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2006-03-06 19:06:08.9325+00 by meuon 2 comments

Dan, just saw the Mosquito on the Discovery Channel. Impressive looking machine. I think you and Charlene each need one. - But you have to build your own.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-03-06 20:45:36.91028+00 by: Dan Lyke

The price is nice ($10k less than the Helicycle), but it's a two-cycle piston engine versus a turbine. This did, however, get me to look at a few things like range (the version which cheats to being an ultralight by having floats only has 5 gallons of fuel), which was a bit of an eye opener.

I also don't see info on the Mosquito pages about maintenance cycles, so I don't know how the actual costs of operation stack up.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-03-06 21:40:22.029808+00 by: meuon

On the show, i was impressed with the Mosquito's clean design and implementation. I'm not so sure about the fiberglass body/frame of the XE, but I am sure the windscreen is nice and obviosly does nice things for the aerodynamics. But i like the metal frame.. and need the 10 pounds more pilot weight capacity.

-Still, I can't land it at the house, sanely anyway. So.. I hope you get one. :)