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Old Dec 15, 2011, 03:30 PM
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This one would be better?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=12916

How does your setup fly? Its fast alright, how about stability? I am not an advanced RC pilot, but I have flown 2 beginner planes so far, the Clouds Fly and Kinetic 800.

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A lot of people use the turnigy 28-26 16A 1900Kv

Mine flys great.
fast and slow
Here is a video

Ms composite swift II flying (3 min 48 sec)
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 06:09 PM
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[QUOTE=carpdoctor;20142699]It seems to me that a top mounting setup would be the way to go. I think that would be more durable than the bottom mounting.

I just want a good setup that works well together. I don't want a headache when I am trying to get the cg correct.

Commonsence rc recommends a smaller battery with their listed components than I have. I guess it really isn't a big deal if I have to buy a few new batterys.

I would just prefer to buy one power system instead of "guessing" on things that might work together.[/Q
If you mount the battery on top then you have plenty of area to move batteries of different sizes. No worries. Bruce at CS will gladly help you with a power setup if you contact him. I usually e-mail him if I need something.
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 06:31 PM
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It seems to me that a top mounting setup would be the way to go. I think that would be more durable than the bottom mounting.

I just want a good setup that works well together. I don't want a headache when I am trying to get the cg correct.

Commonsence rc recommends a smaller battery with their listed components than I have. I guess it really isn't a big deal if I have to buy a few new batterys.

I would just prefer to buy one power system instead of "guessing" on things that might work together.[/Q
You have had a couple of suggestions for motors etc but I suppose it is not as clear cut on the Swift as say for the EasyStar - 2200KV for normal flying and 2700kv for fast flying.

I guess for the Swift there are so many motors to choose from. I have a Turnigy 2730/3000 on mine which goes fast but most people use the 2730/1700. These motors are lighter than the ones recently mentioned.

3000KV
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8620

1700KV
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8619

A good price at about $10 plus postage.

On my 3000KV one I have been using 3S LiPos even up to 2200mah but recently went back to a 2200mah and 2S and it seems to fly about as fast. (The motor is only suppose to use 2S).

So the I know the Turnigy 2730/3000 works good on a 2200mah 2S but not sure on the 1700KV one.

So there is some more information but not much definitively to work on.

So like you said it would be good if someone could provide info on the size LiPo and ESC and motor, as well as exact location of the equipment to meet the C of G.
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 02:51 AM
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You can find lot's of information on motor & Lipo setup in this thread.

Here's already detailed info on "DIGGS" post #1398 of this thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1398

The brushless motor as recommended by the manufacturer of the Swift II is exactly the same motor (with a different label) as the "AXI 2208/26"

The correct "CG" = 180-185mm. start measuring from the nose point of the Swift II
(as recommended by the original manual)
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 06:02 PM
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Swift II - Vacation Day 5 (9 min 14 sec)
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 12:40 AM
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Great video Greg, it's like being on top of the world up there.
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 05:04 AM
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You can find lot's of information on motor & Lipo setup in this thread.

Here's already detailed info on "DIGGS" post #1398 of this thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1398

The brushless motor as recommended by the manufacturer of the Swift II is exactly the same motor (with a different label) as the "AXI 2208/26"

The correct "CG" = 180-185mm. start measuring from the nose point of the Swift II
(as recommended by the original manual)
Nice clean setup. Good job! I beleive that I want everything on top of the wing though. What size battery are you using?
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 05:27 AM
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Carpdoctor,
Thanks, Battery is a 3S Lipo 1000mAh.
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 09:55 AM
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Great video Greg, it's like being on top of the world up there.
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Yeah, it was an awesome sight, to say the least.
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Old Dec 21, 2011, 07:54 PM
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 05:32 PM
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WTB : Swift 11

Anyone have a Swift 11 thats pretty much ready to fly that they would be interested in selling, looking forward to a bit of time off and would love to use it flying rather than building.
hiller@vip.net
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 08:51 PM
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Night swift

Added some nice LED's so I can keep flying after work during the winter months when it gets dark so early!!
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 09:05 PM
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Swift II - Vacation Day 7 (2 min 46 sec)
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 02:49 PM
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Looks like I am a bit late to this thread.... I've been given the green light by the other half to go ahead and buy some more toys and I'm having the Swift II I know its a PITA question to ask and it has a subjective answer but I have looked through this thread for an hour now and cant quite get a definitive idea on setup.

What I want is a lively relatively fast wing with unlimited vertical but a nice slow flying characteristics. I have seen numerous setups in this thread but I really need someone to say "Hey thats how mine flys and this is what I use"

Hopefully I can get some ideas without upsetting too many of you guys who may have gone through this already.

Merry christmas all

John,
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Old Dec 27, 2011, 08:50 PM
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Turnigy 2730 24 gram motor for HK good vertical but not unlimited.
10 amp esc
Htx 900 9 gram servos
800 3s lipo

light set up works great. All this stuff you can get at hobby king cheap
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