Ultra compact and easy to assemble, the Swallow Jet Micro EDF park jet is as fun to fly as it is to build. The wings arrive in one piece making assembly a breeze. You will require a 40mm EDF unit, two 2.5gram servos, a 15Amp ESC, a 7.4 2s 500mAh lipoly battery and your own transmitter and receiver to complete this model. Control rods and general fittings have been included, all you will need is a little Cyano, kicker and 30 minutes of spare time!
I think you could do this but you will have to place it on a different place (i mean maybe you can not place it on the slot provided by the factory cause the slot is too small). Now if you place it somewhere else in the duct tube your cg will change and you'll have to recalculate it
Same answer every time, It's cubed out to equal the equivalent volume of the box. They tyipcal rate is 10lb/cubic ft. The odd time it is actually the weight they say, it's packed heavily enough to arrive safe. The amount of freight was always built into the price at your local hobby shop for years. It's only recently as people are importing stuff themselves that they realize how much of the cost based on it's freight component. Then somehow they feel the need to complain about the fact that it (only) costs say.. $40 to ship something around the world. Would everyone rather it cost $500 per plane to fly again?
Hmm, I noticed how they conveniently left out the description of foam type. After claiming the micro A-10 (same company, ELE RC) was EPO and then finding it's a super cheap EPS, I think I'll wait for reports.
The beads on the micro A-10 foam look like EPO too, but it is definitely not. EPO usually has a glossy look to it. This does not. The A-10's foam is the cheapest, weakest stuff I have ever seen on a plane. I think if this plane was EPO, they would say. Beware.
Added one to an order to see, cheap enough. Now I see why they don't mention the foam type. It seems to be a cross between EPO and EPS. Definitely different from the A-10. It is lighter and more flexible than most EPO I am familiar with, but certainly seems more durable than EPS. Maybe it's a new type of foam, EPOS. Since EPO is a cross between EPP and EPS, there seems to be several variations of it depending on the desired characteristics.
This looks like a great planes miglet with bigger winglets , mine did not fly with supplied brushed edf , finally put a bell towerpro motor and it flew very well on 2s and 3 s Mine was much better as a pusher... there was very little space for a battery esc rx under the canopy.
I tried to post a comment on Funktor's review but kept getting error messages. Maybe they'll catch up and post all four attempts :) EDFs are much less efficient. I've ordered one of these and intend to fly it as a pusher on 2s, or maybe even a tractor configuration with a motor in the mouth. I'm thinking of adding a top wing across the winglets, like on a Ligeti Stratos, to lower the wing loading some more. I have a 55cm wing with a 2s 800mAh 20C lipo and a 22mm 2500Kv outrunner as a pusher. It's around 170g AUW and flies nicely with a 5 inch prop. Sometimes 5x3, sometimes 5x3 x 3 blades (more thrust), sometimes 5x4.3 for a bit more speed, but not terribly fast.
Received it this morning:
- the wing comes as one piece
- all the structure's made of strong EPO
- HK "EDF40 with 8400kv Motor Assembled" fits perfectly
- beautiful design and aerodynamics
- there are slots in each wing if you want to reinforce with some carbon fiber.
Thanks HK for making this cheap model that will scream on the airfields !
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Recieved this morning, have gone through all of the parts and this is a quality product for the price, the EDF40 with 8400kv motor fits perfectly into the body, the servos are nice and snug, an easy build. Sprayed with foam safe paint, the build took about an hour. Looks great and is very quick...........Thanks HK another great product.
Nicely molded EPO. Looks like very simple construction. I may paint mine bright orange and use the included decals, apparently this plane is the "pig-nose flyer". Great stuff, can't wait to get it together.
Details: I do have only simple 4ch radio, so I used Turnigy V-tail mixer.
Other is 40mm EDF plus 8400kv engine, Hobby King 3.7g / .4kg / .10sec Micro Servo, Turnigy 18A Basic 3.1 ESC.
With this model weights 160g without battery (reccommended fligh weight is 140-160g in materials.
With 850mAh nanotech total weight is 212g.
I do not expect that model would be totaly unflyable even with this higher weight...
Very touchy on rotation, pull up with this on board does not work. Will try it with better radio (expo, mixing) and let you know...
But generally look for something more tested. Should have been warned by that I could not find any video of Swallow jet flying... not even 1 on Youtube.
Only plus is material that survied all my crashes, just little of CA fixed that.
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First of all: it does fly. 200g and above is obviously way too heavy, mine's about 170g with 2s and a solid 180g with 3s. I prefer the 3s setup, 2s makes it difficult to start due to a lack of thrust.
It's very easy to build, not so easy to fly (very instable) but sturdy enough to survive a series of attempts. For the money, it's not bad at all.