This is my first micro plane that uses a 2S battery, so it has a lot more power than the Micro T-28 Trojan. And it is almost twice as expensive and twice as fun. I really wanted this plane because I skipped the Super Cub LP from Hobby Zone. I'm glad I did, as this is much cheaper and uses five channels rather than three. The lights are a really nice touch while flying during the twilight hours.
The plane takes off very nicely, and it has a lot more control than the micro Trojan T-28 by far. There is a lot of power in this plane, so I don't recommend it for beginners. The flaps are amazing, as it shortens the runway to almost nothing; it takes off like a rocket! It flies well in the wind, around 7-8 mph is what I recommend at the most. But like any plane, having no wind always makes for the best flying experience. I made some modifications to it, so instead of being stuck with the 200 mAh battery, I replaced the cord from the plane, glued some velcro around the C.O.G., and placed a 430mAh battery underneath the plane. I'm getting 6 minutes and 30 seconds rather then 4 minutes and 30 seconds of battery life.
The durability of this plane is great. I got into two accidents, one of which was very bad. I crashed into cement when my plane lost radio control and it landed upside down. The wings were cracked, the rods were yanked off, and the connections were broken. I used some hot glue on the lowest setting, and I was back in the air in about an hour. I kind of wish they made the tail wings thicker. It's weird how thin they are, but they did well with investing the money into making the front of the wings bigger. Oh, and the other accident: the motor got moved, and I had to do some adjustments and cutting into the foam to fix it. I just wish they made service access in front of the plane like they did with the UMX SBach, which, by the way, is my current favorite plane.
Overall, I really like this plane. It flies really well, it looks great, and I have a lot of fun with it. I recommend it for those with at least a year of flying experience. I recommend getting a simulator and the Micro T-28 for starting out. People keep saying, "Get the Champ," but you can't improve with the 3-channel planes. You're stuck there until you move up, and either way, you won't be prepared for a four channel plane. So practice on the simulator, and get right on that horse. The T-28 is great, as the wings are dihedral. It flies really smoothly, it's easy to fix, and it's something to grow into. Plus it's only $100, not including the controller.