Originally Posted by dbc
I wouldn't say the stock electrical components are "bad". They are of marginal quality. I've flown mine, all stock, 6 times now. You've got to be reasonable here; this is only a $140 plane with a huge wingspan. The components are about what you would expect for the price.
I do think about another $30-40 worth of better components would have been a good idea. I'd rather have paid $179 for it and had a much better plane.
Sorry, I shouldn't word it 'bad', under sized is more appropriate. Servo's im assuming are a bit too weak, and hardware too flimsy.
In kit form, it could be sold for $20-30 cheaper, without the wasted elec's.