>You could of course add some RC assistance - oh and perhaps an electric motor?
Indeed ... double blasphemy !!
Joking aside ... really.... the Senator is a great choice but, as says The Blink, you need a vastly larger space to avoid frustration. On full power it's at least a 2 1/2 minute airplane that climbs high and travels far in the usual breezy conditions.
It's also absolutely reliable. Once trimmed it stays trimmed .. my two came out of the box last weekend after 9 months incarceration .... full power, perfect flights, back to the box ready for Aug/Sept contests. Can't ask more of a model.