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Old 11-06-2015, 07:07 AM
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I was hoping there would be someone here who might be able to explain the price differences between Sigs 3 Cub Kits. The 1/6 scale (71" wingspan) cost $94.99, the 1/5 scale (84 1/2" wingspan) cost $240.95 and the 1/4 scale (105" wingspan) is $245.49. I tried calling Sig but the customer service had no explanation. I don't see any significant difference in materials supplied, unless I am missing something.

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Old 11-06-2015, 03:40 PM
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Whereas I have been around the block a couple of times the 1/6th size was introduced WAY BACK....in the '70's if not before (was it a Berkley kit redone???) and is/was die crunched. The 1/5th scale is lazer cut which might make it a bit costly to manufacturer (plus it has some good engineering in it)...the 1/4th I don't have a clue - LOTS of wood (die crunched???).

As always, I could be wrong!
Old 11-10-2015, 08:38 AM
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You can look at the manuals on the Sig website.

The 1/6 cub kit is mostly a bunch of sticks, with
a few die cut parts like ribs. Not too expensive to
produce.

The 1/4 cub is also a bunch of sticks, but the
sticks are bigger and longer, so the kit costs more.

The 1/5 cub is mostly laser cut sheets. More
expensive to produce (probably not that much
more expensive.) It is much easier to build
which makes it more desirable. The folks
at Sig think those who desire it are willing
to pay a lot for it. They may find that
many people do not desire it that much or
maybe that they do.

Jenny
Old 11-20-2015, 07:09 PM
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I happily paid a lot for my Sig 1/5-scale Cub- lol

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