Flying Tiger (oz11167)

 

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Flying Tiger. Control line sport model.

Quote: "Here's a racy control line gas model good for 75 mph. Flying Tiger, by Hal deBolt.

AFTER building and flying several control line models of conventional design we became interested in Voughts new Corsair design and decided to see what could be done with it. This is the result. The inverted wing has numerous advantages, well adapted to this type. With the short landing gear and clean lines af-forded this model performs wonderfully despite its small size. The drawings call for a Bunch motor, although other motors can be used with corresponding performance. With a Bunch motor you can at-tain 75 mph. and still have a model that is not 'too hot to handle.

CONSTRUCTION: You will find this type of wing builds up to a very strong and light unit; ii will take all the punish-ment you can give it and at the same time affords pleasing lines. Start by cutting the ribs from stock indicated on the drawings; be sure to notch them properly so the landing gear fits flush with the surface. Next cut the leading and trailing edges from 1/2 and 1/4 in stock respectively. Pin them to your drawings and cement the ribs in place; working each half separately. Add the tips of solid stock and when dry cut the edges at the gull break and block up for required dihedral. Cement well.

When dry remove from the drawings and repeat for the other half. While this is drying insert the bass spars into the first half and cement; be sure overlapping joints get plenty. Complete the second half and join the two at the center-line, using 3/16 plywood plates.

The landing gear is now bent from 1/8 wire to shape and size shown on the drawings. Bind it with heavy thread to the wing spars and the one plywood rib. Give it several coats of cement. 1/8 in holes may be drilled in the plywood rib to facilitate binding, if desired. Add the small balsa fairing blocks to the leading edge at rib No.1 and proceed to cover the leading edge with 1/32 sheet. Next install the cap strips and when dry shape leading and trailing edges with a sharp knife. Using fine sandpaper, go over the entire structure and remove all high spots until a perfectly smooth surface is attained.

FUSELAGE: The fuselage is of the good old planked monocoque type; its only disadvantage is the time required to build. However in a fuselage as small as this it actually takes less time than the conventional type, besides giving perfect streamlining and strength.

The first step is to build up a perfectly square ignition box from 1/8 sheet to dimensions shown. Next make the bellcrank from dural or most any metal and bolt to a piece of 1/2 x 1-3/4 in plywood in the indicated position. Cut a slot in the top of the ignition box and cement the plywood in place as shown. Bend the .040 wire leaders and fasten to the bellcrank by soldering a washer to the projecting ends. After the fuselage is planked slots for the bellcrank and leaders are cut.

Bulkheads are now cut from the stock indicated, after which fuselage assembly is started. First cement bulkheads No.2 through 5 on the ignition box in their proper places. It is necessary that these bulkheads line up perfectly as they form the foundation on which the fuselage is built..."

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