i'm with you as far as being fond of the old large prop planes. the gws build was more than i cared for, too, but that was the only dc3 i could find at the time (have not seen the gp one offered at tower for a long time). that one had some quirks that i did not learn about until i had flown and crashed it several times. anyways, this one looks very promising. i'll scout around on youtube and try to get familiar with the brand as you did. as far as the wiring, not too long ago i built the phase 3 p38, which is a beautiful flyer...but i did not enjoy all of the soldering because i'm not very good at it! thanks again for your post, looking forward to your progress as you build. i am south of you in maryland, we got almost 30 inches of snow today! looks like we are both grounded for a while.