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Broken Prop24/02/2019 09:46:04
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I have inherited a nice three quarters built Flair Tiger Moth, (3 wings and a fuselage) but with no plans or other parts with which to finish it.

I have taken patterns from the existing upper wing with which to cut the parts for the missing wing (I have access to a laser cutter) but I have no information on the centre section or wing joiners. Similarly the tailplane is a mystery although I could probably 'blag' that.

I have obtained a genuine cowl and ABS mouldings from ebay (thanks to Kevin B for the pointer) so I am in a good position to finish the kit. However a set of plans would help no end on items such as those described above and also wing incidences, dihedral, CG etc.

If anyone has a set of plans in any condition I would be happy to pay copying and postage costs.

yours in hope

Pete.

Percy Verance24/02/2019 10:33:26
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Which actual wing panel is missing BP? I ask because the upper and lower wings on a scale Tiger Moth have both differing amounts of dihedral and sweepback.

Also from memory I recall seeing/reading that the Flair Tiger Moth didn't have a truly accurate fin/rudder outline. Of course this may be of little concern to you, but I thought it worth mentioning anyway......

cymaz24/02/2019 10:33:34
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This builder might be able to help

or HERE

Percy Verance24/02/2019 10:53:01
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That Derek Scott chap might have the plans too. I can't remember his site address though. Sorry... blush

Percy Verance24/02/2019 10:54:47
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Found it.... www.model-plans.co.uk

Jim Carss24/02/2019 12:01:33
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Percy

Derick Scott does not have the plans for the 1/4 scale tiggy he has a limited No.of Flair plans,e.g. maggy,attilla,baronnete etc.

Jim

Edited By Jim Carss on 24/02/2019 12:02:14

Jim Carss24/02/2019 12:12:43
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This is mine built in 2006,needed 1.5 lbs.lead up front to get c/g correct,a great flier.

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Edited By Jim Carss on 24/02/2019 12:12:59

Broken Prop27/02/2019 12:35:30
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Hi Guys

Sorry about the late response to your posts but life got in the way. Thanks to all who responded to my request with advice but I am still unable to source a plan.

Has anyone out there got a copy that they can reproduce for me? Reimbursement of costs of course

Still hopeful

Pete

Manish Chandrayan27/02/2019 13:34:37
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Pete,why not put up a wanted Ad in BMFA. I am sure some one will have the kit or the plans and willing to help

Broken Prop28/02/2019 10:38:49
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Thanks Manish. The BMFA Classifieds was going to be my next port of call but as this forum is the fount of all knowledge yes I thought I would try here first.

PeterF28/02/2019 11:19:56
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You could try registering with RCScaleBuilder (www.rcscalebuilder.com) site as there have been quite a few Flair Tiger Moth threads on there and contacting the people who have built them.

The CoG should be located at the rear of the fuel tank, I have seen that mentioned in the Flair TM threads and that is where the Falcon Models 1/4 scale TM that I have balances. Can't help with Flair TM plans I am afraid.

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Broken Prop28/02/2019 14:42:57
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Thanks for the pointer Peter (and for the CG position). I'll try rcscalebuilder as well as the BMFA.

It would be nice to finish off this venerable old lady as the assembies that I have inherited have been well built. I am ok with most of the construction needed but as Percy has pointed out, the wing joiners need to take account of wing sweep and dihedral.

I could draw the joiners up myself, but would prefer to follow the proven method used by Flair.

Thanks again

Pete

Robert Parker28/02/2019 19:28:52
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Hi BP,

The chap who is selling the tiger moth refurb kit and the pup short is Dean from Flair, have you tried asking him to see if he could help

Regards

Robert

Broken Prop01/03/2019 13:52:44
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Hi Robert

I have to admit that I had not thought of that. Perhaps it was a bit too obvious. blush

Thanks for the pointer. BTW I have been avidly following your Do24 build blog. Wonderful stuff and please give us more of the same!

Pete

Robert Parker16/03/2019 12:42:11
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PM sent

Broken Prop16/03/2019 13:38:59
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Thanks Robert!

I have replied to you by PM.

Pete

Jim Carss16/03/2019 14:04:51
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BP

Just come across some pics that might be of help,shows wing fixings.

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Stearman6516/03/2019 16:04:26
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Back in 2005/6 I built the Flair Stearman. I don't know if the build is anything like the moth but I've dug out a few pics of the wing fixings just in case they may help..

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Andrew Ray16/03/2019 19:48:33
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Did you find a plan? If not try Flair Tiger Moth Plan.

Jim Carss16/03/2019 20:06:45
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That's the one Andrew, yes

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