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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 (14)

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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  New mosquito air owner
Posted by: 77jbob - 03-10-2017, 10:40 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (19)

It's has the 65 horse hirth engine and 10.45hrs on ship . Any advice for me As I'm coming over from a mini 500 and still learning to fly. I hovered taxied the mini 500 basically . Had a few hrs in a r22. I was pretty decent in my mini though. I made a video of the air. I was kind of concerned about the correlater cable. Theres also a ground wire riding on top of it that I need to route diff. please take a look and let me know if y'all see anything. Any advice would be great. Also I don't like the ground handling wheels because you have to pick up the rear of the heli and slide them under, which is pretty hard by yourself.Are these factory ? Also I don't have a good level spot in front of my shop so I'm building a trailer to pull with my 4 wheeler to a place that's level and I can practice. Any ideas on trailers would also be a big help. https://youtu.be/xrt4VflrzjM

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Posted by: Gustavo Woltmann - 03-05-2017, 05:53 PM - Forum: Flyin's - Replies (3)

Ok Guys,

With the end of the year just around the corner my mind starts to think about the Factory Fly-In
in Trenton! To some of you I may be jumping the gun but I have found that if I plan early, my
plan always seems to work out. I am sure John is about to post dates and information about it soon.
I have just started to look up airfares but have not ruled out driving (1,700 miles each way).

My first fly-in was 2009 as I wanted to just see this little heli and see what all the buzz was
about. I met another guy on the Forum and we ended up making plans on meeting and
splitting the cost of a room in Chiefland. My next on was 2012 after I moved back to the
Mainland and two months later I put down my deposit for "Myrtle" my 285. Unfortunately I 
will not be bringing her along on this trip. It will be great to see the old friends I made there
and meet new owners and other folks that are coming to get information and their first glimpse
of this neat machine.

If you haven't been to a factory fly-in, start planning now! There is a wealth of information to be had 
and some of the greatest folks that you will ever meet will be happy to answer questions. My thinking
is it will be held March 31st through April 2nd (usually the weekend before Sun n Fun).

Let's start this year off with the anticipation of a fantastic Factory Fly-In. Chime in and tell us if you
are planning on going, how you are getting there, and where you are planning on staying.
This is a perfect way meet like-minded rotor-heads and possibly cut expenses!

Time to get excited!

XE 285  1205 (Myrtle)
Start: 8/1/2013
Finish: 5/24/2014
Arrived home: 10/11/2014

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