Hello, I was at a swap meet last week and I was looking to replace my CG Eaglet with another one, as it is showing some age. Instead, I found this JR Tiger kit. It's specs are so similiar to the eaglets and being a cool looking low wing plane I decided to give it a try. My question: What can anyone tell me about this kit as I searched the internet and found so little on it. Jag215
Most people in the thread suggest powering the model with .25 to .40 size motors and I recomend likewise. A 4 stroke engine in the .53 to .55 size is great also.
Both this model and the .60 version of it are superb models. I built and reviewed both models when they came out and suggest them not just as a second model, but as everyday fliers.
Someone in this thread suggested sheeting the horizontal stab. I never had a problem with the stick built version...
About the only tricky part of the build is getting the edge radius of the front section rounded to match your canopy. Try to have your canopy trimmed to size, painted, and ready when you sand the radius (IIRC, the canopy radius was much larger than what the plans show.
That cockpit area is huge and open... try to at least mount a pilot in there! Better yet, two pilot busts in tandem look great. But, leaving that ocean of cockpit floor unattended will be something you might regret.
In conclusion... I would NOT overpower this design; it serves no purpose.