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This is a short video that I recorded with a GoPro attached to my helmet when flying in 2015 over North Dorset/Somerset practising rate 1 turns, gives a small indication of the Tiger Moth experience - so much to concentrate on!

 

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Max

Way to go!

Talk about being impressed! :)

Peter

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This makes interesting reading, bit of a shunt between two Tiger Moths one of them being my subject G-AJHS.  Both were experienced pilots, one an airline pilot, the other an instructor but this made my eyes pop:

 

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I'm missing something here, Max...So there's lot's of experience, but a huge discrepancy/magnitude of experience. But one's significantly older. So what's the point? Globs of experience in my experience is not necessarily a good thing...at least that's my experience!

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I'm missing something here, Max...So there's lot's of experience, but a huge discrepancy/magnitude of experience. But one's significantly older. So what's the point? Globs of experience in my experience is not necessarily a good thing...at least that's my experience!

Globs of crass stupidity I'd say Shaka! It could so easily have been a fatal accident instead of just damage to fabric and wood!

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I've been doing more work on the Tiffy but while waiting for paint to fully cure I've completed the bits comprising the empennage:

 

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Next I'll be moving on to this area:

 

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The little dio that I'm planning will have the baggage cover open ready for the couple going off for the weekend to stow their luggage, but there's also a small correction to be made to the kit on the aft edge of the rear cockpit:

 

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where towards the top of the diagonal edge there should be a right-angled corner, visible in the shot above of the Moth under restoration.  There's another small but important mod. in that area too but I'll explain that when I come onto it.

 

I've also changed my mind about which Tiger Moth I'm going to finish it as, it's now this one:

 

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operated by Scottish Aviation then latterly 12 EFTS.  Full history:

 

 

G-ADVZ DH.82A Tiger Moth 3443 G-ADVZ BB796 G-ADVZ LN-BDL Scottish College of Aviation Ltd/Prestwick 09.12.35 6425 Impressed 12.10.40 restored 28.5.54 Sold Norway 9.54

Max 

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It's an orange fuselage Brian with silver wings with the registration letters in orange, though I might take a few liberties and, for instance foil the nose section - that was one of the points that attracted me to G-AJHS. The detraction from AJHS was the ugly anti-spin strakes, they completely spoil the Tiger's beautiful lines and were only fitted originally in the 1930s when they experimented with fitting bomb racks!!!

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It's an orange fuselage Brian with silver wings with the registration letters in orange - that was one of the points that attracted me to G-AJHS. The detraction from AJHS was the ugly anti-spin strakes, they completely spoil the Tiger's beautiful lines and were only fitted originally in the 1930s when they experimented with fitting bomb racks!!!

 Neat!

 

 

though I might take a few liberties and, for instance foil the nose section

You know thats what I'd do

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