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Weston UK Tigershark any good?

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Old 08-08-2006, 04:32 PM
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Default Weston UK Tigershark any good?

I am new to this scene of rc flying, and was wondering if the Weston UK Tigershark is a good buy to get started? Also, how fast does it go compared to the DDand Shrike etc?
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:55 AM
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Default RE: Weston UK Tigershark any good?

Although i don't own a Tigershark, I would imagine it's speed to be very similar to a Diamond Dust (and possibly faster) and defintely faster than a Shrike (which has a thick wing)
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:51 PM
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No, that is not true. A DD is way faster than a TS (with the same engine).
Why ? A DD has no suse, hence far less drag, and is lighter. Being heavy with a flat plate is a no-no as far as top end speed is concerned, as an increased angle of attack (required to produce enough lift) will dramatically increase drag, which is not the case with any regular airfoil section (drag will increase but not that much).
A Shrike .10 with a good .32 will top around 145 mph. A Shrike .40 will require an expensive engine setup (Jett, etc...) to reach these speeds and above.
A TS is a good choice to get used to these speeds. Use any .46, and then buy a West V1 or a SJ50, and let it rip. After that, get the full piped FIRE Jett .50 for the DD ... and then afterwords think about changing your pants.
Do a search here, there's a good TS video ...
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weston tigershark old kit form they made for estes years ago. 92mph with a 9x7 prop and jett .40 small block. just got it done 2cd run on plane. sr3600 sports radar clocking it. if i didn't have the gun on it i would have swore it was doing a buck twenty tho.
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