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Old 10-13-2016, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by hook57
Might finally get my TT3 done this winter! Would still like to scratch out an original TT, anyone have the wing and stab rib profiles? Or know someone that can laser cut the wing and stab ribs? Thanks.
Mark
I am going with a foam wing and stab on this one, just like my original. But the AMA plans I just received has all the rib layouts if you want to go that way. The TT4 is a bit bigger than the TT3 and is the one I saw Ron fly in New Orleans in the eighties. That plane looked so good in the air I just had to build one. I don't know if it was the plane or me but my contest scores improved drastically. It was just so easy to fly well with it and other guys took notice. A masters class flyer from Lafayette bought one of Ron's TT4s and did well with it and that's when some guys made up the glass/foam kit.
Old 10-13-2016, 01:50 PM
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Thanks Joe, I'm wanting to to the early original TT. I have the plans and the tail group from last TT. Kind of want to do it just like the one I had back in "77" powered with a Kraft .61. It was my first .60 sized pattern ship. Might do TT4 but not until after the TT3 is done and has flown!
Old 10-14-2016, 06:01 AM
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I ordered a set of TT IV plans yesterday. I don't think it will make it to the building board this winter, but it is on the list!
Old 10-14-2016, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by hook57
Thanks Joe, I'm wanting to to the early original TT. I have the plans and the tail group from last TT. Kind of want to do it just like the one I had back in "77" powered with a Kraft .61. It was my first .60 sized pattern ship. Might do TT4 but not until after the TT3 is done and has flown!
I completely understand! That is the same reason I want to build the TT 4. Plus, I am going to use the old OPS .60 and the smaller version TT would probably be overpowered.
Old 10-15-2016, 05:06 AM
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There's no such thing as too much power!
Old 10-15-2016, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by burtona
There's no such thing as too much power!
It's hard to argue that point but my ops was turning 14.5k with an MK 11.5 X 8 on the ground. Most other guys were turning the same with 11 X 7s. And most importantly, it did that for 3 seasons!!! The only thing I needed to get it back to new shape before I retired it back then was a new con-rod. And so with a flight or two since with a new con-rod and bearings, it sits waiting...
Old 06-28-2017, 03:44 AM
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Default Tiger Tail Plans and Build Instructions

Hello All,
I just ordered a Tiger Tail Short kit from Eureka Aircraft and was curious if anyone has a PDF copy of build instructions from the MAN article in the 70's?
Old 08-17-2017, 10:15 AM
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Default Ron Chidgey Honored at 2017 Nats

Hello All-
Seems appropriate to add here that Ron was in attendance at the 2017 Pattern Nats in Blytheville, AR last month. At the banquet, Nats organizers Mike Harrison and Al Glenn presented an outstanding scale desk model of Ron's Tiger Tail (commissioned by Mark Hunt) in honor of Ron's many contributions to precision aerobatics over the decades. We were very honored to have Ron and his family in attendance throughout the event. Photos by Jay Gerber, Nats photographer.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:32 PM
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I just came into an original Tiger Tail kit a couple weeks ago. It appears to be complete, it was unopened when I brought it home. It may have an instruction book in it that I can copy if one is needed. I have a IV kit under way and a II and III in overhaul condition in the shop.

Rick H.
Old 08-18-2017, 07:50 AM
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Meeting Ron was a real treat at this year's US Nats, a true gentleman and pioneer in precision aerobatics. As expected, he still has a very keen eye for what's going on with current sequences, plane design and what direction they are headed.


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Old 08-22-2017, 04:53 AM
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I saw Ron at the Perry, GA swap meet a few years ago selling kits of the TT. Maybe he will be there next spring.

I like that paint scheme on the desk top model. My TT is in prime right now. I may steal it.

carl
Old 10-17-2023, 10:05 AM
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i Have a Tiger Tail 4s kit still untouched n the box. if anyone is looking for a kit. please PM me. located in Starkville Mississippi.
Old 10-17-2023, 01:33 PM
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Default Tiger Tail

I am interested to purchase your Tiger Tail. I sent a PM, and my sent PM's is not showing sent to you.

PM to me : Name here on RCU : Crankpin

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Thanks,

Vince

Old 10-17-2023, 06:27 PM
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Beat me to it, Vince!
isn’t the 4S version for 4-strokes?
Old 10-18-2023, 04:12 AM
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Dunno Will, sent you a PM. Waiting to hear from him, sent 2 msgs, nothing so far.

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Please Call or text me. 928-257-2145
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Old 10-20-2023, 06:14 PM
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https://outerzone.co.uk/search/resul...eyword=Chidgey

the above link connects to the plans for most of the versions of the Tiger Tail. What I find interesting is the Tar Baby was designed before the Tiger Tail 4S. I saw Ron fly the Tar Baby at the ‘85 Nats, powered with an OS 120 4-stroke (pre-surpass). Flew very well. I think either model would fly very with a YS 91AC or similar.
Old 02-26-2024, 09:53 AM
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Seeing this late, I saw Ron fly the TAR Baby in, I think, Cullman AL when pattern was just transitioning to 4-stroke and turnaround. I got a set of plans and still have them, I may build one just for fun. I have several other Tiger Tail variants and I think there is a Typhoon around here somewhere.

Rick H.

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