Sorry for the delay! I've recently had some people ask me about the model, so I'll answer your questions also. The all up weight is Ithink just below a pound. battery is a lipo 7.4v 1000 mah. Engine is a brushless outrunner from Hobbyking, AX 1806N 2500kv Brushless Micro Motor
. Servos are Turnigy 1440A Servo 4.4g/0.8kg/.10sec (V2)
. The front gear is actually steerable, and coupled with therudder,as you will see the hole in the firewall for the steering shaft. I used the same bit of carbon fibre tubing to run the nose gear rod through. Took some head scratching to figure it all out.
The plane flys like an absolute dream (with the center of gravity where it should be). Iam literally sad when i need to stop flying to recharge. Because it was such a labor of love I have not chosen to fly in much wind, so I don't know how dauntless it actually is in the air. The all up weight is no issue, the motor pulls it just fine and slow speed capabilities show no tendancy to tip stall or otherwise be unstable.
Be encouraged! I'll take more pictures if you like of the final bird! Get to it markus!!