Old Fogey, first flight issues

Check your throws. Bixler really means it when he says it needs low throws. Get as close to the servo screw as possible and as far up on your control horn as you can. Check it against the recommended throws. Expo is great if you have a decent controller that actually has it, unlike mine, and maybe set up some dual rates. It will oscillating stall badly with too much elevator, and too much rudder will flip you on your side/nose pretty fast.

The fogey was my first plane after about three batteries worth of flite on someone else's Flyer, and I've found it very controllable and easy to fly, flying on the maiden just fine.