Audio engineering designed to accommodate all the characteristics of this very historic and storied aircraft. From the wind blowing through the wires to the hand-prop start-up, we’ve done our utmost to capture the sound of the Tiger Moth from nose to tail. Makes any of your Tiger Moth fleet fun to fly!
- Genuine and Historically correct de Havilland Gipsy engine sounds
- Rough surface rolling sounds
- Wind through the wires effect
- Proper engine wind-milling effect
- Correct open cockpit touchdown effect
- 360 Degree POV sound changes around the aircraft
- Timed with the FSX sound engine for correct replay sound
- Balanced audio for great sound in all views
The Tiger Moth trainer prototype was derived from the DH 60 de Havilland Gipsy Moth in response to Air Ministry specification 13/31 for an ab-initio training aircraft. The main change to the DH Moth series was necessitated by a desire to improve access to the front cockpit since the training requirement specified that the front seat occupant had to be able to escape easily, especially when wearing a parachute. Access to the front cockpit of the Moth predecessors was restricted by the proximity of the aircraft’s fuel tank directly above the front cockpit and the rear cabane struts for the upper wing. The solution adopted was to shift the upper wing forward but sweep the wings back to maintain the center of lift. Other changes included a strengthened structure, fold-down doors on both sides of the cockpit and a revised exhaust system. It was powered by a de Havilland Gipsy III 120 hp engine and first flew on 26 October 1931 with de Havilland Chief Test Pilot Hubert Broad at the controls.