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Heli Addict
12-30-2005, 07:51 PM
need recommendations for electronics for a swift....any help would be appreciated.

12-30-2005, 09:43 PM
Here is a long list of power packages matched to the Swift right from century: http://www.centuryheli.com/products/helikits/swift/combos.htm?currentid=333 Hope this helps.

Heli Addict
12-30-2005, 10:16 PM
thanks a million! Do you know if the Swift is a durable heli? I'm used to the Logo 14 and the T-Rex XL.

12-30-2005, 10:33 PM
I have yet to see or fly a swift in person. I run a Quick Japan 16v2 .30 sized heli myself. I have heard of a few new production issues, but they may have them worked out by now. I know the Logo series helis are very popular. The Trex is great, but a much smaller bird. I like mine a lot. You might take a look at the QJ line of EP helis. http://helicopterhobbies.com

01-03-2006, 11:49 PM
need recommendations for electronics for a swift....any help would be appreciated.

The Swift is a great heli for the price.
The issues are small and easy to rectify. There are several threads on the rcg forum about it.
For motor choices it is quite simple.
4 or 5s lipo packs the Hacker A30-8xl with fan is a good economical choice.
5 or 6s lipo the ORK 1907 from tppacks.com is the gun motor.
servos are very flexable. it takes full size servos so pretty much anything will work but keep in mind the rear swash servo needs a longer servo arm, so order a long arm kit when you get your servos. i used JR 539's in mine.

Dont muck about with the gyro get a 401/9254 combo.

esc choice is open as long as it takes the cell count and make it a 50 amp minimum version to be safe. i have a mgm comm 75 amp esc and a Jazz 55 , both work very well.

01-04-2006, 12:17 AM
Anybody know the minimum start up cost on a swift? Is it close to a Trex? Can'r decide which one to get.

01-04-2006, 12:27 AM
have seen a few queastions asking about the cost of getting a swift into the air. I thought it might be a fun excercise to get the number together.
All prices are recent across the net but in the US.

Swift arf kit $249
3 x servos (FUT 3152) $ 90
Gyro 401/9254 $209
RX $100


Tango 45-10 $270
Hacker A30-8xl $90
ORK 1907-1.5 $165

pinions $7 - $ 10


CC 80 $160
CC 85 HV $209
Jazz 55-6-18 $206
Jazz 55-10-32 $269


Ubec $45
park bec $17


Tanic 4s1p (3650mah) $145
Tanic 6s2p (4960mah) $320
TP 4s2p prolite $225
TP 6s2p prolite $330

FUT 9chfs $400
JR 9303 $500


astro 109 $125
orbit pocketlader $135
schulze 6-330 $200

hope this helps, it covers all the big stuff at least

01-09-2006, 09:31 PM
In the UK the Trex 450SE which comes with all the bling upgrades a brushless motor and a speed controller is listed at 350 retail. The Swift 16 with Phoenix 60 speed controller, Century brushless motor with 8T pinion and a Flightpower Evo 20 3700 4S lipo pack is 400 - I know which I prefer out of these two! The lipo pack lists at 100 so for the same setup the Swift is 50 cheaper.

01-09-2006, 10:05 PM
Anybody know the minimum start up cost on a swift? Is it close to a Trex? Can'r decide which one to get.
Hi Motions,
Here is a link to century's combo deals. They range from $522.00 right up to $800.00.. I would go with the swift over the Trex as it is a bigger bird and you can easily have as much tied up in a Trex. Both are very 3D capable. http://www.centuryheli.com/products/helikits/swift/index.htm?currentid=304
Have you had any trouble with bent main shafts? That is the only major thing I see people having. other than that it looks like a nice bird. The video with Alan jr. flying it looks very impressive. But then again he could make a hummingbird look impressive :)

01-10-2006, 03:57 AM
nothing bent on mine. Even my LG is still in one piece.

01-10-2006, 08:42 PM
The Century site is not very informative on what's included in the entire package or what accessories you may need to buy. Most other manufacturers provide a wealth of info on their products.

You think they will market an HDE version of the Swift?

01-10-2006, 09:59 PM
Motions, i had a look at the century site. I would bet the packages include exactly what is listed, no more.
You still need to add electronics and all the bits and pieces that go along with a heli.

01-11-2006, 12:19 AM
All the deals I've seen include heli, motor, speed controller & battery, nothing more.

01-16-2006, 11:47 PM
I'm flying my swift with a hacker A30 8XL , CC 60 esc , 4s2p 4400 lipoly , 3152 servos and futaba 401 gyro with 9254 on the tail...I don't do any 3D so this setup seems to have plenty of power..I'm also put paddles off a century hawk. there alot heavier than the stock.. It slowed down the cyclic alot and made it easier to fly for me..