So my girlfriend took the Gold Wing and the Inspire and decided to get some pictures of a local train Trestle. It's out in in the country. I was real careful as the launch site was within about 15-20ft of the train tracks. Once I got airborne, and was busy flying the AC, my girlfriend said that she heard the birds in the area making quite a ruckus. I got up well above the trees and was trying to focus on getting some good shots. I noticed some larger birds, maybe hawks approaching the Inspire. I knew I probably had no chance of out running one, so I decided the best defense was to climb quickly. That worked. Several times more over the next 5-8 minutes I had several different birds make a run at the Inspire. Many of them were small black birds. I landed way sooner than I would have liked, but it was not worth the risk. Even coming into the narrow area I had to land was not much fun worrying about being attacked. I have flown many times with birds around and have never before had them take such an interest in the Inspire. About the closest thing I have had was a Seagull almost run it to it because it didn't see it. It changed direction just before almost making contact. I know nothing about how fast different birds can fly, but I'm guessing most can't climb as fast as the Inspire. I could be totally wrong.