Quite a handful- even with the dialed-down power system it has total vertical performance. But, I didn't really have good control. The first flight (not captured on video) was very short and ended in a soft crash into nice cushy snow- no damage. The controls were much too sensitive- I dialed back both elevator and aileron to 30% travel.
The second flight was longer and slightly more successful.However, at the end it still got away from me, and I had a harder nose-first landing in the snow. This did a little more damage- tore the motor mount off and damaged one of the winglets. Both are easy fixes and the gorilla glue is drying right now.
Both flights were too short to see if the trim needed to be adjusted. It couldn't have been too far off! Also, I'm glad I chose red for the bottom, but a brighter topside color might work better. It'll take some getting used to picking up orientation with the different aircraft shape.
- Increase aileron travel slightly
- keep elevator travel at 30%
- dial in more expo
- Try flying with the 1050mAh battery next time, both flights today were done with the much heavier 2200 mAh battery
- The center of gravity might be slightly too far back- for both flights it was right at the neutral point. I might move both battery locations forward 1/2 if possible.