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D.H. 98 Mosquito to fly in New Zealand!

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  1. Gatorrari

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    I feel compelled to add this. Look at the photos on the previous two links while listening to the music.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWXQUhBsUVM[/ame]
     
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    Does this new one sport Merlins or V-10s?
    I only count 5 exhaust tips per side...
     
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    The Mosquito used Merlin-21's early and eventually installed the Merlin-61's. All were V-12's but DH used several different exhaust collectors. Initial installation had six stacks on the outboard side of the nacelle and 5 inboard, the 6th stack was fed into a manifold that carried it forward and into the the others. This was necessary due to space interference of the radiator intakes on the inboard side. The night fighters had what they called a " Saxophone exhaust" because the 3rd,4th,5th, and 6th exhaust ports were fed into a collector pipe that ran forward to two stacks ,curling back like the horn of a saxophone, hence the name. This arrangement hid the exhaust flame.
     
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    Looks tough and ALL BUSINESS there. Love it.
     
  5. Gatorrari

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    The restored aircraft is an F.B.26, the Canadian-built equivalent to the famous F.B.VI, fitted with the single-stage Packard-built equivalent of the Merlin 21. So for all practical purposes this aircraft is identical to the VI.

    As the last two flyable examples were a T.III and a B.35, having a true F.B. back in the air is a plus! (The B.35s used in "633 Squadron" were mocked-up to resemble F.B.VIs.)
     
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    Both this plane and the second one on which work has just begun are destined for US owners
     
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    and Jerry the owner of the first one was very happy with the build......
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    David Phillips was the first to fly the new Mosquito in New Zealand on Thursday last week.
    Here is a painting of Hawker Hunter over Mount Taranaki with display pilot Dave Phillips.
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    Also both on Netflix
     
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    great footage of the Mossie teaming up with a Spit and Vampire over Auckland City (though not HD as advertised :( )

    Aerial HD footage of the WWII Mosquito flying around Auckland City - YouTube!

    Supposedly even some big Germans admired it:

    "In 1940 I could at least fly as far as Glasgow in most of my aircraft, but not now! It makes me furious when I see the Mosquito. I turn green and yellow with envy. The British, who can afford aluminium better than we can, knock together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet again. What do you make of that? There is nothing the British do not have. They have the geniuses and we have the nincompoops. After the war is over I'm going to buy a British radio set - then at least I'll own something that has always worked."

    — Hermann Göring, 1943


    My dad often sends me links to websites and cool youtube videos - not mossies but if you haven't seen these they're well done:

    ME 323 Gigant
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woRP8UNY4XQ]ME 323 'GIGANT' the most hated plane by german troops. - YouTube[/ame]

    Wild seaplanes of the Luftwaffe
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMDB9md6ADQ]Wings of the Luftwaffe - Sea Planes - (13 of 14) - YouTube[/ame]

    Cross-pollinating threads here, but a guy on RCGroups posted this nice photo of his foam RC Mosquito:
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    When we were kids a friend and i spent a Saturday waxing the Robertson Spit at the Van Nuys Air Show. For payment i got to go for a ride in some old high wing tail dragger, I cant remember what it was.
     
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    The Mosquito's younger brother, the Hornet. Top speed over 470 mph. Would have played in the Pacific if the war had continued. Mosquito with all the bumps removed and one of my favorites of several for prettiest prop aircraft of WW-II.
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    I haven't heard as to whether KA114 is in the United States yet. Does anyone know?

    I'm looking forward to their warbird airshow in Virginia Beach in May, where the Mossie will make its American airshow debut.
     
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    Yes, the Mossie is at the Military Aviation Museum. Arrived on the 14th, and is in the process of being put back together.
     
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    Strangely, I've never liked the looks of the Mosquito either. Not enough fuselage in front of the wing. The wing chord seems too wide for the length of the fuselage at the root. And finally the vertical fin seems too far forward and the shape doesn't look right too me. So I've never really paid too much attention to it.

    Come to find out my grandfather-in-law used to fly them. Maybe the looks will grow on me.

    Flying for the commuters in the 90's (flying a Brasilia) and looking towards the majors, the 747 wasn't my dream plane. Back then, it was the 757 that I wanted to fly. I still love the looks of the 757. Long legs, big engines, etc.
     
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    Love the looks of the Mosquito... except for the vertical stab. Odd shape, too far forward..

    All else is fabulous.
     
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    The pilot on the picture is probably Pat Fillingham, a DH test pilot who usually flew without a helmet. Famed test pilot Eric "Winkle" Brown said that the DH Hornet remained his favourite piston engined fighter, because it was over-powered, and more akin to a rocket than an aeroplane. Pity there is not one left.
     
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    The radiators are a part of the inboard wing and increases the chord at the root . The fin being positioned ahead of the horizontal tail allows for more elevator authority by not blanking the lee side at high alpha and X-wind.
     

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