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Old May 24, 2010, 07:03 AM
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Hey Jim well started on the crash kit got to get some thinner spring steel wire for the alerons ,the .8mm is too stiff.
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Old May 24, 2010, 09:07 AM
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Here see for replacement Prop & Spinner:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...665&aff=214504
Mine is on the way and some 500mah 2s Zippy's (and some other stuff too) I added some props because why not there so cheap and all. Good find!
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Old May 24, 2010, 11:11 AM
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Hey Jim well started on the crash kit got to get some thinner spring steel wire for the alerons ,the .8mm is too stiff.
Good to hear I should have some .7mm and .5 mm around ,let me know if you get stuck.
Note the above prop /spinner link 2 bucks
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Old May 24, 2010, 12:58 PM
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G'Day Mate,

I searched through HK for batteries (that are actually in stock) any suggestions from HK or others??

Looking to make it floaty more than zippy but zippy is fun too
Well I have a Blade CX2 800Mah 2s long pack sitting around and I ordered 2 Zippy 500mah 2s packs from HK. Let you know how it goes.
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Old May 24, 2010, 02:47 PM
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and here comes the motor

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...667&aff=214504

no specs and no word about the mount though
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Old May 24, 2010, 09:10 PM
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and here comes the motor

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...667&aff=214504

no specs and no word about the mount though
In terms of 'mounting' all they did stock as use some silicon (?) or some adhesive to adhere it to the inner diameter of the airframe. Hope that makes sense and was what you were asking.

I attached some pics of the surgery to replace the elevator servo. I put in an HXT-500 since it was what I had but did require some modification. The servo lead was too short so I had to replace the lead with the one from the damaged servo. Not a very difficult change and probably saved some weight. Hopefully this replacement servo lasts a little longer
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Old May 25, 2010, 11:37 AM
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Rest of the replacement parts are out too as posted here.

Rest of the replacement parts are out too as posted here.
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Old May 25, 2010, 11:54 AM
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HK Miniswift in action .

Shot with cap mounted keychain cam , so excuse the tracking in some parts
Standard factory setup with Turnigy 800mAH 2s 20c Lipo .

Miniswift ARF (HobbyKing ) 2 2010 001 (2 min 25 sec)
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Old May 25, 2010, 12:54 PM
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Zippy little bugger! I imagine it'll fly a little floatier with a smaller lighter battery.
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Old May 26, 2010, 03:30 AM
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Zippy little bugger! I imagine it'll fly a little floatier with a smaller lighter battery.
This config still has a very good glide performance, you just need to get it up higher ,but it would have been out of the range of this camera , also there was no wind on the day I filmed this. I really would be worried about loosing it in a thermal if it was to light

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Old May 26, 2010, 06:38 AM
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Nice one Jim, I just ordered one
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Old May 26, 2010, 06:55 AM
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This config still has a very good glide performance, you just need to get it up higher ,but it would have been out of range of this camera , also there was no wind on the day I filmed this. I really would be worried about loosing it in a thermal if it was to light

Hey Jim that didn't come out to bad just glued mine together tonight using fast cure gorilla and fitted pushrods ,not much point going any faster till i get a prop off you tho' will have to drill out to 3mm i reckon i wonder what the origonal Kv is ? this one is 2100 Kv,so i fitted a 10amp esc ,and i think you were right in saying it might end up being to nose heavy.
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Old May 26, 2010, 09:57 AM
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Hey Jim that didn't come out to bad just glued mine together tonight using fast cure gorilla and fitted pushrods ,not much point going any faster till i get a prop off you tho' will have to drill out to 3mm i reckon i wonder what the origonal Kv is ? this one is 2100 Kv,so i fitted a 10amp esc ,and i think you were right in saying it might end up being to nose heavy.
Should be a rocket though Les is as you said the motor you've got weighs less than the original you should be fine? You can always run the 360 rhino .
Les the Electrosport factory folding prop would come close to suit I reckon, it would still need drilling out to 3.1mm ,the spinner is about 25mm and there's plenty of meat/plastic so drilling wouldn't be a problem , the blades would be a little longer than the stock but could be shaped down to size, if you want to get it flying this week , Hallam or Addies may have them in stock, about 3 bucks from memory .
Got some parts ordered including the props fuse and wing so I might build an all out pylon version on 3s
Will be interested in seeing yours fly .

Lyndon it's a lotta fun ,worth every penny .
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Old May 28, 2010, 12:42 AM
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Heres my attempt at the Hobby King Mini Swift Glider:



Hope you like!

I am using everything stock except for the Castle Creations 4 channel micro receiver I installed. As well I am also for now will be using E-flite 2S 800MAH Blade CX Lipos. Using cheapo FM Futaba 4 channel transmitter.

Have not maiden yet will do that when its not of course raining any more here in Washington the Pacific NorthWest.

I used water based cheapo acrylic lime green paint and only put the two stickers in the picture. It will be heavier than suppose to be but that just makes it that more fun to fly in wind! Maybe one of these days with the spare plane we can figure out what better and lighter motor to use and how to better install the ailerons with a better servo!

Thanks for the support here in the thread...
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Old May 28, 2010, 03:55 AM
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Hey Jim

I ended up drilling out one of the little graupner folders http://www.hobby-lobby.com/4.7x2.4_c...rd1.htm,fitted a 2sp 500 ,
emetered @7volts @4amps @13020 rpm.
weather permitting PP in the morning
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