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Old Nov 21, 2008, 07:17 PM
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Savage Su-35/Su-37 Conversion Kit

We're glad to announce that we've completed the basic design work on the Su-35 conversion kit and have cut out the parts. Construction will commence immediately and should go very quickly.

I'm expecting to have something built, if not flying, before Christmas. The conversion kits will be available soon after.

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Old Nov 21, 2008, 09:07 PM
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Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my favorites the (37)!!! Now Im happy!!!
Dan do you plan on making the canards functional or not? I dont know if its will be worth it or would it be dead weight? Seeing that I havent built mine yet is there a possibilty or me installing a scale speed brake ran off a servo or pneumatic ram?? Im speaking room wise? That would be a real cool scale option for me.
Well put my name on that "to get list"!!!!!
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Old Nov 21, 2008, 10:43 PM
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No, the canards on the conversion kits will be fixed.

Some of the turbine guys flying the Eurosport are running the canards in parallel with either the elevator or flap channel, I can't remember which.

IMO, it's just extra weight to carry around.

You could put a scale speed brake, but it would have to be built into the battery compartment hatch. At one time I thought about doing this and decided that a tiny air ram would be the best way to go.
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Old Nov 21, 2008, 10:59 PM
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Hmm when it comes time I think Ill go for that idear!!! The canards being fixed is fine!! Less hassle for me to program anyways, but would look cool if active only if they really made a difference in performance though. The speed brake is a definite most likely with me. Good job Dan!!! Cant wait to see yours finished!!! That is gonna be bad ass looking for sure.
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 08:58 AM
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Dan - Are the wing and fuselage largly unchanged ? With those four bulkheads replacing the 27's and the canards added ?

The first picture posted above looks like the nose is longer or the wing set further back.
May be just an illusion with the cannards on there.
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 09:44 AM
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Sam,

Mine will be finished in the Su-35 Green/Brown camo shown in the photo.

There are really only three scale paint jobs available for this airframe. Two are for the Su-35; Green/Brown splinter camo, Blue/Blue splinter camo (like what's on Chris Wolfe's F-14) and the Brown camo seen on the Su-37.

(Edit: Naturally, I was wrong. One of the Su-35s was painted in a Russian Knights paint scheme. I may do this one instead)

Won't be too long. Not only because it's an easy building model, but also because this will be my fourth Flanker.

Kevin,

Yes, the wing and fuselage are largely unchanged.

Just the bulkheads, chine extension/canard and tail cone are changed.

I imported an Su-35 top view into CAD and overlaid my Su-27 drawings. Naturally, there were some variances due to artist conception, but the overall dimensions were the same.

It's just an optical illusion. The Su-27 has a really lo-ong nose.
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 01:40 PM
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(Edit: Naturally, I was wrong. One of the Su-35s was painted in a Russian Knights paint scheme. I may do this one instead)
The brown splinter is nice, but I like the russian knights better. I'm a fan of airshow paint jobs, but then you already knew that.
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 03:17 PM
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I just searched around online and found a bunch of pics of the Russian Knights Su-35 on Airliners.net. Not only #5, seen in this pic, but also #3 and #1.

Since I already have the markings, I guess I'll have to do this one instead. (Yay! I don't have to to a camo paint job!)
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 06:25 PM
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Dan,
If you're after some reference images for the RK Su35, I have a collection of 65 pics, including some close-up walkaround ones. I did a foamy Su35 in this scheme - she looks fantastic in the air

Let me know if you're interested.

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Old Nov 22, 2008, 07:04 PM
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Odysis,

Thanks for the offer. I would be interested to see what the logos on the engine nacelles near the intakes, if you have them.

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Old Nov 22, 2008, 07:39 PM
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Dan,
Here you go, hope they're good enough. Should look a million once you're done!
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 09:02 PM
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This is great. How about the other side, too?

Thanks!
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 12:10 AM
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Mr,Flanker...lol...would you be interested in selling the plans for a smaller verison,say,45"ish.Thanks.Devin
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Old Nov 25, 2008, 12:54 AM
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Sorry, but for the Su-27/Su-35/Su-37, I sell only kits and soon, sub-kits. No plans.
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Old Dec 06, 2008, 05:20 PM
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I hope Dan doesn't mind me leaking this photo of the conversion kit build.

I spoke to Dan earlier and he's pulled the fuse off of the building board and is installing the inlets. The fan unit installation is done, and the wings and tail feathers have also been built.

Enjoy!
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