So it's been a while since I ordered my plane. This is what it looks like. As you can see, it looks similar to the pictures on the website. The propeller is different now though, because of my first few flights. Here's what happened:
So I went to Rock Canyon Park and tried it out as soon as the weather permitted. I got it all ready, turned the transmitter on, and gunned the motor to full throttle. I figured I wouldn't have to throw it hard, so I tossed it. The plane lurched forward but crashed nose first a few yards in front of me. So much for its maiden voyage. I picked it up and did the same things, but threw it hard. The plane took off and started climbing, but the angle of attack was way too high, so in the half second that I had to react, I tried to somehow move the elevators to get the plane to level off and I think I banked the plane hard left. It leveled out somewhat, but before I could do anything else, the plane crashed into a tree. Everyone in that section of the park watched me run over and try to shake the plane out of the tree. It was a bit embarrassing, but I got over it. I went to a different part of the field for my third try. I started it full throttle and threw it a bit less hard this time. It climbed like it did before and I tried to just bank it right and pulled back on the stick. It swung a wide loop right, turned upside down and it flew headlong into the ground (still at full throttle). At that point I busted the prop on the plane and I was done for the day, about 10 minutes after I started. I talked to my friend at work about the busted prop and he said he had one laying around his house somewhere, so he gave me that one and set it on there for me. The plane still works and he flew it around the office (in a field outside the building) and it flew beautifully. He told me to practice flying it straight and level, back and forth a few times. I'll try that and update on how that went.