WWII Mosquito construction

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  1. Dec 31, 2008 #1

    dirtstrip

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    This is something of interest to those who build with wood. Famous!

     
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    That was great.

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    Two thoughts:
    * Just before they were shut down "for the duration," the Ercoupe factory manufactured out of wood. The plane was heavy, but sure a lot quieter than the standard ones! They couple so made sat outside and fell apart by war's end.
    * The Mosquito was the pits to start. The mechanic stood outside at the rear of the necessle while and cranked the engine. After being pelted by the smoke and wind of starting, he got to do it on the other side!
    Percy in NM, USA
     
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    Very interesting, thanks for posting
     
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    Weren't they electric start like the other Merlins?

    Interesting video, I didn't realise they moulded the fus with all the bulkheads already attached.
     
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    The cranking comment intrigued me, so I looked for (and found) a pilots manual!

    http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/Images/Mosquito/MosquitoFB6Manual.pdf
    No actual cranking, but plenty of jobs in the prop-blast, then do it again!
     
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    Fantastic workmanship, I could only imagine!
     
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    Thank you. Very cool.
     
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    I love the video....I had been convinced earlier that Mossie cannot fly nor land on one engine...this seems to state facts in new light. Thanks again.
     

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