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Solomoriah

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It seems one of the most popular rockets to scale up is the Estes Mosquito. Not surprising, since the standard rocket tends to disappear on its first flight.

Here's mine: the Mo' Skeeter. It's a BT60 upscale, flying on 1x18mm engine, with rear ejection so that, like a "real" Mosquito, it doesn't have to have a nose cone line.

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Built my first mosquito shortly after the NEW mini-Brute 13mm motors were introduced back in the day. Only old pic I have is it with the other two "mini-brute offerings the Screamer and mini-Bertha.

After a Model Rocket flying day at Wallops Island Visitors Center....I had to build a momento...the "Wallops Island Welter" Odd-Roc Version to commerate the blood loss LOL!!

Decided I needed a Photo scaling piece or pieces as it were, so built the Swarm of Mosquitos just for fun.
I do Fly a couple Mosquitos fitted with rear ejection pods for Micro Maxx motors and streamers making them a lot more recoverable then the motor kicking orginal.

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Yes! It's here!


This is my lovely Mad Cow Mozzie, with my 1973(yes I know, I butchered it with the beta series paint job) original mosquito.

Just for matchy matchy purposes, I will paint the mozzie like that as well...


and stay tuned. My dad is to do his L2 this spring with a 5.5 inch diameter mosquito.


Braden


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Got to fly her today.
Used a 29/38 adaptor and flew on a H180.
Great flight, fast, with a white flame, perfectly straight, did not weathercock despite the gusting winds.
a friend got some flight pics which i'll post when i get then sent to me.

This and the following post copied to gallery with permission

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Last spring I built a U.S. Rockets Mosquito 2.2. I loved that rocket! I lost it in waist deep alfalfa on a flight with a SU F50T. It was an awesome flight and I watched all the way to the ground. Looked for it for several hours. Several other people looked as well and nada:(

I bought another kit at the launch because I knew I would build another one.

A picture of the lost Mosquito 2.2:



I tried a new brand of paint and put the second coat on at a bad time. The finish was a bit flawed but it's hard to tell as it's screaming to the sky.

So what do you get in this kit? This is a simple kit. There aren't that many parts!



-Nice hard balsa fins and nose cone. The fins are surface mounted. I used a new technique for me in attaching them on my first build. I'll cover that when I get to attaching the fins.
-Sturdy 2.2" body tube.
-29mm motor mount with a 24mm adapter. Plywood centering rings.
-3"x30" streamer that works great on this rocket.
-Shock chord is nice and long and the attachment uses the classic paper fold triangle.
-1/4" launch lug
-Spare easy to follow instructions

A very simple, easy kit. Time to build! Feel free to jump into the conversation.

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Estes Mega Mosquito, great kit awesome flyer.



Estes Mosquito's my son and I built last weekend. Quick finished so we can fly and not worry. :)

 
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ill have to dig up some pics of my 4in Mosquito that flies on I 300s
 

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Welcome to the Estes Mosquito (TK-1 or #0801) Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the Estes Mosquito (TK-1 or #0801) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


Estes: Mega Mosquito: #1335
Estes: Mosquito: TK-1 or #0801
Estes: Mosquito: #1335
Madcow: Mozzie: K-112
Thrustline: Mosquito: TACL-042
US Rockets: Mosquito 2.2: #1174



as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



 
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Estes Mosquito (TK-1 or #0801) Basic Information.

Estes Industries

MODEL NAME: Mosquito Also known as:

NUMBER: TK-1 or #0801

Introduced: 1971
Final Year: 2002
Designer: Bill Simon

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 13mm
Recovery: Tumble
Stages: 1
Length: 3.5"
Diameter: 0.541"
Span:
Weight: 0.1 oz

Mfg. Description: Fantastic Performance. Featherweight recovery. Balsa and paper construction. Simple spray paint decor. (Estes 1972 Catalog)


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Estes Mosquito (#1335) Basic Information.

Estes Industries

MODEL NAME: Mosquito Also known as:

NUMBER: #1335

Introduced: 2011
Final Year:
Designer: Bill Simon

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x13mm
Recovery: Tumble
Stages: 1
Length: 3.8 in. (9.6 cm)
Diameter: 0.54 in. (14 mm)
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: D & *E engine power and mini engine power too! Powered by a D12-3, D12-5, E9-4* or an E9-6*, the Mega Mosquito (Skill Level 2) can reach heights of 750 feet! That's pretty amazing for a rocket that weighs over 5 ounces yet is simple to build.

