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Jan 11, 2009, 04:23 PM
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Anyone have a tracing of the bulkheads for the Berkeley Grumman F11F Tiger?


I've decided to try tackling a Tiger this winter as a research project.

I've hit the Russian website and have downloaded the image files, but I have a copy of the old Berkeley plans that I thought that I'd use as a quick reference to get the basic shapes right.

Of course, the Berkeley plans don't include all the bulkheads.

If Easytiger still hung out here, I'm pretty sure that he'd have a kit buireied in his collection.

Just as a brain-burner, I've found another though fantasy colour scheme that appeals to me as a RCN Navy Brat....
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Jan 11, 2009, 04:51 PM
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Curtiss (Easytiger) gave me his kit of the Tiger. I plan on enlarging it for 66mm(505). I already did the Crusader for Minifan. Flew well this summer. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70959 PM me your Email and I will send you the templates on a 8x11 paper.

Fuzz
Jan 12, 2009, 03:25 AM
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theres always a model! I got the lindberg one sitting here in front of me.


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Jan 12, 2009, 08:21 AM
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The Berkely plans and the various 3-views do not show the changes in the fuselage shape that go from the intakes through to the point where the intakes blend into the main cylindrical shape.

Looking at my Sapac Saab Gripen, I'm thinking of using the same basic layout -- the intakes and blend portion are a seperate unit with the remaining nose and then the aft fuselage being other components.

I don't think that it's difficult but probably tedious.
Jan 12, 2009, 12:00 PM
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well if it helps, I remember way back when I did my foam one for the "sonic pinch" in the middle I found it easy to run the wire ahead on one side then wire back across that section but with other side of the wire ahead, gave me a hour glass cut. In wood thats a bit tougher! hehe I did a tiny one on a RT Mirage by just cutting a long thin overl slit in thicker 3/32nd sheeting, then I used tape to pull it together so I could glue from the inside.

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Jan 13, 2009, 05:05 PM
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Lot's O Parts. Started copying guys..

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Jan 14, 2009, 01:58 PM
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I got the 3-page images of the templates from Fuzz (Big Thanks, meant honestly!)

I just have to figure out the basic shape of the intakes from inlet to the main fuselage section, and then generate a template for cutting out the actual sections.

I figure that the easiest way of building this would be to do the nose (simple shape plus canopy, inlet sections, and then the main fuselage.

I did spot somewhere a foam turner (like the wood working lathe) that allows you to cut the circular sections easily.
Jan 14, 2009, 02:20 PM
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Your welcome, Bruce. Good luck!

Fuzz


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