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  Dreams
Posted by: Casey - 11-02-2018, 01:09 PM - Forum: Abstract (not related to Mosquito) - Replies (1)

Lol so I'm starting to notice I'm having these weird helicopter dreams now! The first ones involved me flying an Enstrom low across the countryside, and ahead of me I would see some form of obstacle(building, trees, power lines, etc) so naturally I begin pulling up on the collective to clear it, but the helicopter won't go up! Finally I have the collective pulled all the way up to my ear (remember its a dream, so it don't have to make sense lol) when I hit the obstacle its pretty much of the consistency of honey lol, the helicopter gets stuck in the object and I get frustrated trying to figure out how to get it out lol. 

The latest one was that I went to have another flight lesson, and this time my instructor has two Rotorways for us, so he's flying one and talking me through flying the other over the radio, which is not working out lol, even in my dreams my feet are retarded and I'm just spinning around near the ground while he's up flying the pattern not even paying attention to me having a good ol time and just saying things like "you're doing great!" and "keep doing that!" lol. 

Dreams can be so weird lol, anyways, do any of you pilots get these kind of dreams? Or maybe you got them when you were first learning and they later go away? Or am I just a freak LOL!  Big Grin

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  A PBS would help keep the build organized
Posted by: japhillips87 - 10-31-2018, 07:54 PM - Forum: Build Log - No Replies

I hope to one day build my own mosquito. It seems like a pretty daunting task. I think a Product Breakdown System (PBS) would help with that. Let me explain.

I have been watching Wintegatan build the new Marble Machine X on youtube. This is a very complicated musical instrument that uses marbles to play notes. Recently, he has implemented a PBS to help with the build. It helps organize and even shows progress throughout the build. You can organize by parts that complete sub-assemblies, that complete assemblies, that eventually complete the entire build. This would be very helpful in a build. I will definitely be using one when I get the money and time to build my own, after I get my PPL.

You can learn a bit more about a PBS here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVyEsMiwvVc

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Video Flyin Williston Florida
Posted by: NatureRecycleFlorida - 10-28-2018, 12:28 AM - Forum: Abstract (not related to Mosquito) - Replies (2)

at X60



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  2019 Trenton Factory Fly_In
Posted by: FlyGuy - 10-18-2018, 02:48 AM - Forum: Flyin's - Replies (9)

5 months and counting. Start your planning now!



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  Mosquito XE 285 build time and level of difficulty
Posted by: pilotarix - 10-15-2018, 05:21 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Hi all, 
I am kinda closing in on my PPLH... at least I hope, and also I hope that the winter is not causing too much of a delay. Rolleyes 
Anyhow, it's getting time to sort out some questions about an experimental helicopter in general and the Mosquito in particular. Currently, the Mosquito is my favorite. However, it's closely followed by the Safari which in turn is followed by the Helicycle. 

OK... 

Build time: 

There is some confusion about the time it needs to build a Mosquito. I know building should be part of the enjoyment of experimental aircraft and if somebody only wants to have something to fly the experimental route might not be the right choice for him, but still, you need to be able to finish the project and therefore a realistic idea about the time the project may take from start to finish is an important information. 

The factory is able to do it in about two weeks, at least that is what I have heard and read. In older threads, people talk about 400 - 600 hours and in one brand new video the guys from the factory talk about 600 - 2000 hours (https://youtu.be/QwHi3d4KgUQ at 11:30 min ). Sure, if you polish every screw you may get to 3000 hours without a problem, but what is the experience from people who have already build one? 


Level of difficulty:

So as a mere mortal I have no access to the builder's area of the forum which partly I can understand but that also has the downside that it's difficult to get a good impression on what problems I may face once the built is in full swing. 
I think ... at least I hope that I don't have two left hands and I am not really shy of the stuff I have seen in pictures in the builders-gallery, but there is not a lot of explanation, so the info is limited. I have a reasonably equipped workshop with a lathe a vertical mill a CNC mill a tig welding machine and a cold saw for precise metal cutting even though it appears to me I would not need any of that stuff other than the vertical mill for drilling some precise holes and the saw. 
My biggest concerns are with the electric and engine stuff there I have some shortcomings for sure. I have worked on 2 stroke engines as a teenager and later on four-stroke motorbike engines but I wouldn't say that I have experience with that, currently, I have even problems to make my weed wacker do what I want. Rolleyes  
So what is your experience during your built, what were the most difficult tasks in your mind? How good is the manual? 

I appreciate every input.

Thanks 
Christoph

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  Hurricane Michael
Posted by: NatureRecycleFlorida - 10-13-2018, 04:53 AM - Forum: Abstract (not related to Mosquito) - Replies (2)



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  Mosquito owner near Nazareth, PA?
Posted by: MikeyMike - 10-08-2018, 04:48 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Gday guys,

I was wondering if there is an owner anywhere near Nazareth, PA?

I am from Australia, and am considering purchasing a kit to build with my high school students. I hold a commercial helicopter license. I have researched the heck out of everything online. But it isn't the same as seeing a machine up close.

Safe flying,

Mike Hill
Nazareth, PA
862-248-7986

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  Any owner near Nazareth, PA?
Posted by: MikeyMike - 10-08-2018, 04:29 PM - Forum: Flyin's - Replies (2)

Gday guys,

I was wondering if there is an owner anywhere near Nazareth, PA?

I am from Australia, and am considering purchasing a kit to build with my high school students. I hold a commercial helicopter license. I have researched the heck out of everything online. But it isn't the same as seeing a machine up close.

Safe flying,

Mike Hill
Nazareth, PA
862-248-7986

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  Want to take Professional XEL pics
Posted by: tedirelan - 10-07-2018, 02:17 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

I live in Lufkin, Texas and love doing professional photography renders using Photoshop. Would anyone with an XEL (because that's the helicopter I'll be getting, so it's most inspirational to me) live anywhere near East Texas and want some pro shots of their Mosquito? 
-Ted Irelan


Oh, this offer is free.

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  Got my Mosquito transport Rig Now
Posted by: triston - 10-02-2018, 12:31 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (8)

I finally got my Custom Trailer to transport my Mosquito.  Bad thing is I got it dirty this weekend.  Headed out to brimstone/paragon for the big and I mean big side by side event.

Click Here For Video Summary of Brimstone

   

   

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