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Old 04-19-2014, 04:52 PM
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Well guys, I picked up a huge HUGE HUGE piece of news from Sig in Toledo, and trust me when I say that that it's actually one of the most exciting pieces of news that I have heard in the last couple of years years from any manufacturers. But in talking with Mike Gretz he's asked that I hold of on passing on the news until Sig gets a few more things in order before and have thing better lined out. I BEGGED Mike to let me share it the brotherhood here but he wouldn't bend and is holding me to confidence and is making me keep the secret. So, later on this year we'll have some really exciting news to announce from Sig. So just keep watching here for the announcement.

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It's not nice to tease us Ken.
Also, I'm sure some of us can find 'ways of making you talk', you know.......
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It's not nice to tease us Ken.
Also, I'm sure some of us can find 'ways of making you talk', you know.......
Yup! Skyrat can send you a whole yard-full of caribou, I can send you a yard-full of buffalo & my self-proclaimed redneck son-in-law (now, that's something I'd heed if it were passed my way) for the summer.

Seriously, I can't wait, but I'm not about to hold my breath - - I just don't look all that good in purple.

Actually, I'm kinda hoping it might be a couple certain kits coming back into production again. There are a couple discontinueds that I'd love to fly again.
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It's not nice to tease us Ken.
Also, I'm sure some of us can find 'ways of making you talk', you know.......
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Yup! Skyrat can send you a whole yard-full of caribou, I can send you a yard-full of buffalo & my self-proclaimed redneck son-in-law (now, that's something I'd heed if it were passed my way) for the summer.

Seriously, I can't wait, but I'm not about to hold my breath - - I just don't look all that good in purple.

Actually, I'm kinda hoping it might be a couple certain kits coming back into production again. There are a couple discontinueds that I'd love to fly again.
Well..............

The news is something that we have heard hear on the forums!!! that's about all I can give you guys.

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Please add me to the Sig Brotherhood.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:37 AM
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Oh man, just what we need, more waiting in antici..................
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Updated list, added kiwi4 and Flight Risk

1 - Larry K (Live Wire)
2 - skylark-flier
3 - acdii
4 - RCKen
5 - DGUY
6 - DBD1
7 - fix-n-fly
8 - foodstick
9 - UPF-7
10 - jeffie8696
11 - skyrat71
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15 - Thunder Chicken
16 - 5skyhawk172
17 - Cutlass 60
18 - Mr-Punk
19 - Sabreryder
20 - eastkurt
21 - FlyerInOKC
22 - rtn9105
23 - oliveDrab
24 - triumphman49
25 - ARUP
26 - willig10
27 - malitape
28 - OLDFLYER2
29 - justin80
30 - Jim Branaum
31 - crawler tech
32 - yel914
33 - ThunderBoat42
34 - sbd-3
35 - Thatsakitbuilt
36 - blw
37 - Mike Gretz
38 - Mako17
39 - jeffie8696
40 - deanz406
41 - bchapman
42 - SrTelemaster150
43 - SushiHunter
44 - n8rloves2fly
45 - M_Callahan
46 - carlosponti
47 - xxwolfyxx
48 - landeck
49 - cherokeenut
50 - Mark Thomas
51 - rphiii
52 - n0kjf
53 - cymaz
54 - OldRookie
55 - gosch
56 - ThunderChicken72
57 - lfd47
58 - bikerbc
59 - badger5964
60 - N1EDM
61 - Hfrank
62 - Lowvoltage
63 - US185Damiani
64 - hsukaria
65 - lkruse
66 - Sgt. Meyer
67 - G-JIMG
68 - Hydro Junkie
69 - Twin_Flyer
70 - oldsterling
71 - J T Caldwell
72 - cloudancer03
73 - Super08
74 - Hab
75 - Smashmaster
76 - Rv7garage
77 - Neddy191
78 - JZHANDYMAN
79 - Pete Lane
80 - SIGPlanes
81 - rcmichael
82 - larryshobbies
83 - skyraider71
84 - Hawk570
85 - hogflyer
86 - cubcrasher
87 - chandler_ace
88 - Firewalkerd1
89 - Robin A
90 - GLGofLB
91 - On the Deck
92 - aircraftbuilder67
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96 - W7APD Alan
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:28 AM
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Please add me to the brotherhood. I have had:

Komander
Two Kougars
King Kobra
C/L AcroStar
Kadet Serior
and others over the years.

