I think the first trials will start in a few weeks. With trials I mean testing the movement of the motors.
The finalisation of the project will be for the end of march 2013. This may seem a long time but don't forget it is a schoolproject. So my students must do the work and we don't have a lot of time each week to work on the project.
What I do know is that it will work and I will keep the project up to date. Also technical drawings will be added on the forum (not for the cockpit, those plans can be bought at Ricmotech). Next year the project will be expanded with a yaw-axis.