I just received a couple of these whips in Black and Flexible. Do no oder these, you won't bee happy with them! The texture is much too grainy, but more importantly, the antennae are not straight as they should be. All four, are wavy with bent tips. The backing is perfectly straight, and they're wavy in a consitent manor, suggesting this is a production issue. I am surmising that the thin dimensions of this model, distort while cooling. Every other product I have received from Eel River hobbies, has been exemplary. This just might be one type of part that should be made from metal on a Lathe.