I still need to take a view more pic’s for the build segment so let me digress and go into the flight characteristics. The base line is that I only fly 3D. There are two basic styles. High energy line Bender’s or the low energy like Mith’s. Frankly I like both a great deal and do a mix that tries to steal the best from both of their routines. While Bender, Mith and I were at the St Louis Huckfest I watched a 110 with a 100 cc fly and was thoroughly unimpressed. The bird flew like a turkey. Incredibly boooring. The pilot did nothing to demonstrate the planes capabilities. However when flown in the Circus 3D throwdown style of flying it comes alive and really rises to the occasion. My 102 QQ is a great bird. It is dialed in and fly’s exceptionally well. However the EF 110 is clearly a quantum jump in performance capabilities. Chris designs a big bird and takes full aerodynamic advantage of the increased size. The fus is huge and greatly enhances the low speed capabilities. I have not flown or seen any 35% bird that can low speed high alpha like the 110. The harriers are rock solid. Slow knife edge on the deck along the runway is a pure pleasure. Rolling loops are very easy, knife edge circles with snaps are very smooth and relaxing and the knife edge loops (no rudder/aileron coupling even at full deflection) are ridiculously smooth and easy. A 40% bird is the typical “goal” for many in this group. The 110 probably gives you +95% of the performance of a 40% bird at a significantly reduced cost, helps to minimize the downside financial exposure if there is an accident and the transportation & logistics issues are simplified. As for power, I would not use a 100 cc with mufflers. I would recommend either the 85 with the 1090 or the new RE-3 (not fully tested or qualified for 3D yet) or a 100 cc with pipes. Switching to the 28 x 10 Mej has made the 85 a stump puller. Vertical performance is ballistic. I have not been able to weigh mine yet but the thing is BIG for a 35% bird. My 102 is 27 pounds and a few ounces. The 110 cannot be built at less than 28 lbs unless the balsa trees were grown in a pure helium environment. I have nothing in mine but the basics and it will not be under 28 lbs so I need the power from a pipe on the 85 or a 100. Understand that I don’t have a lot of flight time yet so take my comments with a grain of salt. The one characteristic of Chris’s design that is not discussed is down elevator. Typically you need a small amount on many of the rolling maneuvers. With the CG as recommended I have had to reduce my usage of down by 70% so don’t be surprised if you have to adjust your normal inputs a bit. This has also been true of my 74" and 88" EF Yaks. I still have a few more items for the build and flying portion but the bottom line is that this is one hell of a bird. I am a very happy camper.