Bought on impulse in May. The shop didn’t have any batteries, so I bought three of these (3s 500mAh 20C) from Hobby King.
Its now mid September and I’m flying this thing more regularly than pretty much everything else in my fleet with the possible exception of my Blade 450 heli. It has spent the last four months on the parcel shelf of the car, TX and batteries on hand, flown at every opportunity. Which is normally in a field on the way to work, for a cheeky 20 minute flying session. I’ve even had my charger out on my desk at work so I can have another fly on the way home
Its lost its spinner (nose in accident), a few props and is now sans UC because the rough field I’ve been flying from caused it to nose over on landing. As a result the bottom of the fuselage is looking a little worse for ware, but is still structurally sound!
I’ve just replaced the rudder servo after the spinner destroying accident with a Turnigy unit from Hobby King which seems absolutely fine and rather cheap. I’ll certainly be using that model again if I break any more servos!
I found this video which suggests a couple of simple upgrades, might be worth a try later on.
Bookmarks for anything found while researching this aircraft here.