Yeah, "cute" was their description and not mine.
Just the opposite for me, I see a mean little bugger as I envision a WWI era scout or fighter on the hunt over the French countryside. Probably should have given it the appropriate paint to match my vision.
Still looking forward to the day I acquire some Derpron. Will build another full fuse version with a target of <5.75oz at this size or <5.0oz at your original dimensions. Shouldn't be hard at all using 2.5g servos and 18mm CD for power along with a decidedly small 2s. Will let you know if I get there!
Sorry to hear about Mother Nature pulling a fast one on you. Good to hear though that she is fixable!
Thanks for the fun so far!