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Sun Sail Swift
 
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The Sun Sail Swift used a sophisticated airfoil design to give delicate balance and handling characteristics. There is a special high strength baked-on epoxy on the control bar and kingpost. Injection molded spar saddles and kingpost fittings and standard, and quick change links for seated to prone flying are fitted. The Swift is fitted with a dowelled and sleeved precision bent keel and the ability to breakdown to 12 ft. Options included soaring windows, custom sail patterns, 5 x 5 control bar, and a ball variometer.
 
The airframe is made from 6061-T6 1.5in x .049 clear anodised aluminium alloy. Exterior sleeving is 6063-T832. Spars are precision drilled with exterior hardwood dowel. Rigging cable is 3/32in 7 x 7 302 stainless steel aircraft quality, with all rigging vinyl coated. Continuous top rigging is fitted and lowr rigging is individual with no weak links. All cable ends are double nico pressed.
 
Tangs, control bar box, kingpost bracket, shackles and nose plate are stainless steel. Nuts, bolts and turnbuckles are aircraft quality. The wing struts are 4130 chrome molly with machined cable guides.
 
The sail is Howe & Bainbridge 3.8oz stabilised dacron, then available in 11 colours. Fully reinforced with unique roach tip design, three tapered fibreglass battens per side, control batten attached to leading edge for positive washou control. Panels run 90 degrees to the leading edge.
 
A seated harness has full height adjustment, rigid seat with leg loop security. Made from 5000 lb test web that includes a back support and spreader bar. Prone harness has full adjustment, three position suspension system with knee hangers.
 
 
Swift A
Leading edge: 19 ft
Keel length: 12 ft
Wing span: 30.3 ft
Wing area: 170 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 5.28
Nose angle: 104˚
Weight: 40 lb
Stall speed: 13 mph
Max speed: 40 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 7-1
Best L/D speed: 26 mph
Min sink: 255 fpm
 
Swift B
Leading edge: 20 ft
Keel length: 12 ft
Wing span: 32 ft
Wing area: 190 sq,ft
Aspect ratio: 5.38
Nose angle: 104˚
Weight: 41 lb
Stall speed: 13 mph
Max speed: 40 mph
Best glide ratio (L/D): 7-1
Best L/D speed: 27 mph
Min sink: 255 fpm
 
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