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Bill Poynter

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Wooden Swift prototype
« on: March 05, 2013, 02:36:51 PM »
Aviation lore has it that the prototype Globe Swift was created by Texan R.S. "Pop" Johnson after he closely examined and measured a Culver Cadet.  Evidently the original Swift prototype was of all wood costruction, with the next prototype having some metal construction in the fuselage.  I recently acquired a Globe Swift brochure bearing a 1944 printing date.  The aircraft it depicts has wood wings with split flaps.  I've scanned lthe brochure and posted it on the website.  Here's a link to the brochure as well as a link to a Swift website page which covers the subject.

http://www.culvercadet.com/GC-1A/Swift%20GC-1A.pdf

http://www.saginawwings.com/xswift.htm

Brett Lovett

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Re: Wooden Swift prototype
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 10:00:32 PM »
The cowling of the GC-1 Serial Number 1 NX17688 (on the Swift website page) certainly looks familiar.