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Nov 08, 2010, 11:24 AM
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GWS Pico Tiger Moth -- photos by Pat Daily

I have built 6 Pico Tiger Moths since 2000 and have 3 still flying. Two wore out and one was lost out of sight (The China Fleet Club Moth). I love these airplanes and they are wonderful on floats. Here are some photos of my 6 Moths. Thought you might enjoy them.

This plane is such a great slow flyer that I am ordering two more Pico Moths today! Thank you GWS for such a great design.
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Nov 08, 2010, 10:43 PM
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Hi Pat,

Thank you very much for posting these beautiful pictures, and you supports as well.
You have a very nice PTM squadron.
Is the tree one still over there ? Hope someday it could fly back to the base !

Nov 09, 2010, 11:09 AM
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Nice looking squadron Pat nice paint and detail work. You may want to try wheels some day..
Nov 09, 2010, 12:23 PM
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Wheels? Why?
Nov 09, 2010, 01:45 PM
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nice moth's im building one at the moment love the detail you put in to them
Nov 11, 2010, 10:05 PM
What power systems are you using? Motor, battery, prop.?
Nov 12, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Originally I used the stock power systems with 8 nimh cells, then when lipos became available I used 2 cell lipos (800-1250 ma sizes). About 2004 I started switching to brushless with lipo batteries.

First brushless I used was a PJS 300s with lipos -- worked very well, especially on float planes.

Now I pretty much use 2712 motors (1300kv) with 9 x 3.8 or 9 x 4.6 APC props with 800ma lipos 2 cell pack (or larger size pack like 1000ma or even 1250 ma).

The land plane version with 800 ma battery weighs about 9 ounces, float planes about 12.5 ounces. All are excellent slow flyers.
Nov 13, 2010, 01:33 AM
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Glad to see that you made her so pretty!
Nov 13, 2010, 09:31 AM
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Thank you sir for your comments. I love dressing the Moths up a bit.

Just keep making the Pico Moth--they are wonderful little planes! GWS designers really scored big on that one.
Nov 17, 2010, 02:30 PM
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Hey Pat

Fantastic looking moths, i had a pico moth a while back and loved it its saddly resting in the graveyard in the sky ! but its power plant and wings are on a flappy moth (epp yak55/pico wings crossbreed) still flying but hoping for another moth maybe christmas time ( if the wifes reading this )

here is a few pics and a short clip of the flappy moths maiden and before it became the flappy moth

Keep up the great work Pat

Pommie (Oamaru NZ)
Last edited by pommie; Nov 18, 2010 at 02:18 PM.
Nov 28, 2010, 11:03 AM
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Beautiful examples of a great plane !
Sep 02, 2015, 06:03 AM
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i have just got one of these where did you get the floats from
Sep 04, 2015, 04:18 AM
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Pat built his floats by himself, he did very great jobs on his PTM fleet.

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