Posted by ebiker75 |
Jan 10, 2013 @ 10:05 PM | 1,877 Views
I have too many favourite aircraft from every era of flight. The de Havilland Tiger Moth is definitely near the top of that list, though, and with all the choices available on the market, I settled on one that looked good and came at a less expensive price (knowing I'd likely bash it up a bit before moving on to a bigger balsa Tiggie down the road).
There are two questions concerning this model, though, and that is the reason for this blog.
1) What, no instruction manual?
2) I'm supposed to stick this battery where?
The HK "micro" Moth is not shipped with instructions, but it is pretty easy to put together if you've built an ARF model before. I spent my geeky teen years with plastic airplane models complete with the dizzying plastic cement highs, so this model should be a snap. I decided to blog about the build for those who have asked about instructions, so that you might have a detailed, step by step guide to help your build along. I'll even include my screw-ups and attempted fixes. I will also attempt a mod for the battery compartment, as the suggested battery for this model is too big! Argh! On top of that, the battery hatch is decidedly cheap and flimsy. So, I'm going to do something about it.
And that reminds me of a couple quotes from Steven Wright that will carry me (and maybe you) through the process: "Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it" and "if everything seems to be going well, you've obviously overlooked something."