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This is backwards. Sun is the manufacturer, and Swift is the model.. I remember seeing one around 1978.. Outer 3 fiberglass tip battens were bolted to the leading edge, providing washout for stability. I think the Swift was the last model produced before they went out of business. Sun Sails was located in Colorado, USA, IIRC.


I had a swift in 1977/8. It was brought to UK by an American friend and I bought it when he retuned to US. The battens were bolted to the leading edge and the outer one was doubled up, which I was told was a factory mod to help prevent tumbling!!! Apparently there had been a few accidents. The glider was very fast and could soar in the lightest breeze, it was however very difficult to turn as a consequence of the bolted battens. I flew it alongside the pheonix 6b, SST the best of the rest and it was never out classed. It did receive a lot of negative press on the safety concerns which I expect assisted Sun’s demise.