ROTOR F/X is pleased to offer the exciting line of Mosquito ultralight and experimental helicopters with a complete range of choices and five different models to meet any budget or technical quest.
We are here to support your quest for vertical flight with these superior kits, builder assist services, ReadyBuilt systems, parts, service, setup, flight testing and flight training.
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Mosquito AIR – NO PILOTS LICENSE REQUIRED TO FLY THIS HELICOPTER IN USA** For simplicity and pure “out there” flying experience consider the Mosquito Air. This is as basic and thrilling as it gets, cruising over the landscape below with little to obstruct your view or the exhilaration of the wind rushing past. This pure fun ship can be flown under FAA Part 103 ultralight rules and does not require aircraft registration or pilot license*.
Mosquito XEL – NO PILOTS LICENSE REQUIRED TO FLY THIS HELICOPTER IN USA** When your preference in a Part 103 ultralight requires more of a standard fuselage and cockpit then the XEL will meet your needs. The integrated fuselage standard to all XE models forms a most pleasing and aerodynamic shell with all the required instrumentation and comforts a recreational pilot might want. The included safety floats provide an exemption to the standard 103 lb weight limit to keep this beautiful ship within the ultralight category. This helicopter can also be flown under FAA Part 103 ultralight rules and does not require aircraft registration or pilot license*.
Mosquito XE – HELICOPTER OR FIXED WING PILOTS LICENSE REQUIRED TO FLY THIS HELICOPTER IN USA** If you have a rotorcraft rating or are planning on getting your license the XE is the place to start. Identical to the XEL but without the floats and with an unrestricted fuel capacity the XE will really take you places. Fly for over 2 hours, or even 4 with optional extended tanks, at a comfortable cruise of 75 mph and a very economical fuel burn of only 4.5 gallons per hour. This helicopter requires FAA registration and a pilot rating with its enhanced capabilities.
Mosquito XE285 – HELICOPTER OR FIXED WING PILOTS LICENSE REQUIRED TO FLY THIS HELICOPTER IN USA** Additional power is the prime feature of the XE-285 helicopter. Identical to the XE in all other features, the XE285 boasts a power increase of over 30% for higher performance, a larger load or high altitude performance. You’ll also experience a rated cruise speed increase to 85 mph and a significant jump in rate of climb capability. As with the XE this helicopter requires FAA registration and a pilot rating.
Mosquito XET Turbine – HELICOPTER OR FIXED WING PILOTS LICENSE REQUIRED TO FLY THIS HELICOPTER IN USA ** This is the ultimate experience in performance, technology and pure “wow” factor. With a top speed over 100 mph and rated climb rate of 1, 200 feet per minute this performer will satisfy the most demanding pilot and turn heads and gather crowds wherever you travel. There is nothing like the pure power and sound of the turbine propelling your helicopter into performance parameters all others will envy. The turbine engine is additional on this ship and engine cost typically ranges from $5, 000 – $10, 000 depending on configuration and options.
Builders Assistance is available for all models should you need partial or full time help constructing your helicopter or for the ultimate construction experience take advantage of our Rent-a-Shop program. Once your construction is complete you can have ROTOR F/X inspect and test your helicopter here or at your location (contact us for rates and scheduling).
The ReadyBuilt© helicopters are fully assembled by very experienced helicopter A&P mechanics and overseen by a career IA. Have your helicopter built and carefully assembled to exacting standards by licensed aviation professionals with years of experience.
** Performance specifications provided by the manufacturer are believed to be accurate at the time of publication. ROTOR F/X LLC is not responsible for any errors or omissions in publication.MANUFACTURER SPECS AIR XEL XE XE285 XET Turbine Length: Airframe/Overall 16 ft / 20 ft 3 inch 16 ft / 21 ft 3 inch 16 ft / 21 ft 3 inch 16 ft / 21 ft 3 inch 16 ft / 21 ft 5 inch Width 72 inch 62 inch 62 inch 62 inch 62 inch Height 84 inch 84 inch 84 inch 84 inch 84 inch Main Rotor Diameter 18 ft 19 ft 4 inch 19 ft 4 inch 19 ft 4 inch 19 ft 4 inch Tail Rotor Diameter 40 inch 40 inch 40 inch 40 inch 40 inch —- Empty Weight 254 lb 314 lb 300 lb 370 lb 420 lb Gross Weight 534 lb 584 lb 612 lb 732 lb 782 lb Useful Load 280 lb 270 lb 312 lb 362 lb 362 lb Useful Load w/ optional aux tank n/a n/a Fuel Capacity 5 gallon 5 gallon 12 gallon 12 gallon 12 gallon Optional Aux Fuel Capacity n/a n/a 8 gallon 8 gallon 8 gallon Engine CRE MZ202 2cyl CRE MZ202 2cyl CRE MZ202 2cyl Inntec 800, 2-cycle, 2 Stroke Solar T62-2A1 Turbine Engine Power: HP/KW 60 hp / 45 kw 60 hp / 45 kw 60 hp / 45 kw 85 hp / 64 kw 90 hp / 67 kw Battery/Starter 12 VDC 12 VDC 12 VDC 12 VDC 12 VDC Alternator 180 watt 180 watt 180 watt 180 watt 250 watt PERFORMANCE AIR XEL XE XE285 XET Turbine Maximum Speed 70 mph 80 mph 85 mph 100+ mph 100+ mph Cruise Speed 55 mph 70 mph 75 mph 85 mph 85 mph Climb Rate (est) 900 fpm 900 fpm 900 fpm 1200 fpm 1200 fpm Flight Time: Standard / Aux Tanks ~ 1 hr / n/a 1 hr / n/a 2.2 hr / 4.0 hr 2.0 hr / 3.3 hr 1.3 hr / 2.2 hr Range: Standard / Aux Tanks 60 miles 60 miles 150 / 250 miles 150 / 250 miles 100 / 160 miles Fuel Consumption 5 gal/hour 5 gal/hour 5 gal/hour 6 gal/hour 9 gal/hour Main Rotor RPM 540 540 540 590 590 Tail Rotor RPM 2450 2450 2450 2670 2670 Hover in Ground Effect 8000 ft 8000 ft 8000 ft 9000 ft 9000 ft Hover Out of Ground Effect 6500 ft 6500 ft 6500 ft 7500 ft 7500 ft PRICING AIR XEL XE XE285 XET Turbine ReadyBuild© Mosquito $41, 500 $48, 500 $47, 500 $52, 500 $55, 500 Engine Included Included Included Included $10, 000 – $15, 000 Crating Fee $200 $800 $800 $800 $800 All ultralights are available as ReadyBuild© anywhere. Some countries including the USA require certain participation in building and fabrication by the owner to qualify for the experimental or equivalent category. For these circumstances builder assist and other options may be available. Inbound Freight $1400 $1900 $1900 $1900 $1900 + Engine Delivery Shipping for ReadyBuild© Inquire for transport or shipping quote to your location – we ship worlwide by air or ocean.
A note on pricing and purchasing: Make a deposit as noted below to order the entire kit which we will build and assemble as a complete finished helicopter for you. When the kit components are ready for assembly the balance is due.See also: