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De Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth

Designer:  Gorden Whitehead

Scale:    Sport

Wingspan:   70.5  in.


Wing Area:  1377   sq. in.


Power Required:    MaxCin N32-13Y

Full Wood Kit (1) Fuselage Kit (2) Wing Kit (3) Short Kit (4) Plans (5)
$240.00 USD $180.00 USD $60.00 USD $200.00 USD $18.00 USD
Information and Picture Courtesy of R/C Modeler Magazine

(1)    "Full Wood Kit" includes all wood necessary to complete the plane including all sheeting/skin.

(2)    "Fuselage Kit" includes all wood to complete the fuselage including the sheeting/skin.

(3)    "Wing Kit" includes all wood to complete the wing/wings including the sheeting/skin.

(4)    "Short Kit" includes all formers for the fuselage, and ribs for the wing/wings, leading and trailing edges, and wings tips etc. but does not include to any sheeting/skin or regular sized sticks. Our Short Kits include all the wood parts that require more than simple cutting such as stock sized sticks and sheets/skins which can be readily purchased "to size" at local hobby shops. These standardized parts are not included in our Short Kits.

(5)    "Plans" are not include in any of our kits. You can either send us your plans or we can purchase them for you at additional cost. Your plans will not be damaged in the production process.


HISTORY Courtesy of the USAF Museum

This classic British trainer made its first flight on October 26, 1931. It is one of a number of models of light aircraft named for moths in recognition of designer Geoffrey de Havilland's interest in moths and butterflies. It became popular with air forces throughout the United Kingdom as well as the civilian aviation market. In Britain, 8,101 were manufactured plus 2,751 more in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. During WWII, most Royal Air Force pilots trained in Tiger Moths including Americans who flew with the Eagle Squadrons before the U.S. entered the war. In the United Kingdom, Tiger Moths performed a variety of roles in addition to that of primary trainer including submarine patrol, air ambulance, and even prisoner evacuation. The U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942 ordered 200 from de Havilland of Canada as the PT-24, but these were never delivered and were diverted to the Royal Canadian Air Force instead.

Span: 29 ft. 4 in.
Length: 23 ft. 11 in.
Height: 8 ft. 9.5 in.
Weight: 1,825 lbs. loaded
Armament: None
Engine: de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 of 120 hp.
Crew: Two

Maximum speed: 104 mph/90 knots
Cruising speed: 90 mph/78 knots
Service Ceiling: 14,000 ft.
Range: 300 miles