Fisher Tiger Moth
Well established Fisher Flying Products has reproduced the flying
qualities of many classic airplanes in structurally sound and
extremely affordable aircraft. These ultra light and experimental
aircraft have proven aerodynamic stability and desirable flight
From the company’s modern plant in Edgeley, North Dakota, the
components for 15 classic replicas are manufactured by trained and
experienced craftsmen. Research and development for new aircraft is
on-going. Fisher Flying Products’ entire line of aircraft is sold
throughout the United States and in 30 foreign countries.
All models are available in two build-it-yourself forms:
A standard construction kit, which offers the builder the experience
of assembling the entire aircraft from pre-cut, shaped and slotted
wooden pieces, machined hardware, a formed fibreglass cowling and
aluminium fuel tank.
A quick-build kit which contains a number of pre-fabricated
components in addition to the standard pre-cut and formed parts
found in the standard kit.
Both kits come complete with easy-to-follow instructions and the
industry’s finest full scale-full size blueprints. These blueprints
allow the builder to essentially build the aircraft right on top of
the blueprints with standard household tools.
Standard construction kits can be completed by the average builder
in 400–500 hours and quick-build kits reduce the construction time
to 200–300 hours.
Flying the R-80 Tiger Moth
Now you can relive a part of world history when you fly your own
replica of the DeHaviland Tiger Moth. You will sense the moments in
history when thousands of British Commonwealth pilots were learning
to fly in preparation for their part of World War II. With your
leather helmet, goggles, gauntlets, and flying coat, you can relive
some of the glory in aviation’s golden age. All of the excitement,
charm, and nostalgia will be yours-except the expense of owning and
maintaining the original DH82 Tiger Moth.
After flying the FP R-80 Tiger Moth, KITPLANES magazine writer, Ben
Millspaugh said, “She flies beautifully. Ground handling is
exceptionally easy and I’d recommend this airplane to anyone who is
a first-time builder or any pilot with little or no taildragger
The R-80 Tiger Moth is 80% scale of the original DeHaviland DH82a
The R-80 Tiger Moth is recommended for both first-time and
experienced builders. Only basic tools are needed in construction.
Builder assistance is readily available by phone or fax. Realistic
estimates put construction time at 700 hours.
Wood has been called “Nature’s Composite” and the R-80 construction
is straight-forward and strong. Aircraft grade state-of-the-art
epoxy adhesives are used throughout.
Considerable time has been spent on the design and structural
integrity. Initially, the airframe was designed by an aeronautical
engineer. A design engineer was then brought in to assist during the
actual construction and modification stage. The airframe was then
tested, by an independent firm that specializes in structural
analysis, to a limit of six positive and three negative g’s. At one
point in this test, over 6,000 pounds of sandbags were on the R-80’s
airframe-and it didn’t break. Properly constructed, this is an
exceptionally strong aircraft!
Norton AE 100R
618 Rotax and
170 sq. ft.
rate of climb
landing distance, ground roll
limiting and recommended speeds
design manoeuvring speed (Va)
never exceed speed (Vne)
stall, power off (Vsl)
landing approach speed
All specifications are based on manufacturer's