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PostSubject: YT Tigercat   Thu 03 Nov 2011, 6:57 pm

Have finally got round to putting the 'Cat together.
This isn't going to happen quickly as i'm only able to get a couple of evenings a week after work to do it, so don't expect to see it flying this side of Xmas.

The first job is to put the flaps on the centre section of the wing. No photo's yet, but it did make me realise I needed to purchase some extra servos (there's 8 in the wing!!! 2 x inboard flaps, 2 x outer flaps, 2 x throttles and 2 x ailerons). As the four flaps ideally wanted identical servos to ensure sequencial operation, plus the fact that they are of substantial size, I searched around for some fairly heafty servos.
This is what I found......12kg torque, double ball raced and metal gears.........8.06 each!!

http://www.giantcod.co.uk/towerpro-mg946r-12kg-heavy-duty-servo-p-405044.html

They do get a bit of critisism for not having particularly good centreing, but on flaps, they don't need to be. I wouldn't recommend them on an big model for aileron/elevator or rudder use, but for heavy/large flaps (leave it!!) or speed brakes, I think they should be just the ticket.

If you have yet to use Giant Cod, check out their website for prices. I buy all my servo leads from them.
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Thu 03 Nov 2011, 10:55 pm

Hi Ian, nice to see your starting the Tigercat look forward to seeing it Bravo i know your busy at work and only get limited time to build ,i think it would be nice if you could start a build thread now the winter nights are here give us something to follow . Bravo
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Fri 04 Nov 2011, 7:09 am

Skyleader Six wrote:
Hi Ian, nice to see your starting the Tigercat look forward to seeing it Bravo i know your busy at work and only get limited time to build ,i think it would be nice if you could start a build thread now the winter nights are here give us something to follow . Bravo

Will do, but it'll more likely be a weekly update than a daily one. silent
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Fri 04 Nov 2011, 10:35 am

Well done, Ian. Yes, you do need your own servo company for that one!

The Major cheers
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Wed 16 Nov 2011, 9:49 pm

Very nice Ian Bravo







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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 10 Jan 2012, 5:18 pm

Ian have you done any more to your Tigercat??
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 10 Jan 2012, 7:38 pm

During the Xmas period, I had to clear the workbench in the garage for masses of food, drink and prezzies.

Now it is over, I have decided to put my small turbine into my replacement L-39 Albatross (remember the one I crashed into the electric fence post?), then I might put the Goldberg Sukhoi/Mintor 33 together before finally getting back round to the Tigercat.

Silly I know, but the T'cat kit isn't particularly good and needs improvement to each part as you assemble it (just my opinion). So, sorry to say but it's goona be a long time in the making!
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 10 Jan 2012, 8:42 pm

Worzey wrote:
During the Xmas period, I had to clear the workbench in the garage for masses of food, drink and prezzies.

Now it is over, I have decided to put my small turbine into my replacement L-39 Albatross (remember the one I crashed into the electric fence post?), then I might put the Goldberg Sukhoi/Mintor 33 together before finally getting back round to the Tigercat.

Silly I know, but the T'cat kit isn't particularly good and needs improvement to each part as you assemble it (just my opinion). So, sorry to say but it's goona be a long time in the making!

If you want me to build it for you i can have ready for Spring 2019 jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 10 Jan 2012, 8:47 pm

Cheers for that Gary, I'll give it some thought.

Have you re-fixed the lead in the Spitfire yet?

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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 10 Jan 2012, 9:17 pm

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Cheers for that Gary, I'll give it some thought.

Have you re-fixed the lead in the Spitfire yet?



Ahhhhhhhhhhh Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed I have a few jobs to do on planes that are building up Rolling Eyes

1 Secure lead on front end of YT Spitfire that Ian built for me.
2 Replace retract wheel on Blue nose Mustang that Daron gave me.
3 Replace Stabiliser/Elevator section, Cowl, Wing tube,Engine mount,Wheel spats,Os 91 back plate on Pulse XT...damaged by hooligans one sunday lol! lol! lol!
4 Assemble new Red Arrow Hawk.
5 Repair Stabiliser on Thunderbolt damaged by garage up & over door.
6 Complete final bits on control line Phantom.
7 Fit new engine in Prangster and cowl.
8 Cut out steel bulkhead in van to get Giant Super Sportster in.
9 Fit new retract servo in FW 190 Kyosho.
10 And any other self inflicted Cock up that i should create...and it's only January bom

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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 10 Jan 2012, 10:26 pm

LOLOL!!

Yes, Adrian is a hooligan!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Mon 15 Sep 2014, 7:39 pm

So not as to rush this build, I have just completed the wing of my Tigercat!!

Thought I would weigh it...... 74" span, 4 flaps, two ailerons, scale air retracts and two Zenoah 20's. Anyone wanna guess the weight of the finished wing????








18lbs!!!

Should float around for ages if the engines go quiet Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Sat 20 Sep 2014, 9:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Sat 20 Sep 2014, 9:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Sun 21 Sep 2014, 7:03 pm

Looking forward to seeing and of course hearing that down the patch, when will she be ready for the maiden, must see that Bravo Picture
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Sun 21 Sep 2014, 10:20 pm

Still a way off yet John.
The manual advises glueing the complete wing assembly together. However, due to it's size, I'm altering it so the panels outboard of the motors are removable. Once that is done, it's onto the fuselage.
I reckon it'll be November time at the earliest. Once its ready, I'll call you down to the club.
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Mon 22 Sep 2014, 9:26 am

Here you go John just wet your appetite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1IM6nXsdQc
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Mon 22 Sep 2014, 6:31 pm


Hi cheers Ian Bravo and nice video Daron Thanks Bravo
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 04 Nov 2014, 7:38 am

Getting close to the finishing line now. Just wing mounted air intakes to fit, then check balance and fit batteries/ballast accordingly. ..




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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 04 Nov 2014, 8:17 am

As always a nice job Ian Bravo
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 04 Nov 2014, 12:15 pm

Cracking job there mate , really looking forward to seeing it fly!!
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 04 Nov 2014, 5:18 pm

Thanks for the compliments chaps!

Mr Gbee..... will we be getting the Garyoke touch at this years Xmas party? Haven't had the pleasure of your company for ages, so would love to see you!
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Tue 04 Nov 2014, 10:16 pm

Hi Ian

Yes its been a while since I last flew but so busy with long hours at work and loads of driving, by the time the Weekend is here I just crash out.
Not sure about the christmas party as Garyoke is not everyone's cup of tea and could put people off going or leaving early and dont want the blame for that lol! lol!
So please go to the Christmas meal folks, dont fret as I will stay away and no evening spoilt Rainbow
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Thu 06 Nov 2014, 6:52 am

Ian, I know your always juggling your build time with work and family life, but do you have a rough idea when the Cat will be all done, dusted and ready for the maiden??

I suspect there will be quite a few of us wanting see you put this one though its paces!!
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PostSubject: Re: YT Tigercat   Thu 06 Nov 2014, 5:20 pm

Ray
Its pretty well there now except for balancing. Problem being is the instruction don't say weather or not it should be balanced wheels up or down. I'll probably go for wheel up, so the c of g can only go forward when the gear is lowered.
As far as maiden is concerned, I probably won't advertise the date. A plane like this looks better being flown properly rather than out of trim. Also, should it bite the dust, I'm likely to trample all over it. Yes, I know you'd like to see that, but I'm better off have a "paddy" on my own!! affraid affraid
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