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Old 05-07-2004, 08:46 PM
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Default GP 1/5 Scale Tiger Moth

I have the great Planes 1/5 Scale Tiger Moth ARF and I want to power this model via electric. I Am new to electric power as I have been flying gas but am getting tired if the mess associated with it. I am looking for any recomendations that you might have for an apropriate motor/ Battery/ Speed controller / Prop Combination. I am really looking foreward to my adventure into the electric world and am open to any tips you may have.

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Old 05-11-2004, 08:33 AM
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Default RE: GP 1/5 Scale Tiger Moth

I've got two tips on every prop, and in some cases, three

GP Tiger Moth... That's a big 'un. I'm thinking maybe an AXi 4130/16 on about 20 cells or a 5S to 6S LiPoly. There are example setups for this motor at http://www.modelmotors.cz. You'll want the biggest prop that'll fit on the plane that makes the motor draw at least 40 Amps at full throttle. Got room for a 16x10?

The way I talk about AXi motors, you'd think I was sponsored, but they make for easy, shoot-from-the-hip conversion power systems.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:01 AM
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Did you end up doing this conversion? If so, how did it go?
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Hi,

I am getting ready to fly my GP Moth via electrics this weekend. I will post pictures of the powerplant and give you a complete report on it. I too am tired of the glow mess so I only fly exclusively to electrics now. DP
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I am interested in doing either this or the Stearman. In some ways I would prefer the Tiger Moth because of its low landing speeds and my narrow runway.

One issue I may have is I would prefer to use an AXI. However, in looking at the pictures it seems that the prop comes out so high on the cowling that there may not be room for the AXI to fit. What do you think Dai Phan?
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:57 PM
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There is AMPLE of room inside the cowl for it to fit. Infact I had to built a extension box so the shaft would be long enough for the prop. My plane is set up by my good buddy and a former Top Gun participant Gary Kyle. I will take pictures w/o the cowling, radio set up for you all to see. DP
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Old 07-20-2005, 05:36 PM
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Dai Phan,

I'll look forward to your report. Did you use an AXI or something similar or a geared motor?
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I used brushless direct drive motor. It is a small one but lots of punch. I will post some pictures tomorrow for you to see my set up. For some funny feeling, I feel something "awry" will happen on my Moth maiden flight through... My craft is set up by my good friend and "guru" former Top Gun competitor so I have all the faith in him. Maybe it is my "first flight gitter" DP
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Did you get your airplane in the air last weekend?

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I accidentally back up my car into it and completetly totaled it! Due to the extent of the "mental anguish" that I lamented on myself, my doctor ordered me not to talk about plane or even see one until 2 years later. The carnage infront of my drive way prompted animal control action since it resembled a dead cat! Actually, the Balloon field had a massive "soccer shootout" so I have to postpone it till this weekend. I will keep you posted! BTW, I want to go to CO and do some fishing. Can you advise me a good spot for fishing? DP
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Dai Phan,

You had me going there for a moment. I thought you were completely deranged.

Sorry, not much of a fisherman. I know there is a lot of good fly fishing in the mountains, but not where to go.
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I have maidened my Moth. See here for details...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2691551/tm.htm
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Beautiful plane,sorry about the mis-hap. Hope you get her back up.
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I did not do the electric conversion to my GP Tiger Moth. I used a 91 Four stroke for power. The 91 flies the plane very well but I hate the mess of glow fuel so I am seriously considering doing the electric conversion this winter. Keep us informed of your progress and I will do the same.

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I picked up a Tigermoth at my LHS the other day. Not sure when I will get around to it but plan to use an AXI 5320/18 and probably 8S. Should be a nice relaxing Sunday flier.
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