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  • #16
    And an Ahi

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  • #17
    Fair enough, at hospital now taking care of Covid patients... 👍

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    • #18
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ID:	43662 I added some black stripes to the bottom of the wing. Ailerons are now hinged and pushrods completed. With a little bit of nose weight, the model finished up at 27 ounces

      I do need to add a little weight to one wing tip. The wood for the ailerons was very different density. I used the aileron push rod wire but I didn't like the clevis that came with the kit. I soldered on a threaded brass piece to use with Sullivan clevis.

      The only thing remaining to do is paint the canopy.
      mlachow
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      Last edited by mlachow; 02-02-2021, 02:25 PM. Reason: Upload working again.

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      • #19
        I finally put in a few flights on the Swift. It flies nicely but the 15 to 20plus at Cumberland was on the high range the stock model can handle a zip start lainch. A few flutter problems zip starting out into the lift band. I plan on changing the stock horns with something sturdier. The slip on retainer on the horn on one wing came loose. I might move the hook back to get more climb and less speed with a zip start for Cumberland.

        I built it light weight. Maybe some monokote will help There is some info on building it heavier by adding strapping tape as well as monokote.
        mlachow
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        Last edited by mlachow; 03-19-2022, 11:51 PM.

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        • Steve P
          Steve P
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          So the hill was too windy for the Windy Hill??

        • mlachow
          mlachow
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          mlachow commented
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          Zip start was too much for windy hill. Pretty much most of the foamies there were fluttering with that zip start. Would have been OK on a hill you are just chucking it from. They do have suggestions for adding more tape and weight for windy conditions.

      • #20
        I put some oratex on one wing panel, 45 degree bias. It adds about an ounce to the wing panel and looks a lot nicer than EPP. Way stiffer.

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