Originally Posted by Maxthrottle
Thats what the design bureau reported.... Several sources relate this. Wiki,"The new Su-35 omits the canard and speedbrake; to maintain manoeuvrability equal to or greater than canard-equipped fighters, the Su-35 uses the new 117S engine with fully rotating vectoring thrust nozzles."But you are right the canards were used as a fence to reduce the buffeting especially passing 120* but thats because you are trying to manuever greater amounts of weight. With the greater use of Aluminium-Lithium and Titainium the weight reduction allowed even better performance with their newer flight control system that included the FCS's use of the Rudders for these hard pitch up manuevers. The F22 and F35 are configured to do the same along with the F/A-18 E/F etc.
Thanks for the info!
Here goes my recomended setups for this bird since it has no canards:
What are your thoughts about it?
It would use ailerons and TV for roll (gyro on both); tailerons and TV as elevators, rudders and TV for yaw (gyro for them both too) and another gyro for pitch on tailerons or TV depending on the likes of each one. The rudders could also be "turned on" to work as elevator at certain moments to do aerobatic maneuvers involving high angles of attack.
(This is planned to be set up on a Futaba T8UP Tx)
PS: I forgot to add the steering servo with a Y-wire before Ch4's Gyro