With the additional oz of weight added to the tail wheel bracket the nose heavy tendency went away. This thing flys great. Even with the extra weight of a gas engine, this thing is a real floater. Loops, hovers, snaps, rolls, waterfalls, tail slides are all great. Inverted harriers are good however upright harriers tend to break left. I think I am the issue with this one as I haven't quite got my countermeasure with the rudder pegged for some reason. Might be the engine and propeller combo working against me... not sure. Since the plane does a good inverted, one would think upright would be the same. I'll have to practice this one. The little plane does good flat spins but I think it would be better on this manuver without the SFGs. Speaking of SFGs, this thing does about the easiest knife edge flight I've ever tried. As far as I'm concerned, this engine/model combo is a great choice and I hope to keep it for a long time. However, remember, I do go by Wildcrashwilly on these forums. I have earned that handle so we'll see if this model can survive me.
I would also like to mention. I think that Bowmen ring is breaking in. I have been flying till my timer goes off at ten minutes and finding I still have a little over a qtr tank of fuel left. The first few flights I had., I ran out at ten and deadsticked. Also, it may be that I'm learning how this plane handles and I'm floating around more. Although this model had sloppy covering and an instruction manual that was a little weak, I can recommend other modelers try it with a good conscience. To anyone that may have viewed this thread., I hope it helps in some way. If you have any questions about what I did feel free to pm me in case I dont visit back here for a while.