SIG T-Clips EP ARF
SIG T-Clips ARF

SIG T-Clips EP ARF

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Part Number:SIGRC87EPARF

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Adhesive Pack [+$25.99]

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SIG T-Clips EP ARF - 2013 SEFF Best New R/C Aircraft!

“T-CLIPS” is no ordinary clipped wing Taylorcraft. This legend-in-the-making SIG model is a pure aerobatic RC ARF aircraft. This is a 60" span sport scale version of the full-scale Clipped Wing 1939 Taylorcraft airshow airplane. Designed by Steve Givens, it is flown by airshow pilot Erik Edgren, who refers to it as “Twistin’ It Old School”. SIG has teamed up with Erik for 2013 to offer a new R/C model of his one-of-a-kind airplane. Purpose built for electric power, the new SIG T-CLIPS EP is a pure aerobatic delight. It's not meant to be an exact scale model, but more of an everyday no-frills flying field favorite. This quality balsa frame ARF features a semi-symmetrical airfoil and strong light weight construction. Put in a 40-size brushless motor with a 4S battery pack and your favorite new takeoff style will be straight up! Loops, rolls, snaps, and spins are routine with the T-CLIPS and the basis for more advanced 3D style maneuvers. This airplane's acrobatic repertoire will be sure to mesmerize at the next R/C fly-in! 

Comes in Erik Edgren replica Black/Red color scheme.

Additional Resources:
FlyRC Review: SIG T-Clips EP ARF
RCUniverse.com Review: SIG T-Clips EP ARF

Additional items required to complete the SIG T-Clips EP ARF:
  • Engine - 500-800 watt Electric Brushless Motor
  • Battery - 3-4S 4000-5000 mAh Lipo pack
  • Propeller
  • ARF Adhesive Pack
This ARF airplane also requires a 4-channel Radio Systems w/ 4 Standard Servos which you will need to purchase separately.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Wing Span: 60 in. (1524 mm)

Wing Area: 630 sq. in. (40.6 dm2)

Length: 43 in. (1092 mm)

Flying Weight: 4.5-5 lbs. (2041-2267 g)

Wing Loading: 16.5-18.3 oz./sq. ft. (50-56 g/dm2)

Radio Req.: 4-Channel with 4 Standard Servos

Electric Power: 500 watt Brushless Motor (800-1000 kv);

60-75A Speed Control (ESC); 3-4S 4000-5000 mAh Lipo Battery Pack

 

