I have finished the plane and it is ready to go. I am a bit reluctant to fly it though because I am not entirely confident about the magnets holding the wings together. I am thinking maybe I will replace them with nylon bolts?
You certainly could use nylon bolts, but I have had no problems during numerous flights which were basically scale-like with no 3D type moves.
I have accomplished mild & gentle loops ( 10 mistakes high.....you know) without incident. If you are still a little aprehensive, put a few narrow
strips of double sided tape at the wing roots before attaching the wings to the rod, and then go for your maiden flight with confidence. Now,
like Galcier Girl cautioned, ROG full throttle....let the Predator lift off when it is ready...just let the plane gain altitude gently and you can add a bit of up elevator if you like........a gentle rudder ( "V" tail ) turn with some aileron to assist, is just fine as you gain altitude to start the trimming out
process. One other thing, remember it is better to be a little nose heavy rather than tail heavy, especially with a "V" tail. Good Luck, and let me know how it goes......I'm sure that it will be fine!