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UPDATE: 3/4-Scale Mosquito - First Flight!

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Fareed Guyot
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#1 Posted: 3/23/2011 16:32:21

The Mosquito 75 project, a 3/4-scale reproduction of a de Havilland Mosquito fighter, has been making a steady march toward flight after taxi tests last month. Started in 1995 by a group of mostly retired French pilots and mechanics, the project began picking up steam after making its move from a workshop in western France to a nearby airfield. (Read original story here .) The latest YouTube update includes a stylized video that intersperses newsreel footage with the group’s own clips showing interior, exterior, and chase-car angles during several short full-power runs reaching 45 mph.

 

 

 



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Jim Heffelfinger
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#2 Posted: 3/24/2011 01:57:31

Am I looking at same direction of rotation engines???



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#3 Posted: 4/26/2011 13:09:46 Modified: 4/26/2011 14:09:13

Here's video of taxi tests and first flight!



Or, to jump straight to the "good part" (the flying!) you can use this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2iZCNDHzBk&t=9m0s

 



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Neil Sidders
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#4 Posted: 4/26/2011 19:08:50

The French really know how to celebrate a first flight!  Just wish I could speak the language.