Mini SWIFT by

30 Dec 11 - motor, ESC and battery upgraded

N° of launches / Time 9

1 hours 4 mins

Flight information includes all configurations
Wingspan 21.5" 55 cm
Wing Area 165 □" 10.6 dm²
Flying Weight 4.7 oz. 133g 6.8 oz. 193 g
Wing Loading 4.1 oz. / □' 12.5 g/dm² 5.93 oz. / □' 18.1 g/dm²
Wing Cube Loading 3.8 - 'Glider' 5.5 - Between 'Glider' and 'Trainer'
Motor Hexatronic HXT 2204-14T C2822-2000 Brushless 'bell' motor
Propeller Günther 125 x 110 (4.9" x 4.3") Günther 125 x 110 (4.9" x 4.3")
Batteries 2S1P 20C 500mAh LiPo 3S 1000mAh LiPo, min 20C
Speed Controller Budget 10A - 2S or 3S LiPo  - 10A - BEC HiModel - 2S to 4S LiPo - 12A - BEC
Receiver Corona RP4S1 - 4ch - PPM - 35MHz Synthesised - 7g OrangeRx R410 - 4Ch - 2.4Ghz (Spektrum DSM2 compatible) - 2.5g
Servos Elevons - 2 x Hexatronic HXT500 5.0g
Static motor parameters  2S 500mAh pack gave 3.2A @ 7.45V (24W) and 8500 RPM.  This equates to an input power of over 80W/lb.

3S 1000mAh 25-50C Turnigy Nano-Tech LiPo pack gave 8.6A @ 11.9V (102W) and 15210 RPM, an input power of 240W/lb.

Flight performance Flies very well, although more power would be nice ... I'm tempted to give 3S a try

Not yet flown

29 Dec 11 - I decided I wanted more power so have fitted an uprated motor, ESC and larger battery pack.  Whilst it is significantly heavier than it was, the wing loading is still low and the power is 4 times higher.

25 May 09 - I bought this at the South West Model Show (at the Bath & West Showground) on 18 Apr 09.  The model comes pre-painted on the top surface and this is the Storm scheme.  It is a quick build as there isn't much to do.  I did add a liteply keel between the cores to make launching easier.  The motor would be quite happy running on a 3S pack using the Günther propeller so I think I'll get a pack to try it.

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