Thank you to Paul Gleeson for sharing his Mosquito build –
“I wanted to scratch build something, but little did I know it would take 13 years!
I decided on a 1/10th scale Mosquito, based on a scaled down Brian Taylor plan.
Scaling this down meant there would be no “off the shelf” mouldings, and this would also be a whole loads of firsts for me, retracts, flaps, twin engines.
Power comes from 2 Maxcim brushless motors, 4:1 gearbox, Ramoser varioPROP 11.8” on 6S with contra-rotating props for good ground handling. There is an entire thread on RCScaleBuilder : https://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=7328&PN=1 if anyone wants to know more.
I learnt a lot of things along the way, fibreglassing wings, making fibreglass parts, vacuum forming etc. Tail cone and gear doors are fibreglass, and the canopy was vacuum formed in 4 pieces to get the right shape.
Colour scheme is from the Mosquito in Duxford, used in its later years for target towing.
So much more scale detail I could add, but it was time to get it finished to a flying state.
Hopefully, a successful maiden in spring 2020.”