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This guy just looks sleek and fast, can't wait for spring to come. Right now Siberia looks tropical compared to us. 😉 

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jimbosflyin
Wildthing wrote:
This guy just looks sleek and fast, can't wait for spring to come. Right now Siberia looks tropical compared to us. 😉 

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Really does look nice Jeff,what does the battery compartment look like with the two balanced in there?
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Wildthing
Here is with two batteries in it. If I put the spinners back on the rear battery goes back about 1" .  2019_0302_165131_001.jpg  2019_0302_165139_002.jpg 
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jimbosflyin
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Here is with two batteries in it. If I put the spinners back on the rear battery goes back about 1" .  2019_0302_165131_001.jpg  2019_0302_165139_002.jpg 
     ðŸ˜‚I feel sorry for the nose already.
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Wildthing
It will only hurt once. 🙂 
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Well instead of full spinners now just what I call engine covers. Dome shaped type washers with 6 15mm holes to get air into the motor. 

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Wildthing
The Tigercat flies 🙂 . As a tail dragger there is no attempting to launch diagonally against the wind, soon as you start to move the wind turns it instantly so it did take a couple attempts to get it up because the wind kept turning me straight for clumps of snow. Finally I went totally diagonal to the runway, so a very short one now and up she went. 


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Well I added a little tail wheel to it so we will see if that helps keep it straight on take off if the wind changes direction slightly. Also moved the landing gear forward so it shouldn't do the nose plant on landing plus now I have a little more nose weight which allows me to move one battery back about 1 1/2" to fine tune the balance. The only trim I had to do was for pitch, it wanted to climb so I think it was a little tail heavy now I can see if a little more nose weight can fix that. 

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Wildthing
Well was able to get in a few more flights today, awesome.

The new Tigercat now that it is getting dialed in is becoming a cool plane. Because the batteries are lined up front to back there isn't much option for balancing options the way it was. So I moved the landing gear forward which allowed me to move the rear battery back 1 1/2" and end up with the same balance point, initially I thought it was slightly tail heavy and couldn't do anything but add ballast not so now.



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Can't go out and not take the Tigercat and see how it likes the wind, seems really good also in the wind.

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Another solid flyer, the F7F Tigercat is just simply cool. 🙂 

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One quick short flight with the Tigercat and a dead stick landing. Not sure what happened but bot motors cut out , I still had controls though which was nice, I was out over top of the crop and I really didn't feel like going for a long walk through the mud but I was able to glide it in closer to a somewhat smooth landing and no damage. When I got to the plane the motors started no problem so not sure what happened. 

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Well after last flight of coming in deadstick when the motors cut out and by the time I walked to the plane it was working again, both motors quit at the same time so it can't be 2 dud esc's or motors. So  lets go for another flight and see what happens, well the motors didn't quit but twice the pitch didn't respond right away so I brought it in early, going to try swapping out the rx and see what happens next time out.

 
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