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 “Standard” undercambered airfoil our other models use because this one flies so well – we left it alone! The full-size F7F Tigercat was the peak of piston-engine warbird development and was awesome with two 2200hp engines. The skinny fuselage reminds us of the “pod racers” from Star Wars. There are several immaculate examples still flying today. The profile fuselage on our model seems really appropriate since the full-size plane was so skinny!
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. Working flaps are an option you can add (see the picture below).
This model is designed for brushless motors in the 1300kv/1oz size and 3-bladed 9×7 propellers (not included but available separately). On the prototype we used 16″ plastic sour cream/cottage cheese containers to make a crude cowling for the motors. However we now have a very nice scale-sized formed plastic cowl available (CLICK HERE) and you can see the difference in these photos, which show both versions.
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)!
|Dimensions||4 × 6 × 38 in|