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RC Tiger Moth
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basic trainer
pilot + student
DH Gipsy 1C
145 hp in-line
29 ft. 4 in.
23 ft. 11 in.
1,115 lbs.
1,825 lbs.
none
90 mph
112 mph
850 fpm
14,500 feet
275 miles
10/26/31
1932






RC Tiger Moth
RC Tiger Moth

The rc Tiger Moth by Tigersvein as seen on You Tube has a wingspan of 181" and a length of 152". It is built from enlarged Tony Clark plans. Building materials are balsa and plywood. Power comes from a single cylinder 95 ccm gasoline fueled engine. Weight is around 102 lbs.


RC Tiger Moth
RC Tiger Moth

The picture immediately above is of the rc Tiger Moth from NitroPlanes. The ARF has a 76" wingspan and a 65 1/2" length. It is made primarily from balsa and ply and weighs about 9 lbs. Silver or yellow paint schemes are available. The manufacturer says that to power their rc airplane you will need a 1.40 four stroke engine.

The Tiger Moth primary trainer, built by de Havilland, first flew in 1931. It continued on to train tens of thousands of pilots for Great Britain and numerous other countries around the world for over twenty years before being retired from military service.



RC Tiger Moth

The rc Tiger Moth from Green RC Model Airplanes comes almost ready to fly and has a wing span of 50" and a length of 40 1/2". You can power it with a .30 four stroke engine or a AXI 2820/10 motor. All up weight is around 4 lbs.

The aircraft were originally equipped with a 120 h.p. four cylinder engine. Through the years, updates to the aircraft included an engine that eventually produced 25 more h.p., plywood decking, enclosed cockpits, heating, and tail wheels.



RC Tiger Moth

The rc Tiger Moth from GWS has a 38" wingspan and a 31" length. It needs a Speed 400 type motor for power and will weigh about 18 oz.

Although generally forgiving, the Tiger Moth is not the easiest aircraft to fly. It requires firm, positive control inputs, and is somewhat slow to respond. Yet the aircraft can be over-controlled into a flat spin or tip stall. Perhaps its greatest assets are reliability, strength, and ease of maintenance.



RC Tiger Moth

The rc Tiger Moth from Flair Models shown above was built by J.H. Mitchell from their kit. The wingspan is 89", length is 72 1/2", and weight is around 18 lbs. You can power it with .90 to 1.50 two cycle or 1.20 to 1.80 four cycle engines.

Today some 250 Tiger Moth aircraft continue to fly. Some are still used for training, as well as recreation, and they even perform at air shows.  A total of 8,868 were manufactured.



RC Tiger Moth

The rc Tiger Moth from Redcat Racing has a 22" wingspan and is 19 1/2" long.  Weight is around 9 oz.   It comes ready to fly with motor, controller, flight battery, charger, radio, and servos. There is a rc Tiger Moth from Art Tech with identical specifications that we have seen in a yellow paint scheme.


RC Tiger Moth

Dynam makes a rc Tiger Moth with a wingspan of 50" that is 41" long and weighs about 3 1/4 lbs. It comes with motor, controller, flight battery, and servos.


RC Tiger Moth

The RC Tiger Moth from China Model Products (CMP) is of all balsa construction. Its wingspan is 49" and length 40 1/2". It comes almost ready to fly and needs your .32 to .35 motor. Weight is around 4 lbs.


RC Tiger Moth

Jorgen Toll built his Falcon Models rc Tiger Moth from their kit. Its wingspan is 23 1/2", weight is just 97 grams, and power comes from a Wes Tech 1C geared motor.

Scale RC Models has a rc Tiger Moth that comes as a kit. It builds to a 51.5" wingspan with a weight of around 6 lbs. Engines can be from .30 to .45 two stroke or .40 to .60 four stroke.

Giant Scale Model Planes has a mini rc Tiger Moth with a 26 1/2" wingspan, a 20" length, and a weight of about 1/2 lb.

