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Old 01-01-2016, 07:20 PM
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Here we are in the shop...111" span..to this point ( yesterday) with rigging done, and motor installed, it's 13 pounds.
Just over 3200 sq. in. wing area. Hope to finish under 22 pounds, and fly it on 6 S 4000's....doesn't look very big here, but the board it's sitting on is 8 ft. long
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:23 PM
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OOPS :-)
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:47 PM
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How many 6S 4000 packs?

That's in the size/weight range for 40cc to 100cc gas... or 3500 to 9000 watts
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:59 AM
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a 22 pound Tiggie will fly just fine on 6 cells. I have been flying a 22 1/2 pound Flair Tiger moth on a Turnigy G 160 290 kv 6 4000 mah cells, and a 20 X 12 prop for a while now...it isn't fast, but has way more than ample power.

These multi winged models have a " sweet spot" where they like to fly, and it takes very little power to get them there...if you want fast, it takes gobs of power to force them past that speed, but then they don't look real as they go by if they are too fast.

You don't need lots of Watts, you need pull. this model will fly on 1000 watts. I'm planning on max 60 amps.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:39 AM
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That is one big lectric Ron.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:23 AM
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it takes up a fair amount of room alright. :-) hope to start covering this month, then on to the paint....once that's done I can carve a prop for it.......This is the 4th Tigermoth I've owned...some guys like Cubs...I like the Tiggie :-)
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:45 AM
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I know it's not a Tiger Moth, but it's also 1/3 scale flies on 6 cells...28X14 prop Turnigy 63/74 170 kv total weight 15 pounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khbl...ature=youtu.be


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Old 01-13-2016, 01:10 AM
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Progress report.
I have the motor installed, landing gear and wheels on, radio and servos in, wings and tail feathers covered, cowl on, prop on. rigging wires done pull pull wires done .... 14 pounds 12 ounces...with flight batteries 16 pounds 12 ounces.
that gives me another 5 1/4 pounds to play with. I need to cover the fuselage with Solartex, and paint it with latex. add instrument panels, and crash pads. Just might make 22 pounds :-)
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Old 02-11-2016, 06:37 AM
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A little slow, but we`re getting there.......a bit more painting to go :-)
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:06 PM
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Nice Tiggie!... seeing such a beautifully built model is almost enough to get me to dust off the building board... Almost but not quite, I've just got too lazy!
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:33 AM
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finally ready for test frights :-)
I missed the target weight by 12 ounces....it's 22 pounds 12 ounces. RATZ
It's so heavy it might not get off the ground :-)
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:31 AM
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Outstanding.. please take a video of the maiden!
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron View Post
finally ready for test frights :-)
I missed the target weight by 12 ounces....it's 22 pounds 12 ounces. RATZ
It's so heavy it might not get off the ground :-)
I like to build one like that but I don't have nothing to haul it. Nice looking bird
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:45 AM
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I love the Tiggie also ... to be honest if you don't like them .. then there's something wrong !

I had a Veron Tiger Moth years ago ... with Veco 19 up front. Was my lazy day flyer, RET without ailerons - typical Veron kit.

Nylon covered and with scale colour scheme ...




Sadly I passed it on to another guy when I left UK ... he crashed it ...

Now ? I keep looking at the Laser Kit that HK have ... at $93 plus shipping ... its very very tempting ... 1.4m span and I have just the 70 FS Glow or 42xx 650KV motors for it ...

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Old 03-31-2016, 02:29 AM
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Ron where did you purchased the tigermoth
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:54 AM
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I built from scratch.....modified a Gary Allen plan to match the size I wanted, bought a heap of balsa, couple ten meter rolls of solar tex, and away we go :-)
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:39 PM
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The Tiger Moth had it's maiden flights yesterday in somewhat less than ideal conditions, but I got tired of waiting. 15 mph cross wind, and gusting. ( but the sun was shining ) :-)

Takeoff was easy, the tail came up almost instantly, and she was away into the wild blue. Surprisingly the wind didn't really bother it ...no trim required, and balance point felt good. Landing was a matter of lining up with the runway, and letting it settle into a three point....Naturally a lot of wind correction was required, but I am happy with the model to this point, and would recommend Gary Allen's design to anyone who wants a really good Tiger Moth...I feel it is the best flyer of the five I have owned over the years.
Soon as the gale subsides, we'll get some footage to post.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:45 PM
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couple of poor pics of the maiden...it's hard to be pilot and photog at the same time :-)
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:23 AM
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That's a beautiful Tiggie

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Old 04-06-2016, 07:27 PM
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thanks Park:

it was modeled after the one that was flown by a good friend of mine in the 70's.
In Texas. It was imported from Australia where it was part of a " flying circus" , by a
fellow named Lin Wright , who was a pilot for Continental Air lines at the time.
It flew at many events in the U.S.A. , and was finally sold to an El Al pilot who took it to Israel, where it currently lives.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:19 AM
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Very cool aircraft history. I have the Dynam 50 " , has to be the easiest RC I've flown.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:12 PM
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that's a pretty good little model. I have flown one that belonged to a friend.
just a little on the small side for my own taste, but I live very close to the field, so transport of a large model isn't an issue.
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:38 PM
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Hi Ron was the tiggie plans been revised . I been reading other builders build thread in 2008 and the plans wasn't correct so I'm wandering if Gary has updated his plans
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Old 04-09-2016, 05:53 PM
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I believe he has. The only real mistakes the original plan had were too short cowl...since corrected, and no positive stab incidence. ...
Also the model looked a little heavy for my taste, so I lightened some of it, and if I were to build another, I would likely lighten it more, just because I can.
The one built in that thread weighs about 27 or 28 pounds, but flies well.( according to the builder) The model was designed for liquid fuel motors, so was built somewhat heavier than necessary for electric power. Mine flies " like a Tigermoth" . but has more power than is required for scale flight. Transport is not difficult, as the entire tail plane was designed to be removed easily. It goes together at the field in roughly 5 minutes, which is considerably better time wise than my 1/4 size model. I am not the least bit unhappy that I chose this particular design. If you want a nice flying " scale" model, this is it. bit of a build, not for a novice builder, but worth it.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:22 AM
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I just ordered the plans I'll start it after I finish the pup
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