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Old Jun 05, 2013, 10:54 PM
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I just finished gluing a Tek Sumo from hobbyking same as a popwing different colors and it 200% better than the swift and only $33 and available from the us warehouse. It has carbons rod in the wing and ailerons and 3 carbon rods to glue in across the wing joint. Zero flex in the wing none. Also has better cut outs for gear and battery. There room for a common mod to allow a 2200 battery. I am so empressed I wanted to order a spare but they are out of stock so I am going to ba ckorder one.Oh servo go on top and have wood tray to screw them. Zero flexing of servo mount.
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Old Jun 06, 2013, 08:26 AM
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I like the idea of CF rods in the ailerons I think I'll do that to my Swift.
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Old Nov 15, 2013, 09:40 AM
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Just purchased a Swift II. Getting ready to put it together. Can't wait to fly it!
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 07:25 PM
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I'd agree - my mate has one and checked it out including how it flies.

Must be time for Swift 3.

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I just finished gluing a Tek Sumo from hobbyking same as a popwing different colors and it 200% better than the swift and only $33 and available from the us warehouse. It has carbons rod in the wing and ailerons and 3 carbon rods to glue in across the wing joint. Zero flex in the wing none. Also has better cut outs for gear and battery. There room for a common mod to allow a 2200 battery. I am so empressed I wanted to order a spare but they are out of stock so I am going to ba ckorder one.Oh servo go on top and have wood tray to screw them. Zero flexing of servo mount.
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Old Mar 11, 2014, 06:41 AM
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One of my last videos of the Swift (one year ago) with inverted landing at the end:

MS Swift 800 and Gopro 2 (4 min 6 sec)
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 12:43 PM
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Not much activity in this thread anymore, but the good old Swift still deserves a bit of attention I think

I recently bought a new Swift II, mainly for nostalgic reasons. My first Swift II was one of the first aileron planes I flew reasonably well, and I was starting to miss it. Such nostalgic purchases are always risky, because it often turns out differently than my recollection of the good old one. Not so in this case! The wing flew excactly as I remembered; nice, stable and uncritical.

Stiffened it up a bit with a couple of carbon strips, and placed the servos on the top of the wing. With an AUW around 325g and some 120W power, it's (still!) a very nice flyer.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 03:55 PM
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Oh yes, mine is still around.
Actually I removed all the gear and upgraded it all.

Now it has a 2200kv motor and new motor mount. Installed FPV gear and I'll be testing a AfroMini as Autopilot.
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Old Sep 02, 2014, 12:51 PM
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I've been flying my Swift II now for about 4 years with a Blue Wonder motor, 8040 GWS prop, and 1000 mAh Lipo.

What would be a good motor/prop combination to get a bit more speed say 10-20 MPH more out of my Swift II?

If I feel the need for much higher speed I can always fly my Ritewing or Stryker 8-)

Thanks,
-mike-
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Old Sep 02, 2014, 04:16 PM
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Ahhh you need a smaller prop.
I just installed a 2200kv motor and a 6x4" and it rips.
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Old Sep 02, 2014, 05:37 PM
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Ahhh you need a smaller prop.
I just installed a 2200kv motor and a 6x4" and it rips.
Sounds great....which 2200kv motor are you using...and what size ESC?

-mike-
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Old Sep 02, 2014, 09:32 PM
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I've used the D2826-6 2200kv from Hobbyking - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_motor.html
To install it I got a motor mount from BlueSkyRC - http://blueskyrc.com/index.php?main_...products_id=60

Now the ESC.
So I used a 25A and it melted, today was really hot but still 25A is too short. It will need 40A or so.
What happened is that the ESC shutdown during flight, luckily nothing was damaged as the wing felt down with no control.
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