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Old 01-29-2003, 02:36 PM
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Default Goldberg Tiger 60

I am building a Goldberg Tiger 60 and have not finalized my decision over what engine to use. I HATE to have ANY lead in my planes. I would rather use a larger engine or RX battery. Who used what engine and how much weight was needed to get proper balance??? Did anyone use the minimum engine size .46 ???


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Old 01-29-2003, 03:08 PM
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Default Goldberg Tiger 60

I used an OS 91 and didn't have to add any weight. The battery was under the fuel tank.
Old 01-29-2003, 03:29 PM
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Default Goldberg Tiger 60

I had a Magnum .91 2-stroke on mine and it needed no extra ballast either.

I've seen others with .60 size engine and I thought they looked marginal. I wouldn't even consider a .46.
Old 01-29-2003, 11:07 PM
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Default Goldberg Tiger 60

I believe the instructions limit you to an .80 four stroke, but I would go for a Saito .91. Also, add a little rudder to your kit.
I have the .40 size with a TT .46 which turned out to be a great combo. I wish I had more rudder for knife-edge, though. The .60 size is supposed to have the same flying characteristics. I would lengthen the rudder by 3/4" to give it more authority, and make sure it gets full travel to either side.
Old 01-29-2003, 11:41 PM
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Default Goldberg Tiger 60

Mine is about 8 years old....started life with an RJL .61, now has a K&B .61. Both needed several onces of front ballast. Both pulled this plane well.
Old 01-30-2003, 12:15 AM
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Default RJL K61

Ggale,

The RJL K61 sold by MECOA looks interesting. How does yours run? What props at what RPM?

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Old 01-30-2003, 02:51 AM
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Default Tiger 60

I'm currently building my second one. The first was the one with the retracts. It had an OS 61fx. That engine pulled it around pretty well, especially with the gear up. This time around I'm using a saito .91. The Saito 100 would work too.
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Default Goldberg Tiger 60

Would love to get a copy of the plans
of this kit?? Anyone??
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Old 01-31-2003, 11:32 AM
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I also enlarged the plans 14%(or was it 17%) for a Tiger with an 80" wing. I haven't seriously started building it yet, but I'm thinking of using a small gas engine.
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Default Goldberg Tiger 60

This has been my favorite 'workhorse' plane for regular weekend flying. It always has had more in it than I can command from it. As things go, I am the limiting factor not the plane. Engine for it umm actually engines. Started with a TT 61 PRO, than an older rebuilt OS 90FS, also have run it with a ST 75, an os 61FX, , a satio 91, a few others, I' sure. Now being rebuilt and recoved as a tail dragger. Engine choices for next up are a Satio 80 or even better a satio 100 twin I have....Andy
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Default Goldberg Tiger 60

h8w8n

Could you send me a copy of the enlarged plans???
What format are they in??? .dxf
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Default Goldberg Tiger 60

Originally posted by FlyingPilgrim
I believe the instructions limit you to an .80 four stroke, but I would go for a Saito .91. Also, add a little rudder to your kit.
I have the .40 size with a TT .46 which turned out to be a great combo. I wish I had more rudder for knife-edge, though. The .60 size is supposed to have the same flying characteristics. I would lengthen the rudder by 3/4" to give it more authority, and make sure it gets full travel to either side.
Old 03-25-2003, 07:28 PM
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Default tiger 60 rudder

How large is the original rudder?
I have a tiger 60 that I am rebuilding, when I received it it did not have a rudder.
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Default RE: Goldberg Tiger 60

Does anyone have the template for the firewall.  When I pulled mine out of the box it was not marked for engine mounts or anything.  The plans do not show anything either.  Can someone please help me with this.  It is the only thing from building the fuse and getting this bird in the sky.  Thanks much.
Old 02-01-2011, 04:23 AM
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Default RE: Goldberg Tiger 60

Wow! Old thread!
I don't know if the firewall was supposed to be marked from mfg or not, and don't recall any template. There has to be a side view and top view of the fuse showing centerline (CL) of engine. just transfer the CL to the firewall and measure out from there to determine where the engine mounts should be. If there is any right thrust designed in, compensate so the spinner is centered. Enjoy the plane, nice kit that flies very well.
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Default RE: Goldberg Tiger 60

+1 on Pilgrims advice, sweet plane!

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