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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 (29)

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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  Hungaro Copter Recovery System
Posted by: KennyClaw - 08-31-2018, 01:53 PM - Forum: Abstract (not related to Mosquito) - Replies (2)

Happened across a video on YouTube of a helicopter called Hungaro Copter.  I've never heard of it before so I did a search for their website and found it - had to use Google's translate function.  Anyway, what really caught my eye is they are experimenting with an electric backup in case of engine failure.  I don't know how successful this recovery system will be, but found it interesting.  You can look at the recovery system here: 


You'll probably have to use Google translate function.

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  I'm back y'all!
Posted by: Mad Mosquito - 08-30-2018, 04:45 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

Hey everyone! It's me Mark Thompson and I wanted to say hello since it has been soo long since I was last on the forum. My handle on the old site was "UH-60 Pilot" but I'm here on the new site as "Mad Mosquito" to honor my late father and the name of what was our jointly owned Mosquito XEL to establish some continuity with the legacy that he left behind. I'm sorry if my absence has disappointed any of you or left you feeling empty in any way. Not that I think I'm that wonderful but because soo many of you are and have been soo good to me along the way especially Dwight & Robin, Paul, Mike Messex, Mike Marshal, Lorne, Phillip, Leo, Bob Mason, La Don and many more. 

It has been almost four years since I left Texas and moved back to Seoul, South Korea where I am a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter instructor pilot. I work for the U.S. Army as a civilian teaching and evaluating Army pilots. I miss flying the EC 145 and the Super Huey from my old job with Travis County STAR Flight in Austin, TX and getting to fight fires and do hoist rescues but I am enjoying flying the Black hawk again and flying along the DMZ which is where my expertise is most realized. I have been back to the U.S. twice and both times I have made it to Trenton to see everyone at the factory. Yes, I still have my Mosquito Mafia jacket and i do wear it over here in Korea. 

I look forward to engaging in some good discussions with you all again and I'd like to thank Mike "Fly Guy" Marshal  for pushing me to get back on the forum.

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Posted by: FlyNavy - 08-27-2018, 10:50 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (18)

Hi All

I am a new owner (build start in late September, hopefully).  I am retired Navy and was a helicopter pilot for the first half of my career with about 1900 rotor wing hours.  But I haven't flown in 21 years.  I'm excited to get back in the cockpit again.  I'm really looking forward to starting my build.  I am doing a factory assist build.  I live about 1.25 hrs away from the factory and will be working on it Mondays and Fridays.

I am building an XET.  I was a little jittery about throttle control since I have always flown gas turbines with governors.  And the turbine engine sound is a part of what I remember and miss.

I am still trying to figure out how to get to the manuals and documents that can be downloaded so I can start prepping for the build.

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  Progress Report
Posted by: Wwarrn - 08-27-2018, 04:42 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

How/where do I post this bit of progress news ?
Just spoke /w Norbert,  at the soap works.  He informed me that XET #1335 is painted and has been moved to the 'build building'. It is not on its feet yet !
I thought y'al might like to know!  Film at 11 !   Smile

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