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Old 04-01-2016, 07:37 AM
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SIG debuted a new ARF today at the 62th Annual Toledo Weak Signals RC Expo. It is the SIG Rascal 80 EG ARF. It is a smaller version of the popular SIG Rascal 110, but with a number of enhancements. It is designed to accept both electric and glow power. At an 80" wingspan, it will qualify for your favorite "big bird" event.

Pre-Orders are being taken online exclusively from SIGPlanes.comat this time. June 1st, 2016 delivery is scheduled.

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http://www.sigplanes.com/SIG-Rascal-80-EG-ARF_p_304.html


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Old 04-02-2016, 04:20 AM
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The new Rascal looks like an upgrade from the 72" version. Battery access looks to be more convenient, which is a major plus for the new model.
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:00 PM
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Pffft, thats nothing compared to the even bigger news from SIG. A 14' WS Rascal. But its a real kit, so guess the ARFers are out of luck for this monster! LOL It is huge!
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I pre-ordered my Rascal 80 from Sigplanes.com a couple weeks ago. Web site still says by June 1st. Meanwhile, I'm finishing up one of the older first generation Rascal 40 ARF's, will have a Saito 56GK. This is my second one of these, the first I sold at auction after over 200 flights. I have two more Rascal 40 ARF's NIB on the shelf as well. I really like this airplane, but mounting the engine is a real pain using the beam mounts and metal plate arrangement. I hope the new Rascal 80 flies as nice as my 40, will be an interesting comparison.

Can't decide on engine options. I have a near new Saito 72GK, but also recently acquired an OS Engines GGT 10 and 15. These are the OS glow gas engines, I have one flying in a Hangar 9 Alpha 60 trainer for testing purposes. Any thoughts...?
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I bought a 40 size in Florida. Resold it, my carpal tunnel in my hands was too bad to finish it. Looks like all done airplanes for a long time. john
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:09 AM
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captinjohn they can do carpal tunnel surgery as day surgery now . Just a very small incision . I had it done years ago and am amazed at how far they have come . Is it your right hand ? It's usually your dominant hand . I hope you are able to do something to help you keep active in this wonderful hobby .
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bikerbc, I had the surgery done late July of 2015 & it will be a year ago soon. My thumd & 3 fingers are still numb. Got to wear a glove to help the numb feeling. It was a small incision....they must have damaged a nerve. I wish they would have used the tried & true way so they can see better what they are doing. Very ticked off about it all.
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I received my Rascal 80 a few weeks ago, I have her decked out for night flying, I think I should be able to see her!


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It"s official

http://www.sigmfg.com/cgi-bin/dpsmar...168.html?E+Sig
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I'm bumping the thread to see if there are any more conversations on this??? I'm about to begin mine. I have an AX4120-14 that I plan on using with 4S or 5S packs. Any comments???

Also, does that forward windshield/cowl just pull off to change batteries or do I have to unscrew it from the frame first??? It looks like it's screwed into the fuselage - or is that just a screw holding the windshield to the cowl? I don't want to pull things all apart until I get everything ready for the build.

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