Flite Test Baby Blender Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (610mm)

Flite Test Baby Blender Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (610mm)
Price: $34.99
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Now manufactured with Master Foam the Flite Test 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. 

Power Pack Compatibility:  
Flite Test Airplanes are all designed around the use of various "Power Packs" which include an inexpensive Motor, ESC, Servo, & accessory package to complete each aircraft!

Maker Foam Features:

  • White color is much easier to add a simple trim scheme using stickers or pinstripes    
  • Translucent allowing models to be creatively lit from within
  • Takes paint or decals extremely well    
  • More durable than previous Flite Test foam products
Specifications:
Weight:
14 Oz (Fully assembled; without battery)
Wingspan: 24 Inches (610mm)

Package Includes:
  • Laser-cut Foam
  • Posterboard Turtle Deck & Wing Tip Covers
  • Power Pod
  • Firewall
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 (5 months ago)
Flite Test Baby Blender Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (610mm)
This plane is great! However, the new white colored maker foam is not as good as the prior cardboard colored paper foam. I have two baby blenders. One is older and made of the cardboard paper backed foam and the new one I just got is the white colored. The white paper peels off the foam very easily to the point that after a few flights, a lot of the surfaces were flapping in the wind. To me this is a quality issue that is probably due to the switching of product or supplier. Either way, it sucks because now the whole plane is falling apart. Every glue seam where you contact the paper side is loose and coming off. I have had to rip the paper off and reglue most of the plane. I messaged the flite test team about this concern but never heard back. I wish they still offered this plane in the normal cardboard paper foam. Besides the white paper issue, the plane itself flies great. i have 5 other flite test planes and this one is by far my favorite. It does great in the wind also. My only complaint about the design is the wing supports. The top wing seems a little flimsy as if it needs stabilizers (left to right). I added some extra foam to mine and it fixed this.
Verified Owner
Monday, Aug 10 2020 (7 months ago)
Flite Test Baby Blender Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (610mm)
I've been flying for two years and I own six planes, but this is my favorite. I enjoy building as much as flying, but it took me awhile to develop a good technique with a glue gun. Once I switched to a higher temperature it worked better although you can expect a few burns. I painted the plane and it looks nice, although some delamination has occurred at the corners. I did have two problems that I was able to resolve. The first was the retangular wing braces break very easily. The solution was to reinforce the braces with an identical pattern made from balsa. I also installed some horizontal cross-bracing using two dowels. I've crashed a couple of more times and the balsa-reinforced wing braces did not break. The second problem was the landing gear, which often did not stay in alignment. This problem was resolved by adding a piece balsa to the popsicle stick to create grooves for the landing gear. I also added another rubber band over each wing to better hold the landing gear in place.
The last modification was to add a satellite stabilization module. The stabilization worked great, but the plane seemed to be tail-heavy. I checked the balance and it was correct. So rather than adding weight to the nose, I added about 15 degrees of down elevator trim. Now the plane flies GREAT and it is the only plane I fly.
I am in the process of building a second version of this plane using Adams foam board. Although the Adams foam adds about 50% to the weight, it really looks a lot better and I hope it will resist hanger rash better.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jun 30 2020 (8 months ago)
Flite Test Baby Blender Speed Build "Maker Foam" Electric Airplane Kit (610mm)
I have purchased two other planes from Flitetest . And the Baby Blender is my third and I am here to tell you this plane is a very nice plane to build and fly putting this plane togather was a breeze and easy to fly . I painted this plane orange and made it the Baltimore Orioles plane now have to find the little stuffed mascott to pilot the plane . It is very responsive does loops , rolls it is the perfect 3D flyer . I came in on a hard landing and the landing gear held up no problem had some damage to the wing done some patching with tape replaced the prop now she is ready to fly again . There are sometimes when I have to hand launch my planes and with the Flitetest planes that is not an issue . Keep up the good work and look forward to building more of the Flitetest planes just have to find a way to sneek em in the house so the wife don't notice them lol .