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Oct 19, 2012, 12:18 AM
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another great set of flight on this bird today in 10 mph winds gusting to 15, she is a blast in the wind. definitely my go to plane to test the conditions to fly. also added a few things pics to follow
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Oct 22, 2012, 04:25 PM
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anyone out there?
Nov 26, 2012, 12:12 AM
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Still flying this? How is it holding up?
Nov 26, 2012, 01:00 AM
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yep, i love this wing it is my go to anytime flyer
Nov 26, 2012, 09:06 PM
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That's good to know. I ordered a couple to give them a try. I just have to come up with the right motor/ prop combo.
Nov 27, 2012, 11:57 AM
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I don't know if you saw but I'm using the stock micro Stryker setup and it works great. Its nice and light with power to spare. I'm thinking of going to a 4040 prop and testing that out
Nov 27, 2012, 10:17 PM
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Yeah, I saw that. I can't seem to find any micro stryker motors listed for sale. What do you think of these?


Nov 27, 2012, 10:55 PM
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i think i would use the second choice the first choice is 6 grams
Nov 27, 2012, 11:30 PM
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I thought that at first too. It is actually .6 oz which = 17 grams.

How much does the micro stryker motor weigh?
Feb 26, 2013, 05:21 PM
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Still flying? I saw someone had set one of these up with the stryker gear with rudders (Looks really sweet)

Can these land like the stryker can? (IE elevator style and straight down with full ele?)

How bout some vids? Preferably as slow as she can fly.
Feb 26, 2013, 06:20 PM
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not sure about an elevator landing but i can gaurentee she will go slow, far slower then the um stryker would if that gives any indication. im still flying mine and loveing it, she is my wind plane/ throw around anywhere plane. i will try to post a vid of slow flight here soon no promises though as winter has finally decided to hit us here in colorado. i have 2 vids posted back on page 3 not great but something.
Jul 31, 2014, 10:23 PM
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I got one!

It is quite expensive for such a tiny model but the foam is good quality EPP and the parts are accurately formed. Was 20 delivered.

Not much info in this little wing so i'll add some words and pics..

Here's my set-up for anyone interested...

Span: 400mm
AUW: 89.7g
Motor: T-Motor 1304 (6.5g, 3400KV, 30.1W, 130g Thrust @7v)
Prop: GWS 5030
Servo: Cirrus CS-201
Batt: 2S 300mah Turnigy Nano-Tech
Rx: Futaba R124F 35mhz

The only issues i've got with this setup is the battery voltage was dipping quite allot, even at half throttle. Got a 320 hyperion lipo coming tho.. And the Futaba RX has terrible range. Other than that it has loads of power and is lightweight.

Only flown it 3 times so far..

1st time I had huge radio glitches from a poorly routed aerial.

2nd time had the same problem.

3rd time fixed the aerial so got it flying. Then had to deal with finding the correct COG. Managed to bring the COG forward slightly which made it fly better, but it was still quite tail heavy. A larger battery should fix that though, so next flight is the true test... Also, the plane was very twitchy. I mean very very twitchy even for such a tiny model. But i think that was due to not having much expo and having nearly 80deg deflection on the elevons! (see pics lol). I have managed to rocket launch it though by standing it on its tail and punching the throttle.

Hopefully get a chance to see how she really flies soon...

Building wise I've put a carbon spar under the motor mount running most of the span. This seems the best place and doesn't interfere with the curve of the wing. The servos have been mounted just aft of the COG. There was not enough room at the front to mount the RX and Lipo in-line, and still get correct COG (hence my tail heavy problems). So i would place the servos further forward next time. The RX and Lipo have been staggered (RX on top, Lipo below) which weakened the structure abit so i have embedded a small sheet of Mylar and second carbon spar in the battery recess to strengthen. I've run 0.5mm carbon along the leading edge and trailing edge of elevons with extensive glass tape on the nose. I've also made housing for the Lipo and RX out of an old nylon dental floss box which just happened to be the perfect shape (I had weight to spare). The winglets are left un-braced. Epoxy glue all the way. I Just used a black marker and a couple of stickers to decorate and help with orientation.

I should point out that this Micro Swift has been built to last. Thrown around. Sat on. And generally abused. I carry it in a plastic bag and just sling it about, absent-mindedly put things ontop of it etc. It's my careless, dont-need-to-worry-about, easy-to-transport plane. And yes i have sat on it. And it's proving to be pretty tough! Flight one and two both incurred some very energetic, full speed crashes - not even a dent.
Built to last i tell ye! lols

Just need to find the COG, dial back the throws and i think it will be a keeper...
Aug 05, 2014, 12:29 AM
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nice to see another
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Dec 22, 2014, 12:06 AM
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I have had this for a couple of years. I first used it with a Stryker motor and some hxt servos. It works pretty well but i kept stripping the gears off the hxt's slamming it into the ground every once in a while. So I quit using it. The other day I pulled it out and put the E-Flite 280 motor off of an Edge 540, and the matching digital mini servos, and ESC. This little thing will seriously scream with this setup. I am using the 3s 450 mah batteries from the edge and a 5043 prop. I also laminated it with 5 mil laminate. These E-flite servos are much tougher, I have not stripped one as of yet. I have slammed it off the ground a few times! I have dopplered this setup, it will easily run consistently in the 60 to 70 mph range, sometimes a little more. I had to add some weight to the nose for balance but it still comes in around 5 ounces. Pretty impressive for such a tiny thing! I have no idea what it weighed with the stryker motor, but this motor is heavier as I had to add weight. It works really well with this setup and can even take wind up to about 15 mph!

It is more fun running the 3s setup! Also, I put laminate on mine, makes it much stiffer, but, laminated or not, I don't think it can be broken! This little jewel can outfly much bigger planes!

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