The Tiger Moth is a firm favourite with scale RC pilots and with good reason, this super detailed "Tiggie", finished in an attractive RAF trainer livery, is a must for any fan of this iconic aircraft.
Assembly of the Tiger Moth is straight forward for a Bi-Plane, especially as the servo's, ESC and powerful brushless motor have all been pre-fitted. Another nice feature of this pretty micro is that it can be flown from pretty well any strip, easy to hand launch, it's tiny dimensions and low weight make it ideal for landing on grass without suffering damage, and when you have finished flying, you can just pop it onto the included display stand and admire the high level of scale detail!
The flight performance of this fantastic looking micro model certainly lives up to expectations, there is plenty of power for realistic aerobatics from the pre-installed outrunner motor, the Tiger Moth has full four channel control and a pull/pull rudder which is a brilliant feature for a micro, add to this the low flying weight and you have a scale micro that is a joy to fly!
ESC, servo's and brushless motor all pre-fitted
High level of scale detail including rigging wire
Includes purpose made display stand
Full 4 channel control
Flying Weight: 245g
Wing Area: 13dm2
Wing loading: 18.8g/dm2
Motor: D2211 Brushless Outrunner
ESC: 10A w/BEC
Servo: 3.6g x 3
Your own 4 Channel TX/RX
450mAh~500mAh 2s Lipoly Battery
OK so there were no instructions included but a little common sense enabled the airframe to be completed within 30-40 minutes. A small application of a scalpel enabled the 2S battery to be mounted well forward and this along with a small amount of lead glued to the front of the fuselage but still within the plastic cowl enabled the C of G to be correctly located on the leading edge of the lower wing.
Mixing of Aileron with rudder is essential if the nose is not to drop within a turn.
All together a thoroughly nice aircraft as the photos showCont' The plastic landing gear supports will break guaranteed after a little while, but I found even when they do the wheels still hold into slot fine and it's no major issue, so just remove broken bits and all is still fine. The plane is very durable and I found (as well as hard road landings) that landing in soft long grass is also fine as the plane lands slow and gentle without damage! Basically a fly anytime anywhere little scale ripper of the real Tiger Moth! Hand launches are very easy aswell! 350 and 360mah lipo batteries I found last about 4 minutes of flight time each, so get a few of them to get most enjoyment! I recommend this plane as it's easy to fly for beginners and has great durability and scale looks! Loving mine!This is a fantastic representation of the real UK silver yellow Military colors Tiger Moth! You can see the exact same real Tiger in this Military colors by looking in google images under a Tiger Moth search. Compare the scale looks of this and you would be hard pressed to find a difference to the real Tiggie! The plane has only 2 flaws. Number 1 is the battery compartment is very tiny. Don't take note of the 450 to 500 mah pack they recommend as that just won't fit! A zippy 350 or Rhino 360 are the only ones that will! I found that it still needs nose weight. Number 2 is the landing gear will break easy.Great little mini moth! I built mine in no time and it was great that no messy glue was needed! Everything went together with quality little screws! And the wing wire I tightened it with some super glue as amount of wire included was just enough and not enough to tie off. Now there is just 1 major drag with this model, the battery compartment is just too tiny. However I got smart and read reviews before I bought and got the zippy 350 batteries and other reviewers please take note that even these are almost impossible to fit in! Now as reviewers said you need some nose weight to account for not using a 450 to 500 battery so I just put two Australian 50 cent pieces (I pushed both of them tight one in each side pocket of the plastic motor cowling) and nose weight was then perfect! Battery compartment It's just so crammed? What ever was hobbyking thinking saying a 450 to 500 mah will fit? I doubt whether you'd fit even a 250 mah? If only hobbyking made that compartment bigger what a blessing ( and longer flight times) this cute little plane would be! Anyhow with painstaking effort the zippy 350 went in and I did my maiden with her today in stormy but only gentle wind. I set all trims level and the throws were all good. Rudder push pull wires feature is so cute! And engine make a very nice electronic like whirl as spinner spins (that is cute as well)! I tried a hand launch in a grasLiebe Leute, das Ding sieht zwar auf dem Bild gut aus, aber ich sag nur: Finger weg! Die Qualitt (sofern man berhaupt dieses Wort verwenden sollte) ist mehr als drftig. Billigstes Material in mieser Verarbeitung, natrlich keine Anleitung und das Beste was man tun kann ist: Irgendwo hinstellen, anschauen und die entsprechenden Lehren daraus ziehen. Zum Anschauen reicht es immerhin und in meinem Bro ist es ein echter Hingucker fr Nicht-Fachleute. Nach verzweifeltem Zusammenbau mit notwendiger Hilfe von Sekundenkleber, Tape etc. funktionierte das Seitenruderservo nicht. Ich hab keinen Nerv, da jetzt auch noch ein Servo auszutauschen, weil dann blo noch mehr kaputt geht. Vielleicht wenn ich irgendwann mal pensioniert bin und richtig Zeit habe. Spart euch das Geld und kauft lieber was Vernnftiges.This tiny Tiger Moth is great. It looks beautiful and there's enough power to take off from a smooth road or cricket pitch. It flies well with a bit of trim adjustment necessary due to difficulty with inserting a big enough battery into the tiny battery compartment. Landings are slow and easy on the plane. If you're looking for a very small plane (sub-micro or nano to some) and a display-worthy model then this is it.
4 crowns for overall rating due to the small battery compartment, but that can be overcome with the right battery and fiddling the trim.Moth came today in perfect shape all part's are there, Only thing is NO Instruction's, But i really don't mind But it would be nice to know the C.G, All in all it look's real nice and their is 1 or 2 Video's on Y.T.I recieved the
tiger Moth yesterday on examination the outboard cabane struts were missing attemts to contact customer service have failed. It lookes good but withoute the struts it'snot much goodA bit more on the Tigger saga, the two rolls of wire supplied for the rigging were only just long enough but too short to tie off so I had to epoxy them in place, then when trimming the control surfaces the aileron servo came apart and the gears would no longer mesh, as the rigging wires were glued in place, removing the bottom wing was going to be a mission, so instead I cut a neat hole in the side of the fus and removed the servo and plugged the rudder into the aileron slot, so it is now a 3 channel.
but at least I will be able to fly it. A 350 mAh battery will fit with a push but I have added 45gr to the nose to get the CG.
Could only recommend this model if you want a challenge, but then maybe I just copped a crook one.Plane arrived with faulty elevator servo. The top of the servo was completely loose, laying next to the servo and exposing the grear train. One gear was missing so no chance to repair it. And of course there is no meaning in complaining to HK or to send it back. Will never get a replacement. Please see picture in the file section. Otherwise plane looks very nice with lots of details but and perhaps it flies OK but I will only know once I have replaced the servo. And of course no manusl but should be easy to put togehter. I still think it is not quite cheap compared to other planes.