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    Tiny Moth :)

    Hi friends
    i would share with you my latest job
    its the small Tiger Moth sold by hobby lobby i bought few years ago.
    i was bored about the yellow dress, and i was looking for a fast paint project to start to improve my skills and test some paints.

    here below there ar the results
    the wheatering probably is too much, but alla in all i like it.
    there is a "big mistake" .... find it



    some specs:
    potensky electric motor
    futaba gear overall
    micro futaba 6004 receiver 2.4ghz
    paints humbrol & a final coat of flat from home depot spray can


    Alessandro
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    Super looking model..!
    The propeller and the hub make this model look very real.
    WHO GUNNA FEED MAW KEEEIDS..???

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    I have that plane. It is a very good flying little plane. I wish they still made them. They were made by Green Models. I would like to convert it to glow but a 1/2A is to much and a .02/.03 isnt enough. I have a couple of Texaco engines that I might put a throttle on and try that.
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    You could diesel a TD .020 with a throttle sleeve and it would be plenty.

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    good thinking. My e version is about 9-10 ounces. I could just buy a good diesel already set up for it and be fine. I have bunch 1/4 and 1/2 ounce tanks too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandro 78 View Post
    Hi friends
    i would share with you my latest job
    its the small Tiger Moth sold by hobby lobby i bought few years ago.
    i was bored about the yellow dress, and i was looking for a fast paint project to start to improve my skills and test some paints.

    here below there ar the results
    the wheatering probably is too much, but alla in all i like it.
    there is a "big mistake" .... find it



    some specs:
    potensky electric motor
    futaba gear overall
    micro futaba 6004 receiver 2.4ghz
    paints humbrol & a final coat of flat from home depot spray can


    Alessandro
    Outstanding ship! ...and I must say the cleanest workbench I have seen in awhile. :-)

    Those instrument coasters are also excellent.

    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by airraptor View Post
    good thinking. My e version is about 9-10 ounces. I could just buy a good diesel already set up for it and be fine. I have bunch 1/4 and 1/2 ounce tanks too.
    Perhaps a PAW or Letmo replica .5cc would handle that prop well.

    George

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    What is the wing-span?
    10oz is a good weight for throttled .049-.061 engines, but sounds a high/heavy for .020 engines.

    I have a dieselized peewee and it will spin a 6x3 prop at about 10500rpm. While it is more than enough for a 5oz J3 cub, it might not fly a high drag tiger moth very well...

    A PAW .55cc (or the .049) with RC carb would be fine I think.
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    it can fly fast but I still think a COX .049/.051 is too much. I have flown a bunch of throttle 1/2A's and i still think to much. I would like to try a TD .020 on a belt drive with a 7x4 prop. I think that would be perfect for scale flight.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT-2U7rHd50

    here is a pic of the TD 020 conversion kit.



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    They do make a gear drive system for the .020 Pee Wee it shows up on ebay from time to time I have seen 3 so far this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessandro 78 View Post
    Hi friends
    i would share with you my latest job
    its the small Tiger Moth sold by hobby lobby i bought few years ago.
    i was bored about the yellow dress, and i was looking for a fast paint project to start to improve my skills and test some paints.

    here below there ar the results
    the wheatering probably is too much, but alla in all i like it.
    there is a "big mistake" .... find it
    Nice model Alessandro!

    Big mistake? The prop is the most obvious thing, Moths used wooden fixed pitch props. There are several other small things too but you expect these on a sport scale model.

    Here is my Moth, this has a late WWII RAF paint scheme, not the original RAF scheme A or B. Later schemes had more yellow on top, it is not hard to guess why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airraptor View Post
    it can fly fast but I still think a COX .049/.051 is too much. I have flown a bunch of throttle 1/2A's and i still think to much. I would like to try a TD .020 on a belt drive with a 7x4 prop. I think that would be perfect for scale flight.
    That's a good idea, Bob Kress did some experimenting with a Cox PeeWee and gear drive to swing a larger prop during the 80's but they would be hard to find now! A belt drive would be easier to make using a modified electric reduction system!

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    I have seen them on ebay they pop up about 3 or 4 per yr.

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    The landing gear is on backward. Looks great otherwise.

    Jim W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcwalton View Post
    The landing gear is on backward. Looks great otherwise.

    Jim W.
    Looks okay to me, why do you say backwards? I can't see what you mean - see the pic in post #12.

    Missing front windscreen, and the variable pitch prop (should be fixed pitch wood) are the two things that stand out to me.
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    you're right and I was wrong. At my age I get mixed up real easy. It is really a good looking model. Actually I did notice the front windshield was missing but that seemed too obvious but I did not notice the prop. Does it fly as good as it looks? Jim

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    I meant to ask, was it meant to be electric? If so, was it difficult to convert to glow? Jim

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    It is a really nice little model. In this size I'd stay electric. Moths cruise at 1850-1950 rpm and it's hard to make those sounds with a tiny engine. But heck why not, a small diesel might be nice too.


    I keep looking for his "big mistake".. it's a sport scale model so looking for really obvious things, I'll be embarrassed if I cant find it.

    - has a tailwheel, should be a skid to be a "proper" British Moth
    - no oil tank or facsimile thereof
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    Unfortunately the Moth is no longer available from Hobby Lobby. I plan to look for something similar that will take a McCoy .049 diesel. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcwalton View Post
    Unfortunately the Moth is no longer available from Hobby Lobby. I plan to look for something similar that will take a McCoy .049 diesel. Jim
    With my surge of interest in Tiger Moths in the last 4 years I quickly noticed the relative lack of kit models. My lazy hope and ambition was to find an ARF or ARC in the 3'-4' range. I almost went for the H9 20cc ARF, but I would not have slept at night until the film was stripped off, recovered in fabric, and painted from the same cans of butyrate as the full size. But now it is defunct, and I would prefer a smaller model anyway. For now I live with my foamie, airbrushed in RAF camo.
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    Glad to hear you mention this. I detest plastic covering and always strip it off and cover with Solortex. This means I only fly fabric covered models. Most of these are WW1 or between the wars. Here is one I did about 10 years ago. I had an 80" span and was powered with a Saito 1.20. It bit-the-dust year before last. It was a beautiful flyer. I was able to contact the importer of the ARF and get enough pieces to restore my wreck. The covering is off and I am waiting for winter to start construction. I did a lot of other work on mine than came with the ARF portion.

    Jim

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    Here is a laser cut "400" size that one could start from, how about a diesel engine in the front swinging a large prop?

    http://gb.trapletshop.com/copy-of-tiger-moth



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    OOOooooooooh I like that! It would be great fun detailing that up. Thx.
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    That looks outstanding!
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