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Esprit Models – TM Swift S-1 Deluxe Red 3.7m (ARF)

The Swift S-1, which first flew in 1991, is a development of Polish manufacturer Marganski & Myslowski located in Bielsko-Biala. Although it has been described as single-place all purpose sailplane, the Swift S-1 is optimized for aerobatic training with erect and inverted clearance of +10/-10 G with one person on board. The landing gear is retractable, and approach control is assisted by Schempp-Hirth airbrakes. This sailplane won the World Glider Aerobatic Championships in France, 1995. Shortly after the Championships ended, promotional flights were arranged to enable top pilots to fly this aircraft. The Swift has since had several successes at other international competitions. The fiberglass fuselage and rudder are finished flawlessly in white gel-coat. The canopy is pre-hinged in a fiberglass frame and comes complete with a scale-like latch. The cockpit is complete with instrument dashboard and fiberglass seat, just like the actual plane. Retractable landing gear with working doors as well as tow release is also installed. The wing and fuselage both have pre-installed wiring harnesses that also include multi-pin connectors for fast, trouble-free setup at the field. The wing is finished beautifully and ready for your aileron and spoiler servos. The foam core, obecchi sheeted, carbon fiber reinforced wings are easily removed for transportation yet are securely held in place with Topmodel’s ingenious retention system. All these features give the Swift performance characteristics similar to a fully molded wing while still remaining very light and relatively inexpensive. The synergy of low weight and strong structure is very unusual in a production sailplane and can only be achieved with careful attention to design and construction. This model is considered one of the best values on the market today.

With its fiberglass fuselage and its carbon fiber reinforced, obecchi sheeted foam wings the Swift S-1 can handle full aerobatic routine. The careful use of composites with competition balsa, creates a good light structure that will hold its shape for a long time.

 

Special Features:
– Control surfaces: Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder, Flaps and Spoilers
– White gel-coated, pre-painted fiberglass fuselage and rudder
– Pre-installed retractable landing gear with working doors, tail wheel and tow hook
– Foam-core, obecchi-sheeted two-piece wing with fiberglass reinforcement
– Removable foam/balsa stabilizer for easy storage and transportation
– UltraCote-covered wings with pre-installed servo wiring
– Scale cockpit frame with canopy latch and dashboard
– Includes all necessary hardware
– Decals applied, ready for final assembly

More information (links):
* Tape Hinges Installation

Airfoil : HQ 1.5-12
Wing area : 1247 sq.in. (80.5 sg.dm)
Wing loading : 24-26 oz/sq.ft. (73-79 g/sg.dm)
Empty weight: 11.25 lbs. (5110g)

Suggested Equipment:
(5) HS-5245MG servo (flaps, ailerons, elevator)
(3) HS-5485HB servo (rudder, towline release, retract)
(2) HS-5065MG servo (spoilers)
(1) Jeti electronic switch DPS 40

Power Package Upgrade:
(1) Hacker A50 14L
(1) Jeti Spin Pro 99 Opto ESC
(1) TP4400 8S battery (4S + 4S)
(1) Aeronaut Turbo 55/6/8mm folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut yoke 52/8mm for folding spinner
(1) Aeronaut 16×10 folding propeller
(2) Deans connector
(1) Deans serial connector 2S

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