We got this airplane months ago in anticipation of getting grass in the back. Bob put it together last weekend, and Ethan is so happy to have it that nothing will stop him from playing on it. I don't know how well you can see the rain dripping off the airplane, but Memorial Day it was pouring down rain Oregon style. It didn't phase Ethan though...he just asked for a towel to wipe down his seat and he was loving life. His face tells it all.