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Thread: Tony Nijhuis 72 Mosquito Build Log
22/08/2018 14:59:45

Allen, on Flaps, I eyeballed images of real Mossies and used that. With a two pole switch I will use 50% for takeoff. I will measure and let you know what that equates to on the model, next time I have her assembled (This weekend??)

Chris, yes I am very interested in the BH and Seagull settings!

21/08/2018 01:27:22

Geoff, try video again. Think I had privacy settings wrong. It is very short.

My weight is a bit under 15 pounds, no nose weight but 2 X 3700 6S batteries and Ally Spinners.

One thing I learnt is with this weight "fly" her in. She will not glide! On my maiden I landed hard. Did zero damage other than the pins that are meant to bend! Takeoff was easy, no flaps. Flaps worked well for landing with no bad habits. Balance was perfect and she needed no elevator trim. Just a couple of clicks on the ailerons. I have gone from "scared" to "confident" now. Easy to fly! Just watch the landing. At 15 pounds comes down fast. With good weather will be back out this coming weekend and will do video.. Good luck with your maiden! When???

20/08/2018 22:03:07 Engine run up..

Maiden today and flew great! No video, was too focussed on the flight! Next time..

Almost no trim required. Needs to land with plenty of power. I came in too hard and slightly bent undercarrage pin.

Great design!

20/08/2018 21:59:55


03/08/2018 16:30:10

Geoff, from an earlier POST what 3D printer do you have and what material do you print? Thinking about one for myself but it's a maze out there!

18/06/2018 22:07:02

That's funny. When I realized you were using some kind of cutter and went looking. This is the one that I found! Have not purchased yet but it seems to be a great tool for the shop! Thanks! Can you cut lettering in vinyl to stick on a plane also? Instead of creating a template to paint "through"?

18/06/2018 21:18:37


What kind on vinyl cutter do you have? Impressive paint job!

23/04/2018 16:37:47

Geoff: What are you using?

23/04/2018 16:36:53

Back to the spinners FYI. Mine are 3 3/4 counter rotating Tru-Turn. They are really nice and spin totally true. All set now for maiden next weekend weather (want it to be perfect!) pending..spinner.jpg

16/04/2018 15:12:54

Looks great! Interesting that you sprayed with the control surfaces attached. Much easier! I did them separately. Looking forward to seeing the final paint! I will be doing my maiden in a couple of weeks, will send pics..

05/04/2018 14:37:34

Tru-Turn 3.75" Perfect fit but not cheap!

31/03/2018 10:11:24

I used same ones on the tail feathers as the Aileron and flaps. I found ones with the same light grey as the color scheme. For the Ail and flaps, since there was significant hard wood in the structure, they were screwed in from the bottom so nothing visible from wing top.. For the tail feathers I went with screw through for strength..

You can make them out on picture earlier in thread...

18/02/2018 18:30:52

All up weight 14.75 pounds. Tony's spec was 14 so not too bad. I built around 6S batteries and with the Ally spinners I am happy with that. Will have tons of power! Did fine tuning today so ready for Maiden.. Probably late April..

16/02/2018 20:47:16

I did check the balance, with batteries in and all the way up against the nose it was perfect... With the much heavier Ally spinners.. If using spinners supplied I am sure you will need nose weight.

Anyone have experience with balance?

16/02/2018 20:40:20

Weight: Not sure but will be working on some details this weekend and will weigh..

14/02/2018 13:59:10

I think this was quite a complex build.. everything is a curve!

14/02/2018 13:53:33

Also, I used the same nose wheel idea for the tail wheel. Seems to fit and work well..

14/02/2018 13:52:06


14/02/2018 13:46:22

Almost ready to maiden!

14/02/2018 13:45:47


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