2 Model Aviation SEP TEMBER 2012 www.ModelAviation.com
ON THE COVER: What pilot wouldn’t be thrilled to fly the Tiger Moth along
the coast and take in the fresh air and freedom that being airborne in an
open cockpit biplane provides?
The full-scale Tiger Moth G-AOIL, which crashed in 2011, bore
the colors of the Royal Navy as XL-716. It was built in 1940 and flew
approximately 2,188 hours. It was licensed to operate passenger flights
and was based at Compton Abbas Aerodrome in southern England.
Gary Ritchie cra;ed a beautiful 1/5-scale rendition with help from Bob
Holman plans and a set of laser-cut wood parts, vacuum-formed fairings,
and a ;berglass nose.
Photo by Gary Ritchie.
21Flying Site Success Stories Learn how three clubs successfully found new places to fly
31SAE Design West Annual competition for engineering colleges to determine the best-designed model aircraft
by Bob Tarlau
39Tiger Moth XL-716 Tips for building and flying this 1/5-scale model by Gary Ritchie
47Skin Cancer and the Aeromodeler What you need to know to protect yourself rom the sun’s harmful rays
by Dr. Joseph Gadzia
69About Us: Atlanta Hobby Learn more about this Georgia-based company with a chance to win free merchandise
by Jay Smith
53Aeroworks Freestyle Extra 260 ARF QB
An easily transportable aerobat that is a
pleasure to build and fly
by Tim Tworek and Jay Smith
59HobbyZone Stratos Our first-time flier finds success with this beginner-friendly airplane by Chris Savage
65Heli-Max Novus 200 FP A great machine for coaxial helicopter pilots looking to take the next step by Mark Fadely
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