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Saved from destruction 8ft wingspan Mosquito

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Nigel Hampson 216/10/2017 21:13:38
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Hi everyone. Im new to the site and need a bit of help please.
I have recently saved a huge rc Mosquito from destruction after an abandoned house was being cleared by its landlord. Im trying to identify which kit it is and to get an angle on its value, which will then help me decide weather i restore it etc.
cymaz16/10/2017 21:29:43
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It's very well camouflaged....can't see it at all..wink

Nigel Hampson 216/10/2017 21:31:43
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Yes. I cant work out how you can upload pictures here
Steve Hargreaves - Moderator16/10/2017 22:15:55
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Welcome to the forum Nigel....a quick read here & all will (hopefully) be revealed....wink 2

Nigel Hampson 216/10/2017 22:36:41
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Thanks Steve. All sorted now.
Please check the photos everyone. Any help or information is very welcome

Edited By Nigel Hampson 2 on 16/10/2017 22:50:10

Dylan Reynolds LaserCraft Services16/10/2017 22:44:13
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Could possibly be the Bryan Taylor one, possibly plan built

Nigel Hampson 216/10/2017 22:52:17
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Hi Dylan. Ive just come to that conclusion. Apparently in the mid 1970's, so ive just discovered, Powermax made a short lived kit. This seems to be one of those. The fuselage and engine cowls are one piece fibreglass mouldings.

Edited By Nigel Hampson 2 on 16/10/2017 22:53:25

Jon Laughton17/10/2017 06:59:40
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Cannot see a photo?

Denis Watkins17/10/2017 07:39:54
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john stones 117/10/2017 11:42:39
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5 photos in his album, under his name.

Percy Verance17/10/2017 13:50:59
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I'll put my 50p on the Powermax one.........

Not manufactured for that long. Still, old Roy was a bit of a magician, so I guess it was blink and you miss it.

They were about 9 or 10 foot wing span if I remember correctly....... around about the same time as the sooper dooper Merlin radio. 

Old Roy gave a talk at one of our club nights 35 odd years ago, and we were all mezmorised as he made a transmitter seemingly vanish!

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/10/2017 13:57:54

Dylan Reynolds LaserCraft Services17/10/2017 13:56:35
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If it is F/G fuz then definately not a BT one

Percy Verance17/10/2017 13:59:25
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Almost certainly not a BT one Dylan. Brian Taylor built light, Roy Lever's models were high impact jobs.......

It would originally be intended for two big and heavy magneto ignition petrol engines, as there were few, if any electronic ignition petrol engines back then. 

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/10/2017 14:05:06

Nigel Hampson 217/10/2017 14:03:18
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Thanks for all the information guys. Its definitely fibreglass one piece fuselage with fibreglass engine nacelles.

Shes far too big a project for me to tackle. Im unemployed so lack either the resources or the experience to get her sorted.
If anyone is interested and would like to make me an offer ill let her go to someone who can get her sorted out.
Percy Verance17/10/2017 14:16:34
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I'd have to agree Nigel, it's a fair project. I'm sure someone may well take it on though.

Regarding value, I'd have to say it's not worth a small fortune. However it does have a bit of nostalgia value to those whom can remember them being marketed way back when......

Good luck whatever you decide.

P.S. Mick Reeves currently does (or did the last time I looked) a large scale Mossie kit.

Edited By Percy Verance on 17/10/2017 14:19:22

Jon - Laser Engines17/10/2017 16:25:07
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I am interested in the beast. Goodness knows where i would keep it but we can worry about that later. Would it be possible to have a few more photos?

Nigel Hampson 217/10/2017 16:52:16
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Hi John. Check my album. I have added more pictures there. If there is anything you would like further details of please let me know
pete taylor17/10/2017 18:49:41
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Definitely the Powermax Mosquito.

How do i know?... I've got all the fibreglass bits of one sat in my shed awaiting inspiration!

bert baker17/10/2017 19:14:50
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There was a Powemax Mosquito in bring and buy at BMFA Natts this year

I had one in kit form, sold it on, they were designed to be powered by two Saito 120 four strokes

Nigel Hampson 217/10/2017 19:17:29
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As i mentioned above if anyone is interested in taking this one on im open to offers.
I just dont have the resources to get her up and running, much as id love to.

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