Photo taken Aug. 2009 @ the Flugtage Dittingen 2009.
Dittingen Airfield, Switzerland (LSPD)
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The Sukhoi Su-26 is a single-seater aerobatics plane from the former Soviet Union, powered by a single radial reciprocating engine. The Su-26 has mid-mounted straight wings and fixed landing gear, the main gear mounted on a solid titanium arc. The Sukhoi Su-26 made its first flight in June 1984, the original four having a two-bladed prop. The production switched to the Su-26M, with refined tail surfaces and a 3-bladed Hoffman prop. Further refinements were made, and the model won both the men's and women's team prizes at the 1986 World Aerobatics Championships. The modified Su-26M3 with the new M9F 430-hp engine dominated the 2003 and 2005 Aerobatic World Championships as well as the 2004 European Championships.
It was exported to Argentina in the 1990s.
Length: 6.83 m (22 ft 5 in)
Wingspan: 7.80 m (25 ft 7 in)
Height: 2.89 m (9 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 11.83 m² (127 ft²)
Empty weight: 736 kg (1,619 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,206 kg (2,653 lb)
Powerplant: 1× Vedeneyev M-14P radial engine, 270 kW (360 hp)
Maximum speed: 450 km/h (281 mph)
Cruise speed: 310 km/h (193 mph)
Range: 800 km (500 mi)
Service ceiling: 4,000 m (12,120 ft)
Rate of climb: 18 m/s (3,543 ft/min)
Load factor: -10g to 12g