diameter 11.0236"
- Dry Weight 61.7294 lbs
- Fuel type Diesel
- Fuel/Hr 8.5 gal
- TBO 2000 hrs
- 0'-33,000' 
If it could be done a new heli could have a new engine instead of a surplus. Parts availability should be fairly good. They've been testing on a plane but haven't seen any rotorcraft tests. One of the videos I watched on YTube has the pilot changing his throttle up & down with no flameout or other effects, Safer? It's also a great looking power plant. If I had more $$$$$$ than sense I'd buy one just to put on a engine stand to fire up and drive the coyotes mad. 
Just curious if this has crossed anyone else's mind for a new fitment.

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Posted by: FlyGuy - 04-30-2018, 06:41 PM - Forum: Abstract (not related to Mosquito) - Replies (4)

Hey Gang,

Am I the only one tired of the latest spamming of this forum? For the past 4-5 days, every day this site has been under attack by folks that just want to join so they can run this site into the ground with BS content. I was on this site twice when one of these buttheads was half way through posting in every category and was helpless to stop them. It seems like it is always the case where a few ruin a good thing for the rest of us. This is not a place for advertisers, ambulance chasers, or spammers!

I would like to see something change. Contact information that is only accessible to Admin. It may not help much but you can join this site without a name, email address, or anything. I know a person could put in false info and do the same thing over again but doing something is better than doing nothing. 

Just me venting.


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  Mosquito backyard autorotation practice
Posted by: heliav8r - 04-30-2018, 04:38 PM - Forum: Video Vault - Replies (1)



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  Maximum pilot weight for XET and XE285
Posted by: pilotarix - 04-22-2018, 05:38 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (8)

My apologies, if this question has been discussed before. I have seen older threads with similar questions but none specific to the XE285 and XET. 

I am trying to figure out the math on maximum pilot weight but then I figured that that may not only have something to do with max gross weight but also with the balance. 

With the XE285 based on the info on the website:

12 gallon of fuel (fuel weight 6.1 lb/gal) in the main tank is about 73.2 lb (33.2 kg)

useful load including  fuel is 362 lb/164 kg 

If we take away the fuel from the useful load it comes out to 288.8 lb/130.9 kg

If I understand that correctly I can pack at least 280 lb on top of the fuel into the Helicopter and I am still within allowed gross weight, or?

Sounds good so far, but how much of that is really a reasonable pilot weight allowing for all flight maneuvers including quick stops and so on.  


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