Sorry to bring a negative aspect to this thread but my experiences with a Groovy 90 (F3A) were that it was the worst ARTF that I have ever owned.
1. One of the canopy fixing dowels was missing, there was dried glue in the hole but no dowel. A Friday afternoon special if ever I saw one.
2 The rudder was badly warped.
3 Both ailerons were warped.
4 The wing tube was caked in a rock hard milky white glue which took me hours to wet and dry off.
5 When Iâd cleaned and polished the tube it still would not go through the fuz because the female tube had several blobs of resin inside it.
6 The pre-drilled holes in the wing were about an inch away from lining up with the wing tube fixing holes.
7 There was glue splattered everywhere in the fuz, except where it was needed.
8 The carbon u/c split after three of four feather like landings.
9 The u/c fixing plate split shortly after this.
10 The canopy split on about the tenth flight (yes, I balance my props on a magnetic balancer).
9. The general build was poor with NO attention to detail. I got the impression that the fuz had been covered BEFORE the final sanding. The back end in particular was rough and defiantly unsanded under the covering.
10. Although I actually finish second in my first ever F3A comp I was not impressed with the way it flew and gave it away to a club mate as a test bed for his new electric set-up. He didnât like it either!