The Skyranger SWIFT is a development of the V-Max. Optomised to take advantage of more powerful engines from 80 to 100 hp.
The Skyranger Swift features a smaller "Sport" wing, reducing the wing span to 8.5 metres. The Swift benifits from a higher cruise speed and more comfortable flight in turbulent conditions thanks to the increased wing loading. The combination of a reduced wing span, greater torsional strength and smaller ailerons result in reduced roll loads and increased roll rate. Especially noticeable at high cruise speeds over 85 knots.
Take-off performance is still in the STOL category, with a max. weight take-off roll on short grass of less than 65 metres and a spirited 1200 fpm climb rate, rising to over 1500 fpm solo (100 hp). Stalling speed remains at a low 34 knots at 450 kg loading meaning short field landings are still a breeze.
Powerful control response right down to stall speed, makes for easy control and superb cross wind capability.