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Old 11-03-2010, 11:47 AM
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What would be a good first combat wing? I am learning to fly a F27C Stryker now but know they are not great a low speed and break easier than EPP. I have looked at the Unicorn and the Zagi but wasn't sure if there was something else I am missing.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:07 PM
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I love my MSComposite Swift II. Quite tough, fun. I bought it specifically for combat.
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I have been looking at the Swift but would like to find a complete plug n play kit. But seems wings are pretty much all sold the same, the Assassin looks very similar too. Hoping the training on the Stryker will be good training for a wing.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:11 PM
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i sell wings i can solder up motor and ESC but my models are extruded polystyrene and expanded styro foam i dont do EPP imo if the extruded foam is strapped correctly its just as tough as EPP
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:22 PM
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Tried combat with a stryker a couple of times, and it was pretty ordinary. They break easy and don't fly well compared to planes like the S&B Komet. Still, they would be usefull for non-contact training though. Zagi's would be a little better again. The swift with a few reinforcing mods sound good, but my own combat planes were built with combat capabilities foremost. If you are not into scratchbuilding your own (and tape covered EPP is the most practical way) have a look at the all EPP gliders from Canterbury Sailplanes in New Zealand. Their tailless gliders and wings are great for combat, and adapt very easily for pusher motors. Plus the NZ dollar is weaker than the USD, and they have a list of factory seconds that are very inexpensive. Worth a look
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I never got the swift and had sort of just let go of the idea of a combat wing but recently a few of us got together at the club and purchased the Superfly. I tested mine yesterday and what a fun little plane to fly. The build was easy, my first time building with foam and learned to use a lot of hot glue.

As far as flying it was great, quiet enough to take out as a park flyer, doesn't scream like the stryker or other wings and does loops so tight it just about kisses its own backside.

I can't wait to get a dozen of these in the air for combat at our club. And if you go to the Superfly website watch the video of the guy flying it into a barbed wire fence several times to show how durable it is.

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Originally Posted by RCFlyer44 View Post
I have been looking at the Swift but would like to find a complete plug n play kit. But seems wings are pretty much all sold the same, the Assassin looks very similar too. Hoping the training on the Stryker will be good training for a wing.
Don't worry with RTF,,You can have a flight-pack on in an hour or two and be Flying!
Swift II a good one,,I saw one win combat at SEFF a few years back,,
I won last year with a Assassin,
their both Great ,, the Assassin is fin-less and is more "Beefy",, bothe are GREAT!,
I nightfly the SwiftII with 6-8 Oz of lights Extra lipo for power management system's ,, a bit fancy with 80+ lights blinkers & strobes but flys well heavy,, Have FUN!bubsteve
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