Ole Tiger (oz3477)


Ole Tiger (oz3477) by Ray Malmstrom from Aeromodeller 1970 - plan thumbnail

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Ole Tiger. A 15 inch wingspan Profile Miget racer C/L another Malstrom plan. From Aeromodeller, January 1970.

Quote: "Maestro Malmstrom strikes again! Ray produces another sparkling sport design in this profile control-line model of Ole Tiger, for .049 (.8 cc) -.06 (1 cc) engines.

AMERICAN MIDGET RACING aircraft have always been popular subjects for aeromodellers - Art Chester's Goon and Jeep, Bill Falck's Rivets, Steve Wittman's Bonzo, have all appeared in model form. Now we proudly present, simplified to profile type, a model of perhaps the sleekest, and certainly one of the four fastest midgets ever built - Bob Downey's Ole Tiger. In its colour scheme of white with red and blue trim the model is a real eye-catcher, and if you follow carefully the instructions and building sketches you should have no difficulty in building and flying this fascinating little job.

Start by cutting the basic fuselage shape (A) from medium 1 in sheet. Cut out the engine/undercarriage mounting piece (B) from 1 in ply. Bend the undercarriage wire to shape using a vice, insert into the slot in piece B and firmly bind with thread and cement. Assemble piece B to the fuselage shape A. Cut out two side pieces (C) from 1/16 in ply and cement firmly both sides of the nose.

Drill holes to suit the engine you intend to use. You may have to enlarge the cut-out for some engines. You can do this with a fretsaw or file. The plan shows the Cox .049 Medallion installation. This particular engine is most suitable, both from the power and easy-starting points of view. Performance will obviously be 'pepped-tip' by motors of 1 cc. Araldite a KK 74 cc team race tank in the position shown on the starboard side.

Now is the best time to construct the wheel fairings. Start by bending a 20 swg piece of wire to the shape shown, then bind with fuse wire and solder to the undercarriage leg. Bind and cement two balsa blocks to the ends of this wire. Wheel fairing piece D from 1/4 in sheet fits over these blocks and is firmly cemented to them..."

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