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The refurbishment of a Seagull Swift 40

mayan

Well-known member
#83
Right - this morning I have covered the fuselage, it went fairly well, a couple of places where it wrinkled in a way I couldn't get out.
First the bottom
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Then on to the sides
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Finally the top and the front battery cover
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Sorry to say that I don’t see any wrinkles so I honestly think your imagination is working extra hours. If that is your first time at this I can only wish mine will look the same :).
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#92
Getting so very close!!! Motor, undercarriage, ESC fitted. Control surfaces all attached.
Stuff to be done is attaching control horns and hooking up the control rods.
A couple bits of trim tidying and fitting the receiver and it's satellite and she will be ready for her re-maiden.
Gosh but this is huge compared to my other models!!!!
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mayan

Well-known member
#93
Getting so very close!!! Motor, undercarriage, ESC fitted. Control surfaces all attached.
Stuff to be done is attaching control horns and hooking up the control rods.
A couple bits of trim tidying and fitting the receiver and it's satellite and she will be ready for her re-maiden.
Gosh but this is huge compared to my other models!!!!
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Nice work! I’ve been following this from the start and boy it looks amazing.
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#99
No maiden :(
Weather was awful, too windy, too cold. The plane suffered a rudder servo failure while doing taxi tests.
The only thing I flew was one flight with my 5" quad at the end of this I couldn't feel my fingertips :)
Oh well, it will give me time to add some decoration.
Did a power test....max 755watts pulling 49 amps on its 12x6 prop, all up weight is 2568gms (5.66 lbs). Which gives a power to weight ratio of 133 watts a pound, that's loads!!!

Everything I took today to the flying field.
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Wildthing

Well-known member
No maiden :(
Weather was awful, too windy, too cold. The plane suffered a rudder servo failure while doing taxi tests.
The only thing I flew was one flight with my 5" quad at the end of this I couldn't feel my fingertips :)
Oh well, it will give me time to add some decoration.
Did a power test....max 755watts pulling 49 amps on its 12x6 prop, all up weight is 2568gms (5.66 lbs). Which gives a power to weight ratio of 133 watts a pound, that's loads!!!

Everything I took today to the flying field.
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5.66lbs, how big is that bird? :)