In this article we present Wilfried Klinger’s beautiful Super Tiger biplane construction, which he sold for decades through his company WIK Modellbau.
At the 1965 World Aerobatic Championships in Sweden, the then German champion Fritz Bosch had a new biplane at the start as a competition aircraft: the Tiger from WIK.
Over the course of time, Wilfried Klinger improved the design, resulting in the ‘Super Tiger’
Here is the text from the WIK ales catalogue:
Biplane model aeroplanes are always of great interest to the public. Every aviation enthusiast likes to think back to the good old days of biplanes and is delighted to see such a model in the air. Especially, of course, when the model has such outstanding flight characteristics as the “Super-TIGER”.
The “Super-TIGER” is the further development of our well-known “Tiger” biplane. In addition to the improved flight characteristics, the new design has resulted in a significant reduction in construction time. The fuselage is now a very simple, square balsa box with a vacuum-moulded plastic upper section.
Last but not least, the improvements have resulted in a significant weight reduction, which benefits the flight characteristics.
The Super-TIGER is ideally suited as a tow plane for aeromodelling towing.
Aerobatic biplane by engineer Wilfried Klinger
Wingspan 1500/1200 mm
Length 1250 mm
Wing area 62,4 qdm
Flying weight ca. 3000 p
Engines 10 ccm