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Dh Mosquito flight getting close, first engine run

Dh Mosquito flight getting close, first engine run

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aeropilot

11,737 posts

135 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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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

8,771 posts

58 months

Roy C

3,869 posts

192 months

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

Eric Mc

88,184 posts

173 months

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

alphaalfa

38 posts

48 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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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

321 posts

92 months

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

Semi hemi

1,746 posts

106 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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

88,184 posts

173 months

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

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

aeropilot

11,737 posts

135 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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

1,005 posts

127 months

Friday 11th January 2013
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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

88,184 posts

173 months

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

Mr_B

8,366 posts

151 months

Friday 11th January 2013
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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

1,876 posts

98 months

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

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