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Old 01-19-2009, 11:49 PM
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The construction article was in American Aircraft Modeler.

One thing you can do is draw a mirror image of the rudder's TE. This puts more area down low to help stop the adverse yaw.

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Old 01-20-2009, 05:32 AM
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My vote is for the Contender. I flew both of these planes years ago and like the Contender much better then the Kouger.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:58 PM
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After owning a Kougar, I never needed to fly a Contender......[8D]
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:42 PM
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I HATE plastic cowls and SIG over uses them, just junk they throw on everything along with plastic top decking and other idiotic conveniences that slow down construction and hasten the longevity of their designs. Really it's SIG's chronic betenoir, and the reason I'll never touch them. So go with the GP TF Contender and modify it with a real built in nose section, or build a nice kwik Fli or Kaos, and use fillets!
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:40 AM
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I have a Kougar and love it. With a Fox .45 it will do anything I want. Lands very slow also. If I could have only 1 plane, this one would be really hard to beat. I've got a second kit on the shelf waiting to be built.



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Old 06-26-2013, 01:09 PM
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I bought a Kobra kit when it looked like Sig was going to go under,
figured I might get another chance. Got a Thundertiger .36 for it but
have yet to start it.
I do want to build a Contender. I was planning on modding the rudder
because it was ugly, now I have an even better reason to change it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:19 AM
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Regarding Contender, I've the Original TF Contender, & am planning to use a SuperTigre 50.

Has anyone simply added typical dihedral to the wing? Just a minor mod to the wing center & add some 1/8 ply dihedral braces? Maybe 1/2" to 3/4" per tip???
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:50 AM
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With the 55ax I would probably go king kobra instead of kougar, the 55 is more powerful than the .60 it was designed for. The little extra size is nice, I think there is only about 6" difference in the length/span anyway.
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by iflyg450 View Post
Built and flown the contender and kouger (and kobra,king kobra) The big flap on the Contender makes for some very fun flying I would say the contender is a good first low wing. The Kouger will fly much faster and way more agile. One thing I have noticed about the kobra, kouger and king kobra is the amazing way they land. No matter how hot and high you come in the plane just won't bounce back into the air, Not sure others out their have noticed that or not. To me the second the wheel touch the ground is like a magnet. I haven't flow any other planes that makes your landing look that good no matter how crappy the approach. To sum it up GO FOR THE KOUGER, Plus as far as I know its made in the US. You'll love it, then build the kobra best flying plane on a .25
I have built and flown two Kobras, both with OS32SX. The no bounce landing is exactly as you stated! I am not sure what makes this airframe have this characteristic, but it is just another one of the things that I love about this plane.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:22 AM
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I have just built a Contender and it is an ok plane. Just do not crash it. The fuse formers are not glued,they seem as if they are hot steamed pressed laminated thin sheets of wood and on heavy impact #2 and #3 totally disintegrated. I will renew with actual hobby marine plywood, its heavier but almost indestructable .
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