I just finished my second one yesterday and it came just at 28lb the difference is i removed the canisters tunnel. I am using the same set up just went with one pull pull servo instead of it in the tail. All i can say dont worry about 29 lb it is a floaty plane. I loved mine so much i had to get another one when i dumb thumb mine in..... Just be careful of the wing tube. i have bent two of them..... Rocco said the carbon will be there in a few weeks.