I have just finished a 4-Star-60 with an OS 91 FX. Will maiden it in the next couple of weeks.

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Old 04-20-2014, 03:34 PM
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Please add me to the brotherhood. I have had:

Komander
Two Kougars
King Kobra
C/L AcroStar
Kadet Serior
and others over the years.

I have just finished a 4-Star-60 with an OS 91 FX. Will maiden it in the next couple of weeks.

Bruce
Hey Bruce!!! You're already on with #48.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:35 PM
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I just got home from an awesome evening of flying the Kadet Sr Sport - Mine is a bit over powered, with an E-flite Power 60 in the cowl and a 6S LiPo, but it flies great!

I've been an un-official SIG Brother for quite some time, but I believe it's time to get on the list! Looks like I'll make #100!!!
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:48 PM
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1 - Larry K (Live Wire)
2 - skylark-flier
3 - acdii
4 - RCKen
5 - DGUY
6 - DBD1
7 - fix-n-fly
8 - foodstick
9 - UPF-7
10 - jeffie8696
11 - skyrat71
12 - Leroy Gardner
13 - CanDo
14 - JPMacG
15 - Thunder Chicken
16 - 5skyhawk172
17 - Cutlass 60
18 - Mr-Punk
19 - Sabreryder
20 - eastkurt
21 - FlyerInOKC
22 - rtn9105
23 - oliveDrab
24 - triumphman49
25 - ARUP
26 - willig10
27 - malitape
28 - OLDFLYER2
29 - justin80
30 - Jim Branaum
31 - crawler tech
32 - yel914
33 - ThunderBoat42
34 - sbd-3
35 - Thatsakitbuilt
36 - blw
37 - Mike Gretz
38 - Mako17
39 - jeffie8696
40 - deanz406
41 - bchapman
42 - SrTelemaster150
43 - SushiHunter
44 - n8rloves2fly
45 - M_Callahan
46 - carlosponti
47 - xxwolfyxx
48 - landeck
49 - cherokeenut
50 - Mark Thomas
51 - rphiii
52 - n0kjf
53 - cymaz
54 - OldRookie
55 - gosch
56 - ThunderChicken72
57 - lfd47
58 - bikerbc
59 - badger5964
60 - N1EDM
61 - Hfrank
62 - Lowvoltage
63 - US185Damiani
64 - hsukaria
65 - lkruse
66 - Sgt. Meyer
67 - G-JIMG
68 - Hydro Junkie
69 - Twin_Flyer
70 - oldsterling
71 - J T Caldwell
72 - cloudancer03
73 - Super08
74 - Hab
75 - Smashmaster
76 - Rv7garage
77 - Neddy191
78 - JZHANDYMAN
79 - Pete Lane
80 - SIGPlanes
81 - rcmichael
82 - larryshobbies
83 - skyraider71
84 - Hawk570
85 - hogflyer
86 - cubcrasher
87 - chandler_ace
88 - Firewalkerd1
89 - Robin A
90 - GLGofLB
91 - On the Deck
92 - aircraftbuilder67
93 - FJRrider
94 - sdcranford
95 - AMA 74894
96 - W7APD Alan
97 - Bobsrc
98 - kiwi4
99 - Flight Risk
100 - G.Barber
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Easter Sunday, weather was perfect, nothing special was planned, so wouldn't you know it, faithful old clipwing and I found our way to the beach at low tide. It was really a great day and a great spot for flying. My equally faithful, ever patient and extremely talented betterhalf took all the pictures
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I am SOOOOOOOO jealous. Congrats! - first, for the great flying day and second, for the GREAT betterhalf.
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Thanks Skylark. She got some pretty decent video too, but I am to technologically challenged to figure out how to up load them here.
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Hi Mike, just curious, how many pre-sales have you guys had on the T-Clips 70? Did it go as well as expected at the show? How long before it will be until it is shown on your web site?

