The Tiger Moth can be best dribed as Iconic, it was developed from the very succesful Gipsy Moth and designed by Geoffrey De Havilland in the 1930s to meet Air Ministry specifications for a new preliminary Trainer for the RAF. The most noticable feature that distinguishes the Tiger Moth from similar DH bi-planes is the distinctive swept upper wing, which allowed better access for a pilot while wearing a parachute. The Tiger Moth went on to become a huge success all over the world and was used by several airforces, it wasnt replaced by the RAF until 1952 when the DH Chipmunk entered service, the "Tiggy" is to this day a very popular choice with pilots all over the world and is known to be rewarding to fly. The Spirit of Pashley (G-MANN) is still in service and undertakes regular joy flights from its home at Shoreham airfield in the United Kingdom.
This Hobbyking Tiger Moth is a high quality, totally in house design & development that is exclusive to us. Made from tough, it is easily the most scale foam Tiger Moth available and is just dripping in molded scale detail. Small enough to transport easily yet large enough to have real presence both on the ground and in the air, it is the perfect size for a foam scale bipe. Being Plug and Fly, the motor, & servos are all pre-installed and a lot of the work is done but it would be fair to say that a little more assembly work is required than many PNF models, which you would expect from a bi-plane.
The flight characteristics of this Tiger Moth are simply outstanding, you will be hard pushed to find any foam model in its class to match it. The excellent 9g servos are perfectly matched to the control surfaces and the lowmotor is perfectly matched to the 10" SF prop, which gives the Tiger Moth lots of prop wash over its control surfaces for better control when flown at scale speed. Throttle up and realistic aerobatics are a synch, you just wont tire of this superb scale model. The Hobbyking "Tiggy" has everything, quality, scale detail, practicality, amazing performance, toughness and superb looks, it is a must have for the hanger of any scale RC pilot & enthusiast.
Wing Area: 24.2g/dm2
Wing Loading: 26g/dm2
Flying Weight: 620g~680g
Servo: 9g x 4
: 20A w/BEC
Motor: 28mm 1000
(waterslide decals pre-applied)
Your Own 4 Channel TX/
1300mAh 3s Battery
Wow what can i say the model went together great with only the rigging wires slowing me up a little but this is well worth the effort as it really makes the model, the model flies very well with more than enough power only adjustment required after maiden was to introduce a small amount of down thrust other than that this model is perfect cracking job well done hobbykingwhat a delightful plane! One of the most scale looking planes I've seen in this size, right down to the functional wing rigging wires. The supplied power system is-dare I say-overpowered. It has greater than a 1 to 1 power/weight ratio, and will fly right out of your hand straight up if you let it. hand launching underhand is easy. Nearly impossible to stall with the huge amount of prop wash generated. Mine balanced perfectly with the recommended 1300mah battery, and is good for 15minute flights.
Only 2 complaints- landing on grass results in a nose over every time due to the small wheels, and the ailerons aren't nearly as effective as the other control surfaces. Otherwise, this is a great plane.I bought one of these on the strength of the look and performance of one owned by a fellow club member. I dont know what the fuss is about. I'm not at all disappointed in it. Its a lovely little model and a great flyer. I suspect that some of the "issues" listed are probably pilot related rather than the model itself e.g. she will take off from grass providing the grass strip is mown properly and landing without going nose over is also the norm, providing full up elevator is applied on touch down. The landing gear is also robust enough for those that don't generally "pancake" their landings. I only made two changes to my tiggy, I glued a joiner for the separate elevators and changed the wheel hubs for something a little more scale. I also cut away some of the spinner to enable its use properly as a prop nut. Anyway I love it, especially the colour scheme which makes a nice change from the standard yellow and she's great fun to fly..my advice is buy one!Rating 8 out of 10 for Flight Character, Ease-of-Build and Overall Quality. Would be a 9 if it didnt have a do-nothing Tailskid and too-short prop shaft for Spinner. Fit at least 75mm wheels even for short grass. Fix-able issues in an otherwise pleasing little aircraft. Video Maiden Review "TIGER.MOV" in video section above.What a stunning plane, both in the air and on the ground. So lovely to fly. It's certainly not as responsive or quick as other planes I've flown, but it's definitely the most enjoyable. Has a lovely scale feel to it which really catches your eye. I was down at my local park, and by the end I had drawn quite a crowd - I got several compliments on the colour and scale appearance, I think most people assumed I'd done the paint job myself!
It does take longer to build than some other HK planes, but it's definitely not a difficult plane to build. To do a proper job I would suggest setting aside 2 hours at least and make sure you download the instructions from the files tab. Also I should mention that if you want to fly it the same day as you build it, epoxy is a must.
It was a windy day, so I had the plane at full throttle for the majority of the flight which meant the motor did get very hot. You could probably solve this by cutting some more ventilation holes in the front cowling, but you would end up spoiling the look. I think you would be better off throttling down for some of the flight, or giving it a break to let it cool down when you land to put in new batteries.
Overall I'm really happy with this plane, it's absolutely brilliant. Thanks for this one hobbyking.Nice looking plane but that is about all it has going for it. Very weak. Defenately not EPO foam as stated.
I would buy it if you intend to have a model that is going to last.hello tiger moth people gave my discussion on that page.with some mods i was surprised at how this plane flew cg spot on with 3 cell 1000mah battery.got well over 7 minutes and still could go more fly's light and strong.color scheme awesome this is truly worth the effort.fly high fly longAlthough the plane looks great I do not believe it is made from epo foam as stated. I had a minor accident and the planes wings fell off. I have other planes made from epo and they have handled much worse. I will not be buying another plane off hobbyking. Dynam is my prefered model from now on.Very nice plane , well finished , good motor , but the ESC burned in the first test. Changed it for a HK 25A ESC and its working just fine . Gave 4 stars just because of the ESC .... but the plane is fantastic. Just put a little weight in the nose to correct the CG. Im using a 1.6 LI-PO that gives me around 20 min of flight.I finally was able to get out to the flying field with the Tiger Moth. What a joy to fly, very little trim was needed just a little down trim. I had four 6 to 7 min. flights before I nosed it over landing and bent the prop shaft.
A stronger prop shaft given the length would be great. But over all it is really a great plane and fun to fly. I can't wait to get back out flying the Moth.
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