4stroker, You must be talking about the .20 size Great Planes Cub, as they have a .20, .40 and .60 size. The .20 is too heavy for its size, and has issues as you stated, but this is the .40 size which flies as a Cub should, light and floaty. I had hundred's of flights on the .40 size, and if built light and correctly, it flies great just like a Cub should. Skyline, build it stock, no need for any washout on this one. Just build it straight and true and you will be rewarded with a great flying Cub. Its very very easy to build. Not a stickbuild at all, although it is built out of wood. If you want a stickbuilt Cub, build the 1/6 scale Sig kit. It is a true stickbuilt airframe. It flies even better and lighter than the Great Planes kit.