MODEL: Sukhoi Su-29mm Gen 2 BNF Basic
MANUFAC TURER: E-flite ( e-fliterc.com)
DIS TRIBUTOR: Horizon Hobby ( horizonhobby.com)
WINGSPAN: 44 in.
WING AREA: 403 sq. in.
WEIGH T: 40. 6 oz.
WING LOADING: 14. 5 oz./sq. ft.
LENGTH: 43.2 in.
RADIO REQ’D: 6-channel DSM2/DSMX-compatible
RADIO: Spektrum DX9 and four EFLR7155 13g
digital micro servos (installed)
MOTOR: 10-size brushless 1250Kv w/ 40-amp
speed control (installed)
BATTERY: E-flite 30C 3S 2200mAh LiPo
PROPELLER: 12x4 2-blade (installed)
; Easy final assembly
; Molded-in vortex generators for enhanced
; Optional SAFE technology with Panic Recovery
; Lots of fun to fly!
Gen 2 BNF Basic
From pattern performance to all-out 3D,
this aerobat can do it all
BY RICK BELL PHOTOS BY PETER HALL
The Sukhoi aerobatic line of aircraft has a big following in full-scale
aerobatics circles as does E-flite’s RC version of the plane. With its quick
acceleration, high rate of climb, excellent controllability, and high G-load
rating, the Sukhoi is well known for its aerobatic prowess.
Designed by world-class pilot, Mike McConville, the new E-flite Sukhoi
Su-29mm Gen 2 has some major improvements over the original outstanding
model. A lot of pilots loved the first E-flite Sukhoi but wanted to be able to
tweak the model’s flying characteristics to their liking. The programming
in the receiver in the first generation of the plane was locked and, thus,
limited this ability. E-flite took this feedback to heart. I was happy to learn
that the Sukhoi comes with a Spektrum AR636A receiver with optional SAFE
(sensor-assisted flight envelope) Panic Recovery, and the receiver is now
programmable! Let’s take a closer look.