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Old Aug 15, 2012, 02:48 PM
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New Swish Electro Glider By Topmodel cz ****

Hi Guys,
This is my build on this New Topmodel CZ, Swish Electro Glider !!
Wingspan is 1485mm 60" The Quality is Fantastic! All of the hardware is also the best I have seen. Every think is there, except, servos, motor and esc!
I ordered it from, Aloft Hobbies, and there Servce is excellent!! Wayne is very nice to deal with, and there shipping box was as strong as steel!
There site is www.alofthobbies.com
Here are some photos of it, more later as I get started on it.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Another beauty from TopModel. Thanks for the heads up on Aloft carrying a few of them. It's always nice to see another quality vendor in case one can't find stuff in stock.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Wing is built

Hi Guys,
The Wing is now done! Installed the hitec HS-45 HB had to add 5" extensions.
They fix perfict!! Put on the graphics, really nice! This company is Fantastic!
You get really nice hardware! Good stuff not cheep junk!
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 04:58 PM
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fuselage Firewall

Hi Guys,
I installed the Firewall, using epoxy. Sand and clean inside first, with acetone. I am going with a Hacker A20-evo Brushless and a 9x5 folder Prop that is!
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Looking forward to seeing how the fuse goes together for you, and the flight report.

-Wayne
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 05:19 PM
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I'm looking forward to the flight report too. My next sailplane is going to be something around 2.5 meter or a screaming hotliner but, by next spring, I might get a smaller one that's easier to bring along with the 3D model.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Hi Peter,
Me too should really be fun!!! I am painting the spinner and airscoop to match the fuselage!
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:40 PM
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Good job with the firewall ! I've a Sweet from Topmodel and it's similar to Swish....very nice gliders!!!!
The fuselage is exactly the same......

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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:51 PM
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Hi Angelo,
Thank you, for sure on that, Swish....very nice gliders!!!! The best covering job I have ever Seen!
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 07:23 PM
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It's funny you should mention the covering, Joe. I've spent 40 years developing my covering skills and I feel cheated if I don't get to use them. Their covering jobs look excellent but..? That's why I'm thinking that my next glider will be an almost ready to cover direct from the Czech Republic. I don't like paying international shipping but the price for the ARC ends up within a few bucks of the covered ones from Esprit Models and I will have one that's unique.

Although, now that I think of it, it would probably make more sense to get the big one here in the states and then have the smaller one shipped from the old country. Sigh... So many planes and so few thumbs!
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 07:33 PM
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If you like, I can order any TopModel planes (ARC or ARF) for you when I place my next order with them. Pricing should be very good.

-Wayne
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Hi peter,
Yes on that, I like covering and also 42 years at it, I like covering! Its fun to make it your own!
And yes it says $ money getting at ARC and you can add what you want to make it better strong'er Faster, and Lighter! Please check with Wayne First, he can get you want you want and very nice to deal with!
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 07:44 PM
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I'll do that, Wayne. I'm still a few months out on the glider since I'm going to squeeze in a 3D plane somewhere along the line. Plus I haven't even come close to getting tired of my Passer-X/Specter. I would have ordered the Passer from you but It went out of stock the night before my order and I was impatient!
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 10:09 PM
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fuselage is done

I guys,
I finished installing the Nose airscoop, Servos, Wing hold down and Rear Airvent!
On two glueing on the tail boom,and install the motor and pushrods.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 10:18 PM
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tail done

I also finished the tail, as it is now epoxyed to the Carbon fiber boom.
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