Originally Posted by Harrow
I'm rather disappointed that they have used the 4-site type wing construction. For only a few grams penalty, we could have had proper wings with a decent cross-section, like the micro Sukhoi-Su26, that are a LOT stronger. It's going to be tears all round when these wings fold after a crash.
Sure enough, with 2S power and extra weight, a hit may more likely damage the wings, but I guess you don't own a 4-Site, because on mine, the fuselage is totally, completely crushed, and the wings still look new! Not even sure why. I think they bend on impact, or I got lucky and only crashed nose first. Sure enough, the area where the wings are glued to the fuselage had to be re-glued many times (and eventually taped). But right now, if I had to rebuild my 4-Site, I could definitively use the old wings again, which is amazing, particularly when you look at how much damage I manage to to on the fuselage. So somehow, I really hope that the Beast will be the same... Look fragile, but still can take a beating like the 4-Site.