CMP DeHavviland Mosquito 25~32 - 73" Nitro Gas
Radio Remote Controlled Twin Engine Scale RC Warbird Airplane.
The 73" Mosquito ARF is a
great scale airplane for anyone who likes scale flying. The kit includes a
fiberglass fuselage, center section, and cowling done in matching paint. The
wings are sheeted foam, covered with solartex, painted to match. All control
surfaces have beveled leading edges and the control horn mounts are
preinstalled. The kit includes full color decals.
The kit box is large, with
all the major parts well packed in a light foam wrap and clear plastic bags.
Slots in the interior cardboard held all items tightly in place, producing a
sample of this product for review that will produce no damage from shipping.
Included with the kit are 8-ounce fuel tanks, engine mounts, wheels, hardware,
pushrods, clear plastic canopy and nose cone, decal sheet, one-piece fiberglass
cowls, and fixed wire landing gear. You will need to purchase some building
supplies, engines, spinners, servo extensions, and a radio. Mechanical retracts
are an interesting option to consider. The quality of the materials is
excellent with a one-piece fiberglass fuselage/fin straight and true. The
11-page instruction manual has excellent-quality step-by-step drawings.
• Well engineered—all parts
fit together nicely.
• Handsome painted finish and
full-color decal sheet.
Type: Semiscale ARF
Pilot Skill Level:
Wingspan: 73 inches
Wing area: 1,286.5
Length: 52.5 inches
Weight: 11-11.5 pounds
Wing loading: 20.6
ounces per square inch
(two-stroke) or .26-.30 (four-stroke)
Radio: Five- to
seven to nine servos (rudder, elevator, flaps, one for each aileron, one for
each throttle, one for each optional retract)
fiberglass fuselage, tail sections, wing center-section, and engine nacelles
with light-plywood support, balsa-and-plywood wing panels and sections
Three-color flat-finished camouflage paint over fiberglass, film covered wings
landing gear (Not Included)
Model assembly begins with attaching the ailerons to the wings using cloth-style
hinges provided in the kit. The engine nacelle splits the flaps on each wing
panel, which are connected with a U-shaped joiner wire. The flaps are attached
after the wing sections are joined, to make their alignment easier to match.
The wing is
composed of a center-section and two outer panels. The outer panels and control
surfaces are built-up wooden structures, and the center-section is a fiberglass
shell with a plywood skeleton.
tubes—measuring 87/16 inches in length and 3/4
inch in diameter—installed with epoxy are used as spars to permanently join the
outer panels to the center-section with a slight amount of dihedral.
servos are installed in the outer panels before the wing is joined.
formers give interior support to the fuselage’s one-piece fiberglass mold; the
exterior seam joining the top and bottom is intelligently hidden with a change
in paint color. The wing mates nicely with the fuselage’s saddle area using a
notch and groove that ensures alignment. Three hefty metal screws are used to
hold the wing in place.
halves are an airfoil-shaped, wood-frame construction. An aluminum tube that
measures 615/16 inches in length and 3/8
inch in diameter joins the fiberglass stabilizer halves. The aluminum tube
passes through a hole that must be cut through the sides of the molded fuselage.
Each elevator half is connected to the ends of a Y-shaped pushrod.
Similar to the
elevator halves, the rudder has an airfoil-shaped wood frame.
The retract bays are built into the wing from the
factory, so the retracts will drop right in.
Mounting the engine is fairly simple. Two-piece engine mounts (provided in the
kit) are used to hold each O.S. .32 SX. The power plants are side-mounted so
that the stock muffler vents to the lower side of the engine nacelles. Use a
Dremel Moto-Tool to carefully carved away areas of each cowl so they could fit
over the engine/muffler and give access to the fuel filler, carburetor port, and
The NitroPlanes.com Mosquito ARF is covered with Solartex that has been
professionally spray-painted with flat military colors: gray/green camouflage on
the top and all light gray on the bottom.
The finish job is
exceptional; all painted surfaces matched perfectly. Panel lines are embedded on
all fiberglass parts. The quality and quantity of included decals are
excellent. They are made from a stick-on material and have a flat finish to
match the paint.
NitroPlanes.com Mosquito is a top-quality ARF that ought to be on your buy list.
You will not be disappointed and you will be the envy at your flying