The classic lines and proven capability of the SU-26 combine to make it one of the most popular aerobatic models, the Hobbyking Sukhoi certainly looks the part and make no mistake, 3D flying is what this superb model is all about!
The quality of this SU-26 is simply as good as it gets, the airframe has been constructed to keep the flying weight minimal but strong enough to take the punishment of extreme aerobatics, the superb quality covering has been expertly applied and for the final touch, the cowl, canopy and wheel pants are finished in a deep gloss paint. The supplied hardware is simply top notch, with ball-linked control rods & pull/pull rudder assembly, lightweight control horns, Carbon Fiber Under-carriage and wing tube, etc, this is one of those models that will be a real pleasure to assemble.
The H-King Sukhoi SU-26 performs every inch as good as it looks, naturaly it makes for a great sport plane but it would be fair to say that hardcore 3D is what the SU-26 has been designed for. The precision of the airframe, stunning looks, top line quality and amazing feather weight specs make the SU-26 a must have plane for all aerobatic and 3D pilots!
Top quality construction and covering
Easy and fast to build
Ultra light weight but strong airframe
Superbly applied, high quality covering
CF Landing Gear
Ball link piano wire control rods & pull/pull rudder
Stunning 3D capability
Quick field assembly, easy to transport
Wing Area: 30dm2
Flying Weight: 1200g
Your own 4~6 Channel TX/RX
35mm Brushless Outrunner Motor
40A~60A ESC w/BEC
4 x Digital High Torque MG 12g servo
2200mAh~2650mAh 3s~4S Lipoly Battery
If you are looking to make the move to proper 3D, look no further, great quality build, well packaged very good looking plane. Maidened with a Zippy3300 35C, 100A red brick ESC and the motor off my Ritewing Zephyr II, (35 42??). Takes off in 6-8 mtres and goes ballistic from there, straight up. All those moves you see at the field your old low wing speed machine just couldnt do are suddenly doable. I am going to have a lot of fun with this. Envelope is massive, knife edges are easy and can land slow, (bit scared of tipping it). Wheels are small but its easily the best with grass that ive used, mabee because its so light on its wheels. If I had to be cfritical id say the instructions were for a different plane, (instructions are on a CD in the box). The front end looked a bit thin on glue so I went over everything, put a couple of balsa panels in to reinforce and covered the firewall in epoxy. Pretty sure you can stick a 9cc gasser on this but you'd need to get creative with tank placement. Five stars all round, no hesitation.1st, the instructions suck, they aren't even for this airframe. However that's the only negative thing I have to say about it. Flys great! Feels light in the air. I equipped it with the 710KV Easymatch 15(14x7 APC, draws 330 Watts)) as recommended on 3 cells (2200mah.) With that setup it is great for general flying and conventional aerobatics. I want to use it as a 3D trainer so I am going to try it out on the 950KV version of the same motor with probably an APC 13x6.5. That should get the power and thrust up a bit w/o having to add the extra weight or 4 cell batts. I put my rudder servo in the tail alongside the elevator servo, DON'T! Getting a good balance now requires ballast. I think this winter I will bite the bullet and put the rudder servo where they said to and maybe move the elevator servo up too. That will let me remove the ballast and give me more CG flexibility. Mine balances at about 80-85 mm back which I think is just a bit nose heavy for serious aerobatics. At that CG DON'T overdo the throws. Low rate at 50pcnt throw on pitch is plenty for general flying and eases pitch control on landing. As I get more time on her I'll play with CG and throws some more after I resolve the thrust level and thrust line. Good job guys!what can i say. opened the box and it was all there. neatly packaged and protected. covering is nice and tight not a single wrinkle. the cowl is the same colour and matches perfectly. the hardware is good quality and everything went together with no hassel at all. i have had other well know makes of ARTF models with problems to sort out but not this one.
i am running the NTM 35-42 1000kv and HK metal gear servos all round with a 40amp esc on 4s with a 12x6 prop. not flown yet but there is enough power there to pull a car.
