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Jul 31, 2018, 04:33 AM
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New MIBO Swift S1 2.5m


For the 25th anniversary Mibo announced the new Swift S1 with 2,5m wingspan.

The main futures:

-hollow moulded (Carbon fuselage with 2,4 GHz friendly Kevlar front part, Wings and elevator full Carbon)
-square carbon wing joiner
-bottom hinged flaps and ailerons
-Ballast holes in the wing
-Pre-cut Canopy
-F3B wing spar
-Pre-installed Rudder

In end of Semptember there will be available three versions:

-Standard (Single C160)
-Strong ( Double C160)
-Strong Light ( 80 Spreadtow / 50 C-Biax )

And I had a chance to become a prototype pilot .... so i can Compare it to my old '93 Swift

I will also do the Build Log .. so stay tuned

PS...a few photos from my new Swift
Last edited by Opelpower; Jul 31, 2018 at 05:08 AM.
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Jul 31, 2018, 05:02 AM
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Jul 31, 2018, 10:31 PM
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I had one of the original Mibo Swifts back in the 90's. Though the construction wasn't as advanced as this one, I thought it was pretty good for the time. I do remember that it required real strong lift to fly well.
Aug 02, 2018, 03:55 AM
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Yes, the old had RG airfoil. The new one is a total remake from nose to tail, the wings have now modified HN airfoils.
Aug 02, 2018, 02:41 PM
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Today on the list ... Stress Test comparison with a 13kg Car battery

You can see, that the use of a stable F3B spar pays off
Aug 06, 2018, 09:49 AM
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Today I did the weight measurements ... see the attachments

Wing around 550g ... Spread tow option is around 100g lighter.

And some news from Mibo:

-There will also be an EDF variant ... (additional cover for EDF door, additional rib EDF holder)

-You can choose between different sets for the linkages (IDS / classic, pull-pull / carbon rod, ....) In model set not included!
Aug 06, 2018, 12:37 PM
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Who in the USA will sell the model?
Latest blog entry: Testing the blog page
Aug 07, 2018, 02:32 PM
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Distributor will be announced in short.
Aug 10, 2018, 08:14 AM
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I have seen the model firsthand and what was interesting is that the wings were around 200 grams lighter but stiffer than my full strength 2.5 meter X-models swift. For US I think this will be a lighter, stonger, better flying swift. For example my elevator was close to 200 grams and the Mibo was 85 grams.
Aug 14, 2018, 06:08 AM
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Mibo Swift S1 IDS with KST DS225MG (0 min 16 sec)
Aug 15, 2018, 12:32 PM
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Today on to do list: fuselage reinforcements . Because I fly only slope, and sometimes the landings are not so pretty , I've made a Depron rib for the fuselage out of 6mm Depron, 200 Karbon rowing and 35g Glass
Aug 15, 2018, 06:55 PM
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Looking good! Tadej is an excellent builder!

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