Made with EPO, this small glider is both agile and very resliant to crashes. A great hotliner style glider with an 800mAh 2S pack, or bungy high-start/tow model with a 350mAh pack. The Mini-swift is great fun slope soaring or just racing around your local park. Because it's plug-n-fly ready you only need to include your own receiver and battery to be flight-ready! Specs:
Is this a 3 or 4 channel plane? The description of the Mini Swift R/C EPO Glider says it is 3 channel, however in the picture I see aileron, elevator and rudder connected. Does that mean the plane is actually 4 channel? (1. aileron, 2. elevator, 3. rudder, 4. throttle)
I also found some video's of people showing the plane, clearly being 4 channel.
yes Richard I did,TURNIGY Plush 12amp (2A BEC) BESC PRODUCT ID: TR_P12A-E .the stock 6amp that comes with the swift can be used with a 4.75x4.75 prop togeather with the ax motor(within amp range of 6mp).I haven't tesedt what my 5x5 prop setup dose(ampwise)I could not find a 5x3 prop without drilling out hole to fit shaft.this setup must be just over the max amp of motor according what members are posting on item motor page(have had swift for close to a year on this setup and have only changed the bearings on motor).I also don't use full throttle all the time but its nice to be able to go straight into a vertical no probs(onlookers do comment on how fast it goses,but I cant tell now lol).I must stress Richard,that with my setup(battery etc)you should be prepared to do some foam modding to get cg correct.rx and battery is placed under the main wing.it took a while to workout ,but the benefits fitted the purpose as I had brought the batteries before I foundout it was nose heavy with motor ,battery,rx in stock placements.my swift flies great and still gives me joy to flie.dont credit Richard, im happy to pass on some useful information.happy flying:)
hi Adrian,theres heaps of info on this awesome plane(google=hk mini swift rcgroups). battery weight and dimensions would be your only concern.i must admit I did not use the stock setup but others have posted enough info on rcgroups to get an idea of how well the plane performs on different 2s battery selections Mah.(getting cg right). I upgraded my motor(AX 1806N 2500kv Brushless Micro Motor (19g))brought this battery(Turnigy nano-tech 950mah 2S 25~50C Lipo Pack)its demension's are pretty good (less foam digging,because its placement is under wing togeather with receiver to get cg perfect for the upgraded motor).my opinion is this,with a battery 500 2s or lesser you should get better performance then using a bigger Mah(and will have to do less foam modding).as I said the box it came in recommened 500 2s on stock motor setup.i hope this info is what you are asking and helpful don't credit,happy to help if I have, its a great plane:)
DJARAJA , You commented that yo upgraded the motor on your mini swift to a AX 1806N 2500kv Brushless Micro Motor (19g). DId you upgrade the ESC too? What ESC did you use? Richard
9 thumbs up!
Genial, monte tres rapidement, je lui mis des rhino 610 en 2S qui se logent tres bien dedans. Seul difficulte est de passer le cable de servos des ailerons dans le fuselage lors du montage. Sinon c'est une machine tres chouette, qui plane pas trop mal, tient super bien le vol dos.
Got the one the other day. The kit came nicely packed and was shipped as Fragile good, so it arrived undamaged half way around the world.
First impressions: Looks very well made, all parts fit well together. All electronics are in working order. Motor has enough pull and is very silent. Servos felt a bit ratchety and cheap (well they are cheap) but seem to do the job. They do buzz at extreme end of travel but that can be sorted on Tx.
It came with a Pentium mark ed 6A ESC not a Turnigy one (surprise).
Controls have enough throw so that should not be a problem, Ailerons seemed not to have as much throw as other two but I am not sure as I am more a Heliguy.
The spare kit doesn't come with channels or the push rods.
Build material used seems not as robust as on my Multiplex Fox.
All in all a good package for the price but shipping kills the joy. 30USD EMS shipping plus about 45USD toll tax and handelling fee(higher tax due to EMS option)will make me think twice the next time.
Anyway I have some unpacking of kit photos posted in the blog section of hobbyking forums.
i just recieved my hk swift opened the box the plane looks great assembled and pluged 2 cell 500 ma battery in all the servos worked great but when i tried the to throttle on it won't go it just beebs once every 3 sec's i tried adjusting the throws,reversed throw but still no go?
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3 thumbs up!
I've just come from the field, and so far not believe how this plane can fly, perfect controls, flew well even with enough wind. Five stars for hobbyking
Mine came out at 120 grams with a 360mAh 2cell LiPo. Current draw is ~4,5A. I would not say very fast, but its fun to fly. A little slow response on the aileron, but crispy on elevator. I am probably going to extend the ailerons as long as it is possible. //Magnus
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A fantastic little glider, great for slope soaring or tearing around your local park. Very resilient to crashes and long flight times on just an 500mAh Lipo.