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Old 05-04-2017, 08:16 PM   #26
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So apart from a couple of small things to sort - she's ready for the skies .....







Just need to check CoG ..... add the Pilot .... and the tail support struts ....

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Old 05-04-2017, 09:35 PM   #27
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Lookin' great, Nigel. Best wishes for the maiden.

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Old 05-04-2017, 11:27 PM   #28
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Damn, makes me want to build another one....
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OK finally ready ..

That's tail support struts from CF rod with electrical tag ends and screwed into place.

Pilot sits on depron plate over top of servos ....

Dashboard fitted in rear cockpit ... not possible for front as it stops me inserting LiPo.

CoG is bang on the rear cabanes into top wing.

No extra weight added because of the 5S battery used.

AUW with battery : 2560gr .... (5.64 lbs) ...... much better than I expected.

(I admit that a couple of tiny bits need adding ... the cross wires at interplane struts - trying to figure an easy way there ....)

OK for those interested .....

My flying wires are CF fishing trace with crimps. I used electrical crimp tags for attachment to lower fuselage ... inserted and epoxied in place. Other attachments are just trace wire through and crimped on permanent. The active ends at interplane are clevis ends from bowden cable and nuts through the small strut holes. Adjustable by virtue of the clevis end.

In lower Fuselage side :



Top cabane :



Interplane strut atachment :





Yes a pain to rig / derig ... but at least its secure !! and adjustable.

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This baby loves to fly .... maiden went really well ... in fact I could not resist putting three batterys through her.

First two flights on 12x6 prop with the 5S on the 4250 500kv ... very scale like speed ...

Third flight I fitted a 13x6 for just a bit more thrust ... and proved to be perfect ...

Here's the maiden :



Next flights will be shown later ...

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The wooden prop adds the finshing touch mate. Well done.
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In all were 3 flights of the Tiggie ...

Flight 2 :



And third with a 13x6 prop and much better thrust ..



Very nice - very happy.

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mmmmm the 63mm wheels I swapped onto her .. basically shed themselves, cheap plastic jobs !! Blustery day for flying and she cartwheeled after landing .. wind and busted wheel flipped her ... but she survived fine.

Here's a few shots of her from today :













Sorry about blurriness in some ... camera batterys were down and auto-focus was a bit slow !!

I love flying this model ..... the other Elerc kit I have is the Piper Cub and that is a bit if a dog ... has a mind of its own. But this Tiggie is a beaut. Excuse the out of scale bits and enjoy !!

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I am loving this model ... such a change from the adrenaline machines I tend to fly.



The 5S setup appears perfect for weight, balance and flight.

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I just love this model ....



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Nice build, Nigel! Did you buy or build your laser cutter? If you built it, where did you get the plans/parts?

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Originally Posted by Stay Quiet View Post
Nice build, Nigel! Did you buy or build your laser cutter? If you built it, where did you get the plans/parts?
Hi .... The Tiggie is the ELERC Kit available through Hobby King ...

I do have a Chinese 40W Laser Cutter machine that is really good but the size of parts I can cut restricts it to formers / ribs etc.



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General Get together meeting and give Tx for one of my Tiggies flights so I can try get better video ....



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Compilation of 3 flights that day .....



Interesting that left rolls are typical Tiger Moth jobs with that slight barrel effect of a high lift wing etc. But right rolls are difficult to get similar and usually end up with model screwing out badly.
Anyone have any ideas of control setup to counter it ? Wondering if adding differential to the RIGHT roll command but leaving LEFT roll command alone. Its obviously a result of torque from the power set-up. Compare our model 4250 setup to the full size and its completely incomparable. We are grossly overpowered ....

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I just love this model ..... pity about the tall grass tripping her up ... but still ... what a beaut ...



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