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de Havilland Mosquito PR.XVI

30.9k Tang0five  6 days ago

The ‘Mosquito’ is a British twin-engined aircraft originally intended as a fast light bomber but went on to fill a wide range of roles. Unusually the frame of the aircraft was mostly built with wood earning the nickname the ‘wooden wonder’. This construction method made the mosquito lightweight - coupled with twin Rolls-Royce merlins she was pretty darn quick. So much so she could outpace a Spitfire MkII at 22,000ft!

I always wanted to build the ‘wooden wonder’, I’ve also taken the opportunity to implement various constructive criticisms highlighted with my Victor - curved roundels, sharper trailing edges etc.

A word of warning - there are no guns or things that go boom. This is a photo-reconnaissance variant. It also keeps part count down not making a working bomb bay and meant I could focus on the improving the build quality.

Instructions
VTOL - Flaps
AG8 - Lights

Happy low-level high-speed reconnaissance!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 54.5ft (16.6m)
  • Length 44.5ft (13.6m)
  • Height 17.4ft (5.3m)
  • Empty Weight 12,145lbs (5,509kg)
  • Loaded Weight 17,888lbs (8,114kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.111
  • Wing Loading 12.5lbs/ft2 (61.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,431.6ft2 (133.0m2)
  • Drag Points 13602

Parts

  • Number of Parts 358
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    5,558 JamesBoA

    @Mobilepilot for the crew

    3 days ago
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    @JamesBoA ah don’t forget the biscuit

    3 days ago
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    5,558 JamesBoA

    kettles and cups for tea?

    4 days ago
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    Np! @Tang0five

    4 days ago
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    30.9k Tang0five

    Thanks old sport, luckily I found a PR type that had the simpler two tone roundels! @GhostHTX

    4 days ago
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    30.9k Tang0five

    Thanks for your input! @jamesPLANESii

    4 days ago
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    29.6k GhostHTX

    Wonderful! Also curved roundels. That is a world of pain right there. Good job!

    4 days ago
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    Looks pretty good but I’d say it’s not loose enough in the pitch and feels pretty artificial to fly. Increasing the wing load, moving the CoM a bit further forward and increasing the deflection of the elevators would have helped. Also too much power and drag.
    Yeah. Looks amazing

    5 days ago
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    and the shuttle could never make it to the runway starting from yeager as it would stall way before it does due to the low starting speed @BogdanX

    5 days ago
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    Could you possibly make a fighter-bomber variant?

    5 days ago
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    @Tang0five Yes, it’s a great replica though, very realistic. Great job!

    5 days ago
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    30.9k Tang0five

    You are quite right @wonkapilot in fact all bomber variants, i.e. with a glass nose rather than PR types, had pointed front windscreens.

    5 days ago
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    @Tang0five I can notice one small error, that being that on photo reconnaissance and bomber versions of the mosquito that they had a split windscreen. What I mean is that the windscreen was not flat, but was pointed, to streamline the aircraft. If you compare the windscreens of the Mosquito FB.VI and the B.IV you’ll notice what I mentioned.

    5 days ago
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    @Tang0five well there is some great Tu-95 out there....but honestly I don't like it,too many part count,and some of them are not detailed,and only you can make a nice low part count replica
    (Btw Tu-95 is my favorite)

    6 days ago
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    True, but I like the way it looks, sounds, the possible load outs, and I have it fully upgraded in BFV ;)

    6 days ago
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    30.9k Tang0five

    I apologise for my tardiness, thank you for spotlighting!! @Sgtk @processedPlAnEs

    +1 6 days ago
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    30.9k Tang0five

    Thank you very much @BusterShortWolf I didn’t realise the mossie was such a fav with people - after all you don’t see them too often.

    6 days ago
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    One of my fav airplanes. Nice!

    6 days ago
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    30.9k Tang0five

    You really want a tu-95 don’t you buddy?! There’s plenty on the site, why do you want one built by me? I mean I’m touched but I don’t understand - there’s plenty of low part ones available. @THEAIRCRAFTCRAFTER

    +1 6 days ago
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    30.9k Tang0five

    mosquito hits mountain. Mosquito bounces off then explodes! :) @ThePilotDude

    6 days ago
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    @Tang0five can you make a tu-95 please ?

    6 days ago
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    26.7k ThePilotDude

    @Tang0five always loved that movie, even after I became old enough to notice some of the sub-par effects

    +1 6 days ago
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    30.9k Tang0five

    Thanks kindly! @ThePilotDude and I agree with you there, ever since watching 633Sqn as a kid!

    6 days ago
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    30.9k Tang0five

    Cheers mate! I remember reading somewhere due to the wooden construction it gave a poor return on radar - further adding to the allusiveness that made it a great raider. @Trainzo

    6 days ago
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    26.7k ThePilotDude

    Jolly good job, the Mosquito has always been one of my favorites!

    +1 6 days ago
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