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dfalcon
10-09-2007, 02:39 AM
on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1970s-SIG-Kiwi-Model-Plane-Kit-Made-in-USA_W0QQitemZ250174048015QQihZ015QQcategoryZ19164Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Let's see someone win and electrify this great flying plane!

stevecooper
10-09-2007, 02:48 AM
I got a 25year old one still in the box!! your bub, stevecooper

Grasshopper
10-09-2007, 03:58 AM
That was the first sport glo plane I built years ago. I had a KB .40 on it and man was it a good flyer. Great looking plane. I had my engine inverted so the nose was all covered.

rcers
01-23-2008, 10:49 PM
Brings back many fond memories.....

Makes me want to build a Kavalier again for sure. In fact I have an 80% complete Kougar I ought to convert....
HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...


Mike

stevecooper
01-23-2008, 11:46 PM
That was the first sport glo plane I built years ago. I had a KB .40 on it and man was it a good flyer. Great looking plane. I had my engine inverted so the nose was all covered.
My Bub's:::Trade?bub,steve

Grasshopper
01-24-2008, 03:20 AM
Great plane you have there Steve. Mine looked just like that except it was white with dark burghandy trim and black pinstriping.

FlyingMonkey
01-24-2008, 04:22 AM
that's not one of the glow planes you keep trying to push on me, is it?

stevecooper
01-24-2008, 04:25 AM
MonkeyBub::Want'a try to build it?bub,steve

FlyingMonkey
01-24-2008, 04:28 AM
sure, next time I am in the area, I'll pick it up :D

stevecooper
01-24-2008, 04:40 AM
sure, next time I am in the area, I'll pick it up :D
FlyingMonkey::With your new job that might be awhile but it's been sitt'in around since dirt so it'll be here, bub, steve

FlyingMonkey
01-24-2008, 04:43 AM
actually....

they send the rangers to Wakulla for training every now and again.

I might be in the area sooner than you think.

I know I will be there around March. Taking crabzilla there for a night in the lodge for her birthday

stevecooper
01-24-2008, 04:51 AM
Monkey::Thats sound great, can't wait to meet your guy's off line for a change! I've got another almost the same as the Kiwi so I never built it,ya'll's bub, steve

billintn
01-31-2008, 09:58 PM
Gosh guy's... kiwi, chaos, dirty birdi, jester, .. fond memories of those days.

briskability
02-12-2008, 04:23 AM
Im building my sig kiwi now, but I accidentally got a .46 for it. Will it work on this plane? or will it be too heavy n too much power?

FlyingMonkey
02-12-2008, 07:08 AM
dunno brisk, what battery are you planning to use?

briskability
02-12-2008, 06:08 PM
its nitro.

dfalcon
02-12-2008, 06:26 PM
its nitro.

Maybe he means your receiver battery may be able to help you balance the plane with a heavier engine out on the nose.

FlyingMonkey
02-12-2008, 06:28 PM
Blaspheme!!!!! ;)

gfdengine204
02-12-2008, 06:37 PM
its nitro.
brisk, buddy......

We don't use the "N" word around here.....:)

You seem to have sent the Monkey into a tizzy.....

FlyingMonkey
02-12-2008, 07:25 PM
Maybe he means your receiver battery may be able to help you balance the plane with a heavier engine out on the nose.

Nope... you started this with electrifying the plane.

I just thought I would rib the slimer guy a little :D

Grasshopper
02-12-2008, 07:36 PM
Im building my sig kiwi now, but I accidentally got a .46 for it. Will it work on this plane? or will it be too heavy n too much power?

If I remember, my KB .40 was a fairly tight fit in the nose of my Kiwi. I would think the .46 would be OK as long as it fit, the plane balances OK and your prop has enough ground clearance. You can always throttle back. You'll also want to make sure you can get enough air around the cylinder head for cooling.


P.S. It would be a much nicer plane with a brushless outrunner.:D

briskability
02-12-2008, 08:04 PM
I just Hate having to wait for batteries to charge and I don't get as long of flights with electric, now all my park flyer's are electric but I just need the power and runtime of a nitro to get the job done with this plane.

FlyingMonkey
02-12-2008, 08:18 PM
It's the price more than the wait...

The route I am taking, is more batteries.

There's a couple pattern planes at the field running on electric. They are getting their full pattern time in.

Although, they are probably flying with $1000 worth of batteries... that's a lot of glow fuel.

briskability
02-12-2008, 09:26 PM
I do love electric, dont get me wrong they are sooo much quieter and no tuning with your hands dangerously close to the prop and the weight difference, but im not going all electric for a couple years, when batteries are much more advanced.