4 models to choose from:

 

Mosquito Air

The Mosquito Air is one of the worlds lightest manned Helicopters. The Air has been developed to deliver performance, reliability and ease of flight. 

Ken Armstrong of Kit Planes Magazine said that the "Mosquito is convincing - it's as close as you can come to real flying with almost no means of support, and the view is at least as good as a bird". He also said that "Flying the refined Mosquito Ultralight was the most fun I've ever had with a Helicopter!".

Frame:
The Mosquito frame is made up of Aircraft Grade 6061-T6 aluminium and utilises a simple triangulated structure with straight tubing throughout to maximise strength, reduce weight and simplify construction. The additional use of a Carbon Fibre tail boom and support struts adds to the Mosquito's structural rigidity and further improved its power to weight ratio.The Mosquito's tripod legs are equipped with small skid pads to help reduce lateral movement during engine run-up to lift off stage. Ground handling wheels are also available for easy ground transport.

Engine:
The Mosquito is powered by Compact Radial Engine's - MZ202, 64-hp, a two cycle, two cylinder engine with the highest power to weight ratio on the market today. This engine employes Reed Induction which yields a very flat torque curve ensuring power is delivered constantly over the required operating range. The MZ202 also has a lower operating speed of 6000 rpm when compared to other engines with similar power range that typically operate at 6500 to 7000 rpm resulting in less stress on the engine and improving reliability.The complete engine package only weighs 69 pounds and comes with a 180-watt alternator that provides power to run the electrical system which also features and an electric start system.

Power Train:

The primary reduction is bolted directly to the engine. A centrifugal clutch on the engine crankshaft permits startup of the engine without the load of the rotor. Power is transmitted from the clutch to the driven pulley of the reduction through an HTD cog belt, one of the highest power to weight ratio power transmission methods available. The driven pulley houses the sprage clutch which permits the rotor to overrun the engine during autorotation. 

 

Length: Frame 16 ft., Overall 20 ft. 

Width: 72 in. 

Height: 83 in.
Rotor Diameter: Main 18 ft., Tail 40 in.

Empty Weight: 254 lb.

Gross Weight: 530 lbs., Useful (Pilot) Load: 250 lbs.

Fuel Capacity: 5 US gallons 

Engine: Compact Radial Engines MZ202, 2 cylinder, 2 stroke, rated 64 HP (45kW)

Electrical System: 12 volt DC battery, starter, 180 watt alternator

Rotor Speeds: Main 540 rpm, Tail 2500 rpm

Fuel Flow at Cruise: Approximately 4.5 U.S. Gallons per hour

Flight Duration Time: Approx. 60 minutes depending on conditions, loading, speed, etc.

Performance: Hover in ground effect: 8,000 ft. (estimated)

Hover out of ground effect: 6,500 ft. (estimated)

Max Speed: 70 MPH

Air
 
 
Mosquito XE 

The Mosquito XE is the same aircraft, but the open frame has been replaced with an enclosed body.

 

The XE airframe is a unibody construction resulting in a single structural element, offering aerodynamic cleanliness and good looks.

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 64hp, 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.  

Materials provided with the kit include 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 together.

A comprehensive assembly manual is provided along with a full set of part and assembly drawings as well as exploded view drawings. 
Optional extras to consider with purchase of the Mosquito include tail fins, seat covers, governor kits, wheel kits and quick build parts.

 

 

All up you are looking at 250 to 400 hours of build time, 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 small amount of welding is required on the exhaust system. The "quick build" parts set, which includes all the parts normally fabricated and formed by the builder, is available to save more build time.  

 

 

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 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 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 airborne.

 

Length: Frame 16 ft., Overall 20 ft. 

Width: 72 in., 

Height: 84 in.

Rotor Diameter: Main 19.5 ft., Tail 40 in.

Empty Weight XE: 298 lb

Gross Weight: 610 lbs

Useful (Pilot) Load: 240 lbs.

Fuel Capacity XE: 12 US gallons

Engine: Compact Radial Engines MZ202, 2 cylinder, 2 stroke, rated 64 HP (45kW)

Electrical System: 12 volt DC battery, starter, 180 watt alternator

Rotor Speeds: Main 540 rpm, Tail 2500 rpm

Fuel burn: 4.5 gph

Range: XE: 150 miles

Hover in ground effect: 8,000 ft. (estimated)

Hover out of ground effect: 6,500 ft. (estimated)

Max Speed: 80 MPH 

 

Mosquito XE285MXE285

The XE with our Water Cooled Engine

 

Length: Frame 16 ft., Overall 20 ft. 

Width: 72 in., 

Height: 84 in.

Rotor Diameter: Main 19.5 ft., Tail 40 in.

Empty wt: 360 lb

Gross wt: 720 lb

Useful load: 290 lb

Fuel Capacity: 12 gal

Range: 150 miles

Cruise spd: 80 mph

Max spd: 100+ mph

Fuel burn at cruise: 6 gph

Engine: Inntec 800 2 cyl water cooled injected 2 cycle

Power 85 hp

Rotor RPM: 590 (main), 2670 (tail)

Hover in ground effect 9500 ft (est)

Hover out of ground effect 7500 ft (est)  

 
Mosquito XETXET
The XE with the Turbine Engine
 

Length: Frame 16 ft., Overall 20 ft. 

Width: 72 in.

Height: 84 in.

Rotor Diameter: Main 19.5 ft., Tail 40 in.

Empty wt: 433 lb

Gross wt: 820 lb

Useful load (with optional aux tank): 240 lb

Useful load (without optional aux tank): 290 lb

Fuel capacity: 12 gal

Aux tank capacity: 8 gal

Range (with aux tank): 160 miles

Cruise spd: 80 mph

Max spd: 100+ mph

Fuel burn at cruise: 8.5 gph

Engine: Solar T62-2A1 turbine

Power: 90 hp

Rotor RPM: 590 (main), 2670 (tail)

Hover in ground effect 9000 ft (est)

Hover out of ground effect 7000 ft (est) 

 
 

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