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Swift S.1

swift-s1


The GFRP Swift, which first flew in 1991, was designed as a sailplane for contest aerobatics (about 10 g). It has optional wingtip extensions which increase the span to 15.0 m / 49.2 ft. The main wheel is retractable. Approach control is by top surface Schempp-Hirth type airbrakes. Moving tail surfaces are fabric covered.

S-1
L/DMax: 28 127 kph / 68 kt / 78 mph
MinSink: 0.97 m/s / 3.18 fps / 1.88 kt
Wing span: 12.7m / 41.6ft
Wing area: 11.69sq.m / 125.8sq.ft
Empty Weight: 300kg / 660lb
Payload: 110kg / 242lb
Gross Weight: 410kg / 902lb
Wing Load: 35.07kg/sq.m / 7.17lb/sq.ft
Water Ballast:
Aspect ratio: 14.3
Airfoil: NACA 64/ 1-412
Seats: 1

S.1A

 

 


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