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Mosquito IV ( 66 in. / 167.6 cm )


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Mosquito IV

Mosquito IV

The de Havilland Mosquito was a fast, twin-engined aircraft with shoulder-mounted wings and a crew of 2. The most-produced variant, designated the FB Mk VI (Fighter-bomber Mark 6), was powered by two Merlin Mk 23 or Mk 25 engines driving three-bladed de Havilland hydromatic propellers. The typical fixed armament for an FB Mk VI was four Browning .303 machine guns and four 20 mm Hispano cannon while the offensive load consisted of up to 2,000 pounds (910 kg) of bombs, or eight RP-3 unguided rockets. Because of the shortage in World War II of aircraft building material the de Havilland mosquito was built of plywood covered balsa in the wings and in a monocoupe fuselage. Also because of World War II the craftsmen building the de Havilland mosquito were carpenters and builders of furniture therefore not requiring skilled metalworkers.

This model has a 66 inch wingspan and designed to be powered by a pair of .40 2 cycle nitro engines. Of particular interest in a model of this size is the use of a plywood skeleton covered with foam. After forming/carving the foam the fully formed fuselage is covered with two layers of 2 ounce fiberglass and resin. The remainder of the aircraft is standard balsa plywood construction methods. Another interesting point of interest in this model is that the landing gear is fixed wire. Retractable landing gear could be installed with little effort but with adequate preparation and planning.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Mosquito
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ID: 82849
File Size: 5.2 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Multirole
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.35-To-0.40-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 66 in. / 167.6 cm
Material:Various-Wood-Types
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Added: 01/04/2015 00:38
Updated: 15/12/15 07:27:45pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:82849
Keywords:de Havilland de Havilland Mosquito mosquito foam balsa plywood World War II fighter attack bomber reconnaissance pathfinder RAF
Class:Radio-Control
Model Type:Airplane
Channels:4-ch
Functions:Ailerons-Elevator-Rudder-Throttle
Aircraft Use:Multirole
Wingspan: 66 in. / 167.6 cm
Wingspan Class:160cm-To-200cm (63in-To-79in)
Wing Position:Mid-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.35-To-0.40-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:2-To-4
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Restorer:theshadow
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