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Old 10-30-2014, 11:43 PM
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From a RCU post looking for a Kommander canopy "Thanks for the suggestions. I checked with SIG and they no longer make or supply them. They suggested trying one of the WWII style canopies. The GP P-51 looks pretty close. I'm going to give it a try". FYI.
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:28 PM
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Does anyone have a Sig Komander NIB they would like to sell? If you do and don't want to sell, would it be possible to get you to trace the foam core and send it to me? I need a new wing to get my Komander back in the air. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:21 PM
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Hey guys here is an update on my komander repair. I have decided to take an inch off the fuse and replace the old vertical and horizontal stabs. I think it will look far cleaner and more to scale. I'm considering retracts as well but would be pushing the weight to over 7lbs by doing so with an OS FS 70 I motor. I think she would still survive however. There is a small amount of wing repair necessary and I am replacing the cowl with a new fiberglass replacement. Most noticeable is the damaged canopy which cracked straight over the wing. If anyone has or knows where to get a replacement canopy please inform. I will submit more pics once finished.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:19 PM
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I've been looking for a canopy for my Komander as well. If you go to tower hobbies and look at the replacement canopy for the top flight p-51 mustang, it looks pretty close. I will get back to mine after the holidays. I have a few things I need to find first.
Let me know how the canopy works for you.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by CVN70VET View Post

what is a complete Sig Komander kit worth. I have to sell at the right price
CVN70VET,

I would say about 20% less than you paid for it or .....
If you did not buy it you may verify with a local hobby store what a new one would cost you.

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Old 11-13-2014, 07:41 PM
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I have 2 NIB, will sell one for the right offer.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:51 AM
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If your serous about selling one of your Komander, please email me at
midway7981@gmail.com
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:01 PM
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Thanks, Jay! It does in fact resemble the P 51 canopy so I'm giving it a try. Otherwise, I may have to add basic vacuum forming to my resume...Robb
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:34 PM
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By the way does anyone know the original length from cowl to end of rear stab? I'm trying t o keep mine as close to original as possible even with mods...

Thanks in advance, Robb
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:12 PM
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Robb,

42.25" to rear of stab from front of cowl, add another 2" to rear of elevator.
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Hi
If anybody is still looking for a canopy for there komander, parkflyerplastic now has them Avalible.

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Old 11-16-2015, 04:56 PM
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Sweet! Thanks for posting.
Winter Scratch Build project idea!
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Old 11-16-2015, 04:59 PM
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If you have direct link, please post.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:12 PM
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Here is mine. Built last year. I was missing the canopy as well and used one from an old U-Can-Do. It has been converted to electric.



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Old 10-12-2016, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by northrop n9m View Post
Hi
If anybody is still looking for a canopy for there komander, parkflyerplastic now has them Avalible.

Lane
I don't know if anyone still looks at this forum, but if you do, this was posted about a year ago.

I just received my canopy from parkflyerplastic and I must say I'm pretty impressed. The canopy was $8.00 plus shipping. The canopy frame was highly detailed, and it even has the marks to show where to cut the canopy out. The only disappointing thing I can say is shipping speed, but if your not in a big hurry, this place is well worth looking into.
Also if you need a cowling I understand fiberglass specialty is the place to go. I believe the cost there is around $30 to $40.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:23 AM
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Nice update on the Canopy.
I bought a fiberglass cowl for the Komander and King Kobra.....being a thinner material than the original ABS, there will be a fitment discrepancy.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:09 AM
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Where did you get it from? I only know of fiberglass specialty, I was told they are pretty accurate.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:17 AM
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Yes, its from FS.
The outline fits the inner measurements (the firewall) perfectly.
However, the ABS cowl is approx 3/32" thick
The Fiberglass replacement is approx 1/32" thick.
Therefore, the fuselage sides will be approx 1/8" higher than the cowl, all the way around.
You would either have to sand the fuselage sides really thin, or build up the cowl flange to match the same finished height.
If anyone wants a new cowl for either the King Kobra, or Komander, I am not going to use either one that I have.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:20 AM
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THe math isn't all accurate, (above), I'm just saying, the finished surface is NOT flush with the Cowl surface, and the Fuselage surface.
THe inside matches, but that isn't important.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:24 PM
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Glad to see this Plane being discussed again....I have one NIB and need some motivation to either build or sell I see two of them were on Ebay a couple of days ago.....
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:43 PM
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I had two kits....sold one a year ago.....Don't plan to build my remaining kit at this time......might sell it in the future, for now, it just sits in a dark room, being preserved.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/SIG-Komander...4AAOSwIgNXwSbj

That was the kit I sold......the reason I know this, is because he was the buyer, also, I added that pilot figure and wheels into it!
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Old 10-12-2016, 02:05 PM
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Wow Red7fifty, I have not heard this about F.S. I was told there cowl was just like the original only in fiberglass instead of the ABS that Sig used. I might need to come up with a mold so I can make my own. Their cowls and other items are not cheap, you would think they would be better than that.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:02 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/132030396392...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Red,
I just bought this and I think it is your old one since it has a set of wheels and figure in the box. That first ebay deal in Oct must have fell through because it is the same listing (kit) as the link you posted.

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Yep, That seller bought one of my kits.....those are the wheels and pilot that I bought from SIG for the build. However, I know he is a collector, so the actual kit may be a different unit from the one I sold him.
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