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Old Jan 15, 2015, 08:25 PM
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My two new GWS Tiger Moths

With the cold weather slowing down flying, I have built 2 new Tiger Moths--a Pico Moth on floats and my very first Tiger Moth 400. Here are the photos. I can't wait to fly them. I love the Pico Moths and have now built 9 of them and the new Tiger Moth 400 was fun too--both have light wing loadings.
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Old Jan 16, 2015, 01:18 AM
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Hi Pat,

Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures of your loved PTM and TM400.
It's more than happy to view these pictures, these two moths are all well built and painted. I love the struts, brace wires and landing gears you made. I'd guess that you applied the plywood struts instead of the stock ones.

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Old Jan 16, 2015, 08:19 AM
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I used the stock struts reinforced with carbon for the Tiger Moth 400. For the pico moth, I made all the struts with carbon rod and faired the inter planes with balsa.
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Hi Pat,

Thanks, I thought you applied the plywood instead. It's a very good idea for reinforcing the stock
struts by carbon fibers.

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Old Jan 20, 2015, 08:18 AM
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Chen I used flat carbon bar stock about 1/32 x 1/8 inch to reinforce the interplane struts. Test flew the plane a couple of days ago--no flight pics yet.
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Old Jan 20, 2015, 10:07 PM
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Hi Pat,

Thank you for sharing what you did on those struts. Please be reminded to post the flight pics of your great TM400 on this thread and the Parkflyers one. Thank you

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Old Jan 21, 2015, 08:25 AM
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I test flew both of my new Tiger Moths yesterday and attempted to photograph them while flying--not easy to do with a big telephoto zoom lens, so I don't have really good photos yet, but here are some from yesterday. I will also post more photos in the future.
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Old Jan 21, 2015, 09:06 PM
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Hi Pat,

Thank you for posting these nice photos of your two new Moths. The TM400 flying high one looks like a full scale Moth in the air. Very good job you did !

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Thanks Chen! A number of folks here in the US are trying to buy Tiger Moth 400 planes but nobody has them in stock. It also seems Pico Moths and the Zero are out of stock too. Is GWS still making these kits?
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It appears that HeadsUp RC has the Pico Moth in stock.

http://www.headsuphobby.com/GWS-PICO...tem-GWS119.htm
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Yes they appear to have them. I ordered 3 of them and one 400 last fall when they had a big sale -- I think it was $19 for the slope glider version of the pico Moth--that is the best one to buy if you are using brushless motors like the blue wonder, etc.
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Old Jan 25, 2015, 08:35 PM
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Hi Pat,

We have Pico TM and Zero kits available in GWS HQ in Taiwan, but TM400 has been sold out. I'm discussing the plan of a new batch with boss to see if he agrees with such batch soon.
But sorry to let you know that he told me before that Formosa kits will be with the priority first. I'll try to suggest the TM400 can be the second one.
Hopefully you could find out some of them from Caliber Hobby, www.caliberhobby.com in USA.

Thank you for your reminder.

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Nice job!

Thamks for spent so much effert on GWS Pico Tiger Moth.
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Old Feb 10, 2015, 09:59 AM
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Thanks for your comments! I love your GWS Moths and still have enough parts and kits to build several more--I feel I must have enough GWS Moths to last until I die!!!

Please, please continue making the Pico and 400 Moths. We love them.

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GWS CHEN and Mr. Lin:
Thank you for participating in this forum.
I have enjoyed building and flying many of your model kits.
Please do your best to resume production of the Tiger Moth TM400.
Thank you.
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