Tiger Tail 64" 60 Size
Tiger Tail 64" 60 Size

Tiger Tail 64" 60 Size

Regular price $269.00 Sale

Another classic pattern ship, the Tiger Tail 64" 60 size was a two times USA Nationals winner originally designed in 1973 by Ron Chidgey. 

To quote the designer, "The Tiger Tail is a completely honest airplane. Honest! I have built six of them over the past two years, one with fixed gear, and they have all flown almost identically, being completely predictable in their flying characteristics. I think this thing of 'honesty' or 'predictability' is the single most important factor a competition airplane can bring to the party."

The original Tiger Tail plan was drawn around a foam core wing. We have re-engineered the wing into a built up balsa wing that anyone can construct with standard tools, and drawn a new plan to compliment the built up wing. 

Specifications:

  • Wingspan: 64" / 1625mm
  • Number of channels: 4 - 5
  • Recommended engine size: 60 two stroke, 91 four stroke or 5 cell electric equivalent
  • Includes full sized rolled plan and the original construction article

Materials Required For Short Kit Airframe Completion:
(These materials are included in the Complete Airframe Kit)

  • 1.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 3
  • 2.0 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 12
  • 2.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1
  • 6.5  100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 2
  • 8.0 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1
  • 9.5 x 75 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 1
  • 12.5 x 100 x 915 Balsa Sheet x 2
  • 6.5 x 6.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 6
  • 6.5 x 12.5 x 915 Balsa Sticks x 8
  • K&S 5/32" Music Wire x 36" x 1

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Short Kit Or Complete Airframe Kit?

A Short Kit includes a full size printed plan and all of the laser cut parts that are required as part of the complete airframe build.

Items such as wing ribs, dihedral joiners, fuselage formers & fuselage parts, doublers, bulkheads and so on.

Every part which is a complex cut is precisely laser cut as per the plan and included in the short kit. Some kits may also include vacuum formed ABS parts like canopies or cowlings.

With a Short Kit, the only items you need to add to the laser cut parts to build a complete airframe are components which are simply cut to length. Parts such as wing spars, wing sheeting or fuselage sheeting for example.




A Complete Airframe Kit includes the Laser Cut Short Kit, plus the entire list of additional materials required to complete the airframe build.

Select this option when adding to your cart to purchase all of the materials required to complete the airframe build.

Every kit includes a full size printed plan, and where available the designers original construction notes. The kits do not include miscellaneous hardware such as pushrods, control horns, hinges, wheels etc.