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  XELs for sale
Posted by: Richard Italia - 09-25-2016, 06:00 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

There are currently two mosquito XEL's for sale on barnstormers, both priced at $36,000

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  Lycoming EL-60
Posted by: JRL - 09-22-2016, 06:10 PM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (18)

Bonjour à tous,

Est ce que quelqu'un à déjà entendu parler de ce moteur?
Serait-il compatible avec le Mosquito XE en remplacement du MZ202?
Est ce que John peut nous donner son avis sur ce moteur?


Hello everyone,

Is someone ever heard of this engine?
Would it be compatible with the Mosquito XE replacing MZ202?
Is John can give his opinion on this engine?

Thank you


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  285 vs EXT - what say you?
Posted by: N2285U - 09-19-2016, 09:02 PM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (4)


I am a former Brantly, Safari, 162F, and Helicycle owner and am now considering the Mosquito 285 or EXT.  

Looking back the Brantly was probably the smoothest and easiest helicopter to fly.  It just felt "right" in every phase of flight, but unfortunately parts became ridiculous and the rotor blades developed an AD that makes operating one prohibitive.

The Helicycle was an absolute blast.  All the power you wanted, fast, easy to fly, and the engine just purred at a perfect constant RPM all day regardless of how hard you ran it. One of the hangups with it for me was the somewhat short fuel range, the elastomeric bearings that just did not seem like a good idea to me, but the biggest problem I had was the horrible vibration / main rotor shake that pretty much ended my desire to fly the machine anymore.  I was one of the 10 or so people that experienced this problem and do not want to experience it again.  The company was great to work with after the experience, but I was never satisfied that the issue was resolved.

After taking a break from helis for 3 years I am now considering another one and one of the requirements is that it is experimental as I do not intend to pay for 12-year rebuilds or spend $200-500 per hour for parts, fuel, and maintenance.  That really only leaves the Mosquito.  I initially thought the XET would be the choice, but I see that now the 800 is available.  After researching it a bit it appears it is basically the Arctic Cat 800 HO engine that has been re-purposed / re-engineered for the Mosquito.

I would greatly appreciate input from anyone that has owned and flown both power plants and would give an honest opinion of them.  I do not mind burning fuel, but want a minimum of a 2 hour range with a cruise true airspeed of 85 MPH.  While the turbine sound is cool, I really do not place much emphasis of coolness - I just want a *reliable* engine that does not have to be tweaked or torn down every year.  I intend to fly this machine back and forth to work a few days a week which will realistically be about 200 hours per year.  I will be taking off my my home on a large lake and the first 60 seconds of takeoff and landing will be over the water - again reliability is key Smile

Thank you!

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  governor instructions
Posted by: preuter - 09-19-2016, 07:36 PM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (12)

Does anybody have instructions or a "handbook" for connecting the governor to the collective? Does the actual throttle cable has to be changed?
would the governor only work with the MZ 202 or can it be adjusted to different types of motor or does motor type not even matter?

Ok. Lots of questions. Maybe there is somebody out there to help me out. Thanks a lot. Peter.

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  radiator oil cooling turbine
Posted by: Jean Claude - 09-08-2016, 05:37 PM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (1)

does anyone know if the Mosquito XET
The solar turbine also placed a radiator oil cooling turbine ??
time ago I had seen pictures of the turbine where the right side near the oil filter came two tubes that seemed to go towards a small cooler, but I can not find 'the site of these photos

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  X-Plane 9 - Mosquito XE Model
Posted by: Daryl - 09-06-2016, 04:48 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hi All,

Still waiting for my bank account to grow....

I created a Mosquito XE for X-Plane 9 and have loaded it on my website.  Feel free to give it a try. 

(Click this image to make it larger)

You can get a free demo copy of X-Plane 9 here if you don't have it.  The demo disables the joystick after 5 or 10 minutes.

The graphics were a little more difficult and if I had time, I'd redo the fuselage and add more features.  Your comments are always welcome.



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  XE/XEL welding questions
Posted by: swashplate - 09-05-2016, 09:29 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

How much welding is required in the construction of a XE/XEL and what type welder would you recommended?

Thanks, Robert

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  Local Flight
Posted by: Dave R. - 08-29-2016, 12:54 AM - Forum: Video Vault - Replies (6)

Went out for awhile yesterday, had a blast.
Yes, I know my VSI is not working, and that I turn my head too much.  Constructive criticism accepted.

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  First 10 hours in my XEL
Posted by: Richard Italia - 08-23-2016, 07:16 PM - Forum: Mosquito Flight Adventures - Replies (5)

I thought you all might appreciate what the first 10 hours in the XEL is to a beginner. 

Before I even sat in my mosquito I received 20 hours of dual training in a R22.

For the first hour and a half over three sessions all I could really do was throttle up and move the Helicopter around on her skids a little bit. The next step was to do hovers which I did for about two hours over three or four sessions. After that it was time to start doing some taxiing. I am fortunate enough to have access to a 4000 foot runway so the next step was to do take offs and very slow stops and I did that for about an hour or so over a couple of sessions. The next thing I was comfortable with was quick stops I did a bunch of them and then moved on to hover autorotations. It's important to know that every time I move to a new stage I continue to practice what I had done in the stages before so by the end I was doing some hovering some taxiing some takeoffs quick stops and hovering autorotations all at the same session.  By now I was comfortable enough to try some pattern work. The first one I did got me so excited I had to stop afterwards because there wasn't enough room in the helicopter for me and my big smile. After doing the pattern for a few sessions I did my first off airport trip which was about 15 minutes away  at 500 feet. Today I did a 45 minute trip at 1000 feet and feel that I'm ready to start practicing my auto rotations.

 I am not on the schedule, I simply move to the next stage when I am comfortable enough to do so

During this entire time I continue to take dual instruction and I am very close to my final check ride.

I AM A NOVICE! I do not recommend this to anybody, it is simply to let you know about my personal experience.

 My flight experience before the mosquito is limited to 300 hours in fix wing airplanes including about 70 of aerobatics. 

XEL 1004 (Betty Boop)

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  Need drawing of mosquito main rotor control system..
Posted by: yadwinder80 - 08-23-2016, 09:00 AM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Hello everyone, could anyone can help me for drawing of mosquito main system..

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