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Su-35 rennovation project. Landing gear of Su-27 Family?

Old 08-19-2021, 05:16 AM
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Hi guys,

i got my hands on a rather rare Su-35 from the german sukhoi formation team. It is approximately 1/9 scale (WS just over 60", length just short of 100", dry weight approx 25lbs). It was damaged on landing and flipped over.
The radome needs to be fixed, canopy replaced, and both stabilizers were torn off. Smaller nicks and "rash" on the wins will be fixed along the way. It was horribly raped to be single engine powered....luckily i was able to get a set of original belly and tail parts to convert it back to scale twin. So far so good....

BUUUUT! The landing gear was a homebuilt unit which is horrible. No brakes, lots of slop, and the kinematic functionality is horrible. I would like to replace it with a similarly sized unit from a su-27 family kit thats available. Coming to mind is the JetLegend 1/8.5 Su-27 which is no longer available. Sadly the [email protected] contact is not working anymore either. FeiBao has a similarly sized bird also, but the gear does not seem to rotate 90 degrees on retraction.
My question: What gear options are out there? Does maybe someone even have a surplus set from jetlegend or another option?

Thanks for your help
Hank
Old 08-19-2021, 05:56 AM
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Maybe you can try contacting Marcus Rummer, he's making the gear for the Carf SU's and maybe can make one for you needs...
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Maybe you can try contacting Marcus Rummer, he's making the gear for the Carf SU's and maybe can make one for you needs...
The CARF is about 50% larger....that would mean a full redesign and custom manufacturing. Very pricey at a single unit. Because its a rennovation project of a not fully scale airframe id rather go the low budet route with a surplus market-available gear.....JL used to charge $800 for theirs NIB, wont get that with a custom design/production i'm afraid (have also looked at matrix)
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I have FeiBao su-27. Retracts will rotate.
I crashed it during landing and its gonna need a lots of repairs. I will change it from Twin to Single just to lose some weight and get tanks etc to the CG. Now the change of CG due fuel was over 2cm during flight.

Matrix may do some retracts for 1/9 scale SU family
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Originally Posted by Ceeray View Post
I have FeiBao su-27. Retracts will rotate.
I crashed it during landing and its gonna need a lots of repairs. I will change it from Twin to Single just to lose some weight and get tanks etc to the CG. Now the change of CG due fuel was over 2cm during flight.

Matrix may do some retracts for 1/9 scale SU family
How severe is the damage? Too bad to hear.

Could you take some pictures of the FB gear for me? Thanks a million!
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I bought gear from Matrix for the CARF Mig 29 and they are well made, expensive, but well made. They have Su-27 gear for the smaller Aviation Design model my guess is they can make your gear.
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I encounter the same issue for my AD SU-27, i contacted JP(https://www.hobby-china.com) they have a BEAUTIFUL set of electric gear with breaks for around $750.00
I had to do some small modifications but it was worth it....
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Originally Posted by jetsflyin View Post
I encounter the same issue for my AD SU-27, i contacted JP(https://www.hobby-china.com) they have a BEAUTIFUL set of electric gear with breaks for around $750.00
I had to do some small modifications but it was worth it....
hi there, that sounds interesting! Can you post some pictures please



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Old 08-23-2021, 09:31 AM
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Yes, very interested to see the FB and JP gears
I am worried i will have to draw one up myself soon....
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John at Matrix makes the best one. No casts only cnc from high grade aluminium http://home.earthlink.net/~matrixmt/index.html
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I think matrix has moved here. Can you tell me what you paid?

https://matrixrcproducts.com
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George, could you let me know what you paid at matrix?

Does anyone have some pics of the FB gear?

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