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#1 John Gallagher Apr 03, 2004 10:39 PM

Sig Riser 100 electric conversion
 
There was an article in Sailplane & Electric on converting a Sig Riser 100 to electric. In the article the author stated that the kit was very good. Can anyone confirm this?

#2 Ed Franz Apr 04, 2004 06:00 PM

Sig Riser 100 electric conversion
 
Could you tell me what month and year that article was from?

Thanks,
Ed

#3 John Gallagher Apr 04, 2004 10:59 PM

February, 2001

#4 SoarNeck Apr 05, 2004 01:28 PM

I've built two over the years, and I'd say that it was very good. The thicker parts have to be cut out of printed stock, but there are only about 8-10 if I remember properly.

The model builds up very nicely, and makes a great training sailplane, but it is probably a bit overdesigned for someone who knows what they're doing on the flying side of things.

Does that help?

#5 paulcarnes Apr 05, 2004 01:38 PM

Re: Sig Riser 100 electric conversion
 
Quote:

Originally posted by John Gallagher
In the article the author stated that the kit was very good.
Mine is almost ready to cover and was a very comfortable build. I did use my disk sander on the nose block and a scroll saw on the wing tips but otherwise it was all done on my 2'x4' bench in the weekend house (where the carpets are) :D

#6 John Gallagher Apr 05, 2004 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SoarNeck
I've built two over the years, and I'd say that it was very good. The thicker parts have to be cut out of printed stock, but there are only about 8-10 if I remember properly.

The model builds up very nicely, and makes a great training sailplane, but it is probably a bit overdesigned for someone who knows what they're doing on the flying side of things.

Does that help?

Do you mean it's designed stronger than it needs to be for someone who is not a newbie?

I'm not looking for a training glider and do intend to convert it to electric and would probably try to lighten it in any way I can. The most obvious place to start would be replacing the heavy tail pieces (mentioned in the article). Since I will not be winching it, I can use lighter covering in the wing tips and tail.

I've heard some negative comments about Sig kits including the 2m Sig Riser and just wondered about the quality of this kit.


thanks to all
John

#7 SoarNeck Apr 06, 2004 01:31 PM

Yes, it would be overdesigned for someone who isn't new (ply fuse, heavier tailfeathers and wingtips etc). That said, when I was considering adding a RES model to my fleet a couple of years ago, I seriously considered building a third Riser 100! I went with a Paragon since I could get the kit more inexpensively (and for the extra span).

Nothing wrong with the quality of the Riser - I'm primarily a scratch-builder, so I'm picky about what kits that I'm willing to build when I'm feeling lazy :)

#8 paulcarnes Apr 06, 2004 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by John Gallagher
February, 2001
So what motor/battery/prop setup did they use?

#9 John Gallagher Apr 07, 2004 09:54 AM

Magnetic Mahem, master airscrew 3.5:1, MA 15x12 folder

#10 paulcarnes Apr 07, 2004 11:17 PM

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I'm looking forward to flying the Riser 100. Here's a shot of My Riser 2m returning from an hour + flight.


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