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  2017 Flyin pics
Posted by: swashplate - 04-03-2017, 07:18 PM - Forum: Flyin's - No Replies

Just a few starter pics....


More pics.....

I'm gonna put the rest in my builder's gallery.

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  Instrument Panels!
Posted by: RotorTim - 04-01-2017, 09:42 PM - Forum: Instruments - Replies (3)

Lets see what everyone has done with their instrument panels. With somewhat limited space, I assume people are still able to be creative with the end result.

Also, does anyone have a scale drawing of the panel so I can start scheming?

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  Mosquito Giveaway
Posted by: jffili - 03-31-2017, 01:48 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Did I Win yet? Big Grin

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  build time
Posted by: HOVER LOVER - 03-30-2017, 09:40 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

I'm new to this so bear with me. I'd love to go to the fly in this weekend (April 1-2 2017) in Florida to talk to mosquito owners but I just found out about it yesterday. I've owned a Robinson R22 a few years ago. I'm a commercial helicopter pilot. I sold it and am retired now but still want to fly helicopters. From what I've seen this Mosquito has been around for over 10 year and it seems to have over 300 units out there. I've seen the BD aircraft come and go, the Mini 500 come and go too. But since this company is still in business I'd feel ok buying and building one of these helicopters. I've noticed the built price cost about $10,000 more than the kit. I see that the painting is about $4,000 of that. So I'm guessing the rest of the build is about $6,000. It would be nice if there were videos showing every step of the build but what I'm most concerned about is "how much time does it realistically take (hours) to build one of these things?" Also is there a time and hour rating on the components like the Robinson R22? that is 12 years or 2200 hours , what ever comes first. That 's why I had to sell the Robinson. I had a year left of the 12 year time limit with 1200 hours left on the helicopter. The overhaul would have cost over $100,000.  Any information from owners who have already built one would be a great help. I"m going to make the fly-in in Florida next year. thanks.   Smile

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  Life insurance for ultralight
Posted by: 77jbob - 03-29-2017, 01:52 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Does anyone here have life insurance that will cover you in a ultralight heli like the air ? How much and where ? Thanks

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  voltage regulator IDM damage
Posted by: mauri - 03-25-2017, 09:04 PM - Forum: Fuel and Engine - Replies (6)

Hello, recently I had a problem on the voltage regulator IDM. I do not know why but not the battery charging.
the first verifies that I did was the current in alternator output, to understand, the 2 wires that come from the engine, the result is that out of 33 volts alternating current, I also verified that the two cables are not grounded and everything seems OK.
The first question is whether it is correct 33-volt output.
in attached 2 photos of the voltage regulators.
that of IDM is connected as the picture, I would also like to confirm if the connection is correct.
also not having the parts available to the IDM, wanted to know if it is possible to also use the DUCATI regulator that is very similar and if the connection must be like that of IDM.
thank you

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  Video on a helicopters and its vibrations
Posted by: swashplate - 03-23-2017, 03:43 PM - Forum: Academic - No Replies

I happen to stumble upon this video on Youtube, an Airbus (Eurocopter) EC-120B.  This video goes through the walk around start up and subsequent flight.  I found it to be quite interesting - all of the panel shaking during the run up and during the flight.  I really thought there would be less shaking in a "professionally" built helicopter.  I have hope for my XEL!


I once had a fella tell me that everything that spins, no matter how well it is balanced, has a speed in which it will start to vibrate.  It might be 5,000,000 RPMs but eventually it WILL happen.

Enjoy the video, see you at the Fly-in!

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  Toy Haulers
Posted by: FlyGuy - 03-21-2017, 01:23 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (11)

Hey folks,

Yes I am asking again for feedback from any of you that may have a toy hauler that you haul your heli in. I would like to travel with my 285 but would prefer to have it in an enclosed trailer. I also would love to not have the expense of staying in a motel every time I so travel. I am starting now to research different brands of toy haulers but would like to get feedback from you that have them to haul your helis or share information with others who may have already started the process.

Hope to hear from you.


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  The First Micro RC Mosquito Helicopter
Posted by: Frederic Moreau - 03-19-2017, 04:55 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Hello Everyone,

As a Mosquito owner and a fan of RC helicopter as well, i am happy to present to you probably the first Micro RC Mosquito Helicopter. This is not a market scale helicopter, it is a home vacuumed built canopy put on the very popular Blade MCPX BL main frame helicopter.

It flies very well from normal fly to 3D hardcore and it's auto like the real one... and the look of it with the Mosquito Canopy style makes it even better... ;-)

Enjoy the pictures... 

From Belgium

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  New Website?
Posted by: swashplate - 03-19-2017, 12:41 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

My old link failed to get me to the website. Then I searched.  I found a new link but it looks as though the web site is changing.  Anyone got any news about the changes?

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