Left: The removable magnetic panel provides
access to the three-in-one control unit, rotary
servo mechanics, and motor.
The Tiger Moth comes completely
preassembled and includes this 2. 4 GHz
the elevator pushrod had come loose during shipping and I reinstalled it with tweezers. After a quick read through of the manual, a test of the control surfaces, and a motor run-up, I was ready to fly. The magnetic
actuator on the
rudder allows it
to move freely
when handling the
model. This does not present an issue in flight and the rudder is
The transmitter is set up so that the rudder and elevator are
on the right stick and the throttle is on the left. The transmitter
has trim buttons on the right stick for rudder and elevator, but
they seem hidden in the framing around the sticks.
I flew the Tiger Moth outdoors during calm conditions.
It handles well on a hard surface and can be airborne in
approximately 4 feet, if full throttle is applied. Applying the
power more slowly provides a nice, scalelike takeoff.
In the air, the yellow biplane is happy to maintain altitude
at roughly half throttle. The rudder allows for a small turning
radius. The manual recommends a 15 x 15-foot minimum
flying area, which is easily available.
Although the Tiger Moth is best suited for flying low and
slow, allowing you to appreciate its scale details, it can be
looped with some work. A slight dive at full throttle is required
before pulling the elevator all the way back. It took me three
attempts to achieve one passable loop.
The included transmitter doubles as the charger. A red circle on the battery and the charge
plug ensure proper polarity.
Hobby Town USA
1233 Libra Dr.
Lincoln NE 68512
AT A GLANCE ...
Model type: RTF electric-powered
11. 4 inches
10. 8 inches
2. 4 GHz (included)
Minimal flying area: 15 x 15 x 8
Flight duration: 10-plus minutes
Flying weight: 0.5 ounces
• Nice scalelike features.
• Care must be taken when
transporting the aircraft inside
AUGUST 2013 www.ModelAviation.com