I'got one of these as well and its got 4 flights on it already. I'd make sure to run a bead of clear silpoxy (adheres to EPO really well) on all the joints. Use gap fill cyano to secure the headlight covers because this bird takes in water somewhere. after each flight I've had to drain it.
Great littleflyer though. I've not used the landing gear (because it flies off water) yet but I keep the gear in my tool box so when I head down to the flying club I can use the runway
No Horizon, how about some hermitcally servo units. The mechanics will need a gland of sorts but thats a design problem. Retracts will make this a true amphibian. I'd love to taxi her off the jetti not far from my house, into the water, taxi around, take off and do some lovely scale flying along the shore, land her and taxi back out again.
She joins my GP Seawind EP. The Icon A5 is better in quite a few key areas and the water take off and landing manners are better too.