Looking forward to the flight report. I bought this kit probably two years ago. None of the ply part sheets were cut more than half way through so I just put it back in the box on the back shelf. I'm almost done with another project so I guess this one can at least get the kit cut out all the way. Maybe I'll run the sheets through the band saw to finish the cuts. I love the old Bees and really wanted to build this lookalike.
Sorry, no. The plane was destroyed on the second attempt at flight. The way it was built it needed a lot of runway to build enough speed to take off. Adjusting the gear for a more positive angle of incidence at rest may have fixed that. It hit a curb right as it was lifting off and wasn’t deemed fixable.
Sorry to hear of its demise. I'm also concerned about weight. I may just use the kit as a template and replace the ply parts with balsa like I did with the Eaglet 50. That turned a great plane into an awesome plane!