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Mibo Swift S1
« on: July 31, 2017, 14:37:42 PM »
Thanks to Ralph (Thanks Ralph!), a new glider has joined the stable.
A good old Swift S1 from Mibo.
Just needed a bit of TLC and some new servos.
Fuselage was cleaned up, and painted with that acrylic paint from Lidl (the only paint I actually managed to get good results with!)
Wings were then stripped and covered with Vinyl, same for the tail (quick job, haven't cleaned up the wing before re-covering!)

And we are ready to rock and roll! Stay tuned for the first flight (that thing is heavy, might be interesting :)
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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 20:07:41 PM »
Fred, would you be able to e-mail me (or Ralph) the print file for the Swift logo on the rudder? I'll see if Ralph can print a pair for me. The graphics arrived. Great value and should look great on the Swift once I put it all together. Thanks. Kevin

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2021, 16:17:06 PM »
Fred, do you know the recommended c of g position for the Mibo Swift? Just finishing refurb of one. Thanks!

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 12:36:11 PM »
Hey Kevin,

Hope you are keeping well!

Good question, I don't know! I may have marked the wings, I'll check. It has been a while!
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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2021, 19:11:55 PM »
Hey Fred. I’m guessing 75-80mm from LE at the root. It would be great to have an idea before first (re)flight!

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2021, 20:22:40 PM »
I think this is the model and SP = CG

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 22:16:14 PM »
That's great Bill. Thank you. Where did you find it?!!!!!
Just need to balance it so. I'm guessing it needs a good blow Fred?

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2021, 10:25:38 AM »
Had a dig around the Mibo Modelli website Kevin. This is the 2.48m version

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2021, 11:59:16 AM »
Kevin,
 a steady 18KPH will keep it in the air.

fingers crossed for next week then!

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2021, 19:01:42 PM »
Ya. Just need to stick it on a balance and raid a church roof!!!!!

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2021, 11:04:24 AM »
I bought loose lead shot off Ebay. Type of thing divers put in their weight belts nowadays. Wasn't too expensive and advantage is you can mix it with epoxy and pour it right up into the nose of the model, so weight is as far forward as possible.

I tape a plastic cup to the nose, put the model on the balancer and pour shot in to the cup until model balances. Weigh the amount needed and mix maybe 2/3 with epoxy and pour into nose. Remainder goes in a ziploc bag and gets put in the nose in the normal fashion. Can add or subtract to that until you're happy with balance, then epoxy it in properly

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2021, 14:04:44 PM »
I do something similar Bill. Usually tape a mixing cup to the nose on a string and fill it with coins, then weight the lot once happy and cut the right amount of lead from a sheet I had, fold it up tight and install.
I have run out of lead so I was only this week googling fishing tackle shops to buy lead shot just as you described. I was going to gun in the lead with some silicone. Your method does get the weight right into the nose and epoxy would be best.
I’ll go on e-bay tonight and see what I find!

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2021, 16:28:13 PM »
only needs enough epoxy to stick and hold in place. Too much gets hot!

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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2021, 08:21:25 AM »
Kevin,
  I have visited a bunch of churches lately, I am happy to share my spoils!
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Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2021, 10:45:12 AM »
Kevin,
  I have visited a bunch of churches lately, I am happy to share my spoils!

During Lockdown!! ??? ???