We at SIG are very excited offer the SIG FOUR-STAR 40 ARF, and it is back with a NEW NAME and some significant upgrades.
The original FOUR-STAR 40
is now called the 4-STAR 54 EG ARF. The "54" in the names denotes the wingspan of the airplane. They are shorter! Clipping the wing has been a favorite modification that Four-Star pilots have been doing themselves, cutting-off the last rib bay at the tip of each wing panel. The clipped wing improves the roll rate and overall maneuverability, with no loss of the legendary Four-Star stability and slow flight characteristics. And, it still lands like a trainer!
The "EG" in the name means the airplane is designed to accommodate either Electric or Glow Power. Fly with a 2-stroke glow engine, a 4-stroke glow engine, or a brushless outrunner electric motor and lipo battery. It's your choice!
All the control surfaces (ailerons, elevator, and rudder) have been enlarged for better control response at slow speeds. The new 4-STAR canopy has been streamlined for a sleeker, more aggressive appearance. This is another change that many Four-Star pilots have been doing themselves - replacing the original "high bubble" canopy with a lower one. However, if you still prefer the traditional bubble-shaped Four-Star 40 canopy, you can still get that as an option. They both still fit. Available in Red or Yellow.
Other upgrades include a molded fiberglass cowling and a removable hatch on top of the fuselage for quick access to the battery/tank compartment. Also, the top of the fuselage between the canopy and the fin (the turtle deck) is now fully sheeted with balsa for smoother appearance and greater strength.
We are very excited about the changes being made to the 4-STARs, and we hope you are too. There are only limited quantities available in 2013. Order your 4-STAR ARF today to ensure you are flying newest ARF version of America's favorite "second plane!"
Additional items required to complete the SIG 4-STAR 54 EG ARF:
- Engine - AVIASTAR .46cc 2-STROKE GLOW ENGINE or 500 watt Electric Motor with mounts
- ARF Adhesive Pack
This ARF airplane also requires a 4-channel Radio Systems w/ 4-5 Standard Servos which you will need to purchase separately.
Wing Span: 54 in. (1372 mm)
Wing Area: 585 sq. in. (37.7 dm2)
Length: 47.5 in. (1206 mm)
Flying Weight: 5-5.5 lbs. (2268-2495 g)
Wing Loading: 19.721.7 oz./sq. ft. (60-66 g/dm2)
Radio Req.: 4-Channel with 5 Standard Servos (Glow)
4-Channel with 4 Standard Servos (Electric)
Glow Power: 2-Stroke .40-.46 cu. in. (6.5cc-7.5cc)
4-Stroke .40-.54 cu. in (6.5cc-8.8cc)
Electric Power: 500-800 watt Brushless Motor (800-1000 kv);
60-75A Speed Control (ESC); 3-4S 4000-5000 mAh Lipo Battery Pack