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Old 08-25-2011, 05:30 PM
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is Sig Mfg out of business? just tried to make a purchase and all planes are out of stock ? whats up ?
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:38 PM
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Sig was purchased, again, a short while ago. I've been told the new owners want the business to succeed.
Maybe they are getting rid of old stock so new more "modern" stuff can take it's place???????

Don't take anything I've relayed as gospel though.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:22 AM
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:38 PM
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The short answer is, "No".

Before the recent purchase by new owners Sig ran into serious problems with suppliers of balsa and also the manufacturers of their ARFs. My knowledge comes from an employee and is secondhand. Please contact them by phone to get an accurate account.

I was also told that they are hard at work updating their previous ARFS and will be shipping some soon.

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Old 08-26-2011, 05:58 PM
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So glad to hear that they are "updating" their arfs. How about their kits??
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:00 PM
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We might update some parts of our kits as time allows. Right now we are working to get the manuals updated to match our improved ARF's that are under construction. We want to remain at the top of the quality end of the supply chain of ARF's and kits and it just takes time to get it right. Have patience as we are doing our best at providing service to the modeling world.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:41 PM
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Good to see that Sig is listening to these forums- thanks, Bob! Sig is my favorite manufacturer; as long as you guys keep making kits (you hear me, kits? ), you will have a customer for life... I'm 38 so hopefully 50 more years [8D]
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:20 PM
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I second dope fiend. KITS KITS Yours are the best.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:22 AM
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Of the arfs I have, the two best are both sig, Rascal110 and the big SunDancer. Would like to see the big SunDancer come back.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:38 PM
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I had a kit order pending for quite a few days I was a bit worried about, but after a couple e-mails (days are hectic so hard to call), I got a reply that it was only waiting on some small parts for the accessory kit on a kadet senior.  We worked out a partial ship so I could start working on the kit and deal with those parts later.  So all seems alive and well
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:12 PM
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The LT-40 is considered the best flying trainer out there by our club instructors and I hope you will bring back the ARF version of it.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:32 PM
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I learned to fly on a SIG Kadet. One of the best trainers ever and still a great flying airplane.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:47 PM
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I wish there was an LT120 kit...a big ole trainer with room for a big parachute drop box..something for a motor like a G26 or so...
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:49 PM
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Dont they call that the big Telemaster? Just kidding, I know this is for sig. I'd like to see a 12' Rascal. Just love that golden age look.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:26 PM
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I love my Citabria. Thank you.
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They 110" Rascal was an FPV flyers dream come true. With a 20 ounce tank and a 1.20 four stroke it would fly all day long. I hope they bring it back.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:57 PM
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I think the big Rascal was supposed to be both an arf, and a kit ...someday...
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:41 PM
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I'll be ordering a field box kit here in the next week or so. Sig is the only company still offering decent field boxes in kit form.
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:51 PM
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The rascal kit has been talked about for most of the year. I sure want it to happen. I'll always have a rascal 110 in the fleet, its my long time favorite out of all my planes. I like just hanging it like a kite in 15mph winds. Sometimes I'll thermal up there with the buzzards. Great plane for laid back flying.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:15 AM
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We might update some parts of our kits as time allows. Right now we are working to get the manuals updated to match our improved ARF's that are under construction. We want to remain at the top of the quality end of the supply chain of ARF's and kits and it just takes time to get it right. Have patience as we are doing our best at providing service to the modeling world.
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Bob, it's great to hear that Sig will continue on. I've been flying Sig models since the early 80s and every couple of years I build a new Kougar. My favorites are the Kadet (original and the ARF), 4*40/60/120s and the Kougars. On my list of 'kits to build' are a hog and a hog bipe. I actually was taught to fly on an Astro Hog back in '84 by a friend of my Dad's.

Please keep these old kits in production! I see them at the field often enough so I am sure there is a market for them given the right marketing. I was really disappointed when Tower stopped carrying Sig and have purchased far less from them since.
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On my list of 'kits to build' are a hog and a hog bipe. I actually was taught to fly on an Astro Hog back in '84 by a friend of my Dad's.

Please keep these old kits in production! I see them at the field often enough so I am sure there is a market for them given the right marketing. I was really disappointed when Tower stopped carrying Sig and have purchased far less from them since.
Build the Astrohog. When they say "nothing flies like a hog" they aren't kidding.
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Good to here Sig is coming back strong. I've been out of the hobby for a while and need to build some new planes. The ARF thins really isn't my bag, have to build my own and Sig's stuff is really good.
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We might update some parts of our kits as time allows. Right now we are working to get the manuals updated to match our improved ARF's that are under construction. We want to remain at the top of the quality end of the supply chain of ARF's and kits and it just takes time to get it right. Have patience as we are doing our best at providing service to the modeling world.
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Bob, any chance of resurrecting any of the old kits? I have a YAK-18 in the box just waiting to build it. I had one in the early 70's and gave it away before finishing it. Been modeling since 65' and always loved your kits. I have plans for the Morrisey Bravo but a kit would be great! BTW, why hasn't anyone else picked up on the printed balsa idea. Really simple for the beginner and us 'Oldies'! Keep up the good work and keep balsa in our financial reach.
Thanks again for all your fine work. NOW GET PUMPING THEM KITS OUT! hehe!
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Just finished building my Mini Boss field box and Pro Balancer. Both excellent kits with high quality parts and clear instructions. Nice way to ease back into kit building after 15+ years out of the hobby!
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I wish there was an LT120 kit...a big ole trainer with room for a big parachute drop box..something for a motor like a G26 or so...
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Just scale up the LT-25 and I'd buy it. My LT-25 was one sweet flying airplane. I used to catch thermals with it after purposely running out of fuel.
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