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Old 01-23-2015, 07:24 PM
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I was flying my little Tiger Moth in a gym last week and ran into the wall. I broke the prop and am wondering how to replace it. Does it screw off or do you just pull it off? I am looking for advice so I won't jump in and cause more damage.
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:00 AM
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Hope this helps

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Old 01-24-2015, 01:19 PM
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Terrific. Thank you, Chellie.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:33 PM
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Well, I got the new prop on , thanks to Chellie, and I now have a motor problem. Does anyone know how to open up a Tiger Moth to get at the motor? Do you open it up like the Champ?
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:52 AM
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Well, I got the new prop on , thanks to Chellie, and I now have a motor problem. Does anyone know how to open up a Tiger Moth to get at the motor? Do you open it up like the Champ?
Hi I think you have to take the fuselage apart in the middle, and remove the struts on the bottom wing, then you can gain access to the motor and gearbox inside the fuselage.
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:57 PM
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Thanks again, Chellie
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:39 AM
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Well, I got the new prop on , thanks to Chellie, and I now have a motor problem. Does anyone know how to open up a Tiger Moth to get at the motor? Do you open it up like the Champ?
Seperating the fuselage halves can destroy the plane, instead, Cut the cowl (exacto knife)across the bottom of windshield down to each side to glued seam. Have to cut glued seam to remove cowl. Remove gently. Motor can be cut or pryed out away from soft factory glue. Cut leads. Solder new leads,, can use latex or right stuff to mount new motor. Place cowl back on and maybe use scotch tape to secure. If you have to replace again, you have easy access.I have replaced motor 7 times.Its never an easy task. I Upgraded to a larger motor, more power but less flight time, Was 17 minutes with stock motor and now 9-1/2 minutes with Lectron pro 3.7v-180mah 45c. Can still get very slow flight with great control.
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You mentioned a larger motor. What replacement motor did you install?
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You mentioned a larger motor. What replacement motor did you install?
I took the original motor(fried replacement#6) into Hobbytown and found a motor assembly off the shelf that would fit in the soft foam of the Tiger moth, there wasn't much selection, but the motor was larger and pre- installed in the plastic gear, had the same mounting tabs but too wide for cowl placement, cut some off each side. It fit snug, shaved a little foam off the sides
and the prop had to be drilled out to fit larger shaft.remember to angle prop shaft down and to the right before glueing. the price was around $13.
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:47 PM
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Thanks, skyfly.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:59 AM
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Thanks, skyfly.
You're welcome! wife says the flyzone p-38 motor and gearboz assembly, 7mm motor. Oh, I glued a metal blank just in front of the tail skid for weight balance, coated it with permanent pen red.the added weight of motor causes irratic stall and wing over at extreme low speed, counter balance made it an enjoyably smoothe recovery. 29 flights on new motor so far.
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