Common Sense RC SWIFT II Winging your way to fun!
BY LARRY COOPER PHOTOS BY JOHN REID
THE SWIFT II
COMMAND IT TO
GO AND DOES SO
COMMON SENSE RC’S new flying wing, the Swift II, is available in a variety of great- looking color schemes. The plane is made out of EPP foam, which has a reputation for durability and strength. The finished plane is very light and a blast to fly. The plane I checked out has an American flag theme painted on the top side and is white on the bottom. There are 17 color schemes to choose from including a plain white that you can customize yourself. A variety of dif- ferent country flags form the basis for about
half of the choices, and the rest are sporty
The instructions advise that the plane is
suitable for everyone from beginner to
advanced pilots. The durability factor
makes it a good plane for beginners, and the
agility will make it fun for advanced pilots.
The kit comes with all the hardware necessary to finish the plane except the
electronics. The recommended brushless
outrunner motor and ESC give the plane
plenty of zip in the air. The plastic motor
The plastic motor mount is a strong platform for
the 400-size brushless motor.
mount is nice and solid to give the prop a
strong place to push against. The kit comes
with one sheet of instructions that are very
terse and provide only the minimum in
guidance for constructing the plane.
Flying wings typically have no landing
gear, and the Swift II is no exception. The
power system is a pusher-prop arrangement, and that helps to minimize prop
breakage while landing the gearless wing.
The Swift II has some great features that
make it a good plane for almost any skill
MODEL: Swift II
MANUFACTURER: MS Composit
DISTRIBUTOR: Common Sense RC
TYPE: electric flying wing
SMALLEST FLYING AREA: football field
IDEAL FOR: intermediate or advanced
WINGSPAN: 32 in.
WING AREA: 340.5 sq. in.
READY-TO-FLY WEIGHT: 10.1 oz.
WING LOADING: 4. 27 oz./sq. ft.
FLIGHT DURATION: 7-9 min.
■ Easy to build
■ Quick and agile in the air
■ Electrical components all on the
bottom of the wing