This is a nice plane for the price. There is some assembly required and I would recommend a few modifications. 1. As I have mentioned in other reviews, I have over 40 years of RC flight experience and as a result, I added hinge tape to all of the control surfaces. I simply don't trust foam hinges and like the piece of mind knowing that the hinge tape is there. Even though the weight is moderate since it is a foam plane, I don't want to experience a sudden control surface failure creating a 2.6 M bomb......lol. 2. I would advise using cellophane or other tape, just a small piece on both the front and rear portion of the canopy as it doesn't stay fastened very well. 3. There is PLENTY of room in the cockpit, so I normally use two batteries connected in parallel for much longer flight times. 4. Finally, DON'T forget to balance it properly before trying to fly it (I found a couple of coins--US quarters taped indiscriminately to the tail with white tape worked well for me). The plane is fully acrobatic and performs extremely well. However this is a fairly large and fast flying plane and as such, I wouldn't recommend this for first time flyers but experienced pilots will have a real "field day" with this one. Definitely would recommend it, especially for the price!
Hi Tom, thank you for your recommendations!