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#1 suirendoujin Mar 06, 2011 02:29 AM

Windrider EPO Fox to Swit S-1 conversion
 
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Inspired by a message in the Windrider Fox build thread, I decided to convert my EPO Fox into a Swift S-1.
1, Cut off the fin and make a new Swift S-1 fin and rudder.
2, Cut off the wing tip and make it sqare.
3, Cut off the stab at the tip and also make it square.
4, Cut off the wheel well and fill with foam and spackle.
5, Fill the rear canopy window with spackle.
Now I am waiting for maiden.
Thanks are due for those who helped acquiring Swift S-1 logo. :D

Now back to B737.

#2 Ming Mar 06, 2011 07:35 AM

Sweet!

Ming

#3 JosePain Mar 06, 2011 06:13 PM

Very Cool ... so much potential with the Fox base ..go for it Ming ..!

#4 suirendoujin Mar 06, 2011 10:00 PM

It IS Semi-scale. So, a new tail section, a new canopy and a sticker to mask the rear canopy is all thats needed for a simple conversion kit. Yes, Ming, such conversion kit would be nice.

#5 suirendoujin Mar 10, 2011 06:02 AM

Successful maiden!
 
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Yep, she flew. And she flew nice. The wind gods were not so cooperative, unfortunately, because every five minutes or so, the lift died. But I was able to wring her out and check out her performance.
Tissue and WBPU really added to the flight characteristics and performance by making the wing rigid. Converted Swift did nice rolls and loops. Something my first Windrider EPP Fox, which was built stock without covering, had a hard time doing. Wing was too flexible.
A keeper for sure.
Thanks are due to Takahashi-san of R/C Technique magazine for taking these photos. Now I gotta finish my conversion article for them. Fun never stops.

#6 suirendoujin Mar 11, 2011 10:27 PM

The massive quake yesterday took a minor toll. A vase fell on the stab of the Swift. No other damage. My self as well as my family are all safe and well. Now every member of the family have a story to tell about yesterday. How we made contact to each other and how we made it back home. I drove 6 hours to get home when it usually takes an hour or so.
I am worried about the safety of my friends and their family in Tohoku region which was hit hard by Tsunami.
From Tokyo.

#7 suirendoujin Apr 14, 2011 05:56 PM

Burned the midnight oil and completed a conversion artilcle. Sent it to R/C Technique magazine. Draft is 4 pages with 18 photos. Hope they'll print it soon. :p

#8 JosePain Apr 14, 2011 05:58 PM

Very good .. congratulations.

Jose

#9 suirendoujin Sep 12, 2011 09:28 AM

My article became print. Four pages in R/C Technique magazine.

#10 JosePain Sep 12, 2011 12:56 PM

:cool:

#11 suirendoujin Sep 12, 2011 06:19 PM

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Here ya go. In few months, I will bcome slightly rich, barely making up for the investment I made for the kit, radio gear and paint. Yeah, water based rattle can spray aint cheap.


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