Kit Cutters has rc Tiger Moth kits and plans with wingspans of 53", 70 1/2", 80", 88", and 108".

Cleveland Models has plans of the rc Tiger Moth with wingspans of 11", 15", 22", 29 1/2", 44", 59" and a giant scale 88".

Arizona Model Aircrafters has the rc Tiger Moth. It has a wingspan of 88" and a fuselage that is 70" long. It can be powerd by YS .91 or O.S. 1.20 engines, or electric power. Ready to fly weight should be about 13 1/2 lbs.

Hobby-Lobby has a rc Tiger Moth. Its wingspan is 78", length is 66", and weight is about 14.25 lbs. Construction materials are balsa and ply. Recommended is a Atlas 5020 motor.

RC Galaxy has a rc Tiger Moth. It has three channel control with a wingspan of 32" and a length of 25". Included is a Speed 380 type motor.

NitroPlanes has a park flyer rc Tiger Moth that comes as a RTF (ready to fly).  It has four channel control. Wingspan is 31 1/2", length is 26" and motor is a Speed 370 type.

Great Planes has a rc Tiger Moth. Its wingspan is 71" and length is 55". It uses from .61 to .75 two cycle or .91 four cycle engines. Weight is about 10 lbs.

Dumas has a 17 1/2" wingspan rc Tiger Moth kit for rubber powered free flight that has been converted to radio control.

Huayu Hobby has a rc Tiger Moth with a 31 1/2" wingspan powered by a geared Speed 370 type motor.

Gemini has a rc Tiger Moth foamy with a 39 1/2" wingspan that is 26" long.  Power comes from a geared Speed 370 type motor.

Jinming Toys & Crafts makes a rc Tiger Moth. It has a wingspan of 32" and is 25" long.  It is powered by a 380 motor.

Shentian Toys has a rc Tiger Moth with a 32" wingspan.

Hangzhou ZT Models has a rc Tiger Moth.  It has a 42" wingspan, with a length of 39" and weighs about 34 oz. Power can come from from an engine or electric motor.

Cheerwing Technology has a rc Tiger Moth. It is a foamy RTF with a 37 1/2" wingspan and a 29" length. It is powered by a geared 370 motor.

Hobby Warehouse, South Africa, has a rc Tiger Moth with a 78" wingspan. No length, weight, or suggested power is given.

Fly Model Factory has yet another small rc Tiger Moth. This one has a 32" wingspan, a 29 1/2" length, and weighs about 16 oz. It needs a geared Speed 400 size motor for power.

JR RC Airplanes has a all wood rc Tiger Moth with a 78" wingspan. It weight about 11 lbs. and needs a 1.20 4C engine.

Li Bing Toy Factory is selling a rc Tiger Moth foamy. It has three channel control with a geared Speed 380 type motor. Wingspan is 31" and length is 27 1/2".

Banana Hobby has a rc Tiger Moth with a Speed 370 type motor.

Zhong Shan Guanli Model Factory has yet another rc Tiger Moth. This one is four channel with a 31 1/2" wingspan and a 26" length.

Aerofred.com has plans at no charge for a rc Tiger Moth on their site.

Hacker Model Products has a rc Tiger Moth. It has a 23 1/2" wingspan and 19" length.

Traplet Publications has a rc Tiger Moth plan. Wingspan is 72 1/2", weight is about 9 1/2 lbs. and the recommended motor is a Maxicom geared N32-13Y.

At You Tube fissmoll7 posted a video of his rc Tiger Moth flying.

At RC Universe milkman-RCU started a thread about his rc Tiger Moth.

At RC Universe jespinel started a construction thread about a rc Tiger Moth.

At RC Discuss jbush was asking for recommendations for servos for his NitroPlanes rc Tiger Moth.

Chris Bowler wrote an article at RC Model World magazine about his rc Tiger Moth.

There is a picture of a rc Tiger Moth equipped with floats at Shay RC.

Is there a favorite rc Tiger Moth that you can recommend? If so, please email us about it.