de Havilland Tiger Moth, Owner’s Workshop Manual

R1558
The Tiger Moth was designed and built as a trainer for RAF pilots.
It was a member of the de Havilland Moth family of light biplanes
which provided affordable private flying in the period between the
two World Wars and which has survived in some numbers into
the Twenty First Century.
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NAME: de Havilland Tiger Moth, Owner's Workshop Manual

CLASSIFICATION: Book Reviews
FILE: R1558
DATE: 161009
AUTHOR: Stephen Slater
PUBLISHER: Haynes
BINDING: Hard back
PAGES: 160
PRICE: GB £17.99
GENRE: Non fiction
SUBJECT: Tiger Moth, 1931-1945, RAF trainers, biplane, vintage aircraft,
home workshop, flying, maintaining, owning, de Havilland Moth Club, 
Haynes Workshop Manual
ISBN: 978 1 84425 586 3
IMAGE: B1558.jpg
LINKS: http://tinyurl.com/ 
DESCRIPTION: The Tiger Moth was designed and built as a trainer for 
RAF pilots. It was a member of the de Havilland Moth family of light 
biplanes which provided affordable private flying in the period 
between the two World Wars and which has survived in some numbers 
into the Twenty First Century. Haynes established a reputation for 
producing high quality manuals for motor vehicles by taking examples,
stripping them down and rebuilding them to produce a practical 
engineering manual. Adapting this formula to famous aircraft creates 
some challenges but is resulting in an innovative series of books on 
what are now vintage aircraft. The first book in the series covered 
the famous Spitfire which survives in very small numbers with very 
few examples of any single type. The Tiger Moth is much more suited 
to DIY engineering manuals because it was designed for easy servicing
and repair with many early private owners carrying out this work for 
themselves with much the same tool kit as a vehicle owner of the time
would use. There is also a strong club of owners and pilots who fly 
various types of Moth including the Tiger Moth. As a result, this
manual is much closer to the Haynes vehicle manuals in look and feel.
There are very good illustrations including colour photographs and 
detailed drawings. Unlike the vehicle manuals, this book would not 
enable someone to buy a Tiger Moth and service it at home to certified
flying standard, but it provides a very original insight into owning,
flying and maintaining a famous aircraft. This should be a book that 
appeals to a wide audience and represents good value for money.

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