----- Background -----
The Flying Eagle CM300AU is the Taiwanese version of the Fuji Royale r220 grinder from Japan. (Then the Chinese copied the Taiwanese and made the Flying Horse, and then the Americans copied and made the KitchenAid).
My original plan was to order the Fuji Royale (the flat burr model instead of the 'ghost burr' model). However the price ranged from $430-580usd + $65-100 shipping, depending on whether it came from Japan (100v) or Taiwan (110v), and the model (flat vs ghost). At this time I just couldn't justify spending $650 all said and done on a coffee grinder, despite either Fuji model being considered one of the best manual brewing grinder (besides grinders like the EK). So after the very large price, I expanded my hunt.
Since the Flying Eagle had little to no discussion; so I took a chance and ordered one. The price was great, $170 all said and done; and took under 2wks to arrive in Seattle.
----- The Grinder -----
The 300 model (the small version) contains a flat cutting burr. The weight is 3.7kg (~8lb), the hopper. An hold ~250g, and grinds at 350g/min. From my tests (on a medium grind size) it took about 6 seconds to grind my normal dose of 28g, and the retention was about 0.1g. The sounds is fairly loud (have no real comparison though as my only grinder is a Lido).
On to the make. The hopper, the grounds collector, base, and stand are all plastic, the hopper and collector appear to be pretty cheap. The head (motor & burr area) appears to be all metal.
----- Grounds -----
The numbers range from 1 - 8 with half steps in between. At this time I don't have a Kruve sifter, so my results are simply close-ups. I have also done very little tasting (as I'm still playing around with grinder settings); however, the few I've done were inconclusive too (v.s. my lido E).
In the meantime, I have further examined the grinder settings to sort out the particle size distributions further.
A look at 5 of my FlyingE grinder (https://imgur.com/a/jA3nz
A look at my current lidoE setting grind setting picture (https://imgur.com/a/ZPZc6