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Nov 24, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Pat Daily
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Watching your video of the moth, I can understand why the wings might fail. I don't think these planes were designed to fly quite fast or to fly inverted and pull high g loops. They are slow flyers and loops have to be carefully done to avoid snapping a wing. The ailerons clearly allow rolls, but also weaken the wing strength. Perhaps is you use a carbon rod for the leading edge and the trailing edge it would help. I used carbon leading and trailing edges on one of my 9 moths and the wing has held up for 10 years. My $0.02 worth!

I think you should check out the wings/ailerons in the 3D moth. If you want ailerons that won't break your wings....you're going to have to make the wing stronger and add 2" ailerons to the trailing edge of the wing. You need top and bottom ailerons to get the most out of it. I use a carbon fiber rod across the leading part of the wing and across the wing by about 3/4. If you haven't studied how they do it yet.... I think everyone should. I've never come close to breaking a wing even while trying to fly 3D (what a joke!)

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Nov 24, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Boy you don't know what you got till it's gone.
For years my moth has pretty much been up an flyable.
But a few weeks ago I broke a prop, and finding one locally has been impossible.
I ordered one from headsuprc wed. It's been shipped but I sure miss my moth.
I gotta new fiego motor from BP hobbies But I'm considering another moth that is more of a hot rod.
Something like the 2717-17
Nov 27, 2012, 08:48 AM
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Hi Everyone, I had what I believe is a GWS Tiger Moth given to me for free. Can someone help identify this and confirm if it's a Tiger Moth?

The way the electronics are shoved in it - I'm not sure what Motor and ESC are in it. I tried to reach the ESC but was concerned about damaging things so decided I'd worry about it later. The guy was flying a 3S 1300mah lipo in it - that he gave me. The Rudder had broken off (CA Hinges broke) - so I cut out the old ones and fixed it up (this was a first for me - never built/repaired planes). My only experience flying planes so far has been the Champ and I have a UM T-28 that just arrived that I've not flown yet.

I got it bound to my DX6i and everything appears to be working fine. Figure I'll fly the UM T-28 for a bit to get use to ailerons before taking this up. The guy told me with the 1300mah 3S lipo to set my timer around 8 minutes.

Any info you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated. I have lots of reading to do.



Nov 27, 2012, 09:20 AM
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[QUOTE=jdr00ejr;23375356]Hi Everyone, I had what I believe is a GWS Tiger Moth given to me for free. Can someone help identify this and confirm if it's a Tiger Moth? The guy told me with the 1300mah 3S lipo to set my timer around 8 minutes.QUOTE]

It looks like a GWS Pica Tiger Moth. A 1300ma 3s seems like over kill for this plane. I fly for over 20 min on 800ma 2s.
Nov 27, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by jdr00ejr
Hi Everyone, I had what I believe is a GWS Tiger Moth given to me for free. Can someone help identify this and confirm if it's a Tiger Moth? The guy told me with the 1300mah 3S lipo to set my timer around 8 minutes.QUOTE]

It looks like a GWS Pica Tiger Moth. A 1300ma 3s seems like over kill for this plane. I fly for over 20 min on 800ma 2s.
Hmmmmm.... that's not a Pico Tiger moth. The wings are thick and build up for an airfoil on each of them. The fuselage is not cut that way either. It is a Tiger Moth, but no idea who built it. It looks good. I don't understand the 3s battery either.
What motor is in it? Fly it like you stole it!
Nov 27, 2012, 10:32 AM
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The wing span is ~40". I know it has a brushless Turnigy Motor but can't figure out size.

I'll try and take the cowl off again tonight or tomorrow and snap a pic or two of the motor.
Nov 27, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jdr00ejr
The wing span is ~40". I know it has a brushless Turnigy Motor but can't figure out size.

I'll try and take the cowl off again tonight or tomorrow and snap a pic or two of the motor.
The GWS Pica is only 31 inches. I just thought maybe someone had mod a GWS a little but I guess not.
Nov 27, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Looks like a GWS TM-400 to me. There is a separate thread for it on here.Maybe one of those guys will tell you. I know some of them frequent both threads.

Larry
Nov 27, 2012, 11:35 AM
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It is a TM400 for sure. And an easy flying plane.
Do be aware that the landing gear mount in stock form can come out on a hard landing. An easy fix though. Plane lands slow and easy so no worries. I have had a few of them.
Wes
Nov 27, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Thanks guys - I'll go look at the TM400 thread.
Nov 28, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by 1987tc
It is a TM400 for sure. And an easy flying plane.
Do be aware that the landing gear mount in stock form can come out on a hard landing. An easy fix though. Plane lands slow and easy so no worries. I have had a few of them.
Wes
I've lost my mind! I can't believe I didn't recognize that Moth as a 400.
Nov 28, 2012, 10:35 AM
Come fly with us in Henryetta
Buzz,
I think I heard about your mind being sighted off the gulf coast.... They said it looked lost.....
Nov 28, 2012, 10:36 AM
Come fly with us in Henryetta
Of course what do I know! I lost mine a long time ago!
Nov 28, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by 1987tc
Of course what do I know! I lost mine a long time ago!
LMAO!! Just don't take any advice from me until I get well.
Nov 28, 2012, 11:16 AM
Come fly with us in Henryetta
Now you tell me! And here I thought that lobotomy was such a good idea when you suggested I get one....


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