And let's not forget about the BONUS Mosquito (Skill Level 1) included. That's the mini engine power of the kit. Standing just 3.8" tall, the Mosquito will go 800 feet high!

It might take an afternoon of your time but then it's off to the flying field to "double" your fun! (Estes 2012 Web Ad)


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Estes 2012 Web Ad


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Estes Mega Mosquito (#1335) Basic Information.

Estes Industries

MODEL NAME: Mega Mosquito Also known as:

NUMBER: #1335

Introduced: 2011
Final Year:
Designer: Bill Simon

Type: Sport, Upscale
Motor Mount: 1x24mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 18.6 in. (47.2 cm)
Diameter: 2.6 in. (66 mm)
Span:
Weight: 5.2 oz. (147.4 g)

Mfg. Description: D & *E engine power and mini engine power too! Powered by a D12-3, D12-5, E9-4* or an E9-6*, the Mega Mosquito (Skill Level 2) can reach heights of 750 feet! That's pretty amazing for a rocket that weighs over 5 ounces yet is simple to build.

And let's not forget about the BONUS Mosquito (Skill Level 1) included. That's the mini engine power of the kit. Standing just 3.8" tall, the Mosquito will go 800 feet high!

It might take an afternoon of your time but then it's off to the flying field to "double" your fun! (Estes 2012 Web Ad)


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Estes 2011 Catalog

Estes 2012 Web Ad


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Mushtang

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Madcow Mozzie (K-112) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Mozzie Also known as:

NUMBER: K-112

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport, Upscale
Motor Mount: 1x29mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 19.5"
Diameter: 2.6"
Span:
Weight: 10oz

Mfg. Description: DESC


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US Rockets Mosquito 2.2 (#1174) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Mosquito 2.2 Also known as:

NUMBER: #1174

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer: Jerry Irvine

Type: Sport, Upscale
Motor Mount: 1x29mm
Recovery: Streamer
Stages: 1
Length: 17.5"
Diameter: 2.25"
Span:
Weight: 107g

Mfg. Description: MOSQUITO 2.2 is a familiar sport model with 29mm "Host Mount-tm" and 24mm "Interchange Mount-tm" included. This rocket is recomended for schools, recreation programs and sport flying! It can fly on as little as C6-3 (with 18mm "interchange Mount-tm" not included) and flies surprisingly well on D12-5 or E9-6. Best flights are with 29mm F and G motors! Its very strong and lightweight construction makes it fly surprisingly high compared to other rocket kit brands. Test it for yourself! (USR 2012 Web Ad)


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I put those silly gold tattoos that you find next to the gumball machines on this one.



 

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I finished up my Mega Mosquito yesterday, happy.:D Look forward to flying it, maybe next weekend.

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The Mosquito was one of my favorite rockets when I was younger. I built one in 4th grade, and used "How to launch a model rocket safely" as part of an assignment on writing step-by-step instructions. I even brought the mosquito and my launch equipment in as visual aids to the assignment. ( Wasn't allowed to launch it in the classroom tho. That wouldn't ahve been safe. :p )

I don't think mine ever got painted, but it was a good choice to fly on the small fields I had available at the time.

Sorry - no pictures of mine to post - sorry to have gone off on a tangent...
 

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This is my Mosquito upscale that I call "Blood Sucker". It's BT-80 based with a plastic nose cone. I laminated 1/8" balsa for the fins to get them 1/4" thick. I also made my own water slide decals for the first time. They turned out great! I must say, this has turned into one of my favorite rockets, it's a fun little flier!

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My little guy,I still think he is in orbit :)

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Just finished my Mega Mosquito with a slightly modified paint scheme.
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Here's my Mega Mosquito at ESL on an Estes E12. I put rail buttons on it in anticipation of bigger motors, but I think I burned half the Ns of the E12 just getting off the rail. So far, the E18W has been the sweet spot for this rocket.

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Thrustline Mosquito (TACL-042) Basic Information.

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MODEL NAME: Mosquito Also known as:

NUMBER: TACL-042

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport, Clone
Motor Mount: 1x13mm
Recovery: Tumble
Stages: 1
Length:
Diameter:
Span:
Weight:

Mfg. Description: DESC


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Adding my little rocket that I have, into the mix. ​
Here's my 5.5" skeeter named, "Sqweesh Me" with awesome decals made by Stickershock23. :)

I flew it naked for my L1 cert on an I218 Redline; then for my L2 cert, I painted and finished it with Martha Stewart paint & decals on a J350. (The mere mention of MS paint on a rocket, just about gave one of my cert members a stroke...)
Anyway, flew great and landed with a tail stand.


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