Thanks guys. I was a little nervous, but I had confidence in the plane flying well. When I first put the wing on, the wind kicked up.Iput the plane on the ground just to see how strong it was and that little plane was rocking and wigglin and Idecided to wait. Iwent inside and worked on the B-17 bulkhead parts instead and after about 4 when it was time to knock off, the wind had died down to a breeze. Igrabbed the plane, put it out on the soggy runway, did my pre-flight and off it went. The first few feet off the ground I wa a little shakey, but as soon as I trimmed it out Iwas back in the groove. Ihaven't flown physically in 4 months, just on the sim, and it felt good to be flying again. Ihad to put it down after about 6 minutes as my fingers were getting stiff from the cold, and Imade a very nice landing, I finally got my orientation down from landing it closer to me instead of away towards the farm field. Imade a nice 3 point landing right in front of me, but the nose wheel caught a little bump and tipped forward, but the plane is so llight it just bounced.
This is a fun little plane and if anyone wants to have a neat little electric, the Apprentice is it. My friend was leaving, but decided to stick around to see me fly and said, well, you gonna loop it? Iflipped to full rate and pushed full throttle, and pulled full back and did a 10' loop, about a 12G pull.
For a trainer it has pretty good rates for all 3 axis.