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Old Oct 18, 2014, 09:53 AM
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SuperTigre 3000

Purchased a almost new SuperTigre S3000, at the yearly auction (didn't realize the size). What type and size airplane can I buy or BUILD for this BEAUTY?
PLEASE be easy on terminoly, I'm new to anything over a 1.0 four stroke!
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Old Oct 22, 2014, 07:29 PM
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What kind of plane do you want?
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Old Oct 23, 2014, 05:00 PM
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something in the 30cc category would fit the bill.
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Old Oct 23, 2014, 06:57 PM
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Yeah anything from a Rascal 110 to any number of aerobats.

In these parts it is pretty rare to see someone flying a glow engine of that size, due to the price of nitro fuel.
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Old Nov 02, 2014, 09:03 AM
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IMHO sell the 3000 and go gas. Much much cheaper to operate gas than glow.
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Old Nov 02, 2014, 10:47 AM
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Super Tigre 3000

I have been flying this motor in a Sig 1/3 scale Spacewalker for 12 years. What a great motor! Fuel 10% castor 80% methanol NO Nitro. 18*8 prop.
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Old Nov 04, 2014, 07:22 AM
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I have been flying this motor in a Sig 1/3 scale Spacewalker for 12 years. What a great motor! Fuel 10% castor 80% methanol NO Nitro. 18*8 prop.
Excellent choice.

It's a beautiful bird that satisfies the OP's desire to build a model for the big ST.

The kit is excellent, and builds into a great flying model.
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Old Nov 04, 2014, 11:41 AM
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The Midwest is sprint car heaven, so you should be able to find a source of methanol and IF you can find a source for castor/synthetic oil, you could mix your own fuel pretty reasonably. 0% nitro fuel is pretty common for Euro engines, so a little searching should turn up instructions and possibly a thinner head gasket for running that engine on 80/20. Being 30cc it still is likely to be a thirsty sucker.
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Old Nov 04, 2014, 12:33 PM
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Hello all. Can anyone ID the manufacturer of this Spacewalker kit (powered by a Saito FA 130t)? I have looked at all of the threads here and find none using the three piece wing with the center-section separately bolted to the fuse. It is a great idea and allows the fuse to stand alone on it's LG. Thanks.

Sincerely, Richard Sig 1/4 J3, Zenoah G23; H9 1/4 J3 (gen 1), YS F120; GB Anniv Cub (NIB), Saito 56 (?); Spacewalker II, Saito FA 130t.

Saito Fa-56, Fa-100, Fa-125 abc, Fa-130t, Fa-180
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Old Nov 09, 2014, 10:56 AM
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Look for an airframe that is estimated to be 12-15 pounds with everything installed).
Don't go with one that requires a lot of speed (don't pick aWWII fighter...).
Look for a plane with over 10 square feet of wing area ( > 1440 square inches).
Look for a plane that you can imagine flying quite well at 50 mph.

A lot of WW1 planes fit the bill. A lot of 1930's Golden Age high wing planes (Stinson, etc) fit the bill. The Top Flite Stinson Reliant would work, or the redwingrc Stinson Reliant (86" wingspan). 70" wingspan classic biplanes would work (SE5-A, Waco). Maybe a modern STOL such as the Wilga (ECOMRC 89" wingspan, 14 lbs full up weight). A big model of an EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) plane could work, and especially the biplanes.
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