Ohai! Yeah, orders beeing held up by trivial backorders is something I hate; Due to the tax-free value here and the almost linear (to weight) shipping cost I split orders up into little parcels, and try to avoid backorder items or put them into seperate orders with less importaint stuff. Yep... Chineese newyear is chaos. Especially that one year, when christmas orders where quickly followed by chinese new year... I waited 3 months for some stuff- now if I need something urgently between christmas and cny I order within europe. Yeah, PC sims only go so far, the real thing is just more fun AND higher resolution :mrgreen: I do not know what's the latest on the freeware rc sim market, but at least for the most common you can usualy create or edit models. While the free simulator "FMS" is not comparable to the physic simulation of some commercial sims, there should be a lot of tutorials on how to make models; Quickly scanned search results; How to make models for FMS, Aerofly etc. http://www.rc-sim.de/cms/index.php/.../219-wie-baut-man-aerofly-fms-reflex-modelle- FMS Models and some how-to info http://gunnerson.homestead.com/files/fms_models.htm 3D modeling planes via Sketchup and Blender http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1064020 -happy hacking Yeah, the choice of plugs is allways a pain in the .. . . .. ..