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Hello from France
Good morning everyone, 

I just picked up my kit and I can't find the words to describe how excited I am. I'm coming from the certified world, I restored / flew a piper aztec for a while and just recently started to fly helicopters. 

Looking forward to turning that pile of parts into a wonderful flying machine! 

Blue skies


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Welcome to the Mosquito world. Looks like you have a great build space there.

XE285 in NZ

You are about to have a blast! These babies are too cool and a lot of the fun is the build. Welcome aboard!

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

Welcome aboard! Assembly is a blast.
Fly Navy,

Scott Langley

XET #1337 N334HY
Start: NOV 2018
Thanks! I can't wait to get started - I'm still gathering supplies and going through the manual/forum.

Blue skies,

Bon jour, and welcome to the club. There are great resourcdes on this forum, and flying the Mosquito is a blast.
XE285 #1329 N869DJ
Start: June 2018
Done:  Sep 12, 2018  Sleepy 
AWC Issued: Sep 26, 2018  Big Grin  
Thanks Dick

Actually I posted a question in the Builder's Forum about corrosion protection ( - I'm wondering how you guys have treated your aluminum parts prior to assembly?
Aluminum doesn't really need corrosion proofing. Pure Al such as on Alclad, oxidizes to a protective coating on its own, just need to keep it clean from corrosives. I polished my skids and some other visible parts, like the cyclic, other parts I bead blasted.

Steel parts were bead blasted and painted. I have a 285, so the exhaust/muffler had to be bead blasted and painted with a high temp paint.
XE285 #1329 N869DJ
Start: June 2018
Done:  Sep 12, 2018  Sleepy 
AWC Issued: Sep 26, 2018  Big Grin  
Oh how exciting! Congratulations on your new project!
"Into the fires of forever we will fly through the heavens
With the power of the universe we stand strong together
Through the force in our power, it will soon reach the hour
For victory we ride, Fury of the Storm!" 

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