I am really impressed with this model it just looks lovelyThis is not my first plane, have spent fair bit money at hobbyking, but this Sukhoi is the best plane ever, which I got. The quality is fantastic. But you need a bit experience to build the plane. I had an issue with the rear wheel and have used my own gear. The maiden flight was fine and impressive, needed only 2-3 clicks on aileron, that's it. After few flights I love this plane, I highly recommend it for 3D pilots.
It is a small plane, it's good for calm days and practising 3D. Perfect plane at the park.
My setup which I recommend:
- Turnigy D3548/4 1100KV Brushless Outrunner Motor
- ZIPPY Compact 2700mAh 4S 25C Lipo Pac (don't go bigger in size)
- JXF 10x7 / 254 x 178mm Poly Composite propeller
- Nylon Spinner with Alloy Backplate 51mm Yellow
This is so far one of my most enjoyable planes, a fun 3D plane. I highly recommend it and hats off to HK for a great build, but a terrible job on the instructions. Because the instructions are so bad (it's not even for this plane) I thought parts were missing. But everything was there, plus the plane came very well packaged. WARNING: CG is wrong in the instructions. It's around 70mms not 100mm. Here's my setup: Prop-14x7, Motor-Turnigy G15 Brushless Outrunner 710kv, ESC-50 amp, Servos-Emax 12g, Battery-3s 2200-2700 & 4s 2650-3000. I'll use both 3s & 4s with the same prop, but the 4s screams. I'll get a 12-14 minute flight with the 4s turnigy 3000. EnjoySuper Teil! Gut verarbeitet bis auf ein paar wenige Fltchen in der Folie. Fahrwerksaufnahme is nix, ist aber bei anderen teureren "Herstellern" genauso gelst. Grssere Rder mit bestellen!
Fliege mit NTM3548-1100 13*6, Plush80, Nanotech45/90 4s2200 und mg90. Geht gut.
Although I have not flown it yet I thought I would at least tell everyone how pleased I am with the build quality, hardware and covering. I would be hard pressed to build it as well as the factory did, and I have been building for many years. It goes without saying that the instructions are nearly useless, and it is a shame too. There were a few things I would like to have known rather than guess. Because of this I looked for and found ExtremeFlightrc's similarly constructed and size plane and their excellent manual for their 48" Extra was of great help - lots of hints and practical suggestions - to include throws and dual rate settings. I did a little beefing up, cut and exit hole for air flow, and built my own pull - pull for the rudder. Now all I need is some time!Nach mehreren Flgen mit o.g. Setup bin ich weiterhin begeistert. Fliegt wie auf Schienen. Orig. Rder durch 6,7cm Rder von einer Black Horse Piper ersetzt und man kann so ziemlich berall damit landen. Durch die Farbgebung ist die Fluglage sehr gut zu erkennen.Habe meinen Flieger fast fertig. Das Modell macht einen sehr guten Eindruck, keine Falten in der Folie und vollkommen spielfreie Anlenkungen.
Habe 4x Turnigy 2,5Kg Metallgetriebeservos verbaut, Antrieb Propdrive 3542 1250Kv mit 10x6 Prop an 3s. Orig. Rder sind viel zu klein.
Werde nach dem Erstflug nochmal berichten.You have to see this plane to believe it. The quality is superb - a really nice finish. All the fittings are top quality. Man, does it fly well! It was missing one little push rod to servo arm connector but I've got heaps of spares. I modified the spats to fit bigger wheels. I'm running the NTM prop drive 35-42A, Turnigy Trust 55A SBEC, and Corona DS939HV digital mg servos. The power is awesome. I think the servos are a tiny bit slow though. First flight CoG was too far aft. Don't put CoG 10cm aft wing leading edge as suggested - too touchy. I'm going to try 7-8cm. I used 2200 mAh 3 cell battery. Pretty light but you'll probably want something bigger for CoG and extra flight time. Don't worry that the manual is rubbish - watch the Youtube series '3DHS 41" Edge Build Video #(1-14)'. Best instructions ever.