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Old 12-17-2003, 11:56 PM
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anyone who is working on a Sig RASCAL ARF ELECTRIC or has finished it, do you have any tips for when I get started in about a week? Any and all advice is welcome, please tell me how yours is going (post a pic if u have one) and any important or simple tips ! Thanks in advance, I can wait to get started, this is a GORGIOUS PLANE !

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Old 12-18-2003, 12:19 AM
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The plane to the left is a Rascal-27 by Top flight from the 60's.
It weighs 5.2 ounces with a 700 mah E-TECK. Flies like a baby.
I love the Rascal, but have no info about the Sig's. I have heard all good things though.
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Old 12-18-2003, 12:59 AM
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Thats good to hear. Rascals are amazing planes, I cant wait to get started on mine. You have any more pictures of your 60's rascal, or a history around the rascal?

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Old 12-18-2003, 11:14 AM
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Steve-- I beleive the Rascal was a kit from the 40's. I know Top flight had a kit in the 50's for control line or free flight, and one in the 60's for single channel or free flight. I can only guess that Comet or Scientific sold the 50's model.
Dont remember the number of them that I had in the early sixties.
I have many photos, will try to get some.
Right now I'm building a 36 incher. Should weigh 9 ounces, 1200 mah e-teck, standard IPS drive with 3.5 gears and 8043 prop. I expect it to fly good.
Rascals fly very good and are relaxing.
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thanks for the info.
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Solid balsa with 3 coats of clear dope.
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Default RE: sig rascal ARF electric building tips??

To answer this fellow's original question, I built 2 of them. One for my photographer and one for a Product Test in R/C REPORT Magazine (yet to be published)

They weighed within 1 ounce of each other minus batteries. Easily assembled, but use adhesives sparingly.

I have used several different battery and prop combinations and the best so far is a 1050 MAH Lithium Polymer 2S battery from Thunder Power. Match this with a 9-6 SLOW FLY APC prop and your 22 ounce Rascal will fly for 15 minutes or more, depending on power settings and wind. Don't forget a LiPo charger.

I also used a 1100 mah NiMH 7 cell pack with good results, but weight was almost double what the LiPo was and duration was a bit less. Still this was quite acceptable and inexpensive. ($18.00 for NiMH vs. $50.00 for LiPo)

Bottom line: Nice flying plane, even my 83 year old photographer/friend can do quite well with it.

Good luck with your Rascal and Happy Holidays!
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Dick---
Are you sure it weighs 22 ounces? It should be in the 9 oz range.
Did you have any power problems, or tip stalls?
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Default RE: sig rascal ARF electric building tips??

There are several different versions of the Sig Rascal. You need to specify which one you're talking about:

1. Lil' Rascal: park flyer, 9oz range.
2. Rascal: Speed 400 electric or .07 glow, 22oz range.
3. Rascal 40: .40 glow or 400-500W electric conversion, 5lb range.
4. Rascal 110: 110" wingspan, 1.20 glow or empty-your-wallet electric conversion, ???lb range.
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My ARF rascal is the Sig Rascal 400 electric with a wingspan of 49inches.(number 2 in your list)
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