When I got to work this morning, there was a nice surprise waiting for me; a Hokusei Ultima HV kit
The paint scheme and overall airframe design looks great. Thumbs-up to Hokusei for a really nice design. This product was manufactured by Skywing to Hokusei's specifications, so it has the great airframe design that Hokusei is well known for, with the great construction methods used by Skywing. With the combined heritage of Hokusei and Skywing, it is sure to fly well! When I used to fly smaller EPP planes, my favourite plane was the Hokusei Ultima BX. It flew beautiful precision and was also full-on feral. My fingers are crossed that this larger Hokusei Ultima will also have that great combo of flight characteristics.
A heads-up for you folks in the US: this is a Hokusei product, so you can freely buy it without the restrictions that 3DHS have placed upon the Skywing kits.
Here are a few photos of my kit. I'll start assembling it tonight.