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Discontinued Sig Kits

Old 04-07-2005, 05:27 PM
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Default Discontinued Sig Kits

What discontinued kits would you like to see Sig bring back? Sig produced some of the greatest kits of all time like the Komander and the Liberty Sport. I realize that a snowball has a better chance but I can dream!
Old 04-07-2005, 06:00 PM
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Their old Fairchild PT-19 Kit# RC-2 designed by Chuck Hollinger.
72" wingspan just right for a nice .90 4-stroke.
Old 04-07-2005, 07:48 PM
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Liberty Sport tops my list
Old 04-08-2005, 11:29 AM
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i would like to see the kommander brought back as well. i have one and the thing flies fast and aerobatic but settles in smooth for landings and such. a great second airplane if you ask me.
Old 04-08-2005, 01:36 PM
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I'd like to see the Kommander come back also. Another favorite of mine from years ago is the little Aero Bipe. I had at least 2 of them and loved that little plane.
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Old 04-09-2005, 06:51 AM
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The kits that I see, that appear to command top dollar are the Ryan STA and the Mustang 450. The Plastic shelled P-51, cessna 150 and 172 and chipmonk seem to not really go over well. The Morrsey Bravo is another.. is that still produced?
Old 04-09-2005, 07:03 AM
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i think my LHS has the liberty sport bipe and the komander on the shelf.
Old 04-11-2005, 11:12 AM
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Do they ship to Virginia?
Old 04-11-2005, 05:03 PM
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i went to one this weekend. he had the kougar on the shelf.

i'm pretty sure the other one has the liberty bipe still on the shelf. we could probaly get it to you. let me know.
Old 04-30-2006, 10:30 PM
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Chadler Ace, I am so glad you asked the question. I am looking for and think it would be nice if they came back out with the YAK 18-P! Whadaya think? That was a neat plane. I had one in 80' about fifty percent built and let it go. Man! anyone know where I can find one????
Bird.
Old 05-03-2006, 02:34 AM
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I too like the little Aero Bipe by Sig ..... I built and flew one in the mid seventies, it was powered with an OS Max .10 engine and used the single actuator by Rand to control all three functions (rudder / elevator / throttle) ...... I reckon this was better known as 'Galloping Ghost'! I wonder if the Sig Mfg 'Aero Bipe' plans are available out there anywhere?

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I'd like to see the Kommander come back also. Another favorite of mine from years ago is the little Aero Bipe. I had at least 2 of them and loved that little plane.
Dennis
Old 05-08-2006, 01:12 PM
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The great fly'n Sig Zlin ought to be on any list of sad departures from their offering. It was a bear on the ground for any novice, but immediately turned into a pattern ship in the air.

Would a .60 Kouger be cool??? Or maybe a .40 Kobra??? Would the Bravo have survived as a .60???
Old 05-08-2006, 01:57 PM
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Sig bought Duke Fox'es old Berkeley Kit line. I would like to see Sig produce new improved 35"-65" w/s balsa scale model kits baed on the Berkeley designs re-designed for lightness and suitable for either electric or IC power. In particular I'd like to see the Stinson Reliant, Cessna 170, Cessna Cessna L-19 Bird Dog kits and Beechcraft Bonanza's made available in laser cut format again
Old 05-08-2006, 09:44 PM
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Unfortunately.....I doubt you will see any kits brought back, or any new ones for that matter. The kit business as we have known it for all these years will slowly start to die out. The guys that have the ability and desire to build them are aging....and it seems like most people would rather fly than build. Thus, we have the ARF market.
Old 05-08-2006, 10:06 PM
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i think my LHS has the liberty sport bipe and the komander on the shelf.
One of my LHS's has a beautifully fully built Liberty Sport hanging for sale.
Old 05-09-2006, 07:05 PM
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The guys that have the ability and desire to build them are aging....and it seems like most people would rather fly than build. Thus, we have the ARF market.
Get rid of the cheap labor in China and the ARF market will dry up. Then we'll have more kits.
Old 05-09-2006, 08:50 PM
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Thank God for kit cutters. I have been having mine cut for my by Buzz Evans. He does a hell of a job and the price is right. Got a Flea Fli I am about to build in the next few weeks he cut. Might have to do a build thread on it.

John
Old 05-09-2006, 09:25 PM
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ORIGINAL: mrbigg

The guys that have the ability and desire to build them are aging....and it seems like most people would rather fly than build. Thus, we have the ARF market.
Get rid of the cheap labor in China and the ARF market will dry up. Then we'll have more kits.
Or just start protecting our industries like the Chinese do theirs. Unfortunately, that's not about to happen.
Old 05-09-2006, 09:26 PM
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I recently picked up the Sig kit I wanted to be brought back, the Scamp.
Old 05-10-2006, 09:43 PM
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My Sig Zlin................Yes still in the box!
Old 06-16-2006, 05:33 AM
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I just received a Sig doublerII, I bought it on an impulse because I also have a Cox/RJL conquest .15. Right now I have no desire to build it, so it may go on the shelf, or I would resell both engine and kit (NIB) for 130.00 shipped, Kit is (NIB) engine is slightly used but excellent cond.
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Hi,I noticed that the Morrisey bravo(SIG) was mentioned in the thread,could you please tell me if it would be a plane worth building,the good and bad points on it?? just want to find out if it would be time well spent/money,seems that you fellas have alot of experence with the older kits. Thank you for your time.
Old 06-24-2006, 01:55 PM
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Morrisey bravo, a good one for sure, no bad habits and an easy flyer. Worth the build
Old 06-24-2006, 10:08 PM
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Thanks airega1 for your response,I think its a great looking plane with alot of potential and one you dont see all the time.Take care and Happy Flying
Old 06-24-2006, 10:22 PM
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just seen one today at the field. flew great.

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