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Aug 16, 2005, 03:32 PM
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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?
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Aug 16, 2005, 03:38 PM
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The higher your skill level the higher the wind it can handle up to 5-10MPH, than landing becomes a problem.
Aug 16, 2005, 03:42 PM
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Ekotil
Thanks For The Info. Think I'll Pick One Up This Weekend ,the Lhs Has Them In Stock.
Aug 16, 2005, 04:10 PM
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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.

David
Aug 16, 2005, 04:16 PM
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I know the pilot goes in the back seat but I put the servos there.
Aug 16, 2005, 04:47 PM
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Can You Guys Tell Me How To Find The Tiger Moth Building And Mod. Threads
Aug 16, 2005, 07:30 PM
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One of the busiest threads here. No need to read it all, just ask. Very helpful folks there. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=391837
Aug 18, 2005, 01:43 AM
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Tiger Moth - $50 CL 2/3
http://www.gwsexpert.com/product_inf...products_id=20
or
Tiger moth Complete Package incl. radio - $150
(need battery charger)
http://www.gwsexpert.com/product_inf...roducts_id=343
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.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Shop/ByC...ProdID=GWS1020
Review
http://www.backyardflyer.com/BY/articles/tiger_moth.asp


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