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Old 05-11-2005, 03:19 PM   #1
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Changing from TRainer to low wing aerobat

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Anyone has some advice on what I should expect? I've been flying my Nexstar for a while now, (30+ flights without incidents)and I just finished assembling my Goldberg Tiger 2 with a 46 fx. I'm gonna go test fly it this weekend. I hear if put together right, It's a pretty agile bird. I've never flown anything other than my Nexstar and Parkzone cub.
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:26 PM   #2
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I suggest you fly the nextstar with the air brakes and all tha stuff off untill you have mastered the plane, then moving to your tiger should be no problem.
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Old 05-11-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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Thanx, but I never had the airbrakes and the afs on.
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:03 PM   #4
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Just make sure you have dual rates on your controller and exponential because you'll find it'll be more touchier than a Nexstar
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Old 05-11-2005, 05:21 PM   #5
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If you've flown the Nexstar well it should not be too difficult to make the transition to the Tiger 2.

I am assuming that you have your "Wings"? There is nothing wrong with getting one of the experienced flyers at the club to take it up and get it well trimmed out for you or even going on a buddy box for the first flight or two until you get the feel of it.
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:27 PM   #6
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i have flown the 25 size and the 60 size, and they very gentle aircraft
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Old 05-12-2005, 12:36 AM   #7
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I made my Tiger 2 kit into a taildragger. It was my first kit and my second plane. I set all my throws as reccommended in the manual. It flew great. and floats in beautiful for landing. After you get used to it, you'll probably want to increase your aileron and rudder throws. I run a TTpro 46 in mine with a MA 11x5. If your in a club with noise limitations an APC 10x6 is good too.
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:15 AM   #8
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I'd hardly call the Tiger 2 a low wing aerobat... but it should make a good second aircraft. What does your Instructor think?

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Fellow at our club flew a nexstar. What he did as a transition step is to remove the spoilers from the front of each wing (they are only taped on). Also, consider replacing the stock propeller (and I use that term loosely) with a standard APC 11x6 or 10x8 (for the 46fx).

Made it a totally different plane. Twice as fast, twice as aerobatic (that's not saying much but those spoilers really are extremely effective as a training tool).

You'll transition into the tiger more easily this way.
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If the Tiger 2 is similar to the Tiger 60 you should have no trouble going from one to the other. I built the Tiger 60 the previous winter and flew it by last June. I had only flown trainer type aircraft previously and found the Tiger easy to handle and very predictable. Go with low rates and some exponential as was advised above. The anticipation was worse for me than the event. Like Gary said, get someone experience to go with you so you don't forget anything in your preflight checks.

Good luck, it's a nice plane to fly and you will have fun with it.
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