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aeropilot

8,909 posts

113 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
johnnyreggae said:
Amazing !

Right at the end of the TV report they suggest they've begun to (re)build another so fingers crossed......
Yes.

Avspecs have the contract to rebuild the ex-IWM/TFC Mosquito T.3 that was bought by Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection.....so, the USA will have 2 airworthy Mossie's by the end of this decade.


onyx39

6,082 posts

36 months

Roy C

3,530 posts

170 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Ardmore Airshow video (with lots of Mosquito footage):
http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/wKpAcl874hY&hl

Eric Mc

77,079 posts

151 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Excellent - my kind of airshow.

alphaalfa

32 posts

26 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for that video!

I'm going to show it to my Grandmother, 94... My Grandfather was a Craftsman Carpenter at de Havillands in Hatfield during the war and built the wings of these beautiful planes. He always said that you could do a lot with Balsa Wood!
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Fonz

247 posts

70 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Wonderful video and some superb aircraft. Thank you for that post.

Semi hemi

1,702 posts

84 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Why did the Mosquito only show 5 stub exhuasts on each side of the engines whereas the Hurricane, Sptifire & Lancaster (IIRC) showed 6 per side?

Eric Mc

77,079 posts

151 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Early Spitfires and Hurricanes only had three exhausts each side.

Edited by Eric Mc on Tuesday 9th October 09:51

aeropilot

8,909 posts

113 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Semi hemi said:
Why did the Mosquito only show 5 stub exhuasts on each side of the engines whereas the Hurricane, Sptifire & Lancaster (IIRC) showed 6 per side?
On the single stage Merlin 25s which were the main Merlin used on Mosquitos, the proximity of the wooden wing on the Mosquito to the exhaust stubs of the Merlin forced RR engineers to have a two into one stub on the last cylinder of each bank.

I think later two stage Merlin powered Mossie's may have six stubs as the nacelles were longer to accomodate the longer two-stage engines....?

DamienB

855 posts

105 months

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Friday 11th January 2013 quote quote all
1. Turn your volume up. Way up. Never mind 11, turn it up further
2. Play this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvp2AeM68iM&t=2...

Eric Mc

77,079 posts

151 months

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Friday 11th January 2013 quote quote all
I can't think of a more beautiful piece of Mossie footage.

Mr_B

6,229 posts

129 months

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Friday 11th January 2013 quote quote all
Does the new airframe have an airworthy 'life' fixed to it, or is it just done by inspections ? Was just wondering how long the wood and glue is good for to remain airworthy.

coanda

1,873 posts

76 months

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Saturday 12th January 2013 quote quote all
Another fantastic quality video.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGfQQWOsoB8
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