Landing gear was made removable with one rubber band holding it on but I find it flies better without the landing gear. The weight was 23 grams without landing gear and rubber which started as single loop of 3/16" rubber but is now 2 loops of 1/8" rubber. Instead of the 6" propeller included I used a 7" diameter propeller but might experiment with 8" diameter propeller.
The Lancer flies well but I guess I was hoping it would climb like a competition model which it does not. Changing to the two loops of 1/8" rubber improved the climb but then the number of turns that can be put in the rubber is less. Flights are very consistent and you can launch the plane hard almost vertical and it keeps climbing without a hesitation. For the price of the kit and the fact that the kit is fairly available I think the Lancer is a pretty good sport model for someone with some previous rubber model experience.
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