|Aug 16, 2005, 04:32 PM|
Tiger Moth---how Much Wind????
I'm Thinking About Getting A Gws Tiger Moth With The Ips Dx2bb-axcs. Is This Strickly An Indoor Or Can It Be Flown Outdoors As Well? I Fly Very Early In The Morning And Winds Are Normally 0-5 Or 0-8 Mph. If This Tiger Moth Can Be Flown Outdoors How Much Wind Can It Handle?
|Aug 16, 2005, 05:10 PM|
United States, OH, Hamilton
Joined Nov 2003
After lots of searching and reading for a good first plane, it came down to the Tiger Moth and Slow Stick. I got the SS for durability for my 1st plane.
Then I got FMS. I'm so glad I did, it helped a lot!
Then I got the TM. I added some iron on CF tape ( CA'ed on ) in the wing saddles and around the holes for the wing dowels so they wouldn't tear thru the foam. I did the CF tube mod for the landing gear slots and glued 1/64" ply to the wing struts. I used probond for most of the construction to save on weight.
I used un-waxed floss for the flying wires. That helps when flying in wind. I actually like it in 3-4 mph wind better than dead calm. It climbs better with a light breeze but wind gusts make it a little tricky when landing. As long as it isn't gusty, it flys great in a lite breeze.
Without flying wires the wings flex too much and it isn't as steady.
|Aug 16, 2005, 08:30 PM|
One of the busiest threads here. No need to read it all, just ask. Very helpful folks there. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=391837
|Aug 18, 2005, 02:43 AM|
LI, New York, USA
Joined Mar 2003
Tiger Moth - $50 CL 2/3
Tiger moth Complete Package incl. radio - $150
(need battery charger)
Best flown in still to under 5 mph breeze.
This is an excellent choice for people who have a smaller space to fly. Can
also be flown indoors in a gym or similar space. Cool looking little plane.
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