On my maiden flight I had a really hard time just getting it under control. Maybe my rates are still not restrictive enough for me. I think I needed to trim the elevator so it wasn't trying to pull up so much but I wasn't able to even get my thumb off the stick to do any trimming. Next, possibly increase the incidence angle??? (Let me know if that sounds right, as I am open to suggestions for sure.) I had to take the sound out because my 10 year old camera crew was jabbering on with all sorts of encouragement.
My battery was as far forward as I could get it and the CG was holding the plane just level, not tipping forward as shown in the build video.
All in all, I'll take it as a success, and once I get more rubber bands and propellers, I'll try for a bit calmer of a day as well.