SIG Mfg. Co., Inc.
401South Front St. • POBox520 • Montezuma,IA 50171-0520 • www.sigmfg.com • 641-623-5154
Wing Span: 168 in.
Wing Area: 3710 sq. in.
Length: 120 in.
Flying Weight: 40 - 44 lbs.
Wing Loading: 24 - 27 oz./sq.ft.
Gas Power: 3.05 - 3. 97 cu.in. ( 60 - 65 cc)
Electric Power: 6000 - 6500 watt (160 - 230 kv)
Brushless Motor 120A HV ESC;
12S Lipo Battery Pack
Radio Req.: For Gas
5-Channel with 7 Heavy-Duty Servos
Ail( 2), Elev( 1), Rud( 1), Throt( 1), Flaps( 2)
5-Channel with 6 Heavy-Duty Servos
Ail( 2), Elev( 1), Rud( 1), Flaps( 2)
Order No.: SIGRC168 - Rascal 168
SIG Rascal 110 EG ARF
No.: SIGRC84EGVARFB - blue/white
SIGRC84EGVARFR - red/white
Fly With Electric
or Glow Power
SIG Rascal 80 EG ARF
No.: SIGRC880EGARFB - blue/white
SIGRC880EGARFR - red/white
I don’t claim to be an expert, but
a LiPo battery fire is not standard
campfire-grade combustion. It is a
hot and dangerous chemical reaction.
Also, these situations are not always
predictable, so what works in one case
might not be a universal answer. I saw
one report where a metal box saved the
day and another report of an incident
where a metal box transmitted enough
heat to ignite adjacent material.
There are many battery fire videos
online. Some show test fires that
were deliberately set, while others
are impromptu footage taken at a
flying field. Manufacturers of battery
containers sometimes post video
demonstrations of how their products do
the job. This is convincing stuff!
LiPo fires suddenly release large
amounts of hot gas. Knowing this, a
sealed container doesn’t seem like a
good idea. A vented metal box might
only channel the gases in what we hope
is a convenient direction. Various types
of ceramic pots are highly heat resistant,
An old barbecue grill with a lid is
great to use while charging, but what
about driving to the field? Will your
battery storage container sit on a
concrete floor or a shelf made of metal?
Is there a wooden surface nearby?
Some people use old coffee cans with
plastic lids. That’s fine, as long as the
battery doesn’t ignite. If it does, a coffee
can might prove inadequate!
Because there are so many
variables, I can’t make any sweeping
recommendations. The following are
only my opinions, based on casual
research and some anecdotal reports of
LiPo battery ignition incidents.
I used to use a double-walled steel box
with a locking lid to store and transport
my batteries. After careful consideration,
I now use heat-resistant fabric charging
bags designed for that purpose. The bags
sit on a non-flammable shelf, away from
I have never had a pack ignite, but I’m
confident of the protection that these
products provide. The bags allow hot
gases to vent, while holding the heat of
the core inside of the insulated pouch.
When one of my battery packs puffs
up even a little, I dispose of it. It means
that something bad is in there and wants
to get out, and I don’t want that to
happen at my house. Do some research
and choose the best and safest battery