The Baby Blender Swappable is an excellent transition into four channel flying and more advanced building techniques. With gentle stall characteristics and a wide speed envelope, the Baby Blender will enable you to experience all the benefits of four channel flight. Tight loops, rolls, hammerheads, snap rolls, inverted, and even high alpha are all possible with this design. The Baby Blender will quickly take away your intimidation of flying a four channel biplane, and take you back to your childhood when the only limitation was the lead in your pencil and the size of your paper.
-Usually ships within 3 business days.
-This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
-This airframe is compatible with the swappable series developed by Josh Bixler.
Weight - 14 oz (without battery)
Wingspan - 24 in (610 mm)
The lading gear holds up fine for me .the video is great josh bixler is no rookie. .he goes intodetail. ..it must be your poor skills at building...you well get there some day and your foam came up because you n don't know how to paint foam...everything to make a perfect plane is on flite test videos.painting ,servos.,,landing gear build..,,,electronics,,,etc...ft has alot off vids waych them.....amd also battery swapping does not require swapping the pod.....and the zip tie is where it suppose to be...my plane balanced perfect...like I said you don't know how to build yet. .so stop acting like FT don't know what there doing cuz they do. ..I've got 9 ft planes and every video was great. ..from josh b....david..and Peter ..I've got a plane from. Each off them and I've seen awsome skill from these guys....FLITE TEST ROCKS! !!...SORRY Pal it's your fault you have these problems not theres. ..the blender actually was the one the easiest build yet ...and when i madianed it....just a lil trim and off she flew ..and when i landded it was not my best came down hard my landing gear was just fine..this is for who ever WESTERN is... Walter brown shelby nc on 1st Sep 2016
I gave this a 5 star because it's great plane easy build then in THought it would be I have 9 ft planes now ...and they all practicality fly hands off ...well this one nor so much..you have to fly it..she's a Lil touchy...wing tips drop a Lil more since there not cambered ...its quick and fun..what would be really cool of they made it a Lil bigger wing spand and if it had 4 ailerons. .lol ...over all great job as usual from FT...love there planes one day a hope to have the whole collection Walter brown shelby nc on 1st Sep 2016
My dad and I built this together at FF16. I was expecting it to be more difficult than it was. We watched the video on an iPhone screen, and couldn't hear it because of all the noise in the build tent. Even starting and stopping, we had no problem following along with the build. It went together like a dream.
Then the maiden flight. I'm still a fledgling rc pilot, so I was a little worried, but it flew like it was on rails! It is a zippy little plane, and very maneuverable. Not a beginner plane, that's for sure. But fun to fly! We added the little foam wheels that FT sells in their store, and the landing gear held up just fine. It did nose over every landing, but no real damage done. Be sure to keep speed up and nose slightly down on final approach and flare it out just before touchdown to bleed off the speed.
Super fun to fly, even more fun to build with Dad! Excellent job FT Team! John on 14th Aug 2016
Can't hardly wait to get this one built and flying. I will attach a video of it soon. Paul Hicks-Owner Paul's Hobbies Pocahontas AR on 12th Aug 2016
I loved building this plane, it was a quick and straightforward build. I find the build videos much better and easier to follow than written instructions, but that may be because i'm more of a visual learner. I love the plane's flying characteristics, but it feels a tendency to turn left on hard up elevator, could be because of my poor building skills. It is very touchy to the sticks. The landing gear is a little flimsy, but being bent back into place it was good as new. Battery excess is easy, and I don't know about the review below, but this kit DOES NOT include servo extensions or screwdrivers. Pretty sure its a fake review. Unknown on 31st Jul 2016
Difficult build - no instructions. I watched the video (hard to find) but starting and stopping a video is much more difficult than reading written instructions. Foam delaminating when painted. Battery swapping requires disassembly of power pod from the model - surely there must be a better way. Landing gear is a joke - far too weak and wobbly. Your videos show the plane landing, but the gear as delivered is no way going to give that result. Lots of "extras" in the speed-build package (screw-drivers, servo extensions, etc.) but that doesn't make up for poor design. And your video shows putting the zip-tie in from the bottom, which then blocks the area where you need to put the battery. Western on 14th Jul 2016
I got the baby blender and put it together in one to two hours.easy to build best one that I ever did. Have a hard time with making. The landing gear but I always have never come out right. It would be nice if they came already made. But I'll keep trying. After building the baby blender. I started a Three wing Blender. With a GT2820/06 brushless motor in it it may be to big but more power is better. mike on 24th Jun 2016
Everything is cut perfect... The only issue is that the elevator is weak where it passes through the rudder. The addition of popcicle stick in the middle helps. The laser that cuts the foam melts it back from the edges sometimes a little to far. Other than that great build! Josh on 18th Mar 2016
Definitely not for beginners. Has strong tendency to nose-over during takeoff and landing. I recommend bending the landing gear forward as far as possible.
Once in the air, it's flies okay. But doesn't have much natural stability. This makes it very maneuverable, but not forgiving. An intermediate pilot will have no problem, but a beginner pilot may be overwhelmed. John on 5th Nov 2015
I've now purchased two of these Blenders and can therefore agree that this plane does not suffer a hard landing well. Add that to it's short tail moment and tendency to nose-over and one must be very careful about damaging the high-wing.
However, providing you've got the balance point correct, this little flier is great fun in the air. It has great elevator authority and when coupled with some rudder input and complete some impressive rolls.
I was really surprised at how stable the BB is and therefore was happy with letting one of my buddies fly who is new to the hobby, it is a good plane for an early-intermediate/late-beginner to fly.
However, as I said above, it is rather fragile so be careful about tip stalls on final.
Stall characteristics are pretty tame in the air due to the double aerofoils, however it has a tendency to tip stall (especially on final!). When you bring the Blender into land make sure to keep it quite fast right up to wheels down as the non-tapered wings means that when one bit stalls, they all stall!
In summary, when you combine the stubby wings and short tail moment with a slightly-nose heavy CG and some speed you've got a great and stable flier. Guy on 24th Jun 2015