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Mosquito Miscelleany

Started by The Wooksta, September 03, 2008, 10:47:43 AM

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cthulhu77

That is some serious surgery !!!!   :cheers:

sequoiaranger

This kind of mega-surgery must require some SERIOUS anesthetics. 

Not for the models, of course, FOR YOU!  :wacko:

You mentioned Lockheed landing gear for the Highball Sea Mossie. I will be building one someday. Did the Highball Sea Mossies actually have a noticeably different landing gear than "stock" Mossies?

Since you are on a Mossie binge, I would still like to see your proposed twin-Allison version with the A-36 engines, but the Centaurus-engined one looks pretty cool!
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Aircav

The Radial Mosquito looks like it's wearing boxing gloves  ;D
Nice bit of conversion work.
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Chap

Very nice work so far, I particularly like the Mosquito with the offset canopy.

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Brian da Basher

You've got some excellent Mossie projects in the works, Wooksta! I especially like your radial-engined version. Reminds me a bit of the Calquin.
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AeroplaneDriver

You've got me thinking about a Merlin-engined Beaufighter...

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So I got that going for me...which is nice....

Martin H

Quote from: AeroplaneDriver on September 03, 2008, 02:44:28 PM
You've got me thinking about a Merlin-engined Beaufighter...

:thumbsup:

U mean u plan to build something real?
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puddingwrestler

Why stop at only one heresey? Give the radial mossie a twin tail! And floats! And... and.. and Spatted floats!
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sequoiaranger

Interesting---never before heard of the Calquin. I looked it up and the radials are "wussy" 1050 HP Pratt and Whitney's.  Just ONE Centaurus has as much HP.

Hmmmm--How would a SINGLE-engined Mossie look?? Plant a big R-4360 "cornrow" on its nose like a Skyraider, and load up those wings with ordnance!
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Weaver

Quote from: sequoiaranger on September 03, 2008, 05:31:30 PM
Interesting---never before heard of the Calquin. I looked it up and the radials are "wussy" 1050 HP Pratt and Whitney's.  Just ONE Centaurus has as much HP.

Hmmmm--How would a SINGLE-engined Mossie look?? Plant a big R-4360 "cornrow" on its nose like a Skyraider, and load up those wings with ordnance!

Look up the Namcu while you're at it: sort of Argie Hornet with six cannons and very pretty..... :wub:

Wooksta - that's an impressive stable of adventurous projects: I wouldn't dare start that many at once 'cos NONE of them would get done..... The offset-cockpit Mossie in particular is one of those "Doh! Why didn't I think of that?" ideas!
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kitbasher

Quote from: Aircav on September 03, 2008, 12:48:41 PM
The Radial Mosquito looks like it's wearing boxing gloves  ;D
Nice bit of conversion work.
Yes!!!!
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kitbasher

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Quote from: The Wooksta! on September 03, 2008, 03:10:26 PM
A Griffon Beaufighter with Shackleton engines and contraprops would look really cool.  Right, I'm copyrighting that one!  And I've got the relevent bits to hand.  I've got a Merlin Beaufighter together anyway.
I think there was at least one Griffon Beau built for tests in real life - recall seeing a pic somewhere recently (Aeroplane Monthly?) but not as butch-looking as one with Shack-style nacelles.  Sounds like something the ancient Airfix Beau could be used for?
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kitnut617

Quote from: kitbasher on September 04, 2008, 04:28:19 AM

I think there was at least one Griffon Beau built for tests in real life - recall seeing a pic somewhere recently (Aeroplane Monthly?) but not as butch-looking as one with Shack-style nacelles.  Sounds like something the ancient Airfix Beau could be used for?


There's a photo of it in the Squadron 'Beaufighter in Action' book. The nacelles are more like those of a Firefly cowling, I've a 'The Aeroplane' cut-away drawing of the Firefly which calls it a 'power-egg' which is where I realized from a description I was given of the Tempest Mk.III (or was it the Mk.IV) that it was used on this aircraft too.  But a contra-prop would be neat to see on a Mossie.
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