Originally Posted by jasmine2501
Yes I agree with this, the Mini has much better power to weight ratio. My Vapor is the original too, not the night one... it's three years old and I'm sure the motor is a little tired. Also, on my mini vapor, I had to move the rod for the rudder to the inner hole, as I didn't feel it would turn tight enough. All those little issues add up to a big difference, as well as setup issues.
However, I don't feel that either one requires mods to fly right. You would think Horizon never tests this stuff or follows a design process, the way everybody itches to mod stuff without even flying it first. I don't think Horizon has ever built an aircraft correctly, right?
I usually end up modifying most of my RC aircraft at some point. But the only time I do it before the maiden is if the need has been established. However, I surely don't consider adjusting the CG, changing pushrod positions, swapping props, or experimenting with different batteries to be modding. These things are simply integral parts of the hobby - essential skills that are required, if one wishes to progress beyond the novice stage.
That said - my MV is still stock. I simply maxed the throws & slapped-in a Hyp 70. I will likely raise the rudder so I can increase up-elevator throw as Todd has done, but that's the only mod I'll likely make to this plane. Unless someone comes out with a 'weightless mod'.