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  Mosquito and Helicopter Newbie
Posted by: pilotarix - 06-16-2017, 09:24 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (10)

Hi all, 

I just registered to the forum, but been reading for quite a while. 

I have a PPL (fixed wing) but haven't done any meaningful flying for probably 10 years now. Complicating in addition is that my PPL is not from the US and probably doesn't mean anything here. 
I have been in helicopters quite often because of my profession, I like it a lot but never really considered getting a PPL H myself because of the significant investment.
However things have changed a little bit and now I am really considering to obtain a PPL H for sole recreational purposes.

In order to have enough hours to feel comfortable and safe flying a helicopter I would need my own one. Charter is certainly an option but I need something that is readily available when I have time to fly since my schedule is still relatively tight. 

The Mosquito seem to be affordable and safe and since it's a real helicopter it should be OK to build hours, skills and confidence... at least I hope.

The idea would be to use the Mosquito for the above mentioned purpose and charter an R22 or R44 if the the additional seats are needed or in order to stay current on these machines. Something like a 90/10 ratio given 100 hours a year. 90 hours on the Mosquito and 10 on R22/44.

If I would do so, I would probably choose the Mosquito XEL285 or XTE (I need the gross weight) whereby the biggest downside of the latter seem to be price, fuel consumption (reduced flight time) and maintenance cost.  Conversely turbine engines are more reliable than piston engines.

I would probably choose a factory build one. I just don't have the time to finish a kit in an reasonable amount of time. I mean I did RC helicopter flying for a while and I build as well as rebuild a lot of those, even bigger ones with serious gasoline engines. I have a CNC router that is capable of cutting thick aluminum plate as well as a lathe and a big enough clean and nice garage. What I unfortunately not have is time, hence buying is the only reasonable choice if I would like to fly. 

I will certainly have a lot of questions if I really decide to go that route.  For now I appreciate every comment to the above whether that sounds reasonable to people who have some experience in the world of helicopter flying.


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  Tall pilots
Posted by: Bernard - 06-08-2017, 01:03 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Hi, I am "brand" new on this forum and my English is only so and so..
EU Belgian PPL , last years mostly R44 and JR 206.
Looking at the Mosquito XET turbine now, looks an quit impressive little helicopter.
First question I have is, how is a 6.4 ft tall guy like me fit in this machine?
R44 for me is better then the Jetranger for longer flights.
Any tall guys flying the XET here??
Thanks in advance for some info.

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  N425MC flys
Posted by: Chamberlain - 06-08-2017, 11:12 AM - Forum: Mosquito Flight Adventures - Replies (5)

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  Balistic Recovery System
Posted by: joe1826 - 06-04-2017, 06:12 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

So I haven't taken the leap yet into buying one of these, mostly because I am overly concerned with safety.  I did look up all incidents on NTSB and was happy to see there were far fewer than Rotorway.  Even so, I don't think I would be comfortable with just autorotation and was researching BRS similar to what exist for fixed wing.  I stumbled on GRS  https://www.galaxysky.cz/gyro-amp-helicopters-s65-en 

It looks like they rigged up a mosquito with one of these and have mosquito specific instructions.  I was wondering if anyone has experience with anything like this or have heard of this company before.   If it works, it would go a long way toward easing my anxiety!

EDIT: adding a video of how it is supposed to work. I don't know if this is good marketing or if there is some legitimacy to this design. I'm hoping those of you who have more experience can shed some insight!


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  XE/XEL for sale
Posted by: ddiana - 05-23-2017, 12:17 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

I have my Mosquito XEL for sale on Barnstormers.  Great condition.  If interested, call (617)233-8795 or email me.  ddiana@ocmp.com.

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  Upper drive belt tension
Posted by: heliav8r - 05-20-2017, 08:38 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

Where can I get instructions on adjusting upper driver belt tension on Mosquito XE?

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  Spammer Elimination on myBB systems
Posted by: jb92563 - 05-18-2017, 02:31 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

Not sure who the webmaster is here but I'm sure they are as annoyed by that recurring Chinese spammer as the rest of us.

I have a suggestion on how you can block the entire domain qq.com that the spammer uses, to rid us of them no matter how many times their Bot tries to resubscribe.

This is where I found how to make the change for a myBB system like this website.

Its looks very easy and may take only a couple minutes to do.

Another common technique is not to Ban a user, because the Bot can detect that and simply open a new account, but rather just require their postings to be approved (And don't approve any).

I think the domain blocking is the simplest, least work solution for the admin though.

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Thumbs Down Someone won the Mosquito XE raffle ??
Posted by: Carlos V - 05-16-2017, 01:24 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Someone won the Mosquito XE raffle that Innovator (New Zealand) sold at $50 per block in 2013 ??

Thank you for purchasing a 1x1 block.  Your order has been processed and should now be visible on the website http://promotion.mosquito.net.nz
Please visit http://www.mosquito.net.nz for further information on the Mosquito XE Helicopter

...these guys disappeared with few thousand U$D !!!

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  Colorado Mosquito Air Force Drive-In
Posted by: FlyGuy - 05-13-2017, 04:18 AM - Forum: Flyin's - Replies (6)

            A great weekend has begun with a beautiful day. The almost official Colorado Mosquito Air force had their first get together. Mosquito Field Mechanic Mike Messex recruited to assist Tom Olson and  Jim Lynch to assist in the completion of their XELs and me with my fuel mapping and general inspection ( a fresh set of experienced eyes). I am just a regular guy but to have three helicopters in my garage with  like minded people working on them and loving every minute of it is unreal!

Day two starts tomorrow hopefully the weather will still be great and we will get another engine dialed in. This is good stuff!

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  New Turboprop for Ultralight from Stuttgard
Posted by: Frederic Moreau - 05-11-2017, 10:34 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)


Sound good but cost the price of the XE kit...

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