3 Stars
Some SIGnificant problems
I bought this plane hoping it would have the same characteristics (or better) of the old EP42, which is just one hellaplane - basically indestructible; high wing but very willing - SIG decided to discontinue that wonderful model; but wait - here comes an even better one! Well, I just had to have one. I showed my friends (who loved the looks) and they started singing SIG praises - they thought that SIG oozed quality and was still made in the ol' USA. I had to set them straight, but I told them not to worry, Chinese quality has really stepped up. They weren't convinced, but just like me, were audaciously hopeful. The plane flew well but is far from "aerobatic" - it is a fast trainer - but you have to set the rates pretty high to get some good spins and tumbles - it is very stable and lands nicely. Anyway, just after wowing them with a Hammerhead exhibit, I took off again for maybe the 5th, 6th time in the life of the plane, and much to my astonishment- the wing ripped right off the fuselage. The fuse rocketed away spinning some 100' into the weeds. The entire insides of the plane was ripped asunder - and my costly ESC was no more. Although I took some precautions and reinforced most of the structure - I was not prepared for this! Maybe I was too hard on it in the air, but the plane is billed as "aerobatic", and I've never had a plane come apart this soon in it's lifetime. Fair warning.
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Reviewed by:  from Northern CA. on 3/10/2015
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5 Stars
T-Clips
I had to use sandpaper to enlarge the 2 wing servo and 2 fuselage cutouts. They were about 1/8 of an inch short for the suggested standard servos. The rest of the plane went together without any issues.
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Reviewed by:  from North Port, FL. on 12/16/2014
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5 Stars
Retired Hobbyist - Sig T-Clips ARF
As ARFs go, this one is definitely a cut above the rest and Sig has done a masterful job recreating this noteworthy aircraft. The kit itself is very impressive, the fit and finish of the components are second to none. I am anxiously awaiting the purchase of a proper power package to do this gem justice. It should not disappoint me. As of this writing I have all major assemblies together and it looks better than I ever imagined. There is no doubt in my mind that it should fly like every other Sig product that I have built or assembled-in other words- TERRIFIC! Congratulations to Sig and Mr. Mike Gretz.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Northfield, Mn. on 5/17/2014
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4 Stars
SIG T-Clips EP ARF
Received the T-Clips and was very happy with it until I started to build it. The first problem was the motor mount. I had to take it apart and rebuild it as there was not glue in the joints only on the out side. Seeing this I glued all of the joints. Next the left wing was so poorly done that I had to recover it. The landing gear looks like someone took a grinder to it and than painted over it. Understanding that this is an ARF I have put about 60 hours in it. SIG told me that there QA is next to none, but I think they need to take another look at there QA. First flight. Take off was easy, 2 clicks up and the plane was great in the air and will do anything you ask of it. Landing was smooth. Over all I have to give SIG 3 stars for the kit and there QA. 5 stars for the planes performance.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Bennett, Co. on 8/20/2013
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5 Stars
Operations Manager SIG Mfg.
I have had the chance to take this plane to SEFF and Joe Nall and let others fly it. Everyone that has had a chance to fly it fall in love with it from fliers that do 3D to the average sport flyer. You will not go wrong with this one. It was voted "The Best New RC Plane at SEFF 2013" by the pilots at SEFF!! Mike Stott - SIG Mfg.
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Reviewed by:  from North Mankato, MN . on 5/20/2013
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5 Stars
SIG T-Clips EP ARF
This is my first ARF, so it is taking awhile for me to get finished. Had a couple of problems but customer service has been great! Since this is my first ARF and balsa plane, I might not be the best at evaluating the quality of the pane but it looks good to me. Every thing fits good and the overall finish is nice. The cost is about the same as a similar sized foam plane. I am looking forward to flying it (if the weather will cooperate ).
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Oklahoma. on 1/7/2016
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5 Stars
wonderfull but
It is a wonderful and beautiful airplane with an engine .32 rimfire, but ... the wing support is too weak causing the detachment of the wing in flight, with total loss model so I suggest strengthening the support where the screws go to holding the wing.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Chile. on 9/19/2015
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5 Stars
Windy in Texas, Super Flyer
Love this airplane, very sturdy and handles 15 mph winds with little problems. Setup with 5 cell motor and 14x8 prop. Spins, snaps, rolls, inverted flight and hovers in 15 mph wind with flaps mixed with ailerons. Too much fun!!
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Reviewed by:  from Round Rock Texas. on 7/7/2015
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3 Stars
sig tig- clips
when I first got this plane and put it together it thought it was going too be a good flyer.then when I landed it and bounced it I took off agine it went straight up and crasher and when I picked it up the servo plate had very little every little glue on it.if anyone has one it should be checked. I gave it 3 stars because it lacks a lot ove neded glue.
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Reviewed by:  from lake alfred fl. on 4/13/2014
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5 Stars
Nice ARF!
Since I started this hobby about 3 yrs ago I've never built a plane from a kit, always went for the ARF's, lazy I guess. always heard about the quality of a Sig kit, so I thought I'd give their ARF's a try and get the T-Clips. well I'm glad I did! I've built several ARF's from over the pond and most are about the same, so so hardware sloppy covering, but not this one! It comes with quality hardware and what looks to be ultracoat covering! it looks great! have not completed model yet so I can't tell you how it fly's yet, but from my first impression I thing it will fly great! good job Sig! looking forward to maiden! will let you know
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Tupelo Ms.. on 1/11/2014
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5 Stars
Jack of all Trades
This little bundle of joy has it all. I was able to fly this amazing aircraft at the annual SIG Fly-in. On low rates it can be your Sunday park flyer. But as soon as you flip on high rates, it releases a whole new beast. Tumbles, flatspins, you name it, it can do it! I was very impressed with the quality and performance of this plane. 10/10 all day long.
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Reviewed by:  from Park Falls WI. on 6/9/2013
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