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Old 03-21-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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f7f tiger cat scratch build

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after seeing some of
ed Smith;s fiber glass parts of a cosmic wind ( think it was ed smith) I decided to build a f7f tiger cat from scratch. I had two tt42;s and that was the motivating factor as well as wanting to build a war bird as a project. The idea was to build it with small motors and see how well it would fly and respond to controls.
If it did well I would upscale to 1/4 scale using two saitos. Since I have a 125 I would buy another 125 .
I made the fusilage out of fiberglass and the wings are built up using styrofoam ribs with spruce spars and coverite.
Wing span is 58 inches and in two sections using aluminum tube to link them together.
Fusilage is 38 inches.
Landing gear is permanent.
Weight is 8.5 lb.
I;ve photographed it;s development from inception to completion.
I would like to send pics but don;t know how.
I;ve got them on cd but don;t understand how to upload to rc canada.
It;s first trials were taxi only and it did very well.
Next week I flew it and it rotated very well and flew .
Since I had lots of control surfaces and high thros ,it was a real challenge.
Almost lost it. Improved the thros and it flies like a ----- cat.
"Tame tiger"
I"m really impressed .I think.I will build a 80 in wing version.After I get more flights and learn more of its characteristics.
The one thing that causes lots of concern is the cost of the landing gear(retracts)Hope to send pics but need help.
all bets are off if it flies
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:30 AM   #2
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Quite the project!

I can't wait for the photos. Keep this up and you may get a call from Yellow AC for production rights!
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:57 AM   #3
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Cool project Roger!

If I make it over today, I'll see if i can help you upload the pictures.

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Old 03-22-2008, 10:24 AM   #4
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The Pictures


This is the way I upload photos.

First, start a file in photobucket.com. Once you've uploaded a file of your photos, you can do with them whatever you want, but, I'm not that computer literate.
I simply click to edit the photo, choose resize, and then the click the preset size of 640x480. This is a fair size for this forum, considering some poor folks still suffer with dial-up.

Now that the photo is resized; I right click on the last of the four options offered, and it is copied. Then go to RCCanada and type your post, and right click to paste the photo where-ever you want in the post. Done.

You can edit anywhere along the line, before you submit the post.

Here's an example of the 640x480 sized entry:

After placing the photo, I clicked Preview before entering, just to make sure I knew what I was talking about.

Hope it helps. Guy

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