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Old 05-01-2007, 01:39 PM
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Default Weston UK mini tigershark

bought one... am waiting to receive it yet... anyone has any info?? any pics???

http://www.westonuk.co.uk/index_135.htm


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Old 05-05-2007, 10:35 AM
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I 've got the big one. Covering is a mess... have to get motivated to get back to it...
Which engine do you plan to use ?
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:54 AM
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I'm using their recommended west .25 and mini pipe... should be pretty good no?
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:07 PM
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Actually I don't know, this engine has not been review here I think... not that many users... But he will probably be as good as its brother
If not, then you could jump on the .32 class with the webra (being very light) or the OS32SX... Both Mac piped for sure
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Old 05-06-2007, 06:33 PM
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thanks for the advice... was thinking about the os too.. maybe I'll go on to it, or a jett 35.. thanks
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hello, me and my dad know the man who owns the shop, shops onl down the road from us, ive just got into electric flight for my first flight and i am in the making of making a pizza box flyer, i was sayin to my dad about getting on of these this year, hes got the bigger version flys lovely from what i remeber from when i was little kid

any pics please share
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thanks.. I'll post as soon as I receive mine... is it fast (the big one)??????
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hell yea, the last time he flew it was about 6 years ago and from what i remeber it was FAST, but he didnt try to get it as fast as he could and only had a .46 engine
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nice. so eager to get mine... should get it in about 10 days..
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does any one know what size or what brushless motor to use if to go brushless cheers

want to be able to fly it down a feild near me
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Neu motors.
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ORIGINAL: Strykaas

Neu motors.


Guys,

my field uses a paved runway and obviously i cann't land the plane without undercariage.

Is there any way on fitting some wheels or something ?
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ORIGINAL: Kostas1


ORIGINAL: Strykaas

Neu motors.


Guys,

my field uses a paved runway and obviously i cann't land the plane without undercariage.

Is there any way on fitting some wheels or something ?

theres almays a way, but your telling us that theres not a singe strand of grass? come on theres got to be some? is your field a parking lot or what?
regardless theres always a way to engineer some wheels, but there will be some drag plus it will look just plain silly with wheels.
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Do my a favour and post some pics of the down side of the wings ..
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Glue nylon or metal skuff plates to the bottom side.
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Mmm,

yes maybe that's one possible solution.

ANother thought is to ad x3 small wheels/wheel brackets ,

x1 under the engine,

x2 on the wing,one facing the other.

But i don't know where i can find small wheel brackets/wheels. []
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[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=9517804]Flying field[/link]

What's wrong with the green stuff to the side of the paved area in these pictures - can you use that area? How rough is it?

Wheels.. [&o] Defeats the purpose of this airplane IMHO. I like CP's skid plate idea better.

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Default RE: Weston UK mini tigershark

Ah that green

These are fields for grapes.
Generally .
And the surface is very rough and not straight at all.

So you cann't land it there.

I have thought of that but every time i think about the surface being so uneven/rough , i cry [:-]
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Default RE: Weston UK mini tigershark

I understand. In photographs, unless you take the picture from very close, short vegetation always looks good for landing. It is the same way when you are in an airplane, looking for emergency landing areas - they look nice from several hundred feet altitude. Then when you get down low.. oh no! The Tiger Moth belonging to our little aircraft museum up here, had a bad engine failure last fall, and the pilot headed for the smoothest looking field below him.. and was lucky not to flip it over when he landed in fully grown soy beans.

So yes, you seem to be stuck with landing on pavement. Many delta fliers land successfully on pavement by adding belly skids, or tape, or scuff plates as suggested, and all of these options will have low drag compared to wheels, even small wheels. Even thin aluminum, perhaps 1.5mm or so, can be bent in an "L" shape and shaped into a skid which can be mounted with screws. There are many ways to do this. As long as you set your prop to stop horizontally against compression, you have all these options.

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