Model type: Semiscale ARF
Skill level: Intermediate
Wingspan: 70 inches
Wing area: 860 square inches
Length: 50 inches
Weight: 7 to 7. 8 pounds
Wing loading: 19 to 21 ounces per square foot
Radio required: Four-channel with five standard servos for glow power;
four-channel with four standard servos for electric
Power system: . 53 to . 61 two-stroke; . 53 to . 65 four-stroke; or 1,200 to
1,700-watt brushless motor; 75-amp ESC; 4S to 6S 4,000
to 5,000 mAh LiPo battery pack
Street price: $229.99
Power system: Great Planes RimFire . 60 brushless outrunner; Castle
Phoenix Edge 75-amp ESC
Battery: Turnigy Nano-Tech 5S 5,000 mAh LiPo
Propeller: APC 12 x 6E
Radio system: Futaba T7C radio; Futaba R617FS receiver; four Hitec
Ready-to-fly weight: 6. 84 pounds
Flight duration: 8 to 10 minutes
• Color scheme matches Erik Edgren’s aircraft, including the N-number.
• Clear and accurate instructions.
• Ease of assembly.
• Does aerobatics easily and is a joy to fly.
• Scale wing struts not included.
• Pilot figure not included.
AT A GLANCE ...
The Turnigy Nano-Tech 5S 5,000 mAh LiPo battery is in place. The
windscreen/forward fuselage is removable via dowels and magnets,
making battery swaps simple.
can easily be
fits in the
trunk of a
The T-Clips Taylorcraft is an aerobatic aircraft with a
semisymmetrical wing. With a powerful RimFire . 60 electric
motor and a 5,000 mAh 5S LiPo battery, the T-Clips has
more than enough power. In fact, if you are just sport flying
the model you can fly it on roughly half throttle and use
the extra power for aerobatics with vertical aspects such as
a loop, stall turn, Immelmann turn, Split-S, Chandelle, and
The T-Clips tracks straight down the runway, but its initial
flights were made in a 90° crosswind, requiring some rudder.
Make sure the main wheels roll freely before you arrive at
the field. If you don’t, the model will veer toward the slower
I followed the instructions to set up the radio for high
and low rates and exponential. You’ll want to use the high
rates on aerobatic maneuvers such as an aileron roll. Trim
adjustments were minimal during the first flight.
This is a good model if you have progressed from the
trainer stage with aircraft such as the Sig Kadet or Kadet
Senior. I recommend using high-torque servos with the
I’m impressed by the Sig Manufacturing T-Clips—the
manufacturer’s attention to detail, as well as the model’s
quick building time. It looks great in the air, flies nicely, and
will garner its share of attention at the field, so go ahead and
learn to twist it old school.
Sig Manufacturing Co.
69 Model Aviation APRIL 2015 www.ModelAviation.com