Maidened successfully today.
She's built as per the instructions, save for an off-brand esc and 800mah battery that negated the need for a bunch of lead in the nose to achieve recommended cg.
She flew sweet. Took off in under fifteen feet from pavement, pulling hard to the left until corrected, climbed smartly. Plenty of power from the outrunner 250. Very responsive to the slightest stick movements.
As others have reported, she gets tossed around in the breeze, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be or, say, my eflite Jenny gets tossed around.
I only flew 5 minutes each time so as not to risk LVC kicking in. She dead-stick glides pretty good. All three landings were dicey/ugly due to the wind and two-inch grass, but she came away without a srcatch.
I found the entire kit rather expensive when built as recommended, but it is a nice plane, and a well designed quality kit. Plus my father in law was in the 1st airborne on D-day, so I know he'll like it.