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Apr 18, 2005, 08:15 AM
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Fortunately, I'm at the age where I can far outrun those kids. That also allows me to keep up with my planes. A wonderful thing, ya know!

And now for a couple more:

1. My cousin's awesome Embryo Speedster. It's really just a stretched out Prairie Bird, and it flies some beautifully. Takes one huge field, too...

2. Bare bones of the Maxout V. Now you see why this thing is so complicated.

3. Maxout RG cruisin'. I love this one.

4. Mr Malcolm embryo. My first model to go OOS. This pic was taken about 3 years ago, just before the model left forever. Weight was 6 grams w/o motor.

5. P-nut Macchi Idro
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Apr 18, 2005, 08:21 AM
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And this is about it...

1. An old ministick

2. F1L EZB

3. Back Porch Pusher gettin' up there.

4. Sig Tiger

5. I can make it smaller if you want. It's a Thermic 36. Except for the 36 part.
Apr 18, 2005, 02:08 PM
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Those are great pics, especially like the Macchi Idro with the trike gear in flight.

I have a Sig Tiger, never got great performance out of it but was a great build, probably looks better than anything else I built, could be I need to experiment with a different prop than the stock one.
Of course it was almost 20 years ago that I built it, still looks good. tt
Apr 18, 2005, 08:06 PM
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Don't laugh too hard, but l got 3rd place in an open rubber comp. about 30 years ago with a Sig Tiger. l had no 'real one' on the day and entered for fun with it, and the hot shots all had a bad day, except two of them of course.
And did l get heaps at the prize pesentation------sure did. Was good fun though.
Apr 18, 2005, 09:16 PM
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The Tiger is just a fun little model. The stab is a warp waiting to happen, though. Other than that, it flies great, even with the stab messed up. It's not as easy to fly as a Prairie Bird, though...
Apr 19, 2005, 04:09 AM
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jwfinn made me do it. l found the old SIG Tiger plan and the prop & noseblock from the '70s and decided in a flash to build one as a park flyer for the Grand-kids. Started it only a few hours ago & modified it.
1/16 sheet tail, and check the nice quarter grain balsa.
Wing with a more sturdy T/E and an 1/8 x 1/8 L/E set diamond.
Apr 19, 2005, 04:50 AM
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Cool, when my wife returns from her trip tomorrow, I will try to shoot a pic of my tiger. (she took the camera and we are missing it, and her. )

Will be anxious to see the final results of your new one. tt
Apr 19, 2005, 11:57 AM
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Looks like I've started something!

Here's a pic of my AROG. Sorry for the poor quality, but it's the best I can do in the poor indoor lighting.
Apr 19, 2005, 09:10 PM
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A few of my better scale jobs...
The Zero is from the Peck p'nut kit.
P-40 is my own design, at 16" w/s.

Bhagat Dhillon
Apr 19, 2005, 09:11 PM
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Apr 19, 2005, 10:27 PM
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those look sweet.
what's AUW?
Apr 19, 2005, 11:43 PM
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Yes, very nice Bhagat, excellent in fact. tt

As promised here are a couple pics of my Sig Tiger I built about 1988. Can't believe how tight the tissue is still. How did that happen?
Apr 21, 2005, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by sgtdirt
those look sweet.
what's AUW?
AUW for the Zero is 11.5 grams (with motor).
AUW for the P-40 is 19.5 grams (with motor)
Both models are in early flight trimming stages.

Treetop, your Sig Tiger still looks great after 17 years! How does she fly?
Apr 21, 2005, 09:53 PM
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hey everybody
how much do those clear planes that look like they weigh about a paper clip
actually weigh and how much does it cost to build one of those
(one like the one you have jwfinn)
Apr 22, 2005, 12:06 AM
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War Poet, the Tiger seemed kind of heavy and sluggish (maybe that is why the skin is still tight, too much dope?) I never tried different prop or rubber though. tt

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