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Toronto Electric Model Aviation Club (TEMAC) => Building / Construction => Topic started by: electroflyer on January 07, 2018, 03:19:49 pm

Title: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: electroflyer on January 07, 2018, 03:19:49 pm
    Hey Guys,

   Here is my latest project. I unfortunately passed on an Aerotech Mosquito at the London swap met and have been kicking myself for not making the purchase. I ultimately decided that I would construct a Mosquito using a short kit from Sarik models in the UK. It was a little pricey but came with laser cut formers and ribs,canopy, fiberglass nacelles and aluminum spinners. The work is progressing well and I think that I will actually more satisfied with this rendition of the Mosquito as a result of it being a more scale rendition and hand built as opposed to balsa covered foam. I am sending pictures of the right wing but the entire wing is now constructed and top sheeted. The horizontal stabilizer and elevators are also built.

Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: sihinch on January 07, 2018, 03:25:22 pm
Wow! Wow! Wow!

There will be some amazing models at TEMAC this year!   :D

Go Glenn.
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: Frank v B on January 07, 2018, 03:29:48 pm
Glenn,

My favourite airplane.  Love it. 
Any techie details like wingspan, weight, motors, volts, flaps, retracts, ejection seat. ;)

Frank
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: electroflyer on January 07, 2018, 04:14:32 pm
  Thanks Guys,

  It will be a great flying season. Lots of great planes coming!
  Techie details, The model is 71" wingspan and I am trying a couple of 600 Kv motors from Turnigy. L5055's. Looks pretty solid. I am looking at two 4 or 5s batteries running separately. Depends on space. I am also hoping to swing two big 3 bladed props to really give it some thrust and scale presence.
  Here are some more snaps.
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: bweaver on January 07, 2018, 11:15:23 pm
Looking great Glenn. 

I can see by your photos that I am not the only hobbiest who uses interlocking bricks as building aids and weights. 

I am really interested in following the project as it progresses.

Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: the giant on January 08, 2018, 06:33:49 pm
Very cool, Glenn
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: Andy Hoffer on January 08, 2018, 06:48:00 pm
https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/dh98-mosquito-pr-xvi-81/

This looks like a superb kit Glenn.  You have good taste!

Enjoy the build.  Looking forward to the maiden photo op.

Andy
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: electroflyer on January 08, 2018, 08:27:20 pm
  Hey Andy

   My version is actually a bit smaller. I thought for storage and transportation might make this a bit more suitable.
  https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/dh98-mosquito-fb-vi-71/

  I have made good headway into the tail assemblies with both the horizontal and vertical fin and moving surfaces glued together and waiting for the shaping phase.
 I am hoping to start the fuselage this week as then the location of radio equipment and batteries can lead to appropriate hatch location(s)

  Thanks Andre', By the way look forward to getting both Hurricanes up for a flight together, The build looks great!

  Thanks Bruce,
    Yeah those interlocks are very handy, if things start going wrong in the build, it may have a different purpose!  lol
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: electroflyer on January 14, 2018, 11:41:29 am
  Up next is the Fuselage. It has been fairly straight forward, but discovered some of the parts were not included in the short kit. No big deal as they are relatively small, But I wasted a lot of time just looking for parts not sent. Confirmation of this when I read a build log from RC Canada which mentioned the same thing.
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: Andy Hoffer on January 14, 2018, 10:26:10 pm
Just looking at the lower left corner of the photo in your last post.  How do you solder wood without it getting burnt?!!  ;D

Andy
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: electroflyer on January 15, 2018, 11:22:37 am
  LOL, Trust you Andy to spot the one thing that truly does not belong in that picture!
 
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: Andy Hoffer on January 15, 2018, 01:39:01 pm
I'm always eager to learn new tricks from the masters!  8)

Andy
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: electroflyer on January 18, 2018, 04:15:03 pm
   Well, making some progress here, the right half fuselage shell is more or less complete. I decided to plank the fuselage as I have never had good luck wrapping balsa around a structure in large sheets. I am currently thinking ahead to servo and motor installations and will ensure that the scale radiator sections are put to good use with each serving to hold and allow good (to great) cooling of the ESC's.
  Here are another couple of photographs.

   Glenn
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: Michael on January 18, 2018, 04:23:14 pm
Nice.

Where will the battery (batteries) go?
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: electroflyer on January 19, 2018, 08:42:51 am
  Michael,

 The batteries will be placed in the nose. The current formers will be trimmed to accept a battery box with a lift off hatch. I just will refrain from any cutting until the second half is ready to join as I do not want any potential de formation of the fuselage to complicate the build.
Title: Re: Brian Taylor Mosquito
Post by: Michael on January 19, 2018, 12:23:20 pm
  Michael,

 The batteries will be placed in the nose. The current formers will be trimmed to accept a battery box with a lift off hatch. I just will refrain from any cutting until the second half is ready to join as I do not want any potential de formation of the fuselage to complicate the build.

That makes sense.