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Old Mar 04, 2013, 10:55 AM
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I rememeber those days quite well. I was only a very young child, flying with my dad.
O the hours of chicken sticking and covering with burate.
The two biggest changes in the hobby that I rememeber was proportional radios and monokote.
My dad flew the orbit radio while his buddy flew thre galloping ghost.
I rememeber his excitement getting a 7 channel radio.
Talk about price it cost more then than present day computer radios.
I think I was about 9 years old when my father helped me build mine.
I only had one channel. The engine ran wide open, so we had to unscrew the needle valve to make it run so rich it sound like a 4 stroke engine. I was always disoriented because I would forget what my last command was. I had full throw rudder and it was always one of those, "which way did I push that button last time?" Finally one day the escapement either broke or just stuck while the rudder was straight. That was my first fly away. lol I almost cried. I came home with just the Tx .... which looked like an old cell phone.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 04:31 PM
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Got the maiden today...boy is this thing slow. But really nice to fly regardless. I think i got 10 minutes before the battery started to get weak...
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Got the maiden today...boy is this thing slow. But really nice to fly regardless. I think i got 10 minutes before the battery started to get weak...
Congratulations!! You just experienced the reasons we love this little plane.
10 minutes is a very good time. And slow flying is what makes the plane so attractive. Have fun with it!

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 06:31 PM
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Thanks. I giggled the whole time...then i bust out my Nuieport and it felt like a rocket!
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Thanks. I giggled the whole time...then i bust out my Nuieport and it felt like a rocket!
Ha! It IS a rocket compared to the Tiger Moth. What are you using for a motor in the Moth?
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 10:22 PM
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I left the brushed motor and gear drive in it. I would prefer a brushless. But it's fine for now. I tried it in a little more wind today. No bueno....
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 10:38 AM
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I left the brushed motor and gear drive in it. I would prefer a brushless. But it's fine for now. I tried it in a little more wind today. No bueno....
There's nothing wrong with a brushed motor. You need calm conditions for the Tiger Moth or you'll find it somewhere in the next county!
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Yup, it was an experiment. Plane is safe tho.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 09:24 AM
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I've always wanted to build a Tiger Moth. I'm sure somewhere in these pages is a recommended brushless set-up. But I'll ask again anyway. I guess the way to go would be to get the slope version of the kit?
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Sky's the limit!

These days, with so many choices, you can get almost anything. I went with the sloper. I got a Feigao brushless, which fits the GWS gear reduction pack, which comes with the sloper. Balsa Products, up in New Jersey, can help.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 10:21 AM
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I've always wanted to build a Tiger Moth. I'm sure somewhere in these pages is a recommended brushless set-up. But I'll ask again anyway. I guess the way to go would be to get the slope version of the kit?
The slope version would be fine and the stock stick mount can be used for an inrunner. I would highly recommend if going brushless that you use the Feigao inrunner with the "A" gearbox stick mount that comes with it as mentioned by Lancer31. It provides plenty of smooth power but most importantly, it still gives the sound of the original brushed version. It is a VERY fine flyer with this combo!

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Old Mar 10, 2013, 02:59 PM
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I have a pico tiger moth to build. A nib brushed yellow one. Will be assembled bl as gws brushed motors with gearboxes are just annoying.

So, anyone have a source for who could/would cut cabanes and wing struts from lite ply or cf? I have an extra set of oem parts to send as a pattern. I'd add a cross brace to the wing struts.

Source to have them cut? Any interest in having a set for your pico tiger moth? I really just want a set for mine but it seems dumb (and not cost effective) to have just one set cut.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 04:10 PM
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I have a pico tiger moth to build. A nib brushed yellow one. Will be assembled bl as gws brushed motors with gearboxes are just annoying.

So, anyone have a source for who could/would cut cabanes and wing struts from lite ply or cf? I have an extra set of oem parts to send as a pattern. I'd add a cross brace to the wing struts.

Source to have them cut? Any interest in having a set for your pico tiger moth? I really just want a set for mine but it seems dumb (and not cost effective) to have just one set cut.
How can you say that about the little IPS motor? I've had mine higher than 25' with no trouble.

I own a CNC machine along with another fellow who is in Alabama. We can cut anything... but I'm thinking this G-10 would be a better material than what we're calling "carbon fiber". It's strong and light and it accepts paint well. If we could get enough people who want this type of thing cut... we can do it. But, my partner would have to write the code, then cut them..

Speak up if you want carbon fiber, G-10, balsa, foam, etc.... cut.

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Old Mar 10, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Ah yes, the 25' TM
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Ah yes, the 25' TM
Quite! LOL I posted some pics of it in the air a few pages back.
It's strange... I fly around with helicopters, quad copters, airplanes, etc.... But, I always come back to my TM at the end of the day. I like to sit in my chair, in the shade... and a beverage to to go with it.

Today was off road racing. Boy, it's hard to get used to a pistol grip Tx again. but, both cars I ran are 35 years old. Hah! They still run like rockets too.... although I could use some all wheel drive help.
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