Boxermad84
FRCFoamies deHavilland Mosquito

 

  
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Hi guys, we are excited to give you a sneak preview of the next frcfoamies installment! The WW2 wooden wonder! The history behind this plane is amazing, back in the late 1930s early 40s steel and aluminium was in short supply and the British was in need of all the scrap metal they could get hold of to produce planes needed in the war. De havilland came up with a crazy idea of making a ply and balsa design, bolt two rolls Royce merlin engines in it and load it up with a mass of bombs! He wasn't crazy, he was a genius! He created at the time the fastest prop powered plane capable of flying at around 430mph. Not only was the mosquito used as a bomber, it had multiple uses in the war. The mosquito used to fly above Germany armed with multiple cameras and gathered vital information of Germans weapon facilities. Once the information was obtained, the mosquitos would load up for a low level mission only skilled pilots could achieve. The mosquito would fly so low to get pin point accuracy that the pilots reported bringing back telephone cables on the tail wheels! Here are a few pics of the prototype and a video to show how well the mosquito flys. I'm running this on twin 1534KV motors, 8x3x4 on 2s with two 25A esc's. More information on size will be added soon. [pemu7yqy] [yse9ygup]
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F1wanabe
The stories about this plane are amazing and I wanted to fly one as soon as I heard them! As Jay said, it turned the war for Britain. The plane was made out of wood, had two hopped up motors on it and was so fast that it would outrun all German planes. Because of this, the British left off the defensive gun turrets and machine guns and just plowed right through all the German Defenses. Anyway, the missions these planes were sent on were truly amazing, and to see it as a score and fold plan is also truly amazing! As out motto goes, this is real "score and fold perfection"! I'm tipping my hat to Jay because he has really outdone himself on this one! Just when I think it couldn't get better than the A10 and SU37, he came up with this! I'm building one!!!
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criznach
Super cool! I've been waiting for you guys to spill the beans on your new design.
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Argonath
Very nice build. Great job!
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Airflow
Great! DH MOSQUITO Is my favorite WWII twinenginge fightet. I saw one in action during an air show at my airbase in the 90's. The engine sound is amazing, because of all the plywood that creates a very special resonance.
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Super cool! I've been waiting for you guys to spill the beans on your new design.

Thanks criznach, hope it was worth the wait!

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Very nice build. Great job!

Thanks argonath!

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Boxermad84
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Great! DH MOSQUITO Is my favorite WWII twinenginge fightet. I saw one in action during an air show at my airbase in the 90's. The engine sound is amazing, because of all the plywood that creates a very special resonance.

It's one of my favourites to! If you watch any on board video of the mosquito you can here the noise travelling through the plane. Awesome machine!

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gm3
this is gonna be sweet, i had the parkzone um mosquito and i loved the plane. to me it looks a little draggy and slow. also in the video it says it runs off a 2s 1800mah battery, is this a typo of is it really 2s? oh and kinda off topic but what ever happened to the frc f 22?
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Boxermad84
No it is running on 2s,it flys so scale on 2s. On 3s it's way to much power and my motors get a little hot it the big 3 blade props. The f22 has been put on hold for now.

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No it is running on 2s,it flys so scale on 2s. On 3s it's way to much power and my motors get a little hot it the big 3 blade props. The f22 has been put on hold for now.

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ok cool. on the top of the wing i see that you added an airfoil shape of some kind, does that really make much of a difference in lift, it probably increases strength by a lot though
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Argonath
I just sat through the entire video (The last one) and it was very entertaining. I knew a great deal about this aircraft already but learned even more about it from this one. Thanks for sharing it.
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F1wanabe
GM3, our f22 and the rcpowers f22v3 are similar dimensions and performance. We did not rush to put out the f22 so that we wouldn't be directly competing with the v3. After all, Dave and Scott have been kind enough to host us on this Forum! We have a couple more ideas, one of which will be done shortly, then maybe we can revisit the f22 at some point.
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this is gonna be sweet, i had the parkzone um mosquito and i loved the plane. to me it looks a little draggy and slow. also in the video it says it runs off a 2s 1800mah battery, is this a typo of is it really 2s? oh and kinda off topic but what ever happened to the frc f 22?


gm3, with this plane its all about scale. I too have a parkzone mosquito (found an open box special for $40 after Jay started his!) and as you know even it flies scale. No bank and yank- rudder is important. So to continue the scale performance, we will recommend 2s power. Plenty of power, speed and performance, and even an awesome three blade prop sound! No Prop drives on this model, haha. That airfoil wing has a reinforcing beam running through it so yes, Jay has made an extremely stiff and durable wing with tons of lift and low drag.
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Grabber5.0
It really is amazing what you guys can do with Sketchup and Depron. The intricacy of the folds and bends are incredible. Another great looking FRC plane.
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