Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Baz62 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:33 pm

Here's a video that will make you sit up!
Taken yesterday here in New Zealand shows Mosquito KA114 running both Merlins and then.......................moving under her own power.
She has been weighed for weight and balance calculations and so far she is running very smoothly!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vQOY3d8 ... e=youtu.be

Also the thread on Wings over NZ: http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?bo ... read=16707
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Re: Mosquito close to first flight

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:41 pm

That is pretty outstanding :ymapplause: bloody brilliant :D

Thanks for sharing that Baz :ymapplause:
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Re: Mosquito close to first flight

Postby Dan4th » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:49 pm

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!

Made My Day!!!!!!

When's 1st Flight??????????

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Re: Mosquito close to first flight

Postby Baz62 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:43 am

First flight is in the next day or so I'd say. Then there is a airshow at Ardmore on Saturday 29th with her as the star attraction. Sunday is the wet weather day so fingers crossed! :D
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Re: Mosquito close to first flight

Postby Mayfly » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:49 am

The first flight was forecast to be 27th - shes come a long way from this...

http://www.iconicaircraft.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2159&hilit=nz+mossie

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SiL wants to go see first flight - I wish I had known before when this was going be as I would be in NZ by now :((
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Re: Mosquito close to first flight

Postby Baz62 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:52 am

I'll be at the show and may even be able to get even closer to the Mossie as my mate going with me knows the Avspecs guys well. I'll post some photos here afterwards. Also Gavin Conroy who is a NZ aviation photographer has some great shots on Facebook so if you search his name you'll see them.
I'm counting down the days now!!!!!!
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Re: Mosquito close to first flight

Postby Baz62 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:46 am

She has flown!! My god i am so happy to see the photos of her climbing away undercarriage retracting.
Check out this thread for links to Facebook. There is at least one photo on the thread but you must be logged in to see it: http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?ac ... 07&page=43

EDIT: Video of taxi into Ardmore after first flight. Had a failure of ASI which was traced to a leaking hose, all fixed and she flew again!
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Lucas1860 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:25 am

Fantastic.
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Sickbag_andy » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:44 am

a sight to make you drool , something I thought i would never see:

scroll down the page a bit to see a pic of it:

http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?bo ... 07&page=45

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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Mayfly » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:30 am

:ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

I'm so pleased - DT was asked 2.5years ago if he would like to fly her as he had all the required elements for test flights but he had already stopped flying :(( :(( :((

Oh how I wish I had know months ago she would be flying end of September!!!
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:29 am

What wonderful news :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :D
Just seen the pics on Facebook, AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! \:D/ :ymapplause:
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby RLN » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:41 am

Don't do Farcebook. Good news, though. :ymapplause:
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Baz62 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:59 pm

Not the best quality but here is the maiden takeoff:





And landing back at Ardmore:

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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby RLN » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:08 pm

Nice videos. Thanks, Baz.
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Dan4th » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:01 am

Thank You Baz :D

That was wonderful to see, and I look
forward to future vids once they have
more confidence in her airworthyness....

They certainly weren't doing any speed
trials today, nor should they have [-x

What A BEAUTY!

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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Nuuumannn » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:15 am

Can't wait to see it in the flesh! Hope to get some nice piccies, too.

Very exciting; these youtube links are doing the rounds at the moment - so great to see. The top link shows it taking off from Auckland airport after arriving from its first flight, which was made from Ardmore to AKL. The second was landing back at Ardmore. Just a marvellous sight. :)
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Mayfly » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:40 am

There are 3 flights at Ardmore tomorrow I am led to believe that the public are allowed to go to.
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Jigsaw » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:32 pm

:ymapplause: Marvelous :ymapplause: :D
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Nuuumannn » Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:34 am

It's been a wonderful day watching Jerry Yagen's Mossie fly today. Just blown away by the whole experience. I saw grown men crying at the sight of it; no word of a lie, a chap standing near me was openly weeping as the Mossie roared over on its first fly past. He was low too! Low and faaaast - you'd never see a warbird doing a display like that in the UK, certainly not one that flew two days earlier! No doubt photos will appear soon. Baz?

I once used to live in the UK and I saw RR299 at a number of airshows back in the mid 1990s, but this was something quite special; the atmosphere was unlike any show I've been to in a long time.

Well done to all involved and thanks for a very special day.
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Baz62 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:15 am

I've just got home from a great weekend. I've been up close to a Mosquito (still cant believe it flew!!) a Vickers Vincent (I'll post photos of that one later) an Oxford, two Hinds....phew i'm shattered. i'll post these shots for now and do some more tomorrow. Nighty night!

Resting ready for the next flight:
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Iconic aircraft together again. Spitfire, Mustang, Kittyhawk and Mosquito:
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And a couple from the final public display with some very Corsair like flying by Mr Skilling!
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Baz62 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:32 am

This video is a nice job and a nod to the New Zealand veterans who flew the Mosquito in WW2. Sad that now there are so few of them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1QVzM76 ... detailpage

And as well as the airshow the members of the Wings over New Zealand Forum had a forum gathering at Don Subritzky's place.
Some american gate crashed the party................owns a Mosquito or something, that's him on the right, Gerry something :D :
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Bomb aimer's position in the Vincent:
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He had no idea what the big wingless aeroplane was, so we told him it was a Vickers Vincent.....nope still hadn't heard of it!
The good thing for you guys is its coming to the UK! Not sure when as its going down to Wigram for some further work at our Air Force Museum (who has its virtually identical brother a Vildebeest)
Don has two (or was it three?) Hawker Hinds with two on display at least with one of them under rebuild to fly:
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That one was on display at the Airforce Museum in the 1980s for a while.
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There was all sorts of things to see.
The occasional Merlin:
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Fairy Battle cockpit and engine mount:
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Night fighter Meteor:
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A timecapsule RNZAF Oxford found in a barn! I kid you not!!!!
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Thats all for now I'll post some more later.
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Dan4th » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:06 am

Thank you Baz for all of that!

But especially the Mossie Vid :ymapplause:

She looks like fresh out the
factory door!!!!!!!!

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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Nuuumannn » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:05 am

Great pictures Baz. Here are a couple of the Mosquito show. My ground-to-airs are not so hot. Nothing a bit of artistic editing can't fix.

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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Baz62 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:58 am

Nice photos. I think I can see myself in the last one as I lay down under the tail to take a photo of the little tail warning radar under there.
Here's a new video:
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Re: Mosquito flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby RLN » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:04 pm

Like the transition effect from archive film to present day.

If Mrs. RLN won't let me have a Lightning, maybe she'll let me have a Mossie. :((
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