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Old Oct 01, 2005, 09:38 PM
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Aero-Works SU31 3D

Has anyone had any experience with this plane? I searched and didn't see any references. My LHS got two of these in today and I got to look at them. They appear to be extremely lightweight and of high quality. Just wondering if anyone has flown one and if so, how well did it do?

http://aero-works.net/store/detail.aspx?ID=252

SPECIFICATIONS
Wing Span 33"
Wing Area 348 Sq. In.
Length 31.5"
Weight 14 ounces (ready to fly)
Motor 370 to 400 Speed
Radio 4 Channels minimum

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Old Jun 22, 2006, 02:27 PM
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I just ordered one myself, but cant seem to find any info here on the boards. Anyone able/want to jump in with thier experiences? Currently I'm thinking of droping in an Eflight 450 with CC25 ESC that is currently homeless.
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 02:54 PM
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a friend of mine has one they are awesome he let me and another friend take it on a flight. he said its rather tough after a couple of rough landings it still has the wire gear intact. well worth the money. he has an AXI motor on his. did well in a higher wind condition than what you would think as well.
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 03:51 PM
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I'll echo what has just been said. The Aeroworks Sukhoi is a great flying plane. What I like about it is that it flies like a much larger sport plane if you want it to, but is also a very capable 3Der as well. I also have tested it's durability a few times and was suprised at how well it withstood the abuse. Over 100 flights in the last three months and still going strong. In fact I put two flights on it this morning before work.
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 05:44 PM
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I just ordered one myself, but cant seem to find any info here on the boards. Anyone able/want to jump in with thier experiences? Currently I'm thinking of droping in an Eflight 450 with CC25 ESC that is currently homeless.
You might want to try a lighter motor than the 450. It would probably be OK, but I think this plane should come in at around 14oz with motor and battery. (Lighter is righter).
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 09:33 PM
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I'm running the Eflite Park 400/920 outrunner. More than enough power with a strong pullout from hover. 14.5 oz. with ProLite 1320's (which fit the battery cutout perfectly), Electron 6, HS-55's and an APC 10x4.7. Perfect combo.
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 10:03 PM
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I can only echo the others thoughts on the Sukhoi. Very nice flying model. I'm flying it with a Hacker A20-20L and a TP 1320. I've also flown one with the AXI 2212-26, and like that setup as well. Definately give it a try...

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Old Jun 23, 2006, 08:39 AM
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It's suprising that this plane hasn't generated more interest in this forum. It falls in a very popular power range which allows for a large variety of reasonably priced motor/esc/lipo options.

For more info on the AW Sukhoi check out the review in Flyrc from a few months ago (can't remember which issue) submitted by Scott/sukhoi26mx. The review is very well done and very informative.
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Old Jul 03, 2006, 12:31 AM
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I have one and out of all the the planes I have, it rates at the top! Flys very solid, can take alot of abuse, loves to hover, and a good looking plane! Anybody looking for a small electric needs to try this one. I know i've flown dam near all of them(HA HA).
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 02:32 PM
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Is any one still flying this plane? I killed my yak foamy today and I'm going to order one of these. I want something small to throw around at the park. my smallest plane is a 40" 3DHS edge.
I have a 160w rimfire, and 10amp esc I want to use. it should be fun. I know theay recommend a 1300mah pack but I usually use 600mah packs with small planes.
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I just purchased the SU-31, haven't built it yet but I also purchased the Aeroworks Extra 260 EP-3D, which I have 6 flights on so far. If you check it out on Aeroworks web site youíll see itís similar in size and construction to the SU-31. And from what Iíve read about the great flying qualities of the SU I feel the same about the Extra. I have a foam profile Extra very close in size and shape to the Aeroworks Extra (Iím using the motor and ESC from the foamy on the new Extra) but thatís where the similarities end. After flying the Extra-260 Iíve decided to retire the foamy. I can fly the Aeroworks Extra around so slow hanging on the prop like any good foamy but you can also fly it like a pattern plane, it tracks really really good and itís balanced perfectly. Itís amazing for how light it is, it flies more like a larger plane.

I donít think you can go wrong purchasing the SU-31 or the Extra-260!


My Set-Up

Hacker A20-20L
Hacker X-20 ESC
4- Hitec HS-55 servos
ThunderPower 3-cell 1320 mah
Spektrum AR6000
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I did get the SU. I'm building it now. I have mostly larger 3DHS planes. I like the Extra 260, but I wanted a small plane, that would be good for hovering and 3D at small parks. It looks perfect I have a nice light set up I was useing on my yak Foamy. untill a blender ripped the wing of. I'll be useing a rimfire 160w motor, 10amp esc, and Rhino 600mah 3cells. It should be a lot of fun.
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 10:16 AM
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Sabre 35

This one looks similar in size (a little higher in price). Anyone flying this?

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Its a bit heavier, and bigger than the SU. It calls for a larger power set up also.

Its 3" longer, and 2" wider, and around 6oz heavier. The whole reason the SU is great is because its small, and light.

You can use 150w set up with the SU and still fly 3D. that one calls for a 250W set up.
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After reading this thread, I checked out the Aeroworks Extra 260's manual. It looks like you can't move the battery very much. The manual says add weight to the front or back to change the CG. For the owners of the Extra or SU, has this been an issue? Also, how solid is the motor behind the fire-wall mount for occasional flip over or worse?
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