posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 06:24 PM
From what I read in the Google Translation of the original article, all the circuit boards are created by hand, and they're being made in different
ways. Sometimes parts are on one side of the board, sometimes the other, and the soldering is barely enough for them to work. Sukhoi is trying to
blame it on the pilots and maintenance personnel, saying that it's "growing pains" for the new type. Each is apparently built completely by hand
it seems, as they have been flying for 6 years, and they only have 16 of the type in service.