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DeHavilland Tiger Moth ( 45 in. / 114.3 cm )


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DeHavilland Tiger Moth model airplane plan

DeHavilland Tiger Moth

Gee Bee Products's DeHavilland Tiger Moth

ABOUT THE AIRPLANE
The first model, the D.H.82, was powered by a 120hp Gipsy III inverted inline engine, and was also sold to the air forces of Brazil, Denmark, Persia, Portugal and Sweden. An improved model, the D.H. 82A Tiger Moth II, was equipped with a Gipsy Major engine rated at 130hp, as well as structural changes that included the replacement of fabric with plywood for the rear fuselage decking, and the ability to shroud the rear cockpit for instrument flight training.

Prior to the outbreak of WWII, Tiger Moths were manufactured by deHavilland Aircraft of Canada, and under license in Norway, Portugal and Sweden. During the war, Tiger Moths were manufactured by deHavilland affiliates in Australia and New Zealand, while a winterized version, the D.H.82C was manufactured in Canada, with a 145hp Gipsy Major engine, revised cowling, enclosed, heated cockpits, wheel brakes and a tail wheel instead of a skid. Another interesting variant was the four-seat Thruxton Jackaroo, with two pairs of side-by-side seats in an enclosed cabin.

ABOUT THE MODEL
A simpler plan than the Tiger Moth 50, for sure. The fuselage is sheeted with balsa from the firewall to fuselage former "C" thereafter the aft fuselage has spruce stick longerons and uprights - a very strong construction technique. The wing ribs have a slight under camber which will improve the model's handling but will limit aerobatics a bit.

My ONLY complaint (whine?) is that portions of both plan sheets are washed out. Not a big deal, just picky.

Link to this page: http://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=91533

Sources: http://www.warbirdalley.com/tiger.htm
Details: Full Details
ID: 91533
File Size: 1.8 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.20-To-0.35-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 45 in. / 114.3 cm
Publisher: Gee Bee Products
Designer: D. E. Foster
Weight:2.5 lb.
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 24/05/2015 10:15
Updated: 10/05/16 11:50:08pm
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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:91533
Keywords:DeHavilland Tiger Moth glow power semi-scale civilian biplane trainer
Class:Radio-Control
Model Type:Airplane
Channels:4-ch
Functions:Ailerons-Elevator-Rudder-Throttle
Aircraft Use:Civilian
Wingspan: 45 in. / 114.3 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:0.20-To-0.35-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:2.5 lb.
Weight Class:1000g-To-1500g (35.2oz-To-52.9oz)
Material:Various-Wood-Types
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Gee Bee Products
Designer:D. E. Foster
Restorer:charlesliao
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