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Tony Nijhuis 72 Mosquito Build Log

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Geoff Gardiner12/08/2016 00:59:47
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Following on from my last build (a Cambrian 1/8th scale Spitfire) I thought I would have a go at a Mosquito. Having chatted to Tony (a very nice chap) at Wings & Wheels, the credit card was put to use and away I came with the plan, CNC pack and vac form set with wood pack and pilots to follow.

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I was a bit surprised at the length of the plans – I could wallpaper my room with them! They are worth having though (compared to the free plan).

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This is the bottom of the battery tray with blue velcro on the base and a black velcro strap.

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I found it easier to sheet the fuselage in small sections.

To keep costs down (sorry Tony) I have made up my own retracts.

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Got some steel rod and alloy bar from eBay.

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Jon - Laser Engines12/08/2016 08:38:57
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Looking nice Geoff!

Just beware of the weight, those wheels look lovely but remember they retract from in front to behind the c/g so i hope those wheels are light weight. They do look super though, where did you get them?

Andy Green12/08/2016 08:50:55
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Signing in to follow along. Looking forward to this build, I have a friend building one, and its on my list too.

Andy.

Manish Chandrayan12/08/2016 09:00:19
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Watching yes

Geoff Gardiner15/08/2016 23:31:44
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I got the wheels from the bring & buy at Barton's Point. They look very similar to the ones that Tony supplies.

Made a start on the tail plane.

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I need to plane/sand the leading and trailing edges. It is built up side down over the plan and has a dihedral on the bottom surface (top in the above picture).

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Martian18/08/2016 18:11:09
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Cracking on at a pace Geoff , I have started mine but you are well ahead of me and built my own u/c to ,I have found the liteply fus formers flex a lot and need constant checking to maintain alignment. I will be following

Geoff Gardiner19/08/2016 09:44:36
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Hi Martian.

Are you going to post a build log - I would love to see how you are getting on?

Martin McIntosh19/08/2016 11:22:47
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Have a look at my thread simply entitled Mossie.

Martian19/08/2016 11:37:05
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Posted by Geoff Gardiner on 19/08/2016 09:44:36:

Hi Martian.

Are you going to post a build log - I would love to see how you are getting on?

Hi Geoff I will if fellow modellers are interested it's my first warbird so would welcome advice and pointing out where I'm going wrong

Martian19/08/2016 11:38:07
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Posted by Martin McIntosh on 19/08/2016 11:22:47:

Have a look at my thread simply entitled Mossie.

I have followed your build and very good it is to

Martin McIntosh19/08/2016 13:56:22
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Remember that I have increased the u/c pin size now since they bent on the maiden.

The wheels should be OK since the weight roughly equates to the ones I am using.

Geoff Gardiner20/08/2016 16:10:33
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Hi Martin. I have had your Mossie thread bookmarked for a while, it's very helpful.

Hi Martain. I am relatively new to building and find that doing a build log is a great way to get advice from other, more experienced, builders.

Geoff Gardiner21/08/2016 21:58:04
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Added the top and bottom sheeting to the tailplane. Also glued on the outer leading edge.

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Also glued up the 3 layers of the fin.

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Geoff Gardiner22/08/2016 21:51:05
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Sanded the tailplane to profile (bottom surface shown in picture) and made up the elevators.

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Need to make the tips and sand to profile.

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Geoff Gardiner28/08/2016 17:13:10
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Tailplane, elevators, fin and rudder done:

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Cracking on with the wings next.

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Martin McIntosh28/08/2016 17:38:01
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Looking very good. I have found that the elevator tips crack off quite easily so now would be a good time to add some thin carbon rod strengthening here.

Geoff Gardiner09/10/2016 22:57:08
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The build has slowed up a bit now, however, I have made a start on the wings.

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Started sheeting the top wing surface.

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Martian10/10/2016 18:32:03
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Welcome back Geoff good to see your progress , I suppose I had better update mine now

Geoff Gardiner10/10/2016 23:01:41
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Thanks Martian.

Looking forward to seeing how you are getting on.

john stones 110/10/2016 23:21:34
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Very nice work Geoff, retracts look the business yes

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