Two Dollar Tiger Swappable

by Phoenix1962 | November 23, 2013 | (10) Posted in Projects

Succes! The Two Dollar Tiger Swapable finnally had her maiden flight, and it was succesfull. wish I could get Video to share with you, but I don't currently have the equipment. Inspired by the FT Spitfire. I wanted something I could just throwin the car and go flying.  I gave it the name Two Dollar Tiger because it took only two sheets of Adams foam board to build it. I didnt paint the test version for obvious reasons, but I did create a decal sheet in Photoshop, and used it. It looks AWESOME in the air! I have also colored the canopy, and can't wait to build a painted version. Here are some specs. Wing span: 35" Length: 28.7" Weight:21 Oz. Wing aeria: 234 sq " Wing loading 13 oz per sq ft. Designed for a1200 Kv motor and an 8/6 prop. I used a 1300 mAh 4S 20C  to power it on a PLUSH 25 Amp ESC.   It's an awesome little park flier. fits in the back seat of just about any car.

Throw it in the car and head for the park at the spur of the moment when you fnd yourself with some free time!


Gets plenty of air to keep things cool!


Ready to fly!


Plans for the Tiger and the Excelsior ( See Previous Artical Excelsior and beyond here at FT) are already available for download. Feel free to drop by and check out my Drawing board, and my Shop pages to see what I'm up to next, or visit the Hanger and download your next project! I have alot going on and alot to share. I'm currently building my next Swapable design. The Hawker Typhoon MK IB, and I have plans for many more in the future! Thanks for reading!

 

Visite my website today and get yours: Fly'n Foam RC 

Update 4/18/2015

Antonio Marin Arcas from Almeria Spain Has provided a couple of videos of the Tiger I thought you might enjoy them.

 

COMMENTS

Jtbluefeather on November 27, 2013
Looks fantastic! Well done!
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Phoenix1962 on November 28, 2013
Thank you very much! Look for my next article. "Typhoon Season Is Here!" I test flew the Hawker Typhoon yesterday! Looked so Awesome coming at me in a dive. I can only imagine what fear that would strike up in you if it were real! Got pics of the painted version in this one. Just have to wait on FT to publish it, or you can go to my site beyondthewheelrc.com and view it there! Thanks again, Phoenix
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Royall on November 27, 2013
My very first gas airplane was a Cox Ucontrol P-40 with a .049 motor on it! That plane has aways made want to fly a war bird... Have to get my first foamy built first!! Good looking plane!
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Phoenix1962 on November 28, 2013
Oh yeah I remember those! I did build a Guillow kit of the P-40 once! It has a special place in my heart because I actually meet one of the flying tigers in my home town. Ran into him and his wife at Bi-Mart. Long story, but my wife and I separated in the store, and she ran into his wife, and I ran into him and When our wives approached us together it was just unreal! Anyway thanks for the comments and look for my next article " Typhoon Season Is Here!" I finished it and test flew it yesterday! got pics of a painted version in this one! Drop by my website at beyondthewheelrc.com for more interesting stuff. I have tons to share, Phoenix
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Phoenix1962 on November 29, 2013
Quick update! I got curious about the Guillow kit that built, so I looked it up online. in 1979 I paid I think somewhere around $15.00 for that kit. They're asking $83.00 for them now! I couldn't imagine buying one to actually build now. I'd be afraid to open the package! Guess I shouldn't have opened the first one. LOL
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ReformedControlLiner on March 17, 2014
I had that Cox .049 plane too - how great it was. Heavy, slow, thick plastic - difficult to destroy. I enjoyed it!
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808aerosquadron on November 27, 2013
Phoenix1962, looks great. P-40s are beautiful in the air. Cannot wait to see the painted version.
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Phoenix1962 on November 28, 2013
Thank you very much! I can't wait either. I have created a colored canopy in Photoshop so I'll be building another version to add color. This was just a test model to see how well it would fly. Be sure and visit my site beyondthewheelrc.com for updates and more projects. I just wrote another article here called Typhoon season is here. It's about the Hawker Typhoon. Got some color in this one. Just wait til it get.s published! Thanks again, Phoenix
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andre on December 1, 2013
Great idea. I was flying my 48" FT Spit inspired today at a smaller park and got dizzy. Banking turns the whole time so a 30 something plane is going to be built tonight.
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Phoenix1962 on December 1, 2013
That's great Andre. I'm hoping to fly the Tiger again tomorrow.....Weather permitting. It rained most of the day today. I finally got the Camera I was waiting on, so instead of building another one I just threw on some paint and I'll try to get you all some good video of the flight! Posting some stills of the color version on my site tonight.
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Kurt0326 on December 8, 2013
awesome, i've got to ask where did you get the spinner?
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Phoenix1962 on December 9, 2013
Thank you Kurt! Unfortunately I got the Spinner locally at the Clover Leaf Hobby store in Union Gap Wa. Ben has been a great help through getting me started in all this. I'm afraid I didn't even save the package, but I'll drop by today and see if I can get you info on the brand and how to get one, it's 2.5" Diameter. Quite large for such a small aircraft, but the Warhawk was notorious for that big spinner. This one is also used on my Typhoon design. It's also ready for download on my site. You should check it out at beyondthewheelrc.com. I'm planning to offer three versions of the hawker series The Typhoon, Tempest, and the Tornado soon! Thanks again, and I'll get you that info as soon as I can. Phoenix
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Phoenix1962 on December 9, 2013
Hey there Kurt The Spinner is a Du-bro Cat. # 286 you can find it at Horizon hobbies.com or Du-Bro.com for $7.00 I also found a red 3 bladed version on Amazon for just $6.00. Gotta be specific in your search there. I only found the three blade version in white at Horizon and Du-Bro. Phoenix
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Kurt0326 on December 10, 2013
I will check it out, thanks.
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Rex227c on July 30, 2016
I would like to download the plans for this but I can not get into the website .I wanted to build this for my little brother s16 birthday and he loves the p40 can I get the plans for it please and thank you

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Rex227c on July 30, 2016
can't

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Phoenix1962 on July 30, 2016
I'm sorry for the confusion Rex227c. My site is temporarily down due to medical and financial reasons, but I hope to have is back up soon. I'd love to help you though. If you send an E-Mail to beyondthewheelrc@yahoo.com or timbrush1962@yahoo.com. Let me know who you are and that you want the Two Dollar Tiger, and I will send you the file ASAP. Thanks
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Two Dollar Tiger Swappable