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Old Sep 26, 2001, 03:04 PM
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tiger moth wing struts

hi,

I bought a tiger moth at a model show a few days ago, along with a mini max, both for only 10,

all the mini max was there, but the moth was missing it's wing struts, all of them, the bag they should have been in was ripped open, i was wandering if anyone gould geive the the measurements so as i can make a set if you can't find it in ur heart to help a guy out i'll have to order some from my LHS, and wait a few weeks

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Old Sep 26, 2001, 04:14 PM
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I'll measure mine tonight and try to include a pic scan.

Dan
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Old Sep 26, 2001, 04:20 PM
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Old Sep 26, 2001, 11:16 PM
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Hi pure,

I don't mean to horn in on Dan, but it's not "tonight" anymore and I figured you might want to get started. They're made out of some kind of flexible plastic. Many reinforce them with balsa. You might make yours out of balsa from the beginning. Someone on another thread suggested laminating 2 sheets of, I believe, 1/16" balsa with white glue. Sounds good to me. Probably better than the plastic and easier to cut. I'd suggest laminating cross grain.

Here's a picture of the cut outs.
cut outs

Here's a picture of my plane so you can see how they fit.
my plane

RB
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Old Sep 26, 2001, 11:46 PM
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RB's the greatest!

Exactly what I was needing also.

Thanks
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Old Sep 27, 2001, 01:22 AM
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Glad I could help.

RB
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Old Sep 27, 2001, 07:33 AM
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Thanks for picking up the ball and running with it Red. Got sidetracked unfortunately.

Love your moth. What wheels are are you using? They look cool.

Dan
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Old Sep 27, 2001, 11:11 AM
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Thanks Dan,

The wheels are from Hobby Lobby, top of page:
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/wheels.htm

I measured mine at 1 5/8" by looking at a ruler. I guess they're the 1 11/16" ones. They say 0.19 oz/pair. I weighed mine on a scale that's accurate to 0.10 grain and got 0.18 oz. The wheels that come with the TM weigh 0.08 oz/pair, so you only gain 0.10 oz. The HL ones do have a bigger hole so you'll also gain a little weight with a fatter axle or bushing.

RB
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Old Sep 27, 2001, 11:47 AM
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Nice Tiger Moth!!

What did you use for the rigging? How do you keep the tension in the rigging?
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Old Sep 27, 2001, 12:14 PM
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Thanks,

i'll get building a set asap, i can't wait to get it flying!!
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Old Sep 27, 2001, 12:15 PM
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Thanks Mario,

I use 10 pound test Cabelas Rip Cord
rip cord

It's similar to Spiderwire that others use, but it has a silicone coating and is very slippery. I like that feature because I use it in my pull/pull control applications.

Don't need to worry about keeping tension. It doesn't stretch and there's a little "give" in the other components. I strengthened the vertical struts with 1/8" balsa strips. I believe the flying wires would bend the stock plastic. Just pull them to the point of having no slack, not too tight. Also be careful to keep the prescribed dihedral. I pulled mine unevenly the first time and decreased the dihedral and it didn't turn well. I epoxied the eye and part of the shank of a No. 10 fish hook in the wing to attach the wires to it's front.I drilled 0.030" holes in the struts and ran the line through them. They're held with a dab of epoxy.

I copied the flying wire configuration of a full sized TM
moth

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