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GWS Tiger Moth maiden and review

Old 10-06-2010, 12:27 AM
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All the pieces (I hope) arrived today. Now I've just got to put them together. Unfortunately, that's the part I really suck at.
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:32 AM
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Well, I'm test fitting my parts and I've already run into a minor problem. The inside of my TM looks nothing like the photos in the manual. This looks like it might be the servo bay (or one of two? servo bays). Is this where they're supposed to go?


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Old 12-10-2012, 05:06 AM
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Default Ed's TM400 still flying after 6+ years!

Ed's GWS Tiger Moth (TM400) and powered by the Mega-7 Brushless inrunner, direct drive after 6+ years still manages to wow everyone at the field.












VIDEO:

https://vimeo.com/55219947
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:10 AM
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Nice plane.

What a blast from the past. I did finish that Moth and it's still flying today. Only 2+ years, though, not 6. Yet.

In fact, I have three Moths and am currently building another TM 400.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:39 PM
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TM's Rock! Bubsteve
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:48 PM
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Guys!

Wow, those are nice set of Tiger Moths you all have! Beautiful.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:42 PM
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I started to build one last week, I bought a slope model also so this build is sort of a test build for that kit. I'm using the stock motor on 3s and will see how that works. I'm also doing all off the recommended mods that I've found on the many post of this plane. The slope kit will be brushless with 4 ailerons.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:34 PM
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She looks great so far Scotty. I love those balloon tires!
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by max2112 View Post
She looks great so far Scotty. I love those balloon tires!
Thanks Max, I had those tires in my parts box and just thought I'd see how they look on it. I doubt if I will use them as they weigh about an ounce apiece. I was going to put them on my HZ super cub until I weighed them.

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:16 PM
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Didn't I see this plane on that other forum?
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
Didn't I see this plane on that other forum?

Smiles, If you look around you might find it on another one.
Seems like I've seen a few planes on this thread some place else also.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:47 PM
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Bottom wing all rigged up.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:51 PM
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Here's what it's going to look like. I still have a few odds and ends to finish off but should be ready to fly tomorrow. 16.5 oz with out the battery.
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Oh heck ya,, that cool,, bubsteve
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:02 AM
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Posted on that other board...

How NOT to fly your Tiger Moth. I think I've gotten it nose-heavy now. It's clearly not sorted but I was still toying around with stall speed at low altitude ... with predictable results.

I was actually proud of that first save. If only I'd learned my lesson ...

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Old 03-30-2013, 09:27 PM
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It's all ready to fly, If only the wind will die down
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:06 AM
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Crashed & burned

Stripping it out and going to start on Tiger Moth build #2 tomorrow.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:41 AM
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OMG....sorry to see that!! Did you prevent it from getting worst? or did she stop melting on her own. Are you going to just replace the fuse? or is it total loss?
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by TM4197 View Post
OMG....sorry to see that!! Did you prevent it from getting worst? or did she stop melting on her own. Are you going to just replace the fuse? or is it total loss?
The esc smoked itself and started the fire after a prop strike while landing. I was able to blow out the fire but it pretty much trashed the front of the fuse. I priced the fuse sides and with shipping I figured I'd just buy another slope kit. I have one already and will start working on it tomorrow. I think i'm going to replace the GWS motor with a Himax brushless gear drive system. I'll just use what's left as spare parts.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:16 AM
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I use a 2712-30 HURC motor in my tiger. It flies really nice with it. Plenty of power, I would suggest putting flying wires on her with the motor switch. I use a 350ma 2cell....balance is nice! Good luck on your new build!
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by TM4197 View Post
I use a 2712-30 HURC motor in my tiger. It flies really nice with it. Plenty of power, I would suggest putting flying wires on her with the motor switch. I use a 350ma 2cell....balance is nice! Good luck on your new build!

Dude, on a 400-size TM? Or a Pico? Cuz that sounds like a crazy setup.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:25 AM
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I have a 2712-30 HURC motor in my Mini Super cub. I had to put struts under the wing because I kept folding them up doing loops. I have a 400 slowfly motor I might put in my next build but i'm still looking for different options.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:48 PM
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O..wow....my bad guys....2712-12 not the 30. Would have stripped all the beads out of the foam.!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:18 AM
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That's better, though it still seems really light for a 400-size plane. I run a 2712-17 on my Pico.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:21 AM
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Yes, its in my Pico moth. I also use it in a GWS Beaver, 200 series SE5, N17, D-VII and a Sopwith Pup. Powers them all fine! I like the fact that I can fly them at what I call scale like speed.
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