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Tiger Moth power plant.

Engine and propeller combination

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Levanter21/06/2013 14:08:24
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I am pricing up a short kit Tiger Moth. The wingspan is 60" Weight is approximately 8lb and as far as I can work out the wing loading is in the region of 17oz per sq ft. The figures state 60 - 90 two stroke and 80 - 90 four stroke which seem a bit low to my from what I have read on other threads. I would like to fit a four stroke and have lively performance potential but nothing outrageous so would a 120 four stroke be more realistic? Does anyone know of an inline twin around this capacity? Finally what sort of size propeller would be a good compromise?

Bob.....21/06/2013 14:41:31
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80-90 fs on a 60" span tiggie. seems a bit ott to be honest. i'm in the process of finishing a DB tiggie of 59" span and sticking a saito 50fa four stroke in it.

used to have a similar sized cirrus moth with a 52 fs in it and used to fly comfortably at half throttle.

a 120 would more than be ott.probs rip wings off in a full throttle steep dive and pull out!!


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Turbycat21/06/2013 17:29:00
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I've got the large perkins Tiger Moth. About 78" span. That flies very well on an ASP 91 fs. It will, in fact, loop from level flight with this power plant! I wouldn't have thought you'd need any more than a good 60 size four stroke at most.


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