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Old 01-11-2018, 02:39 PM
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One coat of Dope on the Balsa. Went a bit Heavy with the sanding in places. I may have eroded the profile of some cones. (Caused some unnecessary gouging too, with the edge of the sandpaper.) I'll try to keep my chin up, and spray some Filler Primer.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:56 PM
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I can't remember the company name, but years ago there was a company that offered a GIANT L2-capable Mosquito called the "Skeeter" that had a 54mm mount.
Always wanted to build one of those, but never did. I think it was 7.5" diameter and only went to like 800' on a J350W which was great for single-deploy.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:00 PM
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I can't remember the company name, but years ago there was a company that offered a GIANT L2-capable Mosquito called the "Skeeter" that had a 54mm mount.
Always wanted to build one of those, but never did. I think it was 7.5" diameter and only went to like 800' on a J350W which was great for single-deploy.

Polecat made a Skeeter, but I think it was a 5.5".
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:19 PM
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This one was bigger than the Polecat 5.5" one. Maybe it was a scratch-build but I thought it was a kit. I remember it because it only hit around 800' on a baby-J and seemed ideal and easy for L2.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:42 AM
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Default Passive Toxorhynchites Rostrum 6.5+

These Mosquitos were bound to get unruly, so's I cooked up a quick solution. I call it the P.T.R 6.5+, an acronym for Passive Toxorhynchites Rostrum. If anybody needs the schematic I can get it you as soon as I'm done polishing it.

Kebab skewers staggered every 1.5 inches allow my P.T.R to comfortably accommodate 10 Skeeters.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:09 PM
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Glue-Up of Mosquito #1. Head down, just 27 more fins to go!
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Old 01-20-2018, 05:38 PM
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2 Square, 2 Paddled, and 8 LE/TE Rounded with tips left Square. I'm thinking that the rounded LE/TE with square tips will add interest. That's certainly not how I finished my Mega Mosquito, but given the scale difference... eh?

Next? Launch Lugs and fillets.

Inspiration rarely strikes, and I shudder to think that this idea coincided with Tuesday's Meteor Flash over SE Michigan, but I've decided on the perfect livery for a fleet of Mosquitos! Imagine 2X Spa Blue with a dappling of happy little white clouds conveyed via fan brush, then, from the rear, a generous spray of 2X Oregano or some such drab olive color! Can you see it?
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