SIG Smith Miniplane Airplane Kit
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Historically, the full-scale SMITH MINIPLANE is one of the designs that helped start the modern homebuilding era. Originally designed and built in 1957 by Frank Smith of Fullerton, California, the MINIPLANE was an early example of engineering with the amateur homebuilder and weekend pilot in mind. It could be constructed with tools easily within reach of the average craftsman, and in the air it was stable and easy to fly. The top wing spanned 17 ft., and the empty weight was a mere 600 pounds. Powered by a 100hp Lycoming, the tiny MINIPLANE cruised at 120 mph, climbed at a fantastic 2,500 ft. per minute, and was highly aerobatic. It was just what many sportsman pilots were looking for!
In 1974, Glen Sigafoose, then President of Sig Mfg. Co., acquired a complete SMITH MINIPLANE to use for aerobatic practice. Glen’s beautiful red, white, and black aircraft was the inspiration for this mini version of the MINIPLANE.

This semi-scale model of Glen's SMITH MINIPLANE is a fun flying machine! It's smooth and stable, yet provides plenty of excitement in the aerobatic department. An outstanding roll rate makes for dizzying snap rolls. KIT FEATURES

Semi-Symmetrical Airfoil
Traditional Built-Up Balsa Construction
Die-Cut Formers & Ribs
Molded Plastic Cowling
Molded Plastic Headrest
Molded Plastic Wheel Pants
Formed Landing Gear Wires
Formed Tailwheel Wire
Formed Wire Cabane Struts
Engine Mounts
Hardware Pack
Authentic Decals
Full-Size Plans
Scale 3-View Drawing
Photo-Illustrated Instruction Book

Wingspan 44 in 1118 mm
Wing Area 650 in² 42 dm²
Wing Loading 18.6 oz/ft² 5675 g/m²
Weight 5 1/4 lb 2381 g
Length 40 3/8 in 1026 mm
Radio Required 4-Channel
Recommended Engines .40 - .45 in³ (6.6 - 7.4 cm³) 2-Stroke


SIG Smith Miniplane Kit RC38



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