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May 27, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Jun 18, 2012, 08:49 AM
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I also have pictures if someone is interested.....gear, cowl, fairings,canopy etc
Jun 20, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Yes- post more... more... more... who wah hahahahahaha! I've got one in the bones and will finish it for this winter. I want to do a polished scheme (glass with Flite Metal-heavy or Monokote-lightweight) but haven't figured how I'll do the bead rolled wing stiffened areas. Cheers!
Jul 23, 2012, 10:55 PM
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New 1/4 scale Swift cowls...

Hey Guys,
Just thought I'd give you all an update on the new 1/4 scale GC-1B Swift cowls.
New plug was completed, new master molds made, and new cowls are being made
Lay-ups have been slow, but they're coming along.

Jul 23, 2012, 11:26 PM
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Looking great!!!!!!!
When you get ready to ship send one my way
Aug 01, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Just received my engine cowl from Erik. I'm speechless. I have several Fiberglass Specialties cowls, pants, and other parts, but Erik's effort blows them away!

Aug 02, 2012, 09:47 AM
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Got mine yesterday , Ihave to agree with you EJ. Some nice work Erik, Thanks
Aug 02, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Regarding the struts being pumped up in the pictures shown above, it is common among the Swift owners to lift the wings from underneath while parked to extend the struts and take a little load off the springs (Adel gear is spring/oil).

Also, the Swift gear is very similar to P-51 gear except that the scissor links on the Swift are on the inboard side of the gear, whereas on the P-51 the links are on the aft side of the gear.

check out the Swift website at for lots of pictures and info.

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Aug 20, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Hey Guys,
I just received my plans and cowl from Erik and I will be drawing up a laser file. If anyone is interested in a short kit let me know at
Aug 20, 2012, 08:04 PM
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I would be interested in a short kit.

Aug 28, 2012, 07:36 AM
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I sent emails out in ref. to the short kits. If I missed anyone please get with me at we should be cutting them in a couple of weeks and I would like to get a reasonably firm number on how many need to be cut. We're also going to offer the gear as shown on the plans, so as soon as my machinist buddy can get back with me I'll have a number on them.
Sep 02, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Hi Berry,
Man that is a fantastic Cowl!! Will it be in the short kit?
Sep 03, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Hey Joe,
Cowling can be obtained from Erik Richard along with the plans. Glad your onboard Joe. I was told someone was going to do a build thread on this one, shoul be a great build. I'm looking forward to this one.
Last edited by vogel605; Sep 03, 2012 at 03:52 PM.
Sep 15, 2012, 11:59 PM
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Hi guys, I am planning to build a WILGA model scale, about 1.50 mts span or more.Do you know where I could find the plans?
Oct 25, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Short kit arrived yesterday, OH man which plane to build next ??????????????? Thanks Barry

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