Swift 100

(2 customer reviews)


Our Swift™ 100 was loosely inspired by the 1930s Comper Swift. This ToonScale™ version of the original British classic, features spunky lines and solid sport aerobatic performance.

Unlike other ultra micro designs, our Swift features full 4-channel control. And when paired with the suggested electronics (available from HorizonHobby.com), the well powered Swift zips through an array of exciting aerobatic maneuvers. The Swift’s 3-ounce flying weight, high wing position and low wing loading make for docile low speed handling that will thrill both novice and advance pilot. This fully laser-cut and interlocking design frames in 1-2 evenings allowing you to spend less time building an more time flying. BuildIt!

Made in Colorado, USA
Item Number: SAK-SWIFT100
Wing span 21 in. | Wing area 92 sq. in. | Flying weight 3.1 oz. | 3-Channel RET
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Additional Details


Wing Span | 21 in
Overall Length | 17 in
Wing Area | 92 in²
Flying Weight | 3.1 oz
Wing Loading | 4.8 oz/ft²

Controls Required | 3 channel, R/E/T
Construction | Balsa / Ply
Category | Ultra Micro Indoor


  • Step-by-step illustrated assembly manual
  • Hand selected laser-cut AAA balsa and hardwood stock
  • Full color cartoon pilot figure
  • Comprehensive hardware package

Required Electronics (available at HorizonHobby.com)

* Model was originally designed for 1.8g servos the updated EFLU4864 receiver now requires the use of 2.3g Long Throw servos – slight modification to the aileron servo pocket may be required.

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Required finishing items

  • Covering film | 3 PatchPak™ AeroLITE™
  • CA Glue | Thin, Medium, and Thick Adhesives


2 reviews for Swift 100

  1. Mark Occhionero (verified owner)

    Great model and great build experience. This was my first attempt at a balsa wood built model plane. I have built many foam planes (other flying things too) of my own from downloaded plans or kits. As a aviation hobbyist, I felt I needed to get a balsa model under my belt.

    Initially I was skeptical that this light balsa wood, would build into something so structurally sound and straight. I am amazed with the precision that this model was designed and cut to. Everything went together so straight, true, and strong. Additionally, the plans are well written and adequately illustrated. I read everything and looked at the fold out plans.

    This was my first attempt at putting covering on an airframe. This part was a bit more challenging, but after a couple of attempts, it was not a real problem.

    This will not be my last model from Stevens AeroModel.

    I outfitted my Swift with the UMX Timber controller so that i could add navigation lights. I spent a short evening planning this modification to the wing, to accept the lights – it really looks too cool!

  2. Mark Nye (verified owner)

    The Swift 100 was my third plane built from kit by Stevens Aeromodel. Just like the others (Sky Boy & Sky Buggy 300), I found this kit and associated directions to be exceptional. The kit went together quickly and easily to build a beautiful little plane. This kit is definitely doable for a first-time builder, but I will note that some of the parts made from 1/20” balsa are quite fragile and easy to break with fat sticky fingers. Also, the curvy little fuselage is a bit harder to cover than the other planes. After a very exciting maiden flight due to incorrect information in the EFLU4864 (details below), I got everything working correctly and find the plane to be joy to fly. It is a zippy little thing that will do all the basic acro and has a good role rate. With the ASX3, it handles wind well (for a UMX) so it does not have to be dead calm to fly it outside. When fitted with the specified 4.5×3 prop, the plane has good power and I get 4.5 minutes before my 7.4v/280mAh battery is down to storage voltage.
    Now, regarding the EFLU4864, below I have pasted what I sent to Horizon Hobby. Hopefully they will correct the manuals.
    “I just installed the EFLU4864 in an Ultra Micro Balsa build. From an operational perspective, I love how it performs in my little 4oz airplane. It provides excellent control and handles wind better than much bigger planes without ASX3. The problem is with the documentation, which is at best inadequate and at worst, incorrect. The inadequacy is that ASX3 has not been incorporated into in either of the manuals. If once you bind the receiver and all the controls move in the correct directions, then this inadequacy is not much of an issue. ASX3 is there, but you have no idea how to adjust it or turn it on/off. On my plane, the elevator control horn is on top, so pitch control was reversed. The Advanced Programming Manual gives the following instructions: “Reversing Servos – Servo reversing is done through your transmitter’s servo reversing function.” Following these instructions, I obtained correct elevator movement by reversing the appropriate channel on my DX6e. When I maidened the plane, it was uncontrollable in pitch, going from straight up to straight down with just the tiniest of elevator input. Luckily, I was able to crash into high grass with zero damage. After the flight, I performed an ASX3 control check as detailed in a manual from another plane and found that the ASX3 elevator movements were in the wrong direction. Admittedly, this is something that I could/should have caught in preflight. I did a preflight ASX3 check but the elevator is only 1” long so the movements are pretty subtle and easy to miss. It turns out that contrary to what the Advanced Manual says, you CANNOT reverse channels on your transmitter because the ASX3 which resides on the receiver will still be operating in the incorrect direction. Once I removed the channel reversing from the transmitter and followed the “Reversing the Servos on the Receiver Board” instructions in the Advanced manual, I obtained correct elevator movement from both the stick and ASX3. Subsequent flight was uneventful and the plane flies great.”
    What you really need to know:
    1. DO NOT use the transmitter to reverse channels.
    2. Follow instructions for “Reversing the Servos on the Receiver Board” located in the Advance Programming Manual. If you have problems getting this to work, verify:
    a. Your rates are set to 100% on all elevator, rudder and aileron.
    b. Throttle cut is NOT on.

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