Here is something funny. When I was at the show I bought a P-61 full kit from one of the vendors there, and last Monday the 14th, I ordered the Ziroli plans for it and the B-25. Guess what arrived first(hint, I have not seen the kit yet).
Advance orders for the T-CLIPS 70 and the new SOMETHIN EXTRA ARF far exceeded our expectations. This just increased our own excitement about these two new products after seeing how eager our customers are to get their hands on them. I'm working on them now guys, six days a week, finishing up last minute production details and coming up with ads, labels, and instruction manuals.

Sometimes this "dream job" really gets in the way of my R/C flying!

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Old 04-21-2014, 04:24 AM
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Oh Ken! Shhhhhhhhhh!
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Please add me to the Sig brotherhood. I have owned several great sig models in the past. Currently our household has a few with hopes for more.

Thanks,

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Advance orders for the T-CLIPS 70 and the new SOMETHIN EXTRA ARF far exceeded our expectations. This just increased our own excitement about these two new products after seeing how eager our customers are to get their hands on them. I'm working on them now guys, six days a week, finishing up last minute production details and coming up with ads, labels, and instruction manuals.

Sometimes this "dream job" really gets in the way of my R/C flying!

Mike

Awesome Mike!

I wanted to fly yesterday, have all my stuff ready to go, but the dreaded south wind was blowing. Any other direction and I would fly, its just that when the wind comes from the south, at either of the fields I fly, it make things difficult too much to enjoy it. The one has a larger barn that creates vortices, and bad turbulence, the other has a gravel pit behind us, which is south. So instead I spent the day putting a VCT floor in my new trailer. Temps were very good for it, but that damned wind kept blowing dead leaves inside the trailer and getting stuck to the adhesive.

Tomorrow calls for NNW at 15MPH. Going to bring my planes and stuff and see how much its blowing in the evening, and if not too bad, will be my first flying of the year. (keeping fingers crossed). First up will be my LT40, and if it doesn't get tossed around too bad, will put the 4*120 up. Since that plane loves to hang in the air when landing, flying it first would not be a problem, LANDING it would be. 15 MPH is about tops I would fly in, only because fighting the wind is not fun and detracts from the experience.
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Oh Ken! Shhhhhhhhhh!
Oh come on Mike, you know how the anticipation and build up to Christmas make it so much better!!!!



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I can see a T-clips in my future. I would put either my 55 in it or one of my 61's.
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I would like to join the brotherhood as well. I have the WACO -SRE. Its been in the closet for 4 years now. Ken
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Thanks Skylark. She got some pretty decent video too, but I am to technologically challenged to figure out how to up load them here.
Understood about "technologically challenged" - I'm probably pres of that council.

Hey, today was a whole lot better than yesterday (didn't have a house-full of people interferring with flying plans). I took the SIG Kadet, Goldberg Eagle-II and CraftAir Butterfly (yeah, an original) out for the afternoon and everything was absolutely perfect. Each plane got at least 3 flights (Kadet got 6-7, really not sure - I just have huge fun flying her) and on their last flight I timed each of them from full to dry tank - and freaked myself out. Butterfly (4 oz tank, running a OS26FS 4-stroke) ran 67 minutes (not unusual with this plane) - 76 before she touched down (great thermals today). Eagle-II (12 oz tank, OS46FX) ran 38 minutes, Kadet (12 oz tank, OS40LA) ran 46 minutes (obviously gets better mileage than the 46FX). Needless to say, none of the planes spent much time with the throttle above 1/3, most of the time the throttles weren't all that much above idle. Slow, somewhat boring flights, but HUGE time-to-empty results. Didn't think 2-stroke engines could turn in those kinds of time.

Pretty cool day, even if our mountains aren't as fabulous as yours - (pic - Eagle-II)
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