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« on: March 04, 2018, 05:26:51 AM »

For completeness sake I’ve decided to give the swift its own topic Smiley

I’ve found the Comper Swift on Mike Stuart’s amazing website where he uses it as subject of a tutorial for novices wanton to get started on building their first scale models. If you don’t know his page you should definitively look it up at www.ffscale.co.uk.
During this winter I bought myself a CNC router I had been drooling over for years, and once it was built I thought about a first cutting project, and the Comper came back to my mind, as it’s a small model with relatively low parts count. So I drew up the parts in Fusion360 and went to cut my first own short kit Smiley

The parts fit was very good and the build went very quick. I’ve installed an AR6400 Spectrum “brick” with a minimum 6mm geared motor and using a 1S 110mAh battery.

Total weight came out at 30g, a bit more than I expected but the Swift still flies very well just climb Rate is scale I would say Wink still it’s enough to ROG.

It’s covered with white Esaki on the wings and tail surfaces and red and blue light weight tissue from Dare hobbies, and then airbrushed according to mikes tutorial with enamel paint thinned with dope thinners. The trim line is white printer paper. Still.

A short flying video is here:
https://youtu.be/PSY1Ug5xuPU
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 04:08:35 PM »

That really is fabulous. You have so much talent to produce your own kit and model to such a standard. Well done! Lovely video too and a great flight.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 08:51:29 PM »

Another nice effort MB. It does look scale and flies nicely, although I agree a little more power would be nice.

John

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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 03:02:01 AM »

Thanks guys I’m quite happy with the way it turned out, it’s also the only model I had success in spraying colors so far Wink
Next time I think I would build it with a 7mm geared drive or a 5g brushless or build it actually rubber powered and freeflight, it does fly really well.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 08:06:29 PM »

I went and relooked at your Waco SRE video and it performed nicely to my eyes with the Hextronic 5gm outrunner.

I guess it would be very good in your Comper as well.

It's nice to be able to walk out of the hangar and fly - what fun. No worries with flying on the airfield?

John
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 05:29:35 AM »

Well regulations say it is a problem, but it’s a very very small field and has hardly any traffic on it, us producing most of it and we have been flying here since near on 20 years, it also matters where and how you fly, as we are on the cold side of the pattern close to mid field and about 300m from the runway edge, so it’s hard to get into conflict with traffic from there.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2018, 06:05:09 AM »

Common sense obviously prevails as it should. I'm not trying to wake the "dead" btw. It seems like a nice area to use.

All the best Phil.

John
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