Fun Tiger - Medium sized sport/aerobatic model span 54in for .35 to .40 motors.
Quote: "Here is a model that was designed specifically as a low-wing trainer. The idea was for something to supersede my much-modified Tauri (oz5162) which had a Merco 35, shallow dihedral and strip ailerons. I wanted to fly a low winger but not the 10cc big chaps, at first at anyrate. Unable to find a suitable existing plan, I had to sit down and dream up my own, which resulted in Fun Tiger.
The features I felt I wanted were as follows: first, a semi-symmetrical aerofoil section for the wing - the stall being less tricky than with a fully symmetrical section. Secondly, a structure that could be built very light which, again, would help to produce gentle stall characteristics...
I used inset ailerons because I have found them to give less trouble than the strip types, in that they do not warp, and also that one can see at a glance exactly how they are set, relative to the rest of the wing. A full-span, one-piece elevator was employed, to obviate the possibility of asymmetric elevators, which one always risks with the joined two-piece type. This also enabled a more tidy push-rod linkage to be used, as an extra bonus. Otherwise, generally, I wanted a sort of scaled-down multi-aerobatic type of model, for Merco 35 - one that I could make the transition from high to low-wing flying with, and yet be able to progress to some sort of schedule type aerobatics, without having a screaming bomb on my hands. Then, at a later stage, and when I felt like getting to grips with a .61 up front, I could make the further step, up to the standard acrobatic sized model with much less apprehension. When complete, the model weighed some 4-1/2lb..."
Fun Tiger, Radio Modeller, March 1971.
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