Optional Recommended Battery Tray
I'm about 80% done with this build and so far am impressed with the quality of the kit, the excellent build video and the relative ease with which it's gone together. I'm pretty confident I won't be able to say anything about the flying experience that hasn't been said already, so I wanted to share some feedback about the build since I've gotten stalled for a very avoidable reason during an otherwise issue-free process. At 1:23:00 into the video, Josh strongly recommends a wood battery tray to help reinforce the foam battery tray, sold elsewhere on this site. Personally I feel it ought to have been included, but even if it was listed as an option with the power pack and the Y connector and props and stuff it's an extra 6 bucks I would have gladly added to the order without a second thought...if I'd known about it at the time rather than noticing it well over halfway into the 2.5hr video. Looking at the reviews for the recommended tray, I'm apparently not the only one who felt this way. Anyway, just thought that'd be helpful to mention for the FT guys and for anyone interested in building this model, it's my first and so far other than that everything has been smooth and satisfying, and I'm really looking forward to getting it in the air. The steps aren't difficult, there are just a lot of them, and as a first model it's been challenging but not overwhelming. I don't think I can say enough good stuff about the build video, it's clear, easy to follow and wonderfully thorough. PS: on the subject of the build video, a link to the video explaining how to build the power pods would be helpful for first timers like me. It had me scratching my head for a minute or two, skipping back and forth a bunch of times going, "Wait...when did THOSE get put together?" I assumed (correctly, thankfully!) there had to be another video floating around because up to that point it had been way too thorough to have just been accidentally omitted.