Giant Scale Twins 3973 Nest Avenue, Hospers, IA 51238

(712) 230-3023

Specializing in twin engine remote control airplanes

1/5th Scale F-7-F Tigercat

F-7-F Kit specifications and details

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Specifications and Details

This kit is not an ARF.

Wingspan: 116"

Length: 102"

Weight: 45 - 55 lbs.

Wing Area: 2300 sq. in. approx.


Construction:


Fuselage: Polyester Fiberglass


Nacelles: Polyester Fiberglass


Wings: Polystyrene foam, machined for wood and hardware.  1/64th birch ply wing skin sheeting included with the kit.  Sheeting installed by the builder after the wing hardware has been installed (spars, etc.).   Wing joiner hardware is included to make the outer wings removable outboard of the nacelle.


Stabilizer: Polystyrene foam, machined for wood and hardware.  1/64th birch ply wing skin sheeting included with the kit.  Sheeting installed by the builder after the wing hardware has been installed (spars, etc.).


Kit price: $1,699.99 US (sorry, cannot build turn-key at this time)

Effective July 1, 2008, Iowa residents add 6% sales tax

F-7-F-2 or F-7-F-3 versions available  Ships via Freight.  


The Tigercat mold is the F-7-F-2 version.  The model can be converted to the -3 "Tall Tail" version with a conversion kit for $85.00  The conversion kit consists of a replacement taller vertical stabilizer made from fiberglass, a taller and deeper rudder, and a cut template to locate where the -2 vertical stabilizer is to be removed for replacement.


Recommended engines:  Zenoah G-62's or GT-80's (with 2" prop hub extension), DA-85's* or DA-100's*, DLE111's (fits entirely inside the cowl).

* Engine has plug or jug protruding from the cowl.

The cowl is 11 inches in diameter at the firewall tapering forward.


Alternate engines: The RCS150 Radial engine will not entirely fit in the scale cowls.  However, we do offer a B-17 style cowl which will cover the RCS150 without any cutting.  That being said, I do not recommend using this engine because of the weight and wing loading is very high, and single engine performance is poor.


"One of the prettiest and easiest military twins.  Ground handling is superb.

Take-offs and landings are like flying a trainer."  (quote by Charlie, Modaire Industries)


Accessories offered

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Landing Gear and Wheels

Pneumatic Robart landing gear is in stock.  Robart is working on an electric conversion kit but that is not yet available.  I also stock Robart aluminum wheels with tires which are very good looking, strong and light.  4" Nose wheel, and 6" Main wheels.  The mains can be configured for pneumatic brakes as well.

Cockpit kit, gear door hinges, Scale exhaust rings and Dummy radial engines

Please go to the accessory page for details about these and more items.

GST Accessories

Noah Butler's F-7-f-3 Build (Customer Testimonial)

If you want to read an impressive and complete box-to-fly build log on this airplane, click on this link to see Noah Butler's build thread on the rcuniverse forum website.

Noah Butler's f7 build on RCUniverse