So, after experiencing large cracks on the lower body arm ends (3 of them) with barely any flying done (18 flights, 54min, no crashes or hard landings), I decided to do perform preventive maintenance and paint the exterior. First step was to buy a new shell and have it hydro dipped by Aqua Dip Graphix (www.aquadipgraphics.com), right here in Florida. I can't say enough good things about the owner, Mr John Obremski, he did it like an art work, answered all my question, showed me the process and all patterns and all in 2 days for a very fair price. I am extremely happy with the end result and I wished my poor iphone pictures could depict it better. It looks great, all holes are still open but painted, all curves etc... pro job indeed! Second step I am dying the props black. Nothing against CF props, just have no $ right now and I had a bunch of spare white props. Third step I am reinforcing the shell with Bondic and possibly some hot glue to prevent future stress cracks. I am also going to use strong arms and, one more time, I cant say enough good things about Gary from UAV bits. Awesome guy! Next I have to figure out a way to transplant everything. After seeing a couple of videos I am confident, but I am not the best craftsmen. So, after a lot invested (more than I could) in this fluke of a product I am getting some enjoyment and optimism back! Any comments, tips, ideas are more than welcome.