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Old 12-13-2011, 02:00 PM
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I am looking at getting a SIG Kadet to have around as a trainer to teach others with and was wondering if anyone has converted the 40 or 60 size to electric? Any thoughts or suggestions on if this would be a good candidate?

The only other electric I have is a Tiger Moth, everything I fly is glow, gas or kero so I'm not very familiar with electrics.

Thanks for the input.

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Old 12-13-2011, 05:48 PM
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Default RE: SIG Kadet Electric?

Mark, you've posted your question in the electric to glow forum where people discuss converting electric planes to glow power. Your question is the other way around, which would be better handled in the glow to electric forum
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:18 AM
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Default RE: SIG Kadet Electric?

The classic Kadet is rather heavily built to withstand trainer duty and may not be the best one to convert to electric. However, I think there there are variants that are designed for electric and are lighter built with open frames and lighter covering.

But since you are already into fuel power, why bother with electric? I have converted several electrics to glow, and glow and gas and gas/glow are my preference. JMHO.

Sincerely, Richard/Club Saito #635
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I have one currently flying Kadet Senior as an electric that flys so slow it cartoonish. Made it lighter than stock and it was worth it. I built anotther on in 1993 that I modified with flaps, barn door ailerons and tail dragger. Flew with the same nicads till 2002. Loved that airplane. Over 5000 flight on her. Definitly worth doing.
Flight package on current one is 35/48 turnigy 800kv on 4cells turning a 15-4 apc.
weights in under 5 lbs without battery
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