Tiger 72

Back in 1990, Radio Modeller magazine published a plan for an attractive, low wing aerobatic design of 60″ wingspan, suitable for .40 two stroke power, designed by Colin Dickinson. The model was called Ruhig Tigre (which roughly translates as quiet, or peaceful tiger) and proved popular. In 2015, Jim Newberry took the outline of the Ruhig Tigre, increased the wingspan to 72″ and comprehensively redesigned the structure of the model to take advantage of modern laser cutting techniques.


IMG_1291The great flying performance of the original has been improved upon in this larger version and construction has been simplified by the use of interlocking parts which help to ensure that construction proceeds swiftly, easily and accurately.

Flight characteristics might be described as “sports aerobatic” – this model makes a perfect follow on for the flier who has mastered an aileron trainer and, with its thick symmetrical wing section, the Tiger 72 delivers a fine aerobatic performance.

If you would like to see the expanded instruction manual, with a number of construction photographs, click here.


The kit contains a full size plan and instruction manual, laser cut parts for fuselage sides, wing ribs, tail pieces and formers, moulded cowl and the following strips and sheets of wood;

6 off 1/4×3/8” balsa
15 off 1/4×1/16” balsa
19 off 1/4×1/4” balsa

1 off 3/16×3/16″ balsa
1 off 1/2” triangular balsa
2 off 1/8” sheet
2 off 1/4” sheet
7 off 1/16” sheet
2 off 40x25x200mm block balsa
600x300x.8mm ply
5 off 1/4×1/2” obechi

Radio functions – aileron, elevator, rudder, throttle.

Target weight – 10lbs/4.5kg

Recommended power train – click here to see the 4-Max setup used on the prototype.

We use and recommend 4-Max motors and ESCs in all our models.