Mine just arrived today, and the epoxy for the tail is now setting, so I have a bit of time to list out my observations (in no particular order).
- Packing is nicely done. No major damage, unlike my Dynamic S which came with bent wingtips . We'll cross that bridge when we get to it...
- The ailerons are not hinged, they're foam. Detach the aileron control horns and work them back and forth to loosen the hinge. It's not too stiff, though.
- The rudder had too much foam on one side and would not give even throws. Knife fixed that.
- The control horns are not centered over the hinge line. Can't be bothered to fix it now, I just want to see how it flies before I decide whether I want to keep it.
- Speaking of control horns, they're the kind that you poke through foam and use another plastic piece to back. They're flimsily, thin, and I think there's very little glue holding them in place. Maybe I should fix it now in case one falls off .
- The flaps are very flimsily attached to the wing by a small tab, and are hinged with a combination of foam and hinge. No idea how they manufactured it like that.
- No flap servos are included. You have to provide your own. There are flap control horns, and clevises, and rods. Just no servos.
- The foam feels... smoother?... than my Sky Surfer. It could just be me.
- The prop... ugh, the prop. Really thin and flimsy. Replaced it with an APC 7x5E straightaway.
- Prop clearance with the rear fuselage is tiny - about 5mm. If a crash flexes the fuselage the wrong way, it's going to cut it. I can bend the fuselage to that position by hand!
- Oodles of space in the fuselage, but I wish it came in two halves. There is a lot of space under the wing area and behind it that could be used to house stuff (like satellites, for instance). What a waste!
- There are plastic skid plates on the bottom of the fuselage which are wholly inadequate for belly landing on grass.
Flying it on the weekend, will let you guys know how it flies compared to my olde Sky Surfer.