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  Debris Strike
Posted by: jb92563 - 02-21-2017, 05:13 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Still working my way into a rotor-craft mentality and it occurred to me that rotor wash debris is another important thing to think about while flying.

Seeing many Mosquito pilots doing hover practice I was wondering how high you have to be to avoid getting ground debris being sucked into  the rotor wash circulation and potentially going through the rotor disk.

I imagine even paper might be cause for concern.

I imagine birds would stay away due to the noise, but a rotor bird strike would likely be a very bad thing as well.

Any comments on safer hovering heights and what sort of things have started flying in the rotor wash.

I have read of things like plywood sheets and carpets becoming airborne in the rotor wash.

Also just dirt starting to circulate could be a problem as you may loose visual ground reference and end up spatially disoriented and I'm thinking if you recognize that situation developing, getting some altitude and moving away might be the quickest safest way out of a potentially bad situation.

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  info updates mosquito xe
Posted by: mauri - 02-17-2017, 07:32 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

I wanted to know if there are any updates or changes to mosquito xe and to improve the comfort in flight and minimize vibration. in the past in an old post john uptigrove I seemed to have understood that in 2017 there would be news.

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  All hands occupied.
Posted by: jb92563 - 02-15-2017, 03:24 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (14)

Having not flown a Heli before but being a pilot, I am wondering how Heli Pilots accomplish other tasks like changing radio frequencies while both hands and feet are occupied with the controls?

Seems like you only have two thumbs at your disposal for other tasks, and hence all the extra buttons and controls on the stick.

Other tasks being things like changing radio frequencies, taking care of an itch, wiping a bee out of your face, adjusting sun visor, staying hydrated etc

I am wondering if there are radio channel up/down control stick switches, or voice controls?

I have read about collective and throttle friction locks so you can use your left hand for short tasks.

Is that a good option for the Mosquito?


Being a Quad/drone/electronics hobbyist as well I can't help but notice that the flight controllers available would make it possible to build an affordable, light weight, collective/throttle auto pilot.

Is that a feature of the governor that I have read about on the forum? It has an altitude hold setting and can control collective and throttle to maintain the set altitude?

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  Help to register Mosquito in Mexico
Posted by: tecaeromex - 02-02-2017, 04:01 AM - Forum: Registration and Licencing - No Replies

Hi,
I have the first Mosquito in Mexico that will be registered and the DGAC is asking me if I can provide the copy of an
AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE TYPE from another countries to check that this has been registered in any of the OACI countries.

If you have your Mosquito registered in any country can you send me a copy to jmlozano@tecaeromex.com

Thank you!

JM

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  Ready to buy
Posted by: Chandlerede - 01-29-2017, 09:50 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Been researching and ready to buy a Mosquito. Trying to find a used one is almost impossible. So, if I can't find one by April I will be ordering a new one; unless anyone out there can point me to either an XE or XE28 slightly used. Finder's fee!

Chandler@chandlerrepair.com

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  XE Ultralight build
Posted by: jb92563 - 01-18-2017, 09:38 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

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 (18)

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 - Replies (2)

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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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