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#1 IceWind Jul 10, 2006 06:14 AM

MSComposite Swift II
 
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Hi to all Swift II owners.
I got one of these wings and i'm building it.
I gathered some friends ideas and started.
I'll be using a brushed 400 motor it's not the best but i'm trying to give some use to old stuff i got at home.
But for that i needed to make some changes.
Here some photos:

#2 euromodels Jul 10, 2006 06:40 AM

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Hi Ice Wind, I had one with a small MPJet outrunner. An AXI 2208/26 is a better option, but it flyes great even with my setup.
Good luck with it.
Zdenek

#3 IceWind Jul 10, 2006 07:05 AM

It looks great! :D I bet that outrunner makes the wing really fly!!!
What battery are you using?
The only Axi i have avaiable is a 2208/34 i think, i'm no sure. But i guess i'll upgrade it from the speed 400 to an outrunner too.
It was with that in mind that i made that motor mount. (3x that in a sentence, doesn't rcgroups have a spellchecker? :) ...it should )

#4 euromodels Jul 10, 2006 07:26 AM

You need something about 1400KV. I think an AXI2208/34 is too slow (1100KV). The MPJet I am using has 1400KV, AXI 2208/26 - 1420KV.
I used APC 8x3.8 and GWS 8x6 props. GWS is a better option, it is very flexible and doesn't break when you land. Battery: 7.2V/1500-2000mAh Lipo.
I got about 40 minuts from the bigger battery, 1500mAh is about what you need.

#5 IceWind Jul 10, 2006 03:26 PM

I got some etec 7,4V - 1700mah and gws 11,1v - 1300mah .
But has i'm using the speed 400 i need something to make this motor alive so i'll try the 11,1v.
The prop will be a 5043 fro gws.
I hope i can make it fly, i'm being helped by a great friend if not i would have messed this all up! :D

#6 euromodels Jul 10, 2006 07:15 PM

It is easy to fly and can survive a few crashes.

#7 IceWind Jul 13, 2006 06:56 AM

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An here it is, ready to fly.
I had to change the motor, the 400 i had was a litle stuck and i had another brand new.
I've tested it to see if it has enough trust and it seems so, holding it prop facing down about a bit more than half it starts to want go up.

#8 IceWind Jul 17, 2006 08:51 PM

Finally the maiden.
It flys perfectly it's awesome!!!
It really can glides at low speed, and if i push the throtle forward it gains speed very quickly and even going vert. Despite the motor be a 400 brushed the performance is great.

Have a look at the maiden flight.

Click here to watch Swift2-maiden

#9 ciberjohn Aug 16, 2006 10:49 AM

LOL..olha o Nando!
Well. I have one to, with a thundertiger 2928/09 and a 8X6 prop. It flys grate, only my 4 gws 3s 1300mah packs only have 6c....will try to upgrade pack to my wing.
http://www.ciberjohn.com/gal/albums/...1/PHTO0023.JPG

#10 ciberjohn Aug 19, 2006 06:51 PM

Because of IceWind I bought one, as you already know, and I ealready have it on tape ( thanks to IceWind ): http://www.ciberjohn.com/gal/display...?album=4&pos=1

#11 IceWind Aug 25, 2006 11:16 AM

We are starting a Swift club over here! :D
The number of owners of them is increasing.

#12 submarco Aug 28, 2006 07:09 AM

I have thye swift powered by a df300 and 3s 860 lipo That's defenetivel˝y my favorite wing.
With a gunther prop goes vertical unlimited, not extremely fast,defenetively not speed rocket but it flies failry rapid and above all slows down more than my IFO.
Plus thermals better than my easyglider.

#13 karakoram Oct 11, 2006 06:06 PM

What are the specs on the swift?

AUW in ounces?
Wing span?
wing area in Sq In. ?
Wing loading?

Thanks!

#14 Phiber Optik Dec 06, 2006 07:14 PM

I just ran across these wings today....awesome selection of graphics, and for $35 I can't believe that people aren't all over these things.

#15 db1 Dec 07, 2006 12:11 AM

I was thinking the same thing when I saw them for sale at the JR Indoor Festival. I bought one but I'm not sure when I'll get around to installing the electronics. A quick test fit finds that the servo bays are cut just a little farther away than the servo wires are long. :( Oh well, I'll have to break out the iron I guess.


I was thinking of using a light slow setup. I have a power system left over from an old Slofly Micro 22. Slow with good acceleration. Might not work but I'm going to try it anyway.

db


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