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#1 anj4de Aug 15, 2011 01:18 PM

Hobby King Tiger Moth EPO
 
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=19451

It looks sweet on the pictures...what are your opinions?

One thing though...It should have a pilot! Scott, is that something you could arrange? Or at least recommend one of the existing pilots that fits it on the product page.

cheers
Uwe

#2 SuperSpiff Aug 15, 2011 02:57 PM

Yes it looks very nice. I just ordered one today and can't wait to fly it. Like you said there should be a pilot but I guess it's not to hard to find one that will fit in the plane.

Have anyone tried it yet? Any reports or videos?

SuperSpiff

#3 sfluck Aug 15, 2011 03:36 PM

Here is a video where the yellow Tiger Moth takes part in.
Tiger Moth - HobbyKing Skunkwerks Series (3 min 7 sec)


I like the looks of it very much, and apparently it does fly well. I just ordered a Cougar from HK, I'd feel kinda weird to order two planes in two packages in such a short time frame :D

#4 pommie Aug 15, 2011 04:52 PM

i just pulled the trigger on one, my wife doesn't know yet :o

#5 SkylineFlyer Aug 15, 2011 05:23 PM

If I did that Pommie, my wife would surprise me with divorce papers. Good luck bro! :D

#6 Scott Cuppello Aug 15, 2011 06:11 PM

I'll give you guys the cockpit dimensions today.

#7 Scott Cuppello Aug 15, 2011 08:07 PM

Just checked cockpit, 42mm square, so loads of room for a scale pilot or two.

#8 pommie Aug 15, 2011 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by SkylineFlyer (Post 19054340)
If I did that Pommie, my wife would surprise me with divorce papers. Good luck bro! :D

Divorce papers :eek: i never thought of that ... if i get away with this one i hope the spad takes a while to come out that way she will have forgoton all about the moth :D

#9 bouncebk2003 Aug 16, 2011 08:22 AM

Had to order one yesterday.Beautiful little tiggy! I can't wait to get it:) I think I will also have to order the Vampire when it is in stock.

#10 mc411800 Aug 20, 2011 11:49 PM

Sorry for the cross-post but it looks like Scott is tuning into this one.....

This sold out really quick! When I checked just now there was -8 in backorder.

I was (foolishly, it seems...) holding off until we got word of stock in the satellite warehouses (in particular, Australia). Looks like I waited just a fraction too long!

I posted a question on the HK review page but has anyone (Scott or Anthony if you're listening in...) got any clues/hints/ideas when we might see these in Oz?

Cheers and thanks
Mick

#11 Roger Lombard Aug 21, 2011 12:26 AM

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No big deal but surely it's a bit of a stretch putting the Tiger Moth in electric warbirds? True enough it was originally a military trainer but I don't think anyone could accuse it of spending a lot of time in combat :) The marque's hours as a civil sport/light aircraft in the last 60 odd years must outnumber its military hours by tens of times.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Moth

At 36" wing span against the original's 24' it's 1/8 scale if that helps with pilots.

I had started a thread over in scale electric but I'm sure not precious about that so I'll follow this one too. As a matter of interest I ordered mine on Friday morning and apart from the usual order acknowledgement and payment confrmed emails I then got three more emails yesterday reporting on the movement of my order from the JIT warehouse to the front end warehouse ready for packing and shipping. Since I ordered EMS shipping previous experience says delivery to my doorstep by next Friday, i.e, 7 days order to delivery half way round the world, is a possibility but OK I won't be upset if it takes into early the following week.

I could be wrong but I haven't spotted the DH decals on the model. In case they're not there, and for those who feel it's a nice touch to print their own waterslide here are versions to print.

#12 Roger Lombard Aug 21, 2011 03:27 AM

To be fair, looking at the pictures on the HK website http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...12mm_PNF_.html

rather than on the video it does look as though they might be up to speed with the wheeltrims and instrument panels...

#13 Scott Cuppello Aug 21, 2011 04:56 AM

Wheeltrims and instrument panels are included! Aus warehouse? Don't know yet, A large number have sold already, I am not suprised at all, was flying the Tiggy again yesterday, just lovely. As for it being in the warbirds section.....hmmmm....in my defence, it's a tough call, will Warbird enthusiasts look in "parkfly", "scale" enthisiasts in "warbirds"....and so on.....rock and a hard place!

#14 anj4de Aug 21, 2011 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Roger Lombard (Post 19101626)
No big deal but surely it's a bit of a stretch putting the Tiger Moth in electric warbirds? True enough it was originally a military trainer but I don't think anyone could accuse it of spending a lot of time in combat :) The marque's hours as a civil sport/light aircraft in the last 60 odd years must outnumber its military hours by tens of times.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Moth

At 36" wing span against the original's 24' it's 1/8 scale if that helps with pilots.

I had started a thread over in scale electric but I'm sure not precious about that so I'll follow this one too. As a matter of interest I ordered mine on Friday morning and apart from the usual order acknowledgement and payment confrmed emails I then got three more emails yesterday reporting on the movement of my order from the JIT warehouse to the front end warehouse ready for packing and shipping. Since I ordered EMS shipping previous experience says delivery to my doorstep by next Friday, i.e, 7 days order to delivery half way round the world, is a possibility but OK I won't be upset if it takes into early the following week.

I could be wrong but I haven't spotted the DH decals on the model. In case they're not there, and for those who feel it's a nice touch to print their own waterslide here are versions to print.


1/8 scale...that great. The pilots that "foamie4live" is making are 1/8 and with a large open cockpit the detailed figure will be very visible...

cheers
Uwe

#15 Roger Lombard Aug 21, 2011 05:58 AM

Warbird/not warbird - what do I care? :)It seems to be attracting more interest here so I've directed the low traffic on my thread over in Electric Scale to here and closed the thread.

Scott, I'm delighted the first production batch sold out so quick - looks like you're on a winner!


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