I'm currently learning with the Stratos and it's great to learn with... flies fairly slow, has the AS3X (Artificial Stabilization 3-aXis), and when you give it rudder it automatically gives a little up elevator. The 2.4GHz radio has dual rates too. I'm still on the slow or short settings. I put larger sport wheels on it to take off easier on dry grass. Smacked it into the ground several times, 2 major epoxy fixes, recent new fueslage, and it's still flying!
AEAJR: You might be able to if you remove the styrofoam from the box, and then remove the elevator, wing and gear from the fuse. The gear and wing come off easy, the elevator is just taped on.
On RC Groups I brought up a topic about possibly replacing the Rx board with the Spektrum dual ESC Rx board but I still need to put an amp meter on a motor to see if they draw over 2 Amps.
Sounds as if it will go back in the box pretty easily. I like that a lot. Makes it a grab and go box with everything in it. And it can be stored away easily and safely.
I think you will find that that the AR6400 "brick" is very short range and the servos probably don't have enough umph for the surfaces. Also, you would need two ESC and a mix on your radio if you want to continue to have the variable throttle that I think the plane uses as part of its steering mechanism. Or am I wrong about the variable thrust?
i have this plane and i love it!! i take it up to almost 1000 ft with my camera on it. ihave one youtube video called. prince albert sask rc plane cam. check it out. im just looking for a new plane for this summer as the firebird is a little slow and starting to get boring. but my p51 is too fast and touchy for me to keep up with and has crashed alot. so i need a in betweener. any ideas ?