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Old 07-22-2002, 10:48 PM
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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

This is one of my favorites.

Specs are:

Rossi .45 w/ semi-tuned muffler turning a 9.5x7.5 APC prop.
Plane weighs a little less than 5 lbs dry.
Fixed gear.

Flies close to 100 MPH. Not real fast... but still a nice looker.

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Old 07-22-2002, 11:27 PM
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Default Hey buddy!!

One of my favorites too!!

YS.45 with a pipe and spring air retracts, it goes pretty good!!
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Old 07-23-2002, 06:19 PM
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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

Is it your turn to follow me John? I'm beginning to think this is just one big giant circle of posts. Heh heh...

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Old 07-24-2002, 12:56 AM
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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

Can I play?
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Default One more...makes four

See if you can "spank" the Cermark....
I haven't found the expiration date on this one...

But when I do....I'll get a DC,...I love 'em.

Cyclic.....your plane looks familiar ???
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Default Re: One more...makes four

Cyclic.....your plane looks familiar ??? [/B][/QUOTE]



Yeh, Its been around under another name but nobody has picked up on it for months. But if you figure it out--shhh-don't tell anybody.
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Old 07-27-2002, 10:39 PM
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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

I picked it up but said nothing, I still have a pic of it that was sent me a while ago!
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I still have a pic of it too.... Nice plane, huh ?
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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

I should have some pictures back by the end of the week on the big Cermark F-20. Its about 3/4 done. I stripped the red all off and recovered in Charcoal with a complete white underside. I am running a Jett .90 in it. Looks good so far.
*It came with sidewinder missles. Thin is the missles are more like sticks. So----I went to the Estes Rocket Display and found some stuff that will make nice looking sidewinders. Later Guys
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I gotta get me one of them...

Got a Patriot...

Got a CBM F-16N
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Looking at the Cermark ARF's and the DC's as seen above.

Any tips guys?
james

Here is a Mig 23 drone I found while web-surfing... Takes a 90 2c!
Not too bad..
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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

OK, Taildragger....err Cyclic, I've admired your .40 DC F-20 for months now, and am awaiting your report on your 60 size Cermark F-20 with the Jett .90 in the nose.

My set up is running like a scalded dog!! The Jett .90 gets better with every run!!

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Default Compare to Kougar?

Any of you with the TigerShark... how do they fly as compared to the Kougar?

That's the only one I've flown thats anywhere "close" in appearance.
Just curious...
is it just a nice bank & yank plane, or will it do aerobatics as well as Kougar?
(snaps/tumbles/etc...)
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Default C_Watkins

I never flew the Cougar....and I don't know about acrobatics on these little babies.....their mainly just fun speed /sport planes.
I certainly wouldn't try to snap mine...it's goin' too fast. And their not gonna tumble....they fly like pattern planes....on rails.

Razor......want a tip ? Start buying.....the Cermark .40 size has been out of production for a couple years now, and the .60 size is out of production now. The remaining stock...is it !!!

The DC .40 size is still available.....but you know how that goes.
Look at the Patriot...everyone still wants one. ( I have a Patriot kit in the pile, as well as another .60 size Cermark ).

Get 'em while the gettin's good....if you don't put it up, you can always sell it....

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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

Kougars are aerobatic, seen a guy at the field with one once and was really wringing it out, so much so that I want one someday!! snaps and spins like crazy!!!:thumbup:
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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

Ok, sounds good....I don't think any of the Jets could be considered "acrobatic". If you slowed 'em down, and put alot of throw in them...who knows what they might do.....I don't think any of them would tumble, though.

The cermark .60, is 66' long....it would be like trying to get an arrow to tumble in flight.....it ain't gonna happen...

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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

The Kougar can be a pretty quick plane, too... try one with a hot 45 and a pipe

JohnVH, that's still my favorite plane so far. I used to wring mine out with regularity.

That wing is so strong... all you need to do is make sure the tailfeathers
are attached well, and have some nice strong servos & pushrods, and pin the hinges.
Kougar's good for some quite "violent" aerobatics... at speed.

I keep seeing a Tigershark hanging at the LHS though...
I might try one some day, just to see what they're all about.
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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

FWIW

If ya want a "jet", fly it like one, prop or not, ......if ya want a "acrobatic" plane, git sumtin' else, IMO.

Yes, yank & bank.....with a jet!


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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

Originally posted by AirGar
FWIW

If ya want a "jet", fly it like one, prop or not, ......if ya want a "acrobatic" plane, git sumtin' else, IMO.

Yes, yank & bank.....with a jet!

Gary
I'll just have to get one, and sneak out to the field on days when
all the "hardcore" pattern fliers are at home, I guess.

I'm sure they'd get tired of seeing hi-speed low passes & high-G turns real quick-like.
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Gary...I can't wait to see the "yank" at 140 !

I'll bring an extra bag...just in case... :stupid:

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Default Don't forget the pics!

The "Crash pics and Discussion" forum is a frequent stop of mine, here at RCU
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Unfortunatly...I frequent the crash and burn forum myself.

"AIR-GAR" has a .60 size Cermark F-20...with a Jett-90 up front.
It "COOKS"....I have one too, but I have a .75 Tower Hobbies motor in mine....and it will barely get out of it's own way !

The plane is all balsa...film covered....no 'glass....

I'll bet a "twelver" right now....If he banks, and yanks that thing at 140....It'll bust in half....any takers ????
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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

FlyBoy,

Your on.....full speed flyby banked at 90 degrees, pull up, with just a "touch" rudder to counter the turn......buddy, your gonna owe me a "twelver"!!

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Full Yank ??? You're on.....no half-rates now....I'll be lookin'.
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Default Direct Connection F-20 Tigershark...

Originally posted by AirGar
OK, Taildragger....err Cyclic, I've admired your .40 DC F-20 for months now, and am awaiting your report on your 60 size Cermark F-20 with the Jett .90 in the nose.

My set up is running like a scalded dog!! The Jett .90 gets better with every run!!

Gary

I took some pictures the other day and are off for development. It is about 3/4 done. Its all (recovered). Need to install the engine and reciever and a handful of little crap. It's coming along.
I have another problem with that yellow f-20. The engine runs smooth but lacking in pulling power. (MVVS .40 Q500). So its coming off and will replace with the Jett .50 this fall. I am going to fly it as is to get the feel of the plane for now.
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Old 07-30-2002, 01:33 AM
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Ah, The Jett .50.... one of my all time favorite engines! Really makes a Diamond Dust go like a bat out of you know where.

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