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Voltaire 09-29-2012 12:01 AM

de Havilland Mosquito
 
Ok...not a motorcycle but what bike guy doesn't like WW2 planes.
This one has been rebuilt in Auckland New Zealand for an American owner.
It flew today for the second time.
Apologies for poor photos...taken with my click and go Sony...:rofl
The sound of two Rolls Royce engines only metres above your head was awesome.
I understand the last one to fly was 15 years ago.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p.../Mosquito4.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p.../mosquito3.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p.../mosquito2.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p.../mosquito5.jpg

Warin 09-29-2012 12:26 AM

You luck bum... :1drink

You those with an interest in HDH ...

There are 4 mozzies at http://www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk/

Yep that is the original location where mozzies were developed, they even have a prototype there..

Reports of the possibility of buying a mozzie for $15,000 at the end of the war ... in Canada, you then had the problem of getting it home? About $5,000 to the uk.

R85/8 09-29-2012 12:41 AM

‎"It makes me furious when I see the Mosquito. I turn green and yellow with envy. The British, who can afford aluminum better than we can, knock together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet again. What do you make of that? There is nothing the British do not have. They have the geniuses and we have the nincompoops. After the war is over Iím going to buy a British radio set Ė then at least Iíll own something that has always worked".

Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering

stumpy-ktm 09-29-2012 01:06 AM

and on a kinda sad note , one of the only remaining flying spitfires that was also there , looks like it may have crashed near wanganui airport .... pilot was radioing that the undercarriage wasnt coming down ......

Warin 09-29-2012 01:21 AM

Film of flight in another thread

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...19979&page=248

:1drink

Errr stumpy ... is the pilot ok? Planes can be rebuilt or replaced easier than people.

advNZer? 09-29-2012 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stumpy-ktm (Post 19705275)
and on a kinda sad note , one of the only remaining flying spitfires that was also there , looks like it may have crashed near wanganui airport .... pilot was radioing that the undercarriage wasnt coming down ......

have heard on the news since that it has landed on the runway...the news item said it was a spitfire replica...

mtothef 09-29-2012 11:50 AM

he was a gem for the quotes, ol' hermann...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by R85/8 (Post 19705240)
‎"It makes me furious when I see the Mosquito. I turn green and yellow with envy. The British, who can afford aluminum better than we can, knock together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet again. What do you make of that? There is nothing the British do not have. They have the geniuses and we have the nincompoops. After the war is over Iím going to buy a British radio set Ė then at least Iíll own something that has always worked".

Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering

guess he never tried to keep an MG running in a wet climate.

saw the mosquito on the news the last few days as they talked about getting it finished. amazing project! must have been magic to hear that thing fly at the air show yesterday. meanwhile, the spitfire apparently had to do a belly-landing. glad to hear it was a replica and not the genuine article, but still, ouch!

Tim McKittrick 09-30-2012 11:19 PM

Im surprised you didn't included this link-

http://www.mosquitorestoration.com/index.shtml

Voltaire 09-30-2012 11:57 PM

Got this link of the local site :D

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YEyDlgJYIF8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=YEyDlgJYIF8

roadholder 10-01-2012 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Voltaire (Post 19705184)

Great to see! One of my all-time favourite a/c types.


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