DH82A Tiger Moth

Products Code:   FL1047

Tiger Moth_rear three quarter.JPG (9183 bytes)

With a little care the Flair Tiggie can look very convincing on the ground and in the air.
An ideal first large scale model the Tiger flies like a large trainer

Back to Flair Models Ltd
Home Page

The De Havilland Tiger Moth, DH82A, must be known to aviation enthusiasts and the general public alike. It is a true classic. Our example, T-5424 is painted in RAF training colours. It is flown regularly as part of the "Diamond Nine" display team no doubt reminding many a former RAF pilot of their training days. Many Tiger Moths still fly at local clubs so it should be quite simple for modellers to choose their own scale colour scheme. The Flair Tiger Moth is designed for those with some experience looking for a larger near scale biplane. It is straightforward to build and we hope that the time we have spent preparing the instructions and diagrams will make construction a pleasure and produce a model of which the builder can be proud.

Tiger Moth_prototype flying.JPG (3404 bytes)

The prototype several years after it first flew

wpe15926.gif (127834 bytes)
This Tiger is by Eric Kirsop from Norfolk. Eric has added some extra detail and produced a really fine model.

Kit Contents:

  • Sprung and Damped Telescopic Undercarriage.

  • Lightweight Heavy Duty Wheels with

  • DeHavilland Hub Covers.

  • Stainless Steel Flying Wires and Terminations.

  • Complete Closed Loop Control System for

  • Rudder and Elevators.

  • Die Stamped Steel Bracket Components.

  • Die Stamped Liteply Components.

  • Fibreglass Cowl

  • External Detail Mouldings.

  • Moulded Windscreens.

  • Complete Hardware Pack.

  • Extensive Clear Drawings and Instructions.

  • Only Adhesives and Coverings are required to

  • complete the airframe.     

Additional Items
Pilot “Johnny”             FL1252
Photo set of T5424    FL1235
Decals “T5424”        FL1200

Tiger_Moths_at_Funfly.JPG (4528 bytes)

Fun with Tigers at our annual FunFly




2260 mm


7.3~9 kg


1840 mm

Wing area           

144 dm2


2 stroke
4 stroke


Aviation Modeller International
Dec 1996 / Feb 1997   UK.
RC Scale International
Sept/Oct 1999    UK.
Modellflyg  5 part Series in 1997   Sweden
Radio Modeller  Vol 32  Issue 4    UK.
Airborne No 172 Oct 99   Australia

More photos:

A lovely red and white Tiger from Jim Beagley

A camouflage scheme from Mr J H Mitchell

and a green and white scheme seen at our Funfly but unfortunately I have lost the modellers name, please contact us if you can help.

Our Tiger flies on a Laser 150. This seems to be the perfect combination; enough power for a safe take off with cruise power to give a convincingly leisurely flight. Whichever engine you choose remember that using very low power levels will call for greater pilot skill, (smooth flying with very slow climb rates and flat turns), and using very high power levels will call for some restraint, (don’t rip the wings off in a power dive). Having said this the power range we specify will give good safe performance.
We do not need to give any special flying instructions, the model is smooth and forgiving. On take off use a little down elevator to lift the tail initially and steer with the rudder. Squeeze in a little up elevator when speed has built up and that’s it.
When you first fly the model keep the speed up a little on landing until you have a good feel for the stall speed. The stall is well behaved without vicious wing dropping.
We have looped, rolled, spun, and stall turned our model and flown it for prolonged periods inverted. Think smooth flight, flick manoeuvres etc. really do not look right for the Tiger.
Many colourful schemes may be applied to the Tiger Moth.
Our model is in standard RAF training colours and is one of the aircraft used in the Diamond Nine display team.
Decals for this particular scheme are available.
Here are some pictures of the Old Warden Tiger Moth,   click to enlarge.
thumb1.gif (8513 bytes) thumb2.gif (7831 bytes) thumb3.gif (8681 bytes) thumb4.gif (8730 bytes) thumb5.gif (8615 bytes)