Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube
Home Who's Online Calendar Today's Posts RealTime Post Spy Mark Forums Read
Go Back   WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > ParkFlyers
Register Members List Wattflyer Extras Articles Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Social Groups

ParkFlyers Talk about all backyard and parkflyer aircraft here

Thank you for your support (hide ads)
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-14-2012, 11:07 PM   #1
ianfox
Member
 
ianfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Swansea, UK
Posts: 116
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (3)
Default New toy:- Art Tech Tiger Moth

So, decided to by an Art Tech Tiger Moth due to it being a lovely plane and currently 50!!

First impression? Really nice model, really well made and very, very nice to look at. However, due to the following design issues, the last 3hrs of making the model will surely be longer than the plane lasts as I'm sure to 'ditch it' WWI style.

There is NO room at all for the recommended battery to sit in the battery hatch without a few moves with a scalpel. Even after a few slashes, the battery hatch wont close, so I had to remove it and rely on an elastic band to keep the battery in. Also, the space for the ESC and the RX is also too small. I had to remove the casing for the RX and wrap the RX in insulation tape for it to fit it into the gap, even with this done there was no space for the ESC. The ESC is now in the battery compartment. Also, there is no guidance on the CoG. It says the CoG should be 35%, but is this the top of bottom wing? Why not put the actual dimensions in the instructions? Anyway, it'll be in the bin when I stack it. Lovely model though!
ianfox is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
nbaker
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default

Just considering treating myself to a Tiger Moth, how did you get on with this one?

Nigel.
nbaker is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
ianfox
Member
 
ianfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Swansea, UK
Posts: 116
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (3)
Default

To be honest, I havent flown it yet. Its a lovely looking plane, but does require a bit of fettling as I mentioned in my other post. Also, the wheels are tiny so will need a really flat runway. I'm glad I got it though, providing it flies ok. 50 is a bit of a bargain....
ianfox is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
fhhuber
Super Contributor
 
fhhuber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,325
Thanked 232 Times in 223 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (1)
Default

Tiger Moths typically balance just forward of where the rear cabane struts meet the upper wing. If you are behind the rear cabane struts you are too far back.

If you draw a line at the rear cabane struts going wingtip to wingtip, close to half the upper wing is ahead of that line and little of the lower wing is ahead of that line. so you are close to.. 30% MAC

Works for every Tiger Moth I have ever had.
fhhuber is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Reply

  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > ParkFlyers

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted cowl only electrifly tiger moth touche Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 0 02-07-2012 04:53 PM
HL Tiger Moth Build Help jap71173 Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 41 09-14-2011 08:52 PM
For Sale Giant Tiger Moth Electric Conversion Henry111 Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 3 07-25-2011 04:07 AM
Maidened my Pico Tiger Moth ( not pretty) Nieuport Fly Guy Beginners 24 07-03-2011 12:27 AM
For Sale 48" Tiger Moth watts up doc Airplanes - Electric For Sale & WTB 0 06-06-2011 01:11 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:17 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 WattfFlyer.com
RCU Eflight HQ

Charities we support Select: Yorkie Rescue  ::  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation



Page generated in 0.19770 seconds with 25 queries