Is this the same plane that FlyRC just did an article on? The one that they pictured had a blue canopy which didn't look very good. The covering looks the same, but there seems to be some other differences too. They mentioned gluing in the vert and horz stab, but that doesn't seem to apply to yours.
Does the wing slide forward and aft in this one to help set the CG? I can't tell from the pics.
Also, does it use CA hinges? They mentioned that in the article, but they seem marginal on a plane this size. How has the hardwae been in general?
Lastly, did the motor box end up having off-thrust built into it? You mentioned that it didn't, but it looked like you just used four stand-offs of the same length to mount the motor.
Sorry for all of the questions. I'm trying to decide whether of not I should get this one. It looks good for the price and looks like a bigger version of my Ultra RC Katana X which is a sweet flying plane. I only have a Brison 2.4 though, so I need to see what you get for an AUW to see if it will be adequate.
Good luck on the maiden!