Originally Posted by bilboa
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.
I agree. My Extreme flight 48" Yak is very floaty but would be much more involved to repair. Also, the Yak is now out of production so whole parts would be hard if not impossible to obtain while Parkzone/E-filite planes seem to have a longer lifespan making replacement parts more available for a longer time. This one is tempting but I'll still probably pass on it until I see someone selling it used locally for a good deal.