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Old 08-02-2007, 11:46 AM
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Default Great Planes Sukhoi SU-31

Any one got any info on this new Great Planes Sukhoi SU-31


[link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXRXR1&P=7]GP Sukhoi[/link]
Old 08-02-2007, 02:30 PM
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Default RE: Great Planes Sukhoi SU-31

You want info about almost anything in the hobby, check Tower's catalog. If they sell it, they tell about it. In detail.

Late August
$400
14lbs
77"span
etc


http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRXR1&P=7
Old 08-03-2007, 07:50 AM
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This may be one worth checking into. MM
Old 08-04-2007, 09:14 AM
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Well, here I go again, "jinksing" the new thread before it get's started. Now no one will be interested in this plane before it even gets popular, thanks to me. [] MM
Old 08-04-2007, 09:37 PM
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Mike, why would you say that?

As for this plane, I never been a fan of round nosed planes but this one has me changing my mind...
Old 08-04-2007, 10:42 PM
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Default RE: Great Planes Sukhoi SU-31

I LOVE the Sukhois. This one is really sharp as a tack. The good thing about the round nose planes, is you can hide a hole lot of engine under there.
I like the color scheme as well on this plane. Everytime I say ,"ok I have all the planes I want", they read my mind and come out with another lovely.
Old 08-06-2007, 07:26 AM
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Hosam, in the past, usually when I comment on a new plane, it seems that the thread heads for a back-burner and stays there in obscurity. But sure, thats a silly thought. I hope this one can 3-d. Flat spins are very difficult to do with this type of plane. MM
Old 09-12-2007, 08:27 PM
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Tower has limited stock. I got mine ordered today wed. It should be here on Friday. Trying to decide on an engine. I was looking over the GP Yak threads and they all indicate that the yak is tail heavy. Not sure how this one is goin to be. I am thinking OS FS200 (34oz), Saito 220 (42oz) or the mighty DA-50 (50oz+muffler). I also noticed this baby has a one pc wing?? I thought the new trend was 2pc wings. Oh well I love the color scheme.
Old 09-13-2007, 04:11 PM
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another thread started here: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_6362706/tm.htm
Mine is in town, the brown truck should be here tomorrow.
Old 09-14-2007, 08:29 PM
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Big Brown truck has been here.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:31 PM
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One more of the landing gear support. Rear of fuse feels light. I am hoping I will be able to balance with a glow engine?? I may go all out with a DA-50 though.
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Old 09-15-2007, 12:04 AM
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Default RE: Great Planes Sukhoi SU-31

Looks to be the same construction as the Yak. Can't imagine it being any better of a flyer, and the Yak has a two piece wing, for the same price. ???????????
It is slightly smaller (4" less WS), so I guess if you have something smaller than a 50cc gasser, it would be a better choice. Curious though, that the published weight is about the same as the 4" larger Yak. I would have thought that the one piece wing would have weighed less than that.

A very good looking plane, none the less, and always nice to show up at the field with something fresh.
Old 09-15-2007, 04:15 PM
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Looks nice to me! I've been drooling over the Yak and never bought it ... now the choice is harder :-)

Car;
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On the Tower site it states that the Yak (81") has 1138sq in an the SU-31 (77") has 1155sq in. Looks to have more wing area that the Yak which has 4" on the Sukhoi. Also the DA-50 weighs in at 3.1 lbs plus muffler. Why would it weigh so much more than the Fuji 43 (3.5 lbs w/muffler) in the manual? I am leaning towards the OS FS-200. It appears to be able to produce 18+ lbs of thrust with a 20x8 prop. If I can get it balanced without a ton of lead, it should pull it nice. I am hoping for the 12 lb range. If Igo this route I will be doing a pull-pull rudder single servo and rx bats up on the engine box sort of like the GP Revolver. I know the OS 160 weighs about the same as the FS-200 and the manual says it will require nose weight with the OS 160 2-stroke. Sure I would like to keep it light if I can balance with a light motor. If I am going to be adding lead then I may as well add engine. Maybe some Yak builders can chime in? I agree they should be very similar.
Old 09-18-2007, 10:03 PM
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I got my OS FS200. So it looks like I will be going with glow on this one. Going to try and keep it simple and light. Still mulling over servos. I am thinking 5955TG. Maybe Futaba will finally release there new 9156 or go all out for the 8711?? I don't know.
Old 09-27-2007, 11:54 PM
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build ??? The manual calls for 2" GP servo arms. Iwent to my H shop and they told me I must be nuts. Has anyone got experience with this of possibly over large GP ARF's?? Looks like the elevator will need long arms. In the pic it looks like the servo is mounted above the center line of the horizonal stab with the linkage runnng on the bottom.
Old 09-28-2007, 01:31 PM
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Default RE: Great Planes Sukhoi SU-31

Hello-
Firstly your not nuts!
We recomend 2 inch servo arms to achive 3D throws on the Sukhoi.
If you do not desire those type of extreme diflections....you could go a different direction.
Our manuals are developed after extensive testing and tuning.
thank you!
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:47 AM
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Just wanted to show you a Gp cap 232 wit hte OS1.60 Glow....
the combo is fantastic!!!!
No need for 1400+ squares here!!

enjoy the VId!!

http://www.rcuvideos.com/search/?search=gp+cap+232

Justin
Old 10-03-2007, 01:55 PM
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Can somebody explain why the YAK ( all brands) seems to outnumber the Sukhoi by like 5 to 1. ? Would the G3 Sim mimic the flight abilities of these planes?????. Thanks, Mikel-T
Old 10-05-2007, 05:16 PM
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Default RE: Great Planes Sukhoi SU-31

I just saw one in my local hobby shop. They said they will turn it loose for $320. Sounds like a good deal. I have a Brillelli 46 that i am going to put in it. It should give it plenty of power that it needs.
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Man I wish I had a nice hobby shop that would discount brand new items. I would be lucky to get that good of deal on an old discontinued model. I should start my build soon. I have an OS FS200 and a DA-50r sitting here. Still not sue which way to go??
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Probably, in my opinion, because Mr. Somenzi popularized it a few years ago and a crowd jumped on the bandwagon. It's just a craze that is already passing back to the Extra 260 and Edges.

Fly what melts your butter. I like having something a little different at the field.

IMHO the Sukhoi has a longer, sleeker, more gracefull apearance.

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Old 10-06-2007, 06:59 PM
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I think the YAK's outnumber the Suhkoi's because the Suhkois are famous for having wicked tip stall tendancies while the YAK's are famous for having little or no bad tendacies whatsoever. Just my opinion.

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Old 10-07-2007, 11:33 AM
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Hmmm. I've owned and flown numerous Sukhoi models in different sizes form different manufacturers and have NEVER had one with ANY tendency to tip stall. Never, ever.

I'm not sure but looking like a squished up Sukhoi may actually be a " bad tendency "
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any updates? Is there one of these in the air yet, I should be starting mine real soon!

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