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Old Aug 30, 2002, 12:41 AM
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Globe Swift

Anyone have any info on a kit or a set of good plans???

Thanks and Happy Landings
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Old Aug 30, 2002, 09:28 AM
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Globe Swift

Try Aerodyne Online, Cleveland and John Pond plans services, use a search engine. Cleveland offers plans in various scales, you have to substitute sticks etc. of proper dimensions to match enlargement. Cleveland designs are well adaptable to electric power due to traditional stick and former construction.
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Old Aug 30, 2002, 11:50 AM
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Hello R. Green
I have a set of Earl Stahl plans for a rubber powered Globe Swift. The wingspan is 20" but can be enlarged. It is stick and former construction and would be easy to convert to e-power. If you are interested, I can email them to you.
Jim
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Old Aug 30, 2002, 09:06 PM
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Thanks Guys!

I'll look into Aerodyne and Pond.

GHMBO -- yes please! That'l give me something to work with.

Happy Landings
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Old Sep 01, 2002, 09:25 AM
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The Cleveland 1/8 scale 44" w/s Swift looks like a good project geared 6v S400 on 9 500AR cells.

http://www.clevelandairline.com/ASP/PRODUCT.asp:)
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Old Sep 01, 2002, 09:33 AM
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Oops!

Link doesn't work, go here and find search engine , under manufacturer, scroll down to Globe the hit go, it'll take you to two different versions and will show different scales and wingspans. IT series are simplified, others are super scale.

http://www.clevelandairline.com/
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Old Sep 01, 2002, 06:53 PM
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FWIW:

Another plane similar to the Globe Swift is the North American/Ryan Navion.

Earl Stahl did that one also. But larger than the Swift.

Bob Holman has the plans and laser cut parts for the Stahl Navion:

http://www.bhplans.com/

Robbie
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Old Feb 23, 2008, 11:40 PM
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Has anyone seen a Globe Swift in an ARF version? I would really like it if they did...
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 11:07 AM
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No ARFs, since it's not popular enough for the "consumer" types. Why not hop in with the rest of us and build one? There's plenty of help getting the job done here. Get stuck? Just say so, and half a dozen experienced builders will answer!

The Plans Page has the Stahl Swift, Navion, and gobs of other nice Stahl and other designs.
http://www.theplanpage.com/
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 05:48 PM
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Attached are a couple of pictures of my Ryan L-17 navion that was built from scaled up Earl Stahl plans. If I recall they were enlarged 50%. My flying buddy Ron and I have plans to to the Globe Swift from Earls' plans as sson as we can find the time.

Geared speed 400 3.75 to 1 (GWS drive unit) on 3S 2100 LiPo. Very nice flyer. Looks great in the air.

Brian Allen

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Old Feb 24, 2008, 06:03 PM
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If I'm not mistaken I saw this plane at a meet in Easton ,PA a couple of years ago--the Lehigh Valley Club's event in June.
A beautiful piece of work.

BM
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 08:42 PM
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And another good short kit design update project for the likes of Pat Tritle.
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 01:04 AM
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I've built a scaled up version of the Earl Stahl plan, you can find that thread here by searching for "Globe Swift". I'm not going to link the thread as it wasn't one of my finer moments of communicating with others in the forum. It wound up as "shelved" as at the time the selected motor was waaaaay too much and the batteries waaaaay too large/heavy. But it's still in one piece ready to be tried again.

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