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Old 01-22-2007, 07:32 AM
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Hello rideon67,
I think the 35cc gasser would be way too much for this Aircraft. The Saito 125 that I have in it is more than enough power for this Tighrmoth. I live where I'm about 3000 feet above sea level and the Saito still pulls very good. Also the 4 lbs is another problem. You would have to add balast weight to the rear which would increase the flying weight alot. She would probly fly because of the high lift profile of the wings. But, landing would be a real chore. Not sure if the stock landing gear could handle that weight. My flying weight comes in at about 11 lbs. That seems to be just right. I can climb out at about 60 deg with no problem.


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Old 01-22-2007, 09:47 AM
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I agree with the overpower of a 125, mine flys straight and level at 1/4 throttle at sea level (Houston TX). Anything more than 1/3 and she wants to climb, climb, climb! Mine was tail heavy and the landing gear bows with the weight, so I'm trying to designs some type of support. Good airplane thought.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:20 AM
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Hello Mr. Johnmpa
About the landing gear!! Mine did the bow thing too! So, I took it off and cleaned the paint off and used a soldering torch and took the solder joints apart, cleaned them and re soldered everything with silver solder. I took some 20 gauage copper wire and wrapped it around the center cross pieces where it make an "X" then soldered that as well. They seem to be solid. I also changed out the stock wheels with Sulivan low bounce wheels. It all work really well.


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Old 01-23-2007, 07:50 PM
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Thanks for the input folks. Sounds like the moth may be a little light for my engine. Planes coming apart in mid-air are not my idea of relaxation.
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:04 PM
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Do you guys think that it will fly with a good .61 size? I don't care if its a rocket. I would actually have it fly like a scale tigermoth. What do you guys think? Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:01 AM
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I have a 40 size TM that is a knockoff of pacific aero ''s small TM. CG is on the leading edge of the lower wing about 1/2"
inboard of the outer struts. sounds strange but it fly 's Don't like the upper wing mounting on this one either post any improvements please.

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Old 06-05-2007, 09:15 PM
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Does anyone know what is the make and model number of this landing gear? I got this picture from: http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2658...74093234vzRjlJ
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:07 AM
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I dunno, but this can't be good![X(]

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Old 05-07-2008, 02:03 PM
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I picked up a "Green Model" Tigermoth 1.20 at the Toledo RC show...Overall it looks a-lot like the nitroplanes TM, but with better landing Gear & fuselage cabanes.
I've added some camoflage (since I'm a warbird addict) and it's been probably the easiest and most complete ARF I've ever built...The downside was it had no instructions, so I contacted Hobby lobby to get a set of theirs from their Super TigerMoth...It looks like it's almost the same plane.
Which is prbably the same as the Pacific Aero Models TM also...Just a few lil' changes from knock-off company to knock-off company.
CG is 6"-6.5" back from upper wings' leading edge.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:27 AM
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Here are the pics to let you guys see how she's made:
Enjoy! [8D]
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:36 PM
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It looks like the PA Tiger Moth manual has been pulled from their website. If anyone has it in soft copy to share, I'd be MUCH appreciative as I'm about to dig into my Nitro Models Moth 120 build!

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Old 05-27-2008, 09:47 PM
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shv2sail,
E-mail me your address, i'll mail you a set.
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:53 AM
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4 my first build, i bought the electric EP-yellow with a 870mm wingspan in April, and i am just getting the details i needed to get past the servo installation![sm=drowning.gif]
i bugged the local hobby shop owner and their other store about my LiPo charger problems and got that resolved under warranty and just yesterday re-bought the proper motor and mounting brackets.

my first "nugget" learned about the servos:
* it is OK to have servo arms pointing in opposite directions (to each wing tip). I have a transmitter that has "mixing."

beyond this, there is little else, yet.

What have you been able to do since your post?
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:53 PM
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I have the PacAero TM 120 manual PDF if you want a copy.

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Old 08-14-2008, 10:38 AM
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ORIGINAL: iamrandy

I have just purchased this model. It is a very good looking plane, well constructed. I am going to use a new Magnum 1.20fs. The only real challenge here is that the instructions are....lacking in details. I would like to know if there are others out there who would like to follow my build, and maybe some who have the plane and can put their input as we go along?
I would point out the very smallest changes I made, results, etc. This is not a time intesive project, but I can see where some people would have questions. Please, let's have some FUN!!!
do u have pix of what u have done since your post?
Here is as far as I am with the Nitromodels TM 82 ARF build:
(stuck on the engine mount for Eflight 450.)[&o]

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[]I was hoping to see more from this build[&o]
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:06 PM
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ORIGINAL: tigermoth175


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ORIGINAL: iamrandy

I have just purchased this model. It is a very good looking plane, well constructed. I am going to use a new Magnum 1.20fs. The only real challenge here is that the instructions are....lacking in details. I would like to know if there are others out there who would like to follow my build, and maybe some who have the plane and can put their input as we go along?
I would point out the very smallest changes I made, results, etc. This is not a time intesive project, but I can see where some people would have questions. Please, let's have some FUN!!!
do u have pix of what u have done since your post?
Here is as far as I am with the Nitromodels TM 82 ARF build:
(stuck on the engine mount for Eflight 450.)[&o]


Me too![sm=cry_smile.gif]

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Old 06-19-2010, 09:07 PM
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Hi Warren, I am having ihe same problems, but mine are the top wings there are no predrilled holes for the cabine struts. Can you help me out? My manuel does have the CG location on th 129 Raiden Tec Tiger Moth 120.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:26 PM
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Hi,

Several months age I purchased the Niro 120 Tiger Moth and I have been searching the forums for help building this plane. I will be converting it to electric and so far I have acquired the following items:

Scorpion 4020-14 motor with 14x7E prop
Castle Creation Phoenix ICE Lite 100 amp speed control
4-Hitec standard servos HS-485HB (for elevator and alirons) and the 645MG for the rudder
2-12 and 1- 24 inch servo extensions

I plan on using an adjustable metal motor mount to position the motor in the cowling. Frankly I'm looking for help here. I acquired a copy of R/C Report September 2008 article written by Gordan Banks which provides insight how to put the plane together. But I still have a lot of questions.

So slowly everything is coming together. Now I hope I find time to put the plane together this winter.

I would appreciate any info about this build,

Thanks,

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Old 11-07-2010, 08:31 PM
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I bought this plane, and I am also dissappointed with the instructions, especially the cabaine struts. They bolt on the wing easy enough, but there are no holes in the fuselage at the bottom. Did your kit have the same problems?
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:00 PM
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I fly a dymond 40 TM an need to drill the holes for the cabanes.
I set my top wing at -1 relative to the lower wing an drilled the holes for the cabanes.
They call that decathlage.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:56 PM
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hey im really looking to buy this plane i was wondering if i could fit a home converted ryobi 31cc gas engine in this modle or if it would be over or under powered.? if anyone has the dimensions of the cowl and firewall that would be great!!! thanks
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