I recently purchased the 50 cc Zero when it dropped to $254.00. I knew I was taking my chances when I did, as I've read plenty about NP. When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. It was such a nice plane, I ordered a second, so I would have spare parts. (Thats two 82 inch Zeros shipped for under $600.00)
Does this mean I'll by more items from NP? Probably not, but it sure would have been hard to build one at that cost, let alone two.
In the end, I got exactly what I paid for. A cheap Chinese ARF , that if I bust up(flying in the tradewinds of Hawaii), I won't be upset.