The aircraft nose has been repaired and the second first flight was a success, though with the aircraft weight hand launch is not a permanent option. Catapult launch will most likely be my go-to method to get this plane airborne. I almost lost it on the second first flight as well as the motor torque made the aircraft get a >90° bank.
The test flight showed that the airframe is capable of flying, however the swing wing mechanism is still broken, the failure has been nailed down to the servo gears failing. However the servo is no longer getting produced so I was lucky to find some spare gears somewhere in France, on hobby king they are sold out. Now all that needs to be done is to wait for the gears to arrive and then to somehow disect the aircraft to access the gears, which will be quite difficult as the entire wing box is glued shut.
Here's a photo from the first flight, my grandpa was so kind to throw the plane for me. I was able to recover the aircraft, but only barely.