I placed my order for a UM Spitfire, with an online (UK) model shop, on 13th May. The web page didnt state 'pre-order', so I assumed it was in stock.
I quickly had a phonecall from the shop, saying the models were 'on the water' and should be expected 'within a couple of weeks'.
I chased it up again today (after waiting 6 weeks) and was told they wouldn't be getting them now, until end of July.
Looks like I'm gonna have to be patient for a while longer. UK weather has generally been too lousy for flying, anyway.
UMX Beast is a bit off-topic. I dont have the AS3X version - just the original - but I can tell you it is my fav micro of all. If I have to pick one aircraft for a quick fix, I always choose the Beast. It is the most enjoyable to fly and always comes home undamaged.