Tanga F3B

The Tanga is the latest offering from Breta models. It was designed by Norbert Habe and the Bohlens and is aimed primarily at the F3B market. We saw it fly at the Belgium Eurotour event last year in the hands of Stefan Bohlen who finished 8th overall so the model would appear to have plenty of potential.

Greg Dakin has bought himself the 'Titanium' version as one of his models for the Viking Race in France. He will be flying it at the F3B Speed event on 13 March 2010 to see how it goes. As I am building it for him I thought I'd publish a few pictures of the build and get Greg to add a few words on the flight performance in due course.

I started with the fuselage as this appeared to be the trickiest part of the build. The fuselage is
quite skinny with a small canopy and you have to squeeze in a large carbon ballast tube which has at only about 1mm clearance between the wing joiner and the towhook. The tube has to be cut to size and shape at the front and there is no supplied ballast retention system.

The tube and retention bolt ready to be installed in the fuselage.

The fuselage dry fitted before gluing. The wiring loom is installed before the servo tray is glued in.

The finished fuselage. The pushrods are solid 2mm carbon rods running in snake outers.

As there is plenty of carbon in the fuselage the aerial has to be extended. Stinger installation shown.

The wing installation to follow soon . . . .

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