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#1 twinflandres Dec 14, 2011 04:16 AM

MaxfordUSA Globe/TEMCO Swift EP 56"

I just saw the new maxfordusa model on their web site.

Globe/TEMCO Swift EP 56" ARF with pre-installed Electronic Retracts

Price: $219.99
Wingspan: 56-inches
Wing Area: 390 sq. inches
Length: 40-inches
ARF Weight: 2 pounds and 13 ounces
Flying Weight: 3 pounds and 9 ounces
Power System (not included): U35425 Motor, 60A ESC and one 3S/2100 mAh Li-Po 20C battery

-Authentic and functional wing-tip slats and trailing edge flaps.
-Prepainted scale-looking fiberglass cowl with Max-Cowling attachment.
-Pre-trimmed oversized cockpit canopy allows easy access and is secured by alignment pins and powerful magnets.
-Adjustable motor box to fit most types of motors
-Wing panels are easily removable for transport and storage
-Pre-installed electronic retracts
-Optional Detail Upgrade Package- scale dashboard and 2 1/8 pilots


The Globe Swift




What does it mean : functional wingtips slats ?!?

Youtube video :




#2 Deuce Dec 14, 2011 10:59 PM


Originally Posted by twinflandres (Post 20135126)

I just saw the new maxfordusa model on their web site.


What does it mean : functional wingtips slats ?!?



Well, they're referring to the slots at the leading edge of the wing ahead of the ailerons. Slats are slightly different in that they are usually attachments to the leading edge of the wing rather than built-in as on the Globe Swift.

Here's an image that roughly shows the difference and the effect:

By "functional," I assume Maxford means the slots on this model actually work to improve the airflow over the wing at the ailerons, aiding control at high angles of attack.


#3 flyboycpa Dec 15, 2011 08:32 PM

Yes, they are slots, not slats. I still have the slots in my full-scale Swift. I have flown several with the slots covered (in order to gain a few knots airspeed). I don't think the trade-off is worth it. They are not as roll-sensitive at low speed, also a higher propensity to roll off on a wing during a stall.

Sam Swift

#4 Joe Pierson Dec 17, 2011 09:39 PM

MaxfordUSA Globe/TEMCO Swift EP 56" Very nice, I would like one uncovered!

#5 Jack Brewer Dec 18, 2011 10:28 AM

I also would want one uncovered, because most of the ones I have seen are alum. with color striping.

#6 Joe Pierson Dec 18, 2011 11:49 AM

Hi Jack,
We will just have to remove the covering and re-cover it:) They will not offer them un-covered.

#7 Thomas B Dec 18, 2011 11:55 AM

Would be nice if Maxford added more stringers or some balsa sheeting on their fuselages...I hate their extreme starved horse look on the fuselages of the Hughes Racer and their new Globe Swift.

Heck, if they simply sheeted the fuslage in the aft turtledeck area and other upper fuse locations, the models would look 100% better on the ground and in the shop. A model of a smooth sheet metal airframe aircraft really needs either lots of fuse stringers, or sheeting to look good.

If some of you guys uncover the models for another color scheme, please consider getting rid of the starved look!

#8 Jack Brewer Dec 18, 2011 04:25 PM

I think I will just build my own, After buying this and stripping the covering , adding stringers and modifying the landing gear to the proper spacing , it will be easier.

#9 flyboycpa Dec 18, 2011 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by Jack Brewer (Post 20172505)
I think I will just build my own, After buying this and stripping the covering , adding stringers and modifying the landing gear to the proper spacing , it will be easier.

Yeah, one would think if you're going to the trouble to create a kit (even semi-scale), you would at least not space the gear so far out that it looks like an outrigger. Regardless, I'll most likely be ordering one, stripping the covering (my full-scale is teal green) and kitbashing it.


#10 capteasy Dec 23, 2011 05:13 PM

I've admired Swifts for a long time and was fortunate to have a few hours full scale stick time. I nearly had one bought but unfortunately the deal didn't go through.

I'ts exciting to to see Maxford has come out with such an uncommon model but I'm also not so thrilled with the color even though it's based on a ful scale example. The standard aluminum and factory blue trim would have been more agreeable to me so if I get one it'll have to be painted.

I like the retracts, flaps, slots and the size is perfect. Except for the color and the front cowl looking too round it's a good looking airplane.

The Maxford Gee Bee Y I had was one of the best flying ships in my hanger, so based on that I'll look forward to the Swift a great deal.

Congratulations to Maxford for offering someting less common.


#11 E-Challenged Dec 23, 2011 05:46 PM

I was impressed by the lightly wing loaded built up model look.

#12 Thomas B Dec 23, 2011 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by E-Challenged (Post 20217918)
I was impressed by the lightly wing loaded built up model look.

I think the very light wing loading can still be achieved with a little more blasa, either in stringers on the turtledeck, or some light weight sheeting in the same place.

It will add a few grams that will not affect the wing loading enough to matter and it will vastly improve the looks of the model.

When modelling aircraft that have metal skins, you really need lots of stringers or some light weight sheeting to get the correct look. And it can be done with an eye to weight.

I still feel Maxford could have had a significantly better looking model with the same flight performance.

#13 capteasy Dec 23, 2011 08:58 PM

I agree, to bad they couldn't have sheeted it - it would look better...

#14 VicT Aug 01, 2012 12:16 PM

My student flying buddy just ordered the Swift from Maxford and I will be helping him finish/kit bash and be doing initial test flight/trimming. Tom Sullivan's Aug Model Aviation magazine review is excellent intro to the design. I plan on hinging the canopy to avoid inflight loss due to increased air pressure. Magnets are nice but clear 20X packing tape over double sided tape hinges are what I plan on using. Also plan on activating the ESC brake to stop the windmilling prop from causing any unwanted elevator/rudder blanking. Wet/tall grass runway at club field will most likely require removing strut covers and squeezing in larger tires for rough field takeoffs and landings. Hope the electric retracts stop current draw when the gear gets blocked! I plan on using DX7s battery warning/transmitter vibration for this low voltage condition...what ever that turns out to be!

#15 svtdoug Nov 15, 2012 02:21 AM

Just ordered one of these with the 50% off sale. It looks good, hope if flies well.

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