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Old Dec 07, 2006, 08:36 AM
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I was thinking of using a light slow setup. I have a power system left over from an old Slofly Micro 22. Slow with good acceleration. Might not work but I'm going to try it anyway.

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Thats exactly how I would make mine. I have a 26g Strong CDR and an 8x6 just waiting to go onto one of them....
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Old Dec 09, 2006, 11:40 AM
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Good setup?

I'm getting one of these wings (the small version) and I'm thinking of this setup:

The "stock" Swift Power Pack-300, it's a speed 300 geared 1:5 with a 8x6 prop...

JETI Jes 012, 12 amp ESC...

7,4v Lipos, 800 mAh, 15C...

Hitec Hs-55 servos...

What do you experienced people think?
Anything too wimpy or overkill?
Will it fit/balance nicely?
Opinions/suggestions?
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Old Dec 10, 2006, 08:00 AM
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Hi Myrslakt,
My first Swift had about the same setup (Speed 300 1:5,....). I didn't like it much. I had a lot of fun after switching to brushless.
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 09:21 AM
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Does somebody know what a good light but powerfull budget brushless motor is for a Swift II?? And available in Europe.
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Old Dec 20, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Would a Robbe Roxxy 2824/26 be something? It's a 1380 kV outrunner. It weights 48 Grams.
Or the 2824/34? That's a 1100 kV outrunner.

What will produce more power? A 2824/26 with 7x4 GWS prop. Or a 2824/34 with 8x4 GWS prop. And will it be enough for the Swift II??

Datasheet:
http://data.robbe-online.net/robbe_p...1_1-477826.pdf
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Old Jan 22, 2007, 03:38 PM
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Finally got mine flying today. I used HS-55's and a GWS 2205-15T with the GWS 15A ESC. I went cheap and it seems to work well. Oh, I'm running a GWS 8040 and a TP 2S1320 PL. Seems to work well. I need to increase my aileron throws to make it more fun but other than that it seems to be an OK setup, especially for the money!

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Old Jan 22, 2007, 04:02 PM
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I fly mine with a Hobby Lobby 400xt outrunner and it is awesome! Only a $25 motor! Unlimited vertical with a 3 cell Thunder Power 910 lipo and an APC 8x6 slow flyer prop. Also, two e-flite servos and a castle creations phoenix 10 esc. I had to add some ballast under the battery to make it ballance so, I think a 3 cell Thunder Power 1320 would be ideal. With the 910 mah Thunder Power I get 30 minutes of flying if I just cruise but only 10 minutes if a really ring it out. This is one of the best flying wings I have ever had. It has quickly become the club favorite and is replacing the old favorite, the gws slow stick. MS Composit hit a home run with this one!

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Old Jan 23, 2007, 02:56 PM
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I tried it again today but with a 3S 1320 and an APC 5.1 x 4.5 (I think) and it was a bit more fun. I think I'll stick with the 3S setup for now.

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Finally got mine flying today. I used HS-55's and a GWS 2205-15T with the GWS 15A ESC. I went cheap and it seems to work well. Oh, I'm running a GWS 8040 and a TP 2S1320 PL. Seems to work well. I need to increase my aileron throws to make it more fun but other than that it seems to be an OK setup, especially for the money!

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Old Jan 26, 2007, 11:29 PM
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OK, more different set-ups tried.
I've come to like a 3S 910 and an APC 6x4. I've also cranked up the throws.
The thing is a riot with the CG about 3/8" behind the recommended position. The thing will almost loop in its length! I have the battery just press fit into the foam which is no longer adequate I found out when I ejected the battery after a full throttle dive and a full up elevator loop that ejected the battery and sent it at least 120'-130' away! The wing was at only about 10' AGL when it happened too. This thing is a blast and it went together CHEAP! Great bang for the buck!

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Old Jan 28, 2007, 01:40 PM
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Maybe brushless is the way to go...

I can have the Swift II + AXi 2208/26 SILVER + JES12 ECO for about $130... sounds like a good deal to me!

But I don't understand if this setup is for 2 or 3 cells...?
Maybe both would be OK?
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Old Jan 28, 2007, 11:13 PM
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2 or 3 cells won't matter. The AXI performs well with both.

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Old Jan 29, 2007, 09:14 AM
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Really? That's great!

I guess I'll have to prop up or down depending on voltage...

Any hints?
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Old Jan 29, 2007, 10:27 AM
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No, there is no need to prop down. The AXI 2208 series is very capable of handling an 8x6 all the way up to a 10x4.7 prop on two or three cells. I personally run an 8x6 on my swift with a three cell lipo and it has loads of power. Alternativly, it would still fly well with a two cell. You can't go wrong, it will fly very well with either setup.

Oh, the reason I run an 8x6 prop is because there isn't enough room for anything bigger.

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Old Jan 29, 2007, 02:10 PM
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Thanks a lot Brian!

There seems to be no end to the good news!

I'll order this setup tonight, together with some 8x6 props... which I guess will be of the APC brand... would that be "plain vanilla" 8x6, 8x6e or 8x6sf...?
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Old Jan 29, 2007, 03:49 PM
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I'm sure the AXI performs better but a hundred dollars better??? The GWS setup was only $30.


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