Ion-X is still an attention getter.
I was doing some test work at the local ball field the other day.
Nicely fenced so I can see all the entrances and such.
I still had a couple people come running.
The Spectra G is a decent gasser, but stock form is not as well suited for AP as the older gasser or other brands.
It was designed for 3D.
That said though it can be made into a nice platform.
If I was to build one for AP I would do the following...
Stretched boom to allow 800 mm mains.
Stratus flybar carrier upgrade
Hanson balanced 231 or the 260.
Upper frame doublers
The one I built I felt was a bit heavy, but not more so than the Vario.
The older gasser is pretty good out of the box for AP.
The big problem is finding one of the 1005's these days.
Fly Fast....Live Slow...