Komander Mk II

 

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Komander Mk II  
by Claude McCullough
from Sig (ref:RC-32)
1980 
62in span
Tags: IC R/C
formers unchecked


Submitted to Outerzone: 23/08/2017
Outerzone planID: oz9124 | Filesize: 967KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: DaveZotzman, rcav8tr2, JeffGreen, rchopper56

   

About this Plan

Sig Komander Mark II - R/C intermediate trainer for .40 - .50 power. This kit included a foam wing and a pre-formed plastic cowl.

Quote: "The Komander is the grandaddy of SIG's current top of intermediate level RC trainers (the others being the Kavalier and the Mid-Star). All three airplanes are designed for those who want a second RC model that is more aerobatic than their priimary trainer, yet is still stable enough for them to handle. Most often mentioned by Komander enthusiasts are the plane's large size, honest and forgiving flying characteristics, and its rugged construction. The big semi-symmetrical foam-core wing has the precise amount of wingtip washout to provide superior stability and control on landing approach. As an intermediate trainer or a rugged sport flier, the Komander has a lot to offer!"

Hello, I was given your site as a location to submit plans for a Sig Komander. Please see attached. Dave Zotzman

Note: This kit plan is (to say the least) short of detail for scratchbuilders. It is an assembly drawing that came along with a box full of kit parts. Without the parts to hand, the drawing is ...sketchy. Does anyone have more details/drawings they can add, that would make scratchbuilding this model more viable? [Edit: we now have the kit intructions thanks to rcav8tr2, also faux plan thanks to JeffGreen]

Note: Model photo (boxart pic) was found online at the excellent Wells' R/C Airplanes blog site http://wellsradiocontrol.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/sig-komander.html ...which includes lots more useful background on the Komander design.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 29/08/2017: added Building & Flying Instructions, thanks to rcav8tr2.

Update 13/12/2017: replaced Building & Flying Instructions with the correct version, thanks to Jay. Previous version was actually for the Komander MkI.

Update 15/08/2018: Added 'Faux' plan drawing, thanks to JeffGreen:

Quote: "Hello, I created this PDF for the Sig Komander oz9124. Please note that the wood sizes and all the other details that I have omitted are all shown in the PDF's of the original kit plans & instructions, along with the photos that I used to base my dimensions on. So please plan accordingly, this is just what I came up with to help anyone who wants to scratch build the model. I should have something for a built up wing soon."

Update 14/09/2018: Replaced Faux plan file with revised version (v3), thanks to JeffGreen.

Update 25/09/2018: Added another revised version of the Faux plan (v4), now a much smaller filesize, thanks to rchopper56.

Quote: "Hi Steve and Mary, I have taken Jeff Green's excellent scans of the Komander and rearranged sheet 1 so that that both sheets can be printed on a 36 in wide printer. I removed the color photo and then used it as sheet 1 so that original sheet 1 can now be a bit TIF file. This 3 page file is about 15% of the faux_plan_v3.pdf I have increased the dpi from 72 of the originals to 250. We now have a full size fuselage and full size wing for the Komander thanks to Jeff Green. Gene"

Supplementary files

Building & Flying Instructions (37 pages, includes some template drawings).
Faux plan, shows fuselage layout and bulkheads.

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User comments

Partial plan.
anon - 27/08/2017
Indeed. Or not, depending how you look at it. This is the only plan drawing that came with the kit. In the middle of the plan it says: "This is the only plan needed to build the Komander". But yes, I take your point.
SteveWMD - 27/08/2017
In fact Sig used to print directly on balsa sheets all the necessary outline for some of their kits. Just for comparison you can see the plan/manual pdf of a similar kit today, the Kougar, in the SIG site manual download section.
Pit - 28/08/2017
Steve and Mary, Thanks for your efforts with Outerzone, a fantastic website that I check frequently. Attached is the Komander instruction booklet you may elect to post [see supplementary file]. I still have a flyable Komander that is about 40 years old. The canopy attachment was tricky, I laid up a few layers of fiberglass on the wing upper surface, like making form fitting gear doors, to completely seal the canopy and stiffen it, This was then trimmed and glued to aft end of canopy to create a canopy module.
rcav8tr2 - 29/08/2017
Just need wing definition now.
rchopper56 - 17/08/2018
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