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Oct 31, 2019, 06:00 AM
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The NEW E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF BNF Basic/PNP


The pre-official announcement thread with more info can be seen here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...-E-Flite-SU-30

See more info below and on the product pages via this link:

https://www.horizonhobby.com/SearchD...ain=&pageView=

Introduction
Developed by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation, the two-seat, twin-engine Su-30 multirole fighter improved on the Su-27 with greater operational range and the ability to support both air and ground attacks. The E-flite® Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF jet replicates this rarely modeled fighter in striking Extra Scale detail and offers unique flight characteristics and features. From its large size, functional air brake and highly-detailed retractable landing gear to the twin power system and the awesome turbine-like sound it delivers, this Su-30 is designed to impress. The model also features a unique Russian Knights trim scheme that adds to the authenticity and in-flight visibility.

Overview
The E-flite® Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF jet replicates the seldom-modeled Sukhoi fighter with power, maneuverability, and Extra Scale details that all combine for a truly incomparable flying experience. With its twin EDF units running in sync, the Su-30 sounds like a giant-scale turbine-powered jet — and because of its impressively large size it flies like a big jet, too. The 12-blade 70mm fans feature brushless inrunner motors that are paired with 80A ESCs wired to use a single 6S 5000–7000mAh LiPo battery. This power system produces excellent top speed and vertical performance, while the factory-installed, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver precise control. Functional Extra Scale features include a deployable air brake, LED landing and navigation lights, full-flying stabs, sequenced gear doors and electric retracts with shock-absorbing struts including a trailing-link nose gear so the Su-30 can be flown from a wide variety of surfaces. And a multitude of Extra Scale details make it a standout on the tarmac and in flight, including molded-in panel lines and hatches, removable optional-use ordnance, cockpit detail and a factory-applied finish with a unique high-visibility trim scheme.

Exclusive Technologies
This high-performance Su-30 model comes equipped with exclusive Spektrum™ AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies. AS3X works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence to deliver a locked-in feel that makes it seem like you're flying a much larger airplane. Optional-use SAFE Select offers pitch and bank angle limits along with automatic self-leveling that can be turned on and off at the flip of a switch. And if you don't want to enable the SAFE Select features, simply bind the receiver normally and only AS3X will be active.

High-Performance EDF
Twin 12-blade 70mm fans deliver excellent top speed and vertical performance, while conveniently operating from a single 6S 5000-7000mAh LiPo battery. Making the experience even more exciting is the fantastic sound produced by the two fans running in sync.

Extra Scale Details
The Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF features an abundance of Extra Scale details including molded-in panel lines and hatches, shock-absorbing landing gear, removable ordnance and more.

Functional Scale Features
Factory-installed LED navigation and landing lights, full-flying stabs and an operational air brake – even sequenced gear doors – are functional Extra Scale features that take your experience to another level.

Durable Precision
Construction with fully molded EPO material makes it possible to replicate complex detail and shapes in a lightweight yet durable form. The result is an outstanding scale appearance that's easy to maintain and delivers the best possible flight experience. The factory-installed metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver crisp and precise control at every speed.

Easy Assembly
Final assembly can be completed in less time than it takes to charge the battery. The nose cone is magnetically secured and the wings are removable for convenient storage and transport.

Bind-N-Fly® Completion Level Advantage
Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make getting into the air quickly and with the best control experience possible easier than ever. They come out of the box with the power system, servos and a Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver installed so all you need to do is bind the receiver to a compatible transmitter, finish any final assembly and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly Basic model is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization–3-aXis) technology that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence so you enjoy a sense of stability and precision that makes it feel like you're flying a much larger, expertly tuned aircraft.

If this is your first model of its type, or you want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology built into the receiver. No programming is required. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select enabled, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
• These envelope limits keep the airplane from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles.

Automatic Self-Leveling
• The airplane instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It’s also helpful for keeping the wings level during takeoffs/launches and landings.

Easy Switch Assignment—No Programming Required
• The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't require any programming and takes just a few seconds.

If you don’t want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.

Plug-N-Play® Completion Level
This Plug-N-Play (PNP) model comes out of the box with a factory-installed power system and servos that are ready to connect to the compatible receiver of your choice (sold separately). Simply install the receiver, finish any final assembly and fly!

