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Thunder Tiger Trainer II

Manufacturer: Thunder Tiger

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Average Rating
No. of Reviews8
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Chris Foley wrote on 15/11/2009:
EXCELLENT
Strengths: very good flyer for the beginner pilot. With Thunder Tiger 42 motor this plane is perfectly balance on completion.
Weaknesses: Tail section is a bit weak and will break under little stress. This can be remedy with a couple small pieces of wood when putting together.
Overall: A excellent trainer for the beginner pilot with a nice price tag.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

EXCELLENT CHIOCE FOR A TRAINER
Strengths: Quick to get into the air, simple to put together. Basic build quality high - so very tough. Easy to repair. Flying is great. Very stable and predictable. But it can be quite nimble offering an introduction to mild aerobatics - loops/rolls etc. Not the tidiest rolls in the world but adequete with lots of down elevator inverted.
Weaknesses: In two words "the cowl"! 1. Its too thin and splits around the fixing holes. 2. It encapsules the engine in such a way that simple routine maintenance becomes a bit of a pain.
Overall: Despite the cowl problem I'd recommend the model highly to anyone looking for a good solid trainer, and excellent vfm!
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

Norman Eyers wrote on 09/11/2008:
GOOD AT THE PRICE AND RECCOMENDED
Strengths: Must be several manufactured versions of the Mk11 as mine hade very thick molded cowl, was not difficult in motor fitting and nose wheel rod was ijn different place. Came with decent plastic moulded undercart with quick attatchments.
Weaknesses: Have no idea how must abuse the undercart will take on grass runways but time will tell.Not too keen on the way the plastic sides are attached where the wing platform is but may prove ok.
Overall: Very nice looking trainer well designed and kitted out and at a good price.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
60%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

Wills wrote on 06/11/2008:
GOOD QAULITY TRAINER TO BUILD
Strengths: Wings and ailerons are made to a good standard.
Weaknesses: The nose gear push rod is suppoed to be inserted through a hole made under the fusalage up front This is NOT a good idea! as it bends to an "S" Shape and you cannot steer nose wheel! And the cowl is okay but could be made with a thicker plastic for strength. Also wheels could be rubber instead of foam.
Overall: A good model to fly and enjoy a few mods can be added and I recommend using a good standard 40 two stroke engine. and no bigger.
Ease of assembly
60%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
80%
Overall
60%

John Tee wrote on 23/03/2008:
SUPERB TRAINER. STABLE BUT CAN BE THROWN ABOUT WITH EXPERIEN
Strengths: can be assembled in very short time due to bolt on tailplane/ fin assembly, great for small cars.very easy to fly.
Weaknesses: undercarriage twist bolts look flimsy for rough field flying but mine took four years to break
Overall: excellent value for money trainer.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
100%
Overall
80%

Flying Officer Barnes wrote on 10/12/2007:
A REALLY GOOD AIRCRAFT FOR BEGINNERS.
Strengths: It went together really quickly with everything needed to complete the kit. It's as tough as old boots and despite many very hard landings and one altercation with a tree, it still flies beautifully.
Weaknesses: The design of the cowl make the engine very fiddly to install. I ended up gluing two tapped aluminium plates to the underside of the engine mount as access to the nuts is nigh on impossible, because the engine and cowl have to be installed 'as one'. After a few hard landings, I found that I had to straighten the nose leg on several occasions. It bends very easily because of the flat the has been machined in it to accommodate the steerable nose leg collet. I ended up replacing it with something a little more sturdy.
Overall: A fabulous model that is quick and easy to build and fun to fly. An ideal first model.
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
100%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

Quinn Butow wrote on 18/11/2007:
GOOD QUALITY TRAINER
Strengths: Has all the required characteristics of a good trainer. The one I had required no glue. All major parts where bolted , the control rods came fitted with the horns to the control surfaces, all that was required was to drop the standard servos into place and connect to the push rods. All-in-all, it took three hours to fit out the plane including the motor.
Weaknesses: Although it is a forty size plane, it does require a 46 motor, but then I live and fly at 5000ft (JHB, South Africa). With use the plastic top half of the fuzz sparated from the side and was difficult to glue back together because of the fuel that creeps along the side.
Overall: Excellent aircraft that handles well with gentle manners making those figure of eights easy.
Ease of assembly
100%
Build quality
60%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
60%
Overall
60%

john chapling wrote on 06/11/2007:
ONLY A FEW CIRCUITS SO FAR BUT THIS IMPRESSED A LOT OF PEOPL
Strengths: ease of assembly and completeness of kit witrh all that is required. Godd coverings
Weaknesses: engine cowl
Overall: excellant first trainer. would certainly recommend
Ease of assembly
80%
Build quality
80%
Flight performance
80%
Value for money
80%
Overall
80%

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