Awesome!!! it is a bigger plane then most 100CC'rs... it won't have stellar pullout from a hover on 100 degree days with a 100cc... but it is light on the wing for sure!!!I'm about done. It weighs 29.5 pounds on a digital bathroom scale. I can't believe it. 3 ounce carbon spinner. A123s 2300's. 2000mah nimh on ignition. One tail mount rudder servo. Batteries way up in front of the gas tank. The gas tank is a Fiji water bottle. I built everything as lite as I could and its still 29.5 pounds. I hope it flies well at that weight. With out my receiver or receiver batts it weighs 28.5 pounds what the heck?
Bodywerks, It's a DA-100 on in cowl mufflers. Also I took all your advise and went a little farther on saving weight. If I would have built this plane with my original batteries and stock tank and aluminum spinner it would have weighed 32 pounds. Unbelievable...What engine and what exhaust? If you are at sealevel you will be somewhat ok. Showtimes floated pretty good and had awesome pullout with the 3W110, but I would still prefer 27 pounds or less.