Parkzone UM Sukhoi SU-26XP


This is to be the replacement for my Kyosho Minium Edge 540, I enjoyed flying that aircraft a lot, but wanted something with a bit more go and also with rudder control.

It only comes in a Bind and Fly version, which until I made the move to 2.4Ghz meant this was a non starter. However earlier this month I’ve finally decided to make the switch, ordering myself a new Spektrum DX8. This means that the world of DSM and DSM2 compatible BnF aircraft is within reach. I first considered another Kyosho minium, but nothing much seems to have changed since the introduction of the Edge, they do a few more airframes, and sure, some have 4 channel but there isn’t anything which looked like it might be a good aerobat. Although having said that, this little Spitfire caught my eye, hmm, another day maybe! One other thing which put me off a little was the reliance on the supplied transmitter, its a nice enough TX in use, but for an aerobat having dual rates and exponential would be a bonus, things which my main radio could easily handle. Gah for radio incompatibilities!

It didnt take long reading reviews before I came across this little Parkzone Sukhoi, from what I’ve read and watched, it looks to be a winner. So thanks to the lovely people at the Kings Lynn Model shop, I have one en-route.

– May 11th 2011

 June 2012

Just a quick update on this, I’ve decided that the electronics in this are better off being donated to something else, mostly because this was too much of a handful for me to fly inside, but also if the weather is nice enough to fly outside I’ve plenty of bigger, things to fly.  So with all that in mind, I’ve bought a Stevens Aero LiddleRod.

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