Power is provided by the same Compact Radial Engines MZ202 used for
years on the open version of the Mosquito. This two cylinder, two
stroke engine has a power output of 60hp, ample to do the work for
its 610lbs of gross weight.
The power train, controls and rotor systems have been through some
minor modifications to suit the new XE design. The collective control
has been adjusted to adapt to the different mounts in the XE. The
main rotor blade diameter has increased by 1.5 ft to account for the
additional gross weight. The Mosquito XEL is the same as the XE but
is equipped with floats.
Materials provided with the kit include fiberglass airframe parts,
machined parts, instruments (Rotor/Engine Tach, redundant digital
engine tach with hour meter, dual EGT/CHT, Airspeed Indicator), rotor
blades and engine. Many of the Airframe parts are already joined.
The builder needs only to bolt and rivet the final major components
A comprehensive assembly manual is provided along with a full set
of part and assembly drawings as well as exploded view drawings. Builder
assistance can be provided by phone or email. All up you are looking
at 250 to 300 hours of build time, which may be less depending on
skill level. Standard shop tools are required to cut and form some
of the simple frame and control parts and for bolt and rivet assembly.
A quick build parts set, in which all the parts nomally fabricated
and formed by the builder are already finished, is available to save
more build time. A small amount of welding is required on the exhaust
Optional extras to consider with purchase of the Mosquito include
factory paint, tail fins, ceramic pistons, seat covers, governor kits,
wheel kits and quick build parts.
You can also order your Mosquito XE in several stages of kit. The
1st kit includes the materials and components for building the composite
airframe. This group consists of the composite enclosure, fuel tank,
tail boom, landing gear and the full Builder's Set of Plans and Instructions.
The kit is designed to meet the 51% rule.
The 2nd kit is for the cyclic, collective, torque tubes, push-pull
tubes, swash plate, and rotor controls.
The 3rd is the power drive system consisting of primary and secondary
reduction units, sprague clutch, engine coupling shafts, tail rotor
drive shaft components, gear boxes, main rotor shaft assembly, and
associated bearings, couplings, etc. and the 4th group includes the
engine, battery, centrifugal engine clutch, fuel tanks, fuel valves,
fuel lines, throttle, switches, wiring, and instruments.
The final stage is the assembly of the rotor heads, the tail rotor
blades, and main rotor blades but the manufacturer likes to see you
have some training under your belt before finishing this stage and
being tempted or hurried to get airborn.
Delivery on complete kits is around 6 months from placing a deposit,
or around 2 months for a kit group, depending on factory demand at