Hi Stu. The SIG Riser 100 is a good kit and costs about $70. It goes together well and the plane flies reasonably well. All the you see on this thread is a total modification of my old Riser 100 that got caught in a tree. I had to decide if I wanted to repair it as it was or make a bigger plane out of it. I chose the latter.
As far as a partner is concerned, it would be great to have a loving partner sometime in the future. My wife passed away about three months ago fron breast cancer. It was my rc hobby and friends here on this site and at the field that kept me going through that two year battle. I am glad you are watching.
This photo shows the pod fairing glued in place. I hand made the fairing out of a plastic Dasani water bottle. The holes on either side are exit ports for the push rod housings. I decided not to run the rods inside of the boom. Call me chicken...