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Old 02-12-2013, 08:39 AM
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Hi guys,

A friend of mine watched his Phoenix Tiger Moth 40 bite the dust after a battery failure. The only thing damaged were the wings. He's given me the thing and I found a set a replacement wings for it, but I'm missing the struts and the caban elements and they don't appear to be readily available (that I can see).

I'll just make some out of ply stock and glass them, but I don't have the originals to pattern them after. Could some kind soul please give me dimensions of the struts, including the center-to-center distance of all the elements? That would really be helpful!

Thanks!

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Old 02-13-2013, 01:40 AM
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Hi!

Just seen your post. . I'll try and post the drawing of the caban for you if that's any help.

As to struts, you don't really need to glass them. I've made them from hard straight grain spruce - that's really strong. This also makes them much lighter 12 gram each compared to 32grams for oroginal. So I save 20x4 = 80gram or ~3 oz.. I rather use larger battery for that weight.

Look out for my next post.

Cheers



Old 02-13-2013, 02:00 AM
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Default RE: Phoenix Tiger Moth .40

Hello and thanks for your quick response!

Yes, it would be very nice of you to draw out the struts and caban elements. including overall lengths/widths and centre-to-centre distances.

I can't wait to get the thing flying again!

Cheers!

Zip
Old 02-14-2013, 07:44 AM
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Hi Zip.

These are my exact messurements from screw center to screw center.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:47 AM
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E X C E L L E N T!

Thank you very much! I'm off to the workshop!

Kind regards,
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You're welcome :-)
Old 02-16-2013, 10:17 AM
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Hi Zip,

Thanks for your e-mail .Glad to hear Tiggie is available in France but alas! not in UK or it seems not even in Denmark - Sonnich cudn't find one for me. I had a quicjk glace at the site you gave - it seems it's nearly £200GBP whereas I pasid £135 - a big difference.

Anyhow, I've attached a drawing which may be too late for you since Sonnich has, as ever, came with the right info. The dimension I've is slightly different from SJN. This is beacuse I convered IC version to Electric whereas Sonnich has electric version.

HTH

Cheers




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Take 3
Here is the drawing I promised
Please note, the drawing as suppled by Phoenix is incorrect - the caban should be upside down i.e. top is 84mm and bottom is 74mm so this makes top wider than the bottom. Hope it makes sense.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:41 AM
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HI ZipDid you receive my pm sent last night?Cheers
Old 02-18-2013, 03:01 AM
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Hi CurrentDude,

Yes, I sent you a PM this morning via email at 7:30 am.

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Old 02-18-2013, 04:31 PM
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Hi Zip,

I've been very busy today and same again tomorrow but promise I'll read the mail and send a reply soon.

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Hi Zip

Any further progress on your Tiggie?

Cheers
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Default RE: Phoenix Tiger Moth .40

Hello!

I've roughed out the caban and struts on the jigsaw and have to sand them to size. I'm still waiting on the wings to arrive.

France is not the modeller's paradise as getting parts "in country" can take forever.

I tend to order outside the country whenever possible to get spares, UK, USA, China!

I'll keep you posted! And thanks again for your help!

Zip
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Have you finished your Tiggie????
Old 04-21-2013, 09:59 PM
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Good morning!

Nope! I'm still waiting on the wings. Ordering spare parts here in France is just terrible. Anything special takes forever. A lot of my fellow RCmodeling friends usually end up ordering through Tower or some other outlet, risking heavy customs fees, just so they canget the stuff they need!

Plus here in France, prices are really over the top! Many LHSs are pricing themselves right out of business!

Thanks for asking! I'll let you know when things start moving.
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Hi Zip,
Sorry to hear you're still waiting for the wings. In that time you cud have either walk across to Germany or built your own pair of wings. The wing section is ClarkY or near enough. I've some wing section drawings from someone famous tiggie model builder (name escapes now), cud forward them to you, if that's any help.

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:31 AM
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Thanks Dude,

No, no rush really, with perso and work stuff going on, no time really to build anything anyway. cheers,
Zip
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I'm starting on my new TG Moth-really looks like a nice airplane. I have an Eflite power 25 870 kv on hand from a Super Cub which was destroyed in snap/stall on landing approach (lack of airspeed). Is this too small a motor for the T Moth? The Moth is lighter than the Super Cub and lower wing loading. I was running it with a 4s 3700 mah. Do I need to buy a bigger motor?
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Hello Bob,

Frankly I have really no idea. Eliectric flight is not my cup of tea. If it helps any, the plane is a 40-55 2-stroke size but I plan to put a Thunder Tiger 75S 4-stroke in this puppy. It's still on the shelf though, with all my other 'projects'.

Sorry that I can't help you.

Zipperneck
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I've heard some local folklore about "problems" with this ARF and some exaggerated as I have not seen anyone local with one. It's "I know a guy" syndrome. So I thought I'd ask is the stock ARF flawed and are these wooden upgrades necessary to make the plane durable? Are there problems with nose overs on asphalt runways? Anything I need to know? Placed an order, kind of late to ask but I can always return it or resell it if there is bad news...
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No problems here. I and another guy at the club have this airplane. He, on the otherhand found that the cables vibrated too much and opted to install 2mm carbon rods. He thrashes the hell out of it. Mounting the thing is a real pain, though - with all the cables and stuff - but that's a biplane for you.

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