40″ Tigercat Kit
The Tigercat was one of the first planes we designed and has a modified flat airfoil – we never changed it over to the the type of undercambered airfoil our other models use because this one flies so well – so we left it alone. The F7F Tigercat was the peak of piston-engine warbird development and was awesome with two 2200hp engines. The skinny fuselage reminds one of the “pod racers” from Star Wars. There are a few immaculate examples still flying today. The profile fuselage on our model is perfect because it looks scale!
The kit includes the foam parts needed to build this model, along with a fully detailed construction manual and some accessories such as carbon fiber and the pull-pull control system. The model is not assembled or painted, so the customer needs to supply glue, paint, and other hobby tools, servos, motors, battery and electronics in order to put it together.
This model is designed for brushless motors in the 1300kv/1oz size and 3-bladed 9×7 propellers (not included but available separately). Plastic Cowls are not included with this kit (but are available separately) – the customer can also use 16″ plastic sour cream/cottage cheese containers. Working Flaps can be installed as an option.
This short video shows the prototype flying at a small indoor venue. I had to fly it at a low power setting but you can see how well it flies (just like all RM planes)!