Key Features
• Impressively large scale replica of the rarely modeled multirole Sukhoi fighter
• Extra Scale details including removable ordnance, molded-in panel lines and more
• Functional Extra Scale features including an air brake, LED lights and sequenced gear doors
• Twin 12-blade 70mm fans deliver excellent top speed and vertical performance plus turbine-like sound
• Factory-installed, high-power 6S-compatible brushless inrunner motors and 80-amp ESCs
• Spektrum™ AR636 6-channel receiver with industry-leading 2.4GHz DSMX® technology (BNF Basic version only)
• Easier to fly with innovative and optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection (BNF Basic version only)
• The unmatched stability and locked-in feel of exclusive AS3X® technology (BNF Basic version only)
• Ten factory-installed, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages
• Electric retracts with detailed, shock-absorbing struts for operation from a variety of surfaces
• Easy final assembly with removable wings and a magnetically secured nose cone
• Convenient top hatch with clear canopy, cockpit detail and a pilot figure
• Unique factory-applied, high-visibility trim scheme and finish
• Durable yet lightweight, fully-molded EPO airframe

Specifications
Wingspan: 43.7 in (1110 mm)
Length: 64.6 in (1640 mm)
Flying Weight: 154.5 oz (4380 g)
Motors: (2) 1850Kv Brushless Inrunner (installed)
Speed Controls: (2) 80A Brushless ESCs (installed)
Servos: (10) Digital Metal-Geared (installed)
Radio: Full-Range 6–7+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® (sold separately)
Receiver: Spektrum™ AR636 with AS3X® and SAFE® Select Technologies (installed; required for PNP version)
Battery: 6S 22.2V 5000-7000mAh 30+C LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ Connector (sold separately)
Retracts: Yes

Needed to Complete

• Full-range 6-7+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter (6+ channel transmitter/receiver for PNP version)
• 6S 22.2V 5000–7000mAh 30+C LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ Connector
• Compatible LiPo charger
Last edited by Jason M; Dec 05, 2019 at 05:33 PM.
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Oct 31, 2019, 06:28 AM
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Couldn’t resist - just pre ordered...roll on Dec
Oct 31, 2019, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Soma888
Couldn’t resist - just pre ordered...roll on Dec
Wish you success. I need to fly and hope not to crash a couple of my EDFs in hangar before considering this beauty, but wow, love it all ready.
Oct 31, 2019, 06:50 AM
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So dope! Just preordered the one with the smart battery for only $50. Super stoked for this one!!
Oct 31, 2019, 06:58 AM
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The technology and capability available per dollar continues to increase. Regardless of manufacturer. Keep up the great work E-flite!
Oct 31, 2019, 07:34 AM
Landing is not optional
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Second release with fans sounding perfectly balanced. Jason, kudos to your team and/or FMS for getting that resolved!!!

It kept looking like the landing lights weren't on in the video???
Oct 31, 2019, 07:41 AM
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Bruh what kind of flight times do u get with one 6s 5000 pack on a twin?
Oct 31, 2019, 07:44 AM
Landing is not optional
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Originally Posted by bandetlol
Bruh what kind of flight times do u get with one 6s 5000 pack on a twin?
3ish minutes. Plenty of twin 70s on the market that all run on a single 6s 5000 pack.

And... FMS EDFs are pretty efficient!
Oct 31, 2019, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by JamesonC
3ish minutes. Plenty of twin 70s on the market that all run on a single 6s 5000 pack.

And... FMS EDFs are pretty efficient!
And I’m sure it won’t have any problems hauling around heavier 6-7000 batteries without any noticeable decrease in performance.
Oct 31, 2019, 08:09 AM
Thanks Wilber and Orville !.
sonic liner's Avatar
Nice move to include the original thread link Jason.
Major Kudo's their !
Oct 31, 2019, 08:27 AM
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Evan D's Avatar
Up to 10+ minutes of course.


Seriously it'll be lucky to do 3 spirited minutes but all dependent on that throttle stick.

It won't have any problems hauling around the 7000's but there will be a noticeable decrease in performance.



Quote:
Originally Posted by bandetlol
Bruh what kind of flight times do u get with one 6s 5000 pack on a twin?
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesonC
3ish minutes. Plenty of twin 70s on the market that all run on a single 6s 5000 pack.

And... FMS EDFs are pretty efficient!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bizjets
And I’m sure it won’t have any problems hauling around heavier 6-7000 batteries without any noticeable decrease in performance.
Oct 31, 2019, 08:43 AM
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Such an awesome foamy twin edf. The list of twins available has been wanting a quality Sukoi. The Su 34 notwithstanding l always wanted one of those but this SU 30 is a must have for me
The old LX wasnt in the same class
Last edited by Alpea 43; Oct 31, 2019 at 08:56 AM.
Oct 31, 2019, 08:52 AM
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No complaints from me, the price is as expected! E-flite and Horizon have definitely stepped up their game!
Oct 31, 2019, 09:07 AM
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I really like seeing FMS and Horizon step up their EDF game. I would like to see more Su's and Mig's on the market in the 70-90mm EDF range.

The foam on the nose section of the fuselage looks like bare white foam, not painted. Is that correct? It would be nice to see the factory paint that as well. It appears the tips of the vertical stabilizers are painted white, but not the whole nose of the aircraft.


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