West Wings Swallow Glider, free flight model or can be converted to 2 channel rc
The Slingsby Swallow was designed as a high performance sailplane by Britains longest established glider manufacturer. The original was constructed from wood and lent itself to conventional model building techniques. Many survive in gliding clubs throughout the country and some even saw service with the Air Training Corps. The model market is often criticised for ignoring the scale glider market, so West Wings chose the Swallow in response.
This model has been designed from conception to cater for two markets. It was introduced to appeal to free flight enthusiasts and to the growing numbers of micro R/C fliers, too. Surprisingly, it is with the R/C sector that the Swallow has found most favour. There are readily available (and affordable) servos in the 4g to 9g weight class together with miniature receivers that have made R/C projects like this possible. Combine these with a 4 cell pack of 50 or 110mAh NiMh cells and you've got a very lightweight model with fabulous performance in the lowest lift conditions. And what's more, it's scale like!
The kit contains all pre-cut parts and strip wood and includes details and components for both free flight and R/C derivatives and you can choose some really unusual colour schemes to personalise your Swallow. It will perform well from hand or towline launch or even on the slope.Specification
Wingspan 35.5 inches 900mm
Scale Semi Scale
Channels 2 (Optional)
Model format Kit
Servos 2 (Optional)