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The de Havilland Tiger Moth, a classic biplane and RAF trainer during World War II, is often modeled as an RC
aircraft. Typically available from a park-size
model up to Giant Scale, I was excited to
see the availability of an RTF micro version.
This small, lightweight model’s level of detail is impressive. Gentle flight characteristics allow it to be flown low and slow so others can admire its good looks.
one-cell, 3.7-volt 10C LiPo battery, and the
The Tiger Moth is a thing of beauty with
a reasonable amount of detail for such a
small, lightweight model. Details such as
molded wing ribs, a pilot, windscreen, and
preapplied decals make it stand out.
After installing the transmitter batteries,
the flight battery was connected to the
charge port located on the bottom left
side of the transmitter. A red circle on the
battery and the charge plug ensures proper
While charging, the CHG LED indicator
on the transmitter glows solid yellow.
When charging is complete, 35-50 minutes
later for a discharged battery, the yellow
LED stops glowing.
The flight battery attaches to the bottom
of the fuselage between the landing gear
and is held in place by—you guessed it—a
magnet. This allows the battery to get
plenty of cooling air in flight and makes it
easy to replace.
On the right side of the aircraft is a
magnetic panel that provides access to
the three-in-one control unit, rotary servo
mechanics, and motor. On my Tiger Moth,
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