Here's my rendition of the Das Ugly Stik. The build was kind of informal; I didn't draw up any plans, just took an old 3-view and scaled it to the 48" span I wanted. Wings are white beaded foam (used a home-made hot wire foam cutter) with some carbon fiber spars and covered with Silkspan. Fuselage and tail surfaces were sheet balsa. Paint is Krylon H20 (water-based latex). Maltese crosses were cut from Monocote scraps. Power is an AXI 2814/10 with 9 x 6 prop and a 3-cell TP 2100 ma-hr pack. Here are the specs: 48 in span, area about 460 sq, weight 39 oz, wing loading approx 12.6 oz/sq ft, pwr loading approx 125 Watt/pound. The TP lipos were a little disappointing, giving me a peak of about 300 watts when I was hoping for 350 or so. Still, it performs fine. Maiden flight a few days ago showed nice takeoff acceleration, great climb and nice acro. It handles great and the landings are so sweet, they make me look good. Got about 6 or 7 flights on the little beastie and liking it! I hope this was the right forum, didn't know whether to post it on foamies, sport planes, acro or something else.