Thanks for that excellent report, gehr2box. Did you mount the main gear as per the plans, or did you rotate them to bring the wheels closer to the cg? On landing, was there any risk of the prop hitting the ground as you flaired??
now, having read everyone elses contributions to this thread, it is time for me to start contributing as well... I think that the 55 AX would probably be the engine of choice, but as I have a 46FX sitting here doing nothing, I am using that, and taking the "keep-it-light" road.
With that in mind, and not being too keen on the elevator servo setup, I started by installing the servo right in the stab. My first choice was the 5125 digital wing servo, but I found the 85MG would fit as well...same 42oz of torque and a couple of grams lighter. I used a Hobby Lobby servo hatch and it literally fell into place.. I also found that the 85MG's would fit in the rudder servo holes as well. So, I figure that using 3 mini servos instead of 4 standard servos saves a little over 4 ounces right in the tail, and that will also reduce the balance weight needed.............