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Old May 08, 2010, 05:42 PM
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just had a look and found this on another site
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I have a dx5e transmitter but I havent used it for a while. Your post got my curiosity up so I got it out to look. Sure enough it does have an elevon/delta mix. The switch is with the servo reversing switches on the far right. The instructions for the hook-ups are on page 11 in the users guide
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Old May 11, 2010, 07:53 AM
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Where can you purchase a Swift II in the US now?
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Old May 11, 2010, 09:22 AM
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Where can you purchase a Swift II in the US now?
Check Common Sense rc.
http://www.commonsenserc.com/index.php?cPath=116_118
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Old May 11, 2010, 09:45 AM
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I have ordered several things from them, always a good experience.
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Old May 11, 2010, 10:00 AM
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Also http://www.airlandseahobby.com/shop_...m?subcat_ID=24

Free shipping.
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Old May 11, 2010, 02:53 PM
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I will post some more pictures and info later, but for now, here is a video of my new Raven (swift clone) flying wing;

Raven Flying wing (1 min 25 sec)


(and yes, that was me going for the catch at the end and failing...)
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Old May 11, 2010, 05:59 PM
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I will post some more pictures and info later, but for now, here is a video of my new Raven (swift clone) flying wing;

(and yes, that was me going for the catch at the end and failing...)
Looks like it flies great
Was it as calm (wind wise) as it looked? I would love to have a low wind day... or does it just handle wind really well?
Look forward to the pics/review!
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Old May 12, 2010, 08:38 AM
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The wind was moderate (around 5mph ish), which is light for Edinburgh in Scotland.

I build the plane quite heavy and even covered the wing in laminating film which is not necessarily recommended for this plane on the principle that i get more windy days than calm days where i live. It seems to fly ok even though it probably weighs about 400 grams.

My next step is to try custom winding a motor for it to get a little more power without adding weight...


This pic shows the two wings ready for sticking together.


Another picture of the wings prior to sticking together, with paint scheme on the computer in the background.


Wings being stuck together on a flat surface.


Spar with Gorilla polyeurathene expanding glue ready for insertion.


Spar inserted - glue being spread down smoothly.


Dried glue being sanded smooth over inserted spar.


Wing with masking tape and plastic bags for spray painting.


Wing being sprayed.


Finished bottom with dark scheme.


Finished top with light scheme.


Iron on covering being applied.


Sniping the edges of the covering for neatness.


Reinforcing the forward battery bay with fibreglass and epoxy.


The finished wing.
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Old May 12, 2010, 09:58 AM
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Cool Tesla, looks like it flies great. Talk about wind Tornadoes here in Oklahoma last 2 - 3 days. Love the Swift where did you get the Raven?
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Old May 12, 2010, 12:38 PM
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Cool Tesla, looks like it flies great. Talk about wind Tornadoes here in Oklahoma last 2 - 3 days. Love the Swift where did you get the Raven?
www.flyingwings.co.uk - they sell mostly to people in the UK but i'm sure you could get one if you wanted. It might be cheaper just to get a swift locally though and add your own carbon fibre if you are not based in the UK. I added the photo laminate covering myself to add strength (at the expense of about 60-70 grams of weight)

The main difference is the carbon spare is included and the motor attaches with a foam block (which i trimmed down a bit) rather than a slightly heavier plastic mount.
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Old May 12, 2010, 07:39 PM
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Oh, I have a Swift powered by a emax 2805 running on 2 cell 1750mah. Flew it today in about 25mph winds , I love it always looking for more fun though.
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Old May 13, 2010, 04:45 PM
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Motor choice

Getting my Swift 2 tommorow, can anyone give me a hot motor choice for 3S 910 mah/20amp ESC setup? Looking for FAST and inexpensive, possible?

*Would prefer to buy from somewhere in the US as I don't want to spend $35 on shipping from HK at this point. All suggestions welcome though.
*Also would like something that is a direct drop in on the stock motor mount.
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Old May 13, 2010, 05:24 PM
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I like my setup. quick for sure
http://allthingsthatfly.blogspot.com...-swift-ii.html
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Old May 13, 2010, 07:20 PM
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Where can you purchase a Swift II in the US now?
A Main Hobbies, Graves RC
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Old May 14, 2010, 01:30 AM
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I read up a little on those scanner motors. The factory data looks nice, but it's dubious factory data. Burke, I'm guessing you used a 1300Kv with your setup?

I like AX2210's and 2213's, but they're low Kv so you'd have to rewind, and they aren't a direct bolt on deal, and they're an HK item.

Cheers,
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