Well I crashed today (attempting a flip, needs more expo), and things were great! Unlike last time, the frame worked as it was designed. All I lost were a few nylon screws. They sheared off in the impact, saving the harder to replace bits.
I went out flying tonight to test out some SMT LEDs mounted to the frame to help with orientation. Banks showed me how to solder them up.
They work great. I used red and green for port and starboard with a bright blue LED for the tail. I took some long exposure shots in Walker, but the photos look as bright as day after exposing for 20 seconds.