Technical data
Type Su-31M
Function Aerobatic
Year 197?
Crew 1
Engines 1*400/360hp Vedeneyev M-14PF
Length 6.83m
Wingspan 7.80m
Wing area 11.80m2
Height 2.4m
Empty weight 670kg
Loaded weight 968kg
Wing Load (kg/m2) 82.0
Power load (kg/hp) 2.67
Speed 407km/h
Stall Speed 98km/h
Roll rate 420°/sec
Service g-Limits +12/-10
Ultimate g-Limits +23/-23
Landing Speed 114km/h
Landing Roll ?m
Takeoff Roll ?m
Turn time ?sec
Ferry Range 1200km
Flight Endurance 40+min
Ceiling 4000m
Climb
Rate at 0m 24m/sec
1000m min
Payload
Fuel 280+?l
Cost ?USD

Su-31M aerobatic by Sukhoj OKB

66k photo, courtesy of Irkutsk Aeroclub ROSTO

Sukhoi has delivered (Dec 1997?) its' first Su-31M sport aerobatic trainer, equipped with the new SKS-94 super light ejection seat. The $35000 ejection system is designed by Advanced Sukhoi Technology and Zvezda, Russian main manufacturer of military ejection seats. aircraft also received new canopy, in-wing fuel tanks and auxiliary underbelly tank.

The World Championship heritage of the Sukhoi Aircraft is also displayed by the SUKHOI SOLO. The "monstrously powerful" Sukhoi Su-31X provides by far the highest power to weight ratio of any propeller driven aircraft, hanging from the propeller it will roll vertically several times- a real helicopter.

PredecessorsModifications

Su-31
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ReferencesLinks
  • Su-31 sport-aerobatic aircraft (Russian)
  • AEROBATIC DISPLAYS
  • Irkutsk Aeroclub ROSTO
  • RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT IN THE SKIES OF PARIS (Le Bourget '97 sh)
  • Italian aerobatic team
  • First Aerobatic aircraft with ejection seat
  • Tom Takamatsu profile (Japan)

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