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WIK Super Tiger

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.

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Former German champion Fritz Bosch during the 1965 World Aerobatic Championships in Sweden
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R/C plane aerobatics legend Wolfgang Matt with his Tiger in the mid-sixties.

Over the course of time, Wilfried Klinger improved the design, resulting in the ‘Super Tiger’

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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”.

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This model is extraordinarily manoeuvrable and all known aerobatic manoeuvres can be flown in top quality. A particularly good rudder effect comes to your aid. At the same time, the model is quite harmless and neutral in flight behaviour, reacts smoothly to control deflections and has enormous climbing ability.

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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.

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This has significantly improved the shape. The tail unit and wings are of the simplest balsa construction. The wing attachment and the motor suspension are considerably simplified. The engine is now mounted horizontally and has an attractive plastic cowling.

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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.

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The “Super Tiger” has also already proven itself in RC-1 competition use, as the new programme can also be flown well and on time.

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Süecifications::

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

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Seen at Pfäffikon / Swiss Vintage meeting

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Klaus Dettmer`s Tiger

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