Mosquito first flight!

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Mosquito first flight!

Postby wifesaysno » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:28 am

http://nzcivair.blogspot.com.ar/2012/09/she-flies.html
http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?bo ... 07&page=23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N51U02ADNFs

She wears the registry ZK-MOS apparently, once again the Kiwi's come through with a spectacular warbird restoration. Keep 'em coming NZ!

Holy crap on a cracker this is some wonderful stuff! I LOVE hearing of a warbird getting reborn!! Apparently this too is the ONLY flying Mossie today too.
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby Flying Trucker » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:25 pm

Thanks for the Links Adam...wonderful... ;)
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby 1olehippy » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:56 pm

What a great sound file that would make. Sends shivers to hear those Rolls run up.   :)
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby C » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:33 pm

Holy crap on a cracker this is some wonderful stuff! I LOVE hearing of a warbird getting reborn!! Apparently this too is the ONLY flying Mossie today too.


The first Mosquito flight for 16 years and 68 days. Hard to believe it's that long since RR299 crashed at Barton.

Great to see. It shows what can be done when the right engineering talent has financial clout behind them. I doubt we'll see another in a hurry. :)
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby wifesaysno » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:11 am

Finally some flying footage (excuse the Learjet in the background)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEyDlgJY ... ture=share
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby expat » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:07 pm

Finally some flying footage (excuse the Learjet in the background)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEyDlgJY ... ture=share



I think I need some personal time after seeing that video................... :-X  ;D

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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby wifesaysno » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:52 pm

Finally some flying footage (excuse the Learjet in the background)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEyDlgJY ... ture=share



I think I need some personal time after seeing that video................... :-X
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby C » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:03 pm

Imagine if they'd "done a Mustang" with the P-38 too. :o :)
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby wifesaysno » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:45 pm

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/warbird ... eo-5108120

The reporter seems shocked that grown men got watery eyes...uuhh miss, its a MOSQUITO with TWO MERLINS!!!
OF COURSE WE ARE GOING TO CRY (A BIT)!!!!
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Seriously though, I do get a little watery seeing and hearing such a special warbird fly. What can I say? Im a little nostalgic!

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They did make a twin Mustang. My boss got invited to check out the XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration project. Those mad men are actually working on getting it into FLYING condition! I have never heard of ANY Twin Mustang flying anywhere today, let alone a XP-82.
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby andy190 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:59 pm

I wish I was there. I was thinking about it but I couldn't make it. :(
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby wifesaysno » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:45 am

I wish I was there. I was thinking about it but I couldn't make it. :(


Well it sounds like there will be another month at least before it ships. So you 'kiwis' have some time yet to reflect on your amazing work before us Yanks get to drool over it. around it.  ;D
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby Bass » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:28 am

What a sound.
Those two sensible merlins really kick ass when adjusted.
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Re: Mosquito first flight!

Postby C » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:30 pm

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They did make a twin Mustang. My boss got invited to check out the XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration project. Those mad men are actually working on getting it into FLYING condition! I have never heard of ANY Twin Mustang flying anywhere today, let alone a XP-82.



Yeah, the last airworthy P-82 was with the CAF in the late 80s (1987 is had a little mishap and I don't think has flown since).

After my comment about the P-38, I had a look about Merlinned-Lightnings. I was apparently considered, but I think there were several factors in the aircraft retaining Allisons. Firstly Merlins were in short supply. Secondly the P-51 was doing nicely as the main escort fighter in the ETO. Finally, the P-38's performance was more than adequate, and they were split fairly evenly between ETO and PTO. :)
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