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Old 10-09-2003, 12:06 PM   #1
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Hi all. I was wondering if anyone has built the Sig Smith Miniplane. I have a Saito .72 looking for a bipe to fly in. I was wondering if the Miniplane would be ok? I would appreciate any other sugestions for a bipe [ kit no arf ] for this engine.

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Old 10-09-2003, 12:18 PM   #2
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Dave Scholz has a Smith Mini with a 56 four stroke I believe. You can email or PM him if you want a faster response
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A nice engine for a smaller size bipe, are you interested in building from plans? If yes, I can go through my catalogs.

The Smith Miniplane is a nice looking, sweet flying plane but the .72 may be a bit much (weight and power) for it, the Saito 56 is good match, maybe a little overpowered.

What about one of the VK kits from Proctor? http://www.proctor-enterprises.com/main/index.html
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A fellow in our club has a Sig Smith Mini and a 2 stroke 46 I believe, awesome airplane. Very aerobatic. I wouldnt hesitate to put a 72 in it if it was me.
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Smith Mini-Plane

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I had an Mini plane, powered by an OLD .49 Merco. Way too much power.
I also built from Kit, and found that the C/G marked on plans were wrong??. Plane needed to be balanced 3/4' inch in front of bottom wing L/edge.
I agree that an .72 would be too much power, plus as said too much engine weight ?. An good .40, or .46, will give you all the thrills you have to cope with. Plane is short coupled, so quite aerobatic. Nice flyer , once trimmed out.
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Old 10-09-2003, 10:52 PM   #6
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Miniplane

depending how want to fly -
I flew one with a Webra 61


I liked it.
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Yup, I would definitely still go with the saito 72...
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If you looking for a kit for Saito 72, try Sig HOG-BIPE. That would be a perfect match and the plane is big enough for the engine.
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Thanks for all the great information and comments so far.I already have a Hog bipe with a Saito .91 in it but have not had it up yet.Still not sure what to do with the .72

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Yup, I would definitely still go with the saito 72...
My only concerns would be the glide ratio and landing speed ...
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