F7F Tigercat
by Grumman
               
               
F7F Tigercat RC Specifications
  • Wingspan: 116"
  • Length: 102"
  • Weight: 45 - 50 lbs.
  • Wing Area: 2300 sq. in. approx.
  • Power: 3.7 and up
  • Construction:
          Fuselage: Polyester Fiberglass
          Nacelles: Polyester Fiberglass
          Wing: Polystyrene foam sheeted with 1/64th birch ply wing skin.
  • F-7-F-2 or F-7-F-3 versions available (-3 has a taller vertical stabilizer).
  • Zenoah Engine Specs:
          Type: 2-Stroke
          Displacement: 4.88 cu in (80.0 cc)
          Bore: 1.60 in (40.50 mm)
          Stroke: 1.22 in (31.00 mm)
          Cylinders: Twin - Chrome Plated
          Benchmark Prop: 24 x 10 APC @ 7,400
          Prop Range: 22x12 - 24x10
          RPM Range: 1,800 - 10,000
          Fuel: Gas/Oil Mix

  • Special thanks to:
       Jim Oosterhuis
       Giant Scale Twins
       3973 Nest Avenue
       Hospers, Iowa 51238
       712-752-8346 phone/fax
       Email: info@giantscaletwins.com


    F7F-3 Tigercat Full Size Specifications
  • Wingspan 51 ft 6 in
  • Length 45 ft 4 in
  • Height 16 ft 4 in
  • Weight 21,720 lbs (loaded)
  • Performance:
          Maximum Speed 450 mph
          Service Ceiling 40,700 ft
          Range 1,900 miles
  • Power: Engines 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34W radials 2,100 hp each
  • Crew 1

  • New project started in Sept., 2008
    Click on thumbnails for larger view.

    Here's the F7F box
    & it's a big one.
                   
    Big enough for Mike to
    take a rest & then some.
                   
    Time to unpack.                
    Laying out the parts.                
    Checking out the components.                

    UPDATES:
  • 1- Horizontal Stabilizer & Elevator
  • 2- Starting & Making the Wing
  • 3- Wing Tips, Servo Mounts & Measurements
  • 4- Making the Wing Tips
  • 5- Mark Flap and Aileron Locations on the Wing
  • 6- Fitting the Nacelles
  • 7- Cut Flaps & Ailerons
  • 8- Install Trailing Edge & Join Center Section
  • 9- Making Wing Skins
  • 10- Attaching Wing Skins
  • 11- Sanding Wing
  • 12- Making Servo Covers
  • 13- Make Main Landing Gear Mount
  • 14- Align Wing & Horizontal Stabilizer with Fuselage
  • 15- Mount Wing to Fuselage
  • 16- Engine Bulkhead Dowels
  • 17- Epoxy Horizontal Stabilizer
  • 18- Wing Alignment
  • 19- Making The Flaps
  • 20- Control Horn for Flaps
  • 21- Install Stabilizer
  • 22- Install Front Gear
  • 23- Cockpit, Radial Kit & Exhaust
  • 24- Prepare Wing Fiberglass
  • 25- Paint Radial Engine Kit
  • 26- Assemble Cockpit
  • 27- Attach Nacelles
  • 28- Flaps and Ailerons Hinged
  • 29- Landing Gear Mount Glued
  • 30- Nacelle Supports
  • 31- Install Exhaust Chutes
  • 32- Make Mounts for Removable Nacelles
  • 33- Cut Main Gear Doors
  • 34- Mounting Hinges
  • 35- Main Gear Doors in Action
  • 36- Mounting the Engines
  • 36a- Exhaust Manifold
  • 36b- Finished Exhaust
  • 37- Adding the Exhaust Ring
  • 37a- Make Exhaust Sealing Rings
  • 38- Assembled Model
  • 39- Hatch Latch
  • 40- Tear Down for Painting
  • 41- Finish Latch Pins
  • 42- Top Hatch
  • 43- Fit Top Hatch to Fuselage
  • 44- Priming & Wet Sanding
  • 45- Main Retracts
  • 46- Rudder Hardware
  • 47- Fiberglassed Ailerons & Flaps
  • 48- Mixing & Spraying Paint
  • 49- Buffing
  • 50- Apply Lettering
  • 51- Finished F7F
  • 52- First Flight Pictures & Movie 8-23-09

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