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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #465 on: June 06, 2017, 02:54:41 am »
I want to build a 1/72 glass nose Mosquito.  What's the best current injection kit please.

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #466 on: June 06, 2017, 05:53:09 am »
Others may differ, but I'd say Tamiya. Better price (at least in the UK) than Hasegawa as well  :thumbsup:

I'm going mainly on "buildability"  as I think both are reasonably accurate ?
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #467 on: June 06, 2017, 03:39:09 pm »
Tamiya.  Unless you want a two stage, in which case it's Tamiya with Attack Squadron two stage Merlins.

Avoid all the others.  Poor fit, age, inaccuracy.
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #468 on: June 07, 2017, 02:05:28 am »
Thanks guys.  I knew you could give me a definitive answer.
I'll look out for one at Expo at the weekend.

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #469 on: August 09, 2017, 10:33:43 am »
Mrs Penguin found this today
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-40873628
WW2 Mosquito aircraft blueprints found at Airbus factory   is the headline,  according to the report, you could use them to build any model, including some that didn't fly   :thumbsup:
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #470 on: August 09, 2017, 11:05:21 am »
That's amazing! 148 lbs worth of microfilm cards is a VAST amount of drawings.  :o

I'd be suitably astonished if this did result in a new build Mossie though, the CAA would probably find some objection to the scheme. Maybe because the birch ply they use wasn't matured enough...........
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #471 on: August 09, 2017, 12:10:29 pm »
There's an article about that in the magazine Military History September 2017 issue 84 page 9.
If you want a condensed version with a line drawing of the unbuilt photo-reconnaissance variant of the Mk V Mosquito.

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #472 on: December 25, 2017, 10:47:57 pm »
UAV, all composite.

No winglets to maintain unbroken elegant shape of the overall machine.   

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #473 on: June 29, 2018, 08:28:53 pm »
What would you do with a Mosquito if you could still build them?  Lets say after the war somebody bought the tooling, or maybe DH Canada just didn't stop making them... Dakota's are still flying but that's because they are rugged cargo haulers, what use does anyone have for a Mossie?  Fast passenger plane? Mail? Aerial survey? COIN?

http://www.falcomposite.com/kit.php

Beautiful planes like the Falco have been "converted" over to carbon fiber, so if anyone wanted to evolve the design that's on the table.  And the venerable PT6 gives you the same power band as the original Merlin's with much much much less wight.

So what would a composite PT6 powered Mosquito be good for?

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #474 on: June 30, 2018, 05:24:05 am »
Could be used for survey and mapping work.
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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #475 on: June 30, 2018, 06:32:42 am »
Pretty much what this gets used for IMHO, someone's toy   ;)

This is a composite 3/4 scale kit which their website says, actually out-performs the originals. (Note: NOT my photo)

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Re: De Havilland Mosquito
« Reply #476 on: July 01, 2018, 12:22:47 am »
Pretty much what this gets used for IMHO, someone's toy   ;)

This is a composite 3/4 scale kit which their website says, actually out-performs the originals. (Note: NOT my photo)

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I'm sure the Thunder Mustang is about as good as it gets for a merely well funded guy who wants a WW2 fighter lookalike. Pilot reports:

http://www.ksql.com/myriad/thunder.htm

https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/article/the-sound-of-thunder/#.Wzh-0iCYPIU
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