I encouraged my wife to build a rocket and she chose this one. It took her all of 30 minutes to build. You do need to cut the fins yourself, but they are simple enough and there is enough balsa provided for a spare (in case you mess up or crack one flying it later). Following the recommended color scheme requires a little more skill than with some rockets because of its small size. Low mass means deceptively high launches and small size means that it's hard to spot, but tumble recovery means that it won't drift too far. (Posted on 5/22/13)
I love this little guy! This is a little harder to construct than other skill 1 rockets because you have to cut out the fins yourself. These are not laser cut. Because of this I would not recommend it as your first skill 1 or for younger builders. Otherwise great little rocket. Super fun and looks really good. I painted the nose cone red to aid in finding it and it looks great. Love it! (Posted on 5/6/13)
I don't know why, but I absolutely love this littleguy . I painted the mode bright red to aid in finding and so far so good. Just so much fun to build and fly! Just remember, the fins are NOT laser cut and you will have to cut then out from the stock balsa. It's not the easiest thing and it's time consuming, but pretty satisfying when done. Not recommended for beginners or younger modelers. (Posted on 4/30/13)
I painted my rocket silver and neon green because it was so small. the launch was really fun and i was impressed with the height. The only problem was finding it because of its size. Don't get me wrong i love this rocket and thankfully still have it. (Posted on 2/6/13)
The 220 Swift is a great little rocket that goes together quickly and easily.
A word of caution: this rocket is small, difficult to spot, and goes surprisingly high on even the smallest motor. I launched using 1/4A3-3T motors and had difficulty tracking and recovering the rocket.
I would recommend having more than one spotter, launching only in areas with short grass, and painting the fin tips blaze orange.
this is one of my favorite rockets. i built and launched one once before and lost it in a road on the second flight. i built Swift 2.0 and have only launched it once to date due to weather, and engine shortage. its a great little rocket that really likes to disappear. (Posted on 9/20/12)