Above: Erik Edgren flies the full-scale
clipped-wing Taylorcraft T-Clips in air
shows across the country. Here’s your
Below: One bonus
of assembling an
ARF is that you
can have some fun
detailing it, such
as adding wing
struts and little
things that will
make it stand out
at the field.
in this column of the full-scale,
clipped-wing Taylorcraft for a
documentation photo at any
Fun Scale competition.
One of the items I am pleased
with regarding the Sig T-Clips
is that it has a good canopy. Even after
more than 20 flights, it has held up well.
One item I’ve reinforced is the wing
hold-down bolt sockets mounted in the
fuselage. These nearly fell out after a few
flying sessions and I reinstalled them
with 30-minute epoxy—problem solved.
One of my pet peeves with some
ARFs is the flimsy canopies that crack,
shatter, and in some cases, arrive already
broken. It’s not a problem associated
with one single manufacturer or
After your model has rolled into the
grass and tipped up, even with a soft
rollover, the canopy can either crack or
shatter. You want a thin canopy, but one
that is flexible and not brittle. It’s all tied
into the composition of the plastic that
the manufacturer uses. Someone could
make some money by producing good
aftermarket parts for popular ARFs.
Fair skies and tailwinds.
Sig Manufacturing Company
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