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Innovatortech wishes to announce that RotorFX is no longer a distributor of the Mosquito Helicopter.
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MOSQUITO FORUM : NOTE THAT SINCE THIS IS THE FACTORY WEB SITE THE MOSQUITO FORUM IS NOT TO BE USED AS A SALES TOOL FOR PRE-OWNED MOSQUITO HELICOPTERS. THERE ARE MANY OTHER SITES SUCH AS BARNSTORMERS WHERE PRE-OWNED MOSQUITO'S CAN BE SOLD. THE FORUM IS TO BE USED TO DISCUSS AND INCREASE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOSQUITO AND HELICOPTER FLIGHT IN GENERAL.
The Mosquito XE airframe is a unibody construction made entirely of high quality fiberglass in a vinylester matrix.
Body and structure are the same to minimize weight and maximize structural efficiency.
Compact Radial Engine’s - MZ202, 60-hp, powers The Mosquito a two cycle, two-cylinder engine with the highest power to weight ratio on the market today. This engine employs Reed Induction which yields a very flat torque curve ensuring power is delivered constantly over the required operating range. The MZ202 also has a lower operating speed of 6000 rpm when compared to other engines with similar power range that typically operate at 6500 to 7000 rpm resulting in less stress on the engine and improving reliability.
The complete engine package only weighs 69 pounds and comes with a 180-watt alternator that provides power to run the electrical system, which also features an electric start system.
The primary reduction is bolted directly to the engine. A centrifugal clutch on the engine crankshaft permits startup of the engine without the load of the rotor.
Power is transmitted from the clutch to the driven pulley of the reduction through an HTD cog belt, one of the highest power to weight ratio power transmission methods available. The driven pulley houses the sprage clutch which permits the rotor to overspeed the engine during autorotation. Power is transmitted to a splitter gear box at the front of the tail boom through flex couplings and a floating drive shaft. The gear box sends power to the tail rotor through a drive shaft housed in the tail boom. Another floating drive shaft then transmits power to the secondary reduction at the top of the mast which drives the main rotor through a second high capacity HTD cog belt.
The main rotor is a semi-rigid configuration. Main rotor blades consist of an aluminum spar bonded to a wrapped aluminum sheet skin. Foam plugs at both ends prevent interior contamination and pumping losses. The tail rotor is also of a semi-rigid configuration with aluminum skin wrapped around a tube and foam plugs at either end. A 45 degree drag hinge is utilized to maintain tail rotor alignment.
The control system is unique to the Mosquito. Main rotor control is achieved from the floor mounted joystick and collective through a control mixer in the base of the main mast, then through push tubes in the mast up to the base of the swash plate. The swash plate is contained within the mast and is supported by a push tube located in the rotor shaft. Control rods on either side of the push tube transmit inputs through the rotor shaft to the control lever on top of the rotor shaft and then down to the blade pitch horns through pitch links.The tail rotor is controlled by the foot pedals through a push pull cable to an actuating lever on the tail rotor shaft.
No license is required to fly the Mosquito Air or the Mosquito XEL in the US. A private fixed wing license is required to fly the Mosquito XE in the US.
A private helicopter license is required to fly the Mosquito in Canada. Other countries will need to check with their aviation authority on flight regulations.
Rob Hall's Mosquito XE in Australia
Mosquito Aviation's Mosquito XE,
Regis, Mosquito XE flying in France
First Mosquito XE flying in China
Sport Pilot TV's Showcase of the Mosquito XE (Yes we know the Mosquito can "NOT" be flown in the LSA category, but we didnt make this video.)