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De Havilland Tiger Moth ( 50 in. / 127 cm )

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De Havilland Tiger Moth

The Aeromodeller Plans Service's De Havilland Tiger Moth

The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and others as a primary trainer. The Tiger Moth remained in service with the RAF until replaced by the de Havilland Chipmunk in 1952, when many of the surplus aircraft entered civil operation. Many other nations used the Tiger Moth in both military and civil applications, and it remains in widespread use as a recreational aircraft in many countries. It is still occasionally used as a primary training aircraft, particularly for those pilots wanting to gain experience before moving on to other tailwheel aircraft. Many are now employed by various companies offering trial lesson experiences. The de Havilland Moth club founded 1975 is now an owners' association offering a mutual club and technical support.

The plan sheets for this Tiger Moth are what I classify as "cluttered" almost overwhelming the basic intent of a model airplane plan. BUT nobody asked my opinion before. The potential for a superbly detailed Tiger Moth is in these plan sheets IF the builder desires. The basic construction is not unusual as the fuselage and wings are simply built of balsa sticks and balsa sheets. The complexity is found in incorporating the details as the model is built. I'm sure that I don't have the patience to build to the level of detail that this model airplane requires.

By: kenb

Details: Full Details
ID: 91528
File Size: 2.8 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.35-To-0.40-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 50 in. / 127 cm
Publisher: The Aeromodeller Plans Service
Pub. Ref: RC 1133
Designer: H.J. Towner
Date: 03/1972
Weight:5 lb.
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 10/05/16 09:09:49pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:91528
Keywords:De Havilland Tiger Moth civilian British trainer glow powered scale
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Civilian
Wingspan: 50 in. / 127 cm
Wingspan Class:100cm-To-125cm (40in-To-50in)
Wing Position:Multiple-Wings
Wing Style:Biplane
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.35-To-0.40-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:5 lb.
Weight Class:2000g-To-2500g (70.5oz-To-88.1oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:The Aeromodeller Plans Service
Reference:RC 1133
Designer:H.J. Towner
Category:PDF Bitmap Model Airplane Plans
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