I just went to my bud`s Len`s tonight and checked out his new ship. Our small club has about a dozen members in it, and three of us got our first gasser`s this past season. A couple more have seen the light and are jumpin` in. Len liked the 30cc Pilot Yak another one of my friends has, and ordered the new version Pilot S-bach. It was bought as a combo deal with a DLE-30 rear carb from Paragon here in Ontario: http://www.prcmodel.com/ Now Len doesn`t get on the very computer very much, he`s kinda old school, but I`m gonna keep at him to sign up on here and give us a build thread on this sweet ship. If he craps out, I will do the best I can by posting photos, and keeping you up dated with how he is making out, what he thinks, and any questions/problems he might have. My first impression of this Pilot machine is excellent. Not hardley a wrinkle or sag to be seen in the Ultrakote, and all fits and glue joints look good. It came with the graphics already applied, and at no extra costs. Carbon fibre wing tube, CF stab tube, beautiful CF airfoiled landing gear, CF tail wheel mount, and CF painted spinner are all included. The anti rotation pins on the wings and canopy hatch are CF too I believe. I have to look closer next time. The wheels are machined aluminum,and very lite. The tank is pre-plumbed but he will check it over and make sure it is Tygon. The pull pull cables are allready done. The control surfaces are pre-hinged, except the rudder for shipping. And the hinges are extra large and good quality. I like them better than the horny type of hinge, more surface area for the glue. The hardware looks great, ball joints, and good quality threaded rods, and wheel axles. The fiberglass cowl is nicely done, the paint is excellant, and matches the striping on the fuse. It has a inner ply ring on the rear that uses four hidden bolts to secure it on the fuse. Two in front of the canopy hatch opening, and two below underneath.The fiberglass pants are done equally well, and have the sweeping scale concave outline. The outlines appear very scale, especially in the fuse area behind the ****pit. Lots of compound curves. The turtle deck is built up wood and not foam $h!t like my Aeroworks Edge and H9 planes. The engine box/firewall is now made to fit a rear carbed version DLE-30cc. Just bolt it up with the supplied stand-offs that the DLE come with. The stabs are removable, and bolted on with tabs like a Aeroworks. But the servo`s are mounted in the fuse sides. He next has alot of decisions to make. He is going to buy a new 2.4 TX right away, because like me, his old TX is getting tired and its time to upgrade. He has to decide on servo`s, batteries (mostly likely A123), switches, ect ect. This I think is the fun part to any build he is doing now, the looking and shopping. He want`s a smoke system really bad after seeing mine on my 50cc bird, but I am trying to talk him out of it to keep it light. Now like I said, I am really impressed with the quality of it. I wish I had a scale with me for the airframe because it is super light. Just awesome. Here are some snap shots just after he pulled it out of the box. He`s really proud of it, and man I would be too. I want one! I`ll keep you updated with pics and info as this build/assembly goes on through the next months, but I hope he gets his a$$ on here and joins in on the fun.