Originally Posted by viva_peru
Just a few of comments. For a complete set-up, at $ 420.00 is not too pricey. If you were to try to outfit it yourself with middle of the road components, it would be hard to beat. A similar sized balsa plane of decent quality will run between $250 to $350 for the airframe alone, so it is a good buy.
For those of you who would like to use the plane as an intro to pattern, you have to keep in mind that the stabilization system that comes with the receiver is against the spirit and rules of the event. In order to enter a competition, that function would have to be disabled.
Finally, I think that the plane is a little small for a 6S pack. The prop that they recommend appears underpitched at 14x7, unless you want to 3D the plane. I would use a 5S pack and try a 14x10 or 14x12 prop and see how it goes. For pattern, you don't want the plane to be a bullet, but it should not be a slouch either.
It would be nice if they offered the airframe alone; it would be fun to put one together using the stuff that I have sitting around.
pretty similar plane here, a little smaller, only $150, runs on 4S. better deal to me.
also similar, $180. very nice plane.