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Old Nov 05, 2010, 08:08 PM
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Sig SAMURAI Slope Soaring sailplane

Sig SAMURAI Slope Soaring sailplane


The Sig SAMURAI is a high-performance slope soaring sailplane from an earlier decade.
This is the one I reviewed in the April 1993 issue of Model Airplane News.
Where does the time go?

The fuselage and canopy are molded fiberglass. Wings are blue foam cores sheeted with
1/64 inch plywood.

These wings and balsa V-tail stabilizers are painted, not covered. No 'cote to peel off little
by little on landing.

This model is set up for WINGERON control. The tail parts are fixed, and the wing halves
pivot together to give pitch control and pivot independently to give roll control.
A transmitter with "Delta Mix" is required to fly this setup.

This SAMURAI has a modified two-piece tail so that the entire plane fits back into its
original kit box for ease of storage. I'm including two sets of the custom two-piece tail
parts, as one set is pretty beat up.

Mounted in the fuselage are a pair of Airtronics 94738 Contest High Torque BB servos.
Tower Hobbies Stock #LX0944 $72.99 Heavy Duty Coreless Ball Bearing Servo, 71 oz-in
of torque. These have old-style Airtronics connectors.

The model has seen significant service. I count 38 small nicks and dings on the leading
edge of the right wing and 40 small and one large nick on the left wing. The fuselage
shows signs of repair in two places, and have been repainted. The fuselage has NOT
been cracked or broken in the canopy cutout area.

I can ship this SAMURAI to you in any of three configurations:

1. Airframe only. Install your own servos, battery, switch, and receiver.
$175 plus shipping.

2. Airframe with 94738 servos mentioned above and switch installed.
$225 plus shipping.

3. Ready to fly SAMURAI with new battery pack, old style Airtronics 92745 FM receiver,
and 94738 servos mentioned above, and switch installed. Add an Airtronics dual
conversion crystal and fly with either Airtronics or JR FM 72 mHz transmitter.
$275 plus shipping.

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Old Nov 05, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Old Nov 06, 2010, 01:09 AM
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This model is set up for WINGERON control. The tail parts are fixed, and the wing halves
pivot together to give pitch control and pivot independently to give roll control.
A transmitter with "Delta Mix" is required to fly this setup.


No moving elevator makes it a pitcheron, not a wingeron -
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Old Nov 06, 2010, 09:02 AM
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No moving elevator makes it a pitcheron

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No moving elevator makes it a pitcheron, not a wingeron -
You are CORRECT, Sir. (Ed McMahon voice)

Brain cramp on my part.
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Old Nov 06, 2010, 12:24 PM
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Either way, it's a NICE looking plane! Someone should snap her up...
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Old Nov 07, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Sammy is sold

The SAMURAI has been sold.
Thank you all who expressed an interest.
// Dave
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