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Sep 07, 2011, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 10AE View Post
CCPDX- What motor do you have that is too much? I have an E-Flite Power 10 that I could try.
Sorry for the super late reply! I think I've got this (1410kv version):

along with a 3s 2200mah battery and a 10x4.7 SF prop. I haven't checked how many amps or watts I'm pulling yet.

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Sep 07, 2011, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by parkflyer215 View Post
I did move up to high rates, and this thing flies very well, even in decent winds. I have to admit that I may have f##$ed up the cowl installation. The contraption that I have now works fine.
Yeah, I'll fly this plane in a good strong wind too...
Sep 26, 2011, 03:55 AM
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I'm still flying mine now after about 1 1/2 years. Yes, I would buy another without a problem. I love flying's my take to the field every time plane. I like the speed it flies on the Rimfire pulls through all the aerobatic maneuvers at a steady, not too fast speed, which I like. It gives me so much more time than my other aerobatic planes to work on the control inputs during the maneuvers. I can make corrections and see the results, rather than racing through the line and having to turn to setup the next line. I'm sure it's that big open cowl up there creating all that drag that allows this.
The only thing I would like to change is a better motor for more pull through the verticals. I don't really want to go faster, just have more stump-pulling power. She runs out of steam on that hi-temp Electrifly motor. I use a APC 10x7E prop, 2200mAh 40c 3s lipo.
This is one of the only planes in my large fleet that I am comfortable flying inverted down the runway at low altitude. She is also the best for me at flying knife-edge down the runway. I can't for the life of me get my E-flite MUS to knife edge at all. This one is a piece of cake.
I do love this plane.
Sep 27, 2011, 12:27 AM
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Yeah.... One of these days, "one of these days", this plane really deserves a lighter setup than what I've got in mine. I'm not in a hurry, but I'm curious how it'll be with a smaller motor and lighter battery.

May 17, 2014, 07:47 PM
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Well I finally ... and I mean finally got my su-31 up and out for a maiden went pretty well overall.I flew 2 batteries and could stand to do some more setup and cleanup on the electronics installation . but it survived the flights and subsequent landings . have had it to long to not be flying it so today it went to the field with me and after one quick flight with my 3d foamy out it came and up it went will update with my thoughts after I get some more stick time on it
Jul 18, 2015, 08:01 PM
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well I have flown my su31 many flight and have had to replace the motor 3 times now seems to be eating them suspect the esc has something to do with it think it is always on brake even while flying motors seem to get very hot plane flies very fast and slick thru the air but like a small plane may do some mods to it in the future when I do i'll post pictures
Jul 19, 2015, 01:20 AM
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What motor & prop?
Jul 19, 2015, 10:05 AM
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last 2 motors were 2814/8 suppo with a 10 x 5 prop
motor it had when I purchased it was a rimfire 35/30 1450 kv with a 11 x 7 prop
really think I had a bad esc causing the motor failures have since pulled the motor and esc not sure what I am going to end up doing with the plane as far as motor and esc goes at this point but will be doing some mods to the plane ... 4s ??? not sure yet lots of other irons in the fire between planes ,helis and work . goodmorning ccpdx see your not to far from here was out to Tigard last night for a craigslist aircraft
Nov 09, 2016, 08:12 PM
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SU-31E Update...

Well I have finally got around to doing something with this plane .

I gave away the original wings . I was given this set of wings and elevator/tail plane so I have starter doing what is, will be required to install them I have already removed the rudder and original tail plane and have started fitting the wings and tail in place nothing has been glued yet just test fitting at this point . I figured this would be a good way to work on my building/repairing skills or lack there of ...
here are some pictures ...

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