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.
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.
Precision Die-Cut Formers and Ribs. Molded Plastic Cowling, Wheel Pants, and Headrest. Wing Area: 650 sq in/41.9 dm. Length: 40.38 in/1026 mm.
Flying Weight: 5.25 lb/2380 g. Wing Loading: 18.6 oz/sq ft /57 g/dm. Radio Required: 4-Channel (not included). 45 (6.5 - 7.5 cc) (not included). The item "SIG Smith Miniplane Biplane RC Remote Control Airplane Balsa Wood Kit SIGRC38" is in sale since Saturday, March 26, 2016.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Radio Control & Control Line\RC Model Vehicles & Kits\Airplanes". The seller is "rchobbyexperts" and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.