Originally Posted by David Hipperson
I know we can all get worried about weight but unless you have a really specialised proposal for the FC weight isn't an issue. As said elsewhere I'm now on my second and in any reasonable breeze it will hover. It can glide tolerably well however weight isn't the issue but drag.
Just as is in still air it is great doing figure eights at head height or lower without any apparent tendency to stall out even at near walking speed. The FC as designed is a really remarkable foamy.
Yea iam a builder of Ivans plans so its in my blood to build light ,my 100 inch sea plane is only 8 pounds with 3 batterys . I try to build light but sturdy on all my builds but its hard on a ARF and sometimes i over think stuff too.