Tiger Moth complete vintage model rubber-powered balsa wood aircraft kit that really flies!


  • Wonderful complete model kit of a Tiger Moth bi-plane
  • Hours of fun making a rubber powered balsa wood kit that really flies
  • Includes everything you need including glue to make the kit
  • Ideal for ages 14 to 100!
  • Comes in a lovely presentation box

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In the early 1930s the British Air Ministry issued a specification for a new trainer aircraft for the RAF and the DH.82 Tiger Moth was an excellent training aircraft – often summarised by the phrase “easy to fly, but difficult to fly well”. This meant that it was safe in the hands of a novice but helped instructors weed out weaker pilots. The RAF began using the aircraft in 1932 and it was not replaced until 1952, meaning the vast majority of RAF and Commonwealth pilots that served in the Second World War, first took to the air in a Tiger Moth. YOUR KIT This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a DH.82A Tiger Moth. The kit includes the materials (other than paints) to complete the suggested authentic scheme of a yellow Royal Australian Air Force Tiger Moth. Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of “stick and tissue”, that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing. Typically for a small model and in the spirit of the traditional kits, profiles are simplified and adjusted from the original and a relatively large propeller is used. This is done so that the model is light and stable enough to fly on its own, is simple in construction and can work with the rubber motor. KIT CONTENTS Four balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood. PVA glue for building the wooden frames. One 150mm diameter plastic propeller. One pre-bent motor hook and shaft. Small piece of acetate sheet for the screens Three low friction plastic nose bushings – one for the propeller and two for the undercarwire
Contains Wood Glue, small parts and sharp ends so please take care if around younger children – children under 14 should be supervised.

Additional information

Weight 0.6783 kg



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‎45 x 45 x 12.5 cm; 250 Grams


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