Originally Posted by frednjess
I'm going to second Pat's approval of your power system. Sounds like a winner. On speed, I'd say 60 mph is the top end. I've done some full power dives with my 80% Depron version and the vibrations get pretty violent. I know mine will do 50-60 in level flight. Just remember the wing spar!
I once put my tomhe designed F-18 in a full power dive straight down, then kicked in full aileron. Both tailerons promptly separated from the airframe.
I don't recommend that manuever.
And I second Chris' opinion on the CF rod. Always put one in your plane. If not, the wings will eventually start warping and affecting flight performance. This happened on my first F-18 and Su-37. All of mine get CF now.