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    RE: Sig Kougar or Top Flite Contender

    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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    RE: Sig Kougar or Top Flite Contender

    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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    RE: Sig Kougar or Top Flite Contender

    After owning a Kougar, I never needed to fly a Contender......[8D]
    Stop thinking about it and just build it! AMA #418127

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    RE: Sig Kougar or Top Flite Contender

    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!
    Hovering... so passe now!

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    RE: Sig Kougar or Top Flite Contender

    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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    RE: Sig Kougar or Top Flite Contender

    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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    RE: Sig Kougar or Top Flite Contender

    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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    RE: Sig Kougar or Top Flite Contender

    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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