Originally Posted by ducatirdr
I'm wondering if this plane is a 1/2 step from foam to balsa. The floaty easy to fly foam with the ability to take a small hit and ding rather than crack, over the precise balsa with its superior lighter weight/size but at the expense of fragility.
This plane has a much higher wing loading than similar size balsa planes, so going by that it seems like it will be LESS floaty and easy to fly than say a 3DHS 47" SHP. This plane's ready-to-fly weight is 60 oz vs the SHP at around 40 oz, with similar wing area. It's certainly not going to fly anything like a flat foamie.
However the other advantages you stated -- durability and ease of repair -- probably do go to this plane.