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Old Mar 24, 2009, 08:32 PM
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I didn't realize they had the swift II... They only have 2 schemes, but that is cool if you like one of those. Yep, firewall mount not the stick mount.

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Old Mar 24, 2009, 08:54 PM
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thanks, firewall mount. got it. thanks diggs for your time. ill post when it come. thanks all...
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Old Mar 26, 2009, 03:33 AM
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For you purists

Slope flying the Swift II...

Swift II slope flying at Boca Tijeras 3 25 09 (1 min 54 sec)
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Old Mar 26, 2009, 08:16 AM
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Nice vid. I so want to slope!! I am a big fan of the show Breaking Bad, and think about sloping when they show the outdoors of ABQ.

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Old Mar 26, 2009, 10:31 PM
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Great video Rocky, Thanks. Not much slope action here in north Texas, but supposedly a few days a year there a few nearby locations that work. I'll keep the old Swift wing that I'm replacing around so maybe I can fly a slope with it someday.

I'm guessing you had to modify the battery placement to the rear so that the CG is correct with no motor? What battery did you use?
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 01:52 AM
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Re: Vid

Thanks for the comments.

To balance, I put the Rx in the front "bay" and a 270mAH 4-cell NiMH in the 2nd "bay" along with a small voltage alarm.
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 02:33 AM
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hello what was AUW?
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 01:55 PM
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AUW= all up weight.
= weight ready to fly
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 07:34 PM
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Thanks but i already knew that.
i was wondering what the AUW of the slope version of the swift was.
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 08:58 PM
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oh, ahhahaha. sorry
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 10:08 PM
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It's 5.85 oz. That weight includes a small tow-hook (made from coat-hangar wire) that's taped on. No spar was added.
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Old Mar 28, 2009, 10:48 PM
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I have browsed through this thread and didn't see an answer to my question.

I just got my SwiftII in the mail today. She's allready put together - just needing my motor selection nailed down...(suggestions ?? I'm terrible w/ my motor selections lately) Guess in the meantime I could just take it to the slope LoL

The one thing I wanted to get answered before I finalize things was the control horns. I've seen a lot of modded horns here but what I didn't see was if there was a problem with the included horns. Also, there are two sets of horns in the bag. Both a large set and a small one. Is one better than the other?
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All;
I have browsed through this thread and didn't see an answer to my question.

I just got my SwiftII in the mail today. She's allready put together - just needing my motor selection nailed down...(suggestions ?? I'm terrible w/ my motor selections lately) Guess in the meantime I could just take it to the slope LoL

The one thing I wanted to get answered before I finalize things was the control horns. I've seen a lot of modded horns here but what I didn't see was if there was a problem with the included horns. Also, there are two sets of horns in the bag. Both a large set and a small one. Is one better than the other?

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=830

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Old Mar 29, 2009, 12:15 AM
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Thanks Diggs Looking up those motor/esc suggestions now.
Just curious - I've seen/read a lot of people using a larger motor (or so I would think) ... Basically ones pulling 15-20amps. This appears to have enough thrust, so what would be the reason for a larger motor?

Any idea on the horns?
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Old Mar 29, 2009, 03:26 AM
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... there are two sets of horns in the bag. Both a large set and a small one. Is one better than the other?
My guess is the small ones are for under wing setups, and the larger ones are for the top of the wing. The V-groove hinges pivot at the top, so larger horns are needed to have the same radius of motion compared to horns mounted on the bottom.

I built a Swift (for a friend) that didn't come with the larger horns. I routed the elevon links on top, so I had to roll my own. I didn't see anything wrong with the short horns that came in my kit though, so I'm sure if I had the larger set I would've used them instead.

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