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Sig kit RC1 ?

Old 06-03-2013, 03:56 AM
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Default Sig kit RC1 ?

I'm having difficulty finding out which kit was RC#1 for Sig. I know 2 and 3 were Chuck Hollinger's PT-19 and Cub designs. I *think* #1 might have been Henry Struck's Cessna 170, kitted by Berkeley, but I can't confirm. Anyone?
Old 06-05-2013, 07:44 PM
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My records show RC-1 was a Cessna but a 172, not a 170. I would have thought the 170 would have been more in line with the time period. I will research further.
Old 06-06-2013, 06:50 AM
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I tried:-((((((((((

My Sig Catalogue #52, dated 1990, starts its "Accessory List for Sig Kits" at RC-3, Piper J3 Cub, 3" main wheel.s

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Old 06-06-2013, 11:27 AM
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My records show RC-1 was a Cessna but a 172, not a 170. I would have thought the 170 would have been more in line with the time period. I will research further.
The Cessna 172 came out in 1956, which was the last year for the 170... if you were referring to the full-size aircraft.

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Old 06-06-2013, 02:22 PM
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Link to one that sold on Ebay a few months back, I didn't see the RC-1 designation on the box.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Sig-Ces...p2047675.l2557

Here's my 1 to 1 scale version (a 1957). Russ Farris
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:07 PM
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Nice 172! Great plane and oh so enjoyable to fly. Hard to find an engine that runs smoother than the 0-300!

I'm still looking to see if SIG RC-1 was a 170 or a 172. I have to dig into the garage archives to find the answer .... but it is in there!!
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I already PM'd the guys a bit ago, but just to settle the issue here, SIG kit RC-1 was a 1956-era Cessna-172. Now, the really interesting item would be to find out all the particulars on the kit - wingspan, area, length, weight, (I assume 4-channel) and engine recommendations.

Take a look-see at my website, showing EVERY kit and ARF SIG has ever boxed. Right now I'm working on all the details for all the kits/arfs.

http://wanderings-ds.jimdo.com/
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That would be the 54 inch Berkeley Cessna 172 designed by Don McGovern. The plan can be found on Outerzone.
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Thanks Mike. The plans are now on that page too.
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I just ran some copies of the Sig Aero Bipe plan for myself and a few friends. I had built several of these back when and flew GG in them and finally a full 3 channel propo version. They were fun model, the product of a simpler time when fun was easier to achieve I guess. I have plans for a few of the Sig kits but will have to go looking to see what I have available.
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I sent the Aerobipe plans to Outerzone a while back.
I still have a kit, and one built!
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Skylark-flier, excellent job on the website, it was like a review of my RC career. Those Kwik-Built kits look really heavy!

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Hey Russ! I thank you for the thoughts - and I've got to agree about the Kwik-bilts, with one addition. To me, they look a bit fragile for the weight. Those plastic fuselages really don't look like they'd stand up to much abuse.

Their design weights aren't all that heavy really - my own 1966-era SIG Stratus (RC-4 - pictured on-site) came out at exactly 8 lbs with a 70" wing (heavier than she should be) and she flies fabulously well. Actually, she DID fly fabulously well, and she will once again once she's back in one piece. Most every SIG plane I've ever built and flown has been a bit heavy but their wing designs always seem to be designed to make up for guys like me who simply CAN'T build light. I've never had a SIG plane I didn't like, and I've built about 20 different ones over the decades.

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