Tigress (oz2234)

 

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Tigress. Class A C/L team racer. Aeromodeller September 1959.

Update 12/06/2021: Added article thanks to RFJ.

Quote: "TIGRESS. For the experienced modeller Tigress construction being of solid balsa is fairly elementary, but there will be a number of modellers wanting to break into this side of the competition and for them a few explanations may be thought necessary. The model is built around a 1/8 ply former to which is bound the undercarriage and the engine bearers, the 3/16 crutch is glued between the rear end of the bearers with the motor bolted in front on top of the alloy plates which reinforce the bearers. Wings are held to this assembly with Araldite having already been sectioned and grooved to take the controls which are fitted prior to building up the fuselage. Fuselage sides are fitted, followed by the remainder of the fuselage and tail construction, noting that obechi is preferred to balsa for the tail surfaces.

In order to fit the Oliver Tiger engine satisfactorily one must flatten the fins at the sides, and a desirable asset is glass fibre assembly cowling. Streamlining in the form of plastic wood fillets on the wing and tail root fittings, sharp trailing edge sections, and well filled woodgrain and balsa surfaces are all rewarded with high airspeed, whilst for practical operation the undercarriage spreader bar and tyre retaining guards are essential for flying in hot competition.

The seven Tigresses already made by Wharfedale modellers have collected 9 high placings in rallies to date, and one of them will be representing the country at Brussels this year."

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