I just received the box with the plane
Man, this looks really nice!
I would really prefer to avoid using any extra weight for balance if possible - I like my planes light. I will have the 60A ESC plus a UBEC just behind the motor and then the battery. Judging from Dick's description and info provided, it does seem that I may end up needing some weight in the nose. I may add a second UBEC for redundance and use an aluminium spinner, then see how it goes.
The 1110 you're planing to use should really give power to this bird