Hello Charles: Iapologize about the delayed response. I'm generally pretty good about keeping up with these topics, so Ifeel bad about not getting back to you in time.
I've flown her 3x now. On the 3rd flight, the nose wheel linkages bound and nose gear "jammed" in the ¾ position. Imanaged to get her down with minor scraping on the bottom of cowl (and broken prop). Ihighly recommend NOTusing their linkage method for the nose steering. I've since build a custom horn with ball links on the side of the horn I'll send a pic tonight. Regarding the main gear, I haven't had any issues, but they are on the edge of not having enough force to retract. Iwouldn't want to retract with only 40psi. In fact, I'm thinking about retrofitting with Lado (SP) 666 motors. Any comments from anyone one the ease of the retrofit? I have sierra gear with brakes.
Beyond this mishap, the Ilove flying the plane. Itflies and most importantly it lands absolutely beautifully. And, the Saito 57T - W _O_W!!! It has all the power the plane needs without feeling like it’s way over powered. Ihighly recommend it. I fly about 1/3 – 1/2 stick. The sound is unmatched and it just wants to sit an idle about 800 RPM with a very pleasant gurgle and bobble. Assuming you agree a gurgle and bobble can be pleasant soundJ. I'll get a recording and post it.
It’s a fun plane.Best,