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Old May 10, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Maiden flight today

She flies beautifully!!

Maxi Swift Maiden Flight (4 min 14 sec)
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 04:38 AM
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Recent flight with my MaxiSwift and APM 2.5 Arduplane firmware 2.70, Orange Open LRS and openLRSng firmware 1.7.
MaxiSwift Orange Open LRS FPV Flying with Friends (23 min 43 sec)


Thanks for support.
Going to try latest firmware version soon.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 05:17 AM
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Nice video! It flies great. Have the same experience with my.

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Old Aug 06, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Полетушки на закате (3 min 4 sec)
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Old Aug 06, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Old Aug 07, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Beautiful flight video artem

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Old Aug 08, 2013, 01:35 AM
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Thank you Mark.
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Old Aug 09, 2013, 05:12 AM
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Another Maxi Lover signing in

I've been experimenting with the air-frame loads over the last year, my out-going model has been cut down twice and I got it to a point where I just LOVE the way it flies:

Full size v's my 'franken-swift' :

FPV Lakes & Summer Exploring (3 min 42 sec)


And here is the new WIP:


I'm waiting on a gopro/board-cam nose pod and I'm also intending to 'bow-tie' the rear to reduce noise and increase motor efficiency.
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 03:24 AM
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Hi Dave,

Nice flight. What kind of equipment do you use?
Why did you cut the original MaxiSwift?

Here is my recent flight on August 6 with my MaxiSwift FPV.
FPV MaxiSwift Orange OpenLRSng 3.0 MinimOSD 2.4_r667 APM 2.74b Turnigy 9X er9x r801 (22 min 34 sec)


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Another Maxi Lover signing in

I've been experimenting with the air-frame loads over the last year, my out-going model has been cut down twice and I got it to a point where I just LOVE the way it flies:

Full size v's my 'franken-swift' :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=helj6Dkodr0

And here is the new WIP:


I'm waiting on a gopro/board-cam nose pod and I'm also intending to 'bow-tie' the rear to reduce noise and increase motor efficiency.
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 03:32 AM
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Hi Dave,

Nice flight. What kind of equipment do you use?
Why did you cut the original MaxiSwift?

Here is my recent flight on August 6 with my MaxiSwift FPV.
http://youtu.be/3k3oxGg9tV4
Cheers

I'm using most ImmersionRC gear (5.8 video, EzUHF, Tiny Telemetry) and an FY31AP + Hornet OSD.

I cut it down because the full size wing is too flexible and the roll rate is shocking.. But the foam is so dense and durable plus its a very thick air-frame I think its a great base for building smaller, faster wings

Heres a flight from yesterday where I was really giving it hell, sadly I lost my HD camera in long grass later in the day on a heavy landing so I only have ground recordings

FPV fast and low passes - live feed. (4 min 26 sec)
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 07:01 AM
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You are flying really fast and low. You need to be already experienced pilot with trusted equipment. Nice video!

Sorry to hear about the camera. I do not have courage yet to fly so low and fast. But maybe it will improve.

I used this guide to improve the original MaxiSwift. Wooden wing joiner, kevlar cords, custom motor mount on wooden wing joiner, servos on top and metal custom clevis on wings.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1148717
It improved the original wing a lot.

I want to have fast wing sometimes in the future. Something like Zephyr to have fun.

My MaxiSwift is able to fly also around 100 km/h on full throttle. But I am flying more slowly and have pan and tilt there to look around the wing while I am flying, which maybe prevents me to do crazy things. But occasionally I also fly fast.
This is video from not official competition to catch the train.

Chasing Train or Flight from Lutotín to Kostelec and Back (11 min 40 sec)


I use this equipment.

ArduPilot Mega 2.5 with arduplane firmware v. 2.74b
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...328&aff=388598

MinimOSD v. 0.1 (firmware version MinimOSD-Extra_2.4_r667.hex)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...844&aff=388598

Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 2), ER9x Firmware r801.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...992&aff=388598

OrangeRx Open LRS 433MHz TX Module (JR/Turnigy compatible) (openLRSng firmware 3.0)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...095&aff=388598

OrangeRx Open LRS 433MHz 9Ch Receiver (openLRSng firmware 3.0)
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...096&aff=388598

FatShark Predator 5.8 GHz.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...672&aff=388598

VTX ImmersionRC 600 mW 5.8 GHz.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...507&aff=388598

Sony Super HAD CCD 600TVL, Lens 2.8 mm.

Clover Leaf & SkewPlannar 5.8 GHz Antennas.

Pan & Tilt.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...875&aff=388598


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Cheers

I'm using most ImmersionRC gear (5.8 video, EzUHF, Tiny Telemetry) and an FY31AP + Hornet OSD.

I cut it down because the full size wing is too flexible and the roll rate is shocking.. But the foam is so dense and durable plus its a very thick air-frame I think its a great base for building smaller, faster wings

Heres a flight from yesterday where I was really giving it hell, sadly I lost my HD camera in long grass later in the day on a heavy landing so I only have ground recordings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GURR61C-UyU
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Old Aug 16, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Here's the new FrankenSwift


Maiden tomorrow if the weather holds out.
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Old Jul 05, 2014, 08:06 PM
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Do they still make the Maxi Swift? Anyone know where to get them?
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Old Jul 08, 2014, 08:24 AM
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nope dont think they make them anymore. they have a maxi popwing which does not look as good.
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