For those of you that don’t know, Fly RC Magazine featured FliteTest’s Baby Blender in their October 2013 issue. There is a three page article about FliteTest and it features the free Baby Blender plans. If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy for yourself!
The FT Baby Blender (Version 2) is an updated version of our original foam board scratch build! We took input from you (our viewers) and redesigned this scratch build/ speed build kit with added strength, better flight characteristics and a much easier build experience! Build video, link to the speed build kit in our store and the free plans to build from scratch are all available below.
As many of you know, the Baby Blender is a unique smaller version of the airplane that was built for the “Will It Blend?” episode where a fruit smoothie was blended in flight on board the bi-plane. Recognizing it’s potential as a fun airplane on a smaller scale, Josh Bixler decided to design it as a Swappable Series plane that anyone can build and fly. Enjoy!
We’ve kept the dimensions the same, but we’ve improved the design and ease of build for the FT Baby Blender Swappable (version 2).
Among the improvements are elevator notches into the fuse to align both fuse and tail at one time.
The bottom of rudder is stronger and is secured by fuse sides.
The elevator incidence and thrust angle has been changed from the previous design, removing any pitch changes when the throttle is changed.
Higher lift airfoil and tabbed wing spars for easy build and improved flight characteristics.
Landing gear mount is stronger and easier to install.
We want to thank all of you who have built the Baby Blender and have given us feedback to help improve the scratch build design!
Thanks again for all of the input on the previous Baby Blender scratch build! We’d love to see and hear your results with this new design. Be sure to submit your photos, videos and input on your builds!
LazerToyz.com currently has a great electronics package designed specifically for the Baby Blender!
More details AVAILABLE HERE.
Equipment used in this build:
FT Control Horns
NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w
Hextronic 9 Gram Servo
TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controller
Turnigy 1300mAh 4S 20C Lipo Pack
Linkage Stopper “Speed Clevis”
.81mm piano wire (push rods)
Futaba T8FG Super 14ch Transmitter w/R6208SB 2.4GHz Receiver
Futaba R6106HFC 2.4GHz FASST Mid Range 6Ch Rx
Suppo 2208/14 1450kv Brushless Motor (Park 370 equiv.)
APC-style Electric Propeller – 8x4E
Suppo 18A Brushless ESC
Suppo SP-90 9g Micro Servo
– See more at: http://flitetest.com/articles/flitetest-baby-blender-plans-and-build-video#sthash.C7fE6mG5.dpuf