Here’s a picture of my Great Planes Big Stik right before its first flight with a Magnum .52 engine and Airtronics radio. I received the plane from my good friends at the Valley View Flyers a few years back and it’s been on the “Finish Building” list way too long. Before dusk I was able to get in about 6 take-off and landings. It’s a fast, stable flyer and lands like a dream with 25% Flaperons set. The Magnum engine isn’t quite running at 100%, but it’s not running bad. I need to check the spray bar, glo-plug, head temp, etc. and also make sure the 11×6 prop I’m using isn’t causing problems. I have a vibration issue which shook apart my on-off switch housing (wasn’t on real tight to begin with) and I suspect a unbalanced prop. I’ll check it out tonight. What a great day flying. Tomorrow I hope to do more.