well here it is the flight video it is short and not very good but didnt have the best camera and the person filming ot said it was hard to follow. but when i went to land put the flaps out and had incredible glide slope with no throttle
I have built most of the scratch builds that Flitetest has done and they are fun to fly but I'm new to this hobby and the baby blender is just out of my realm of abilities to fly. With that note I set out to build my own 4 channel trainer plane and when we think about 4 channel trainers what makes a great one well i thought that a Cessna based plane would make a great trainer so i set out to make it. Now were do I start I thought well I had built the Baby Blender plane so i took the design used for those wings but I thought 24" would be to wide so I shrunk it down to 18" made two wing panels and stuck them together and put somediheydrale in them. For the body I modifed the old fogey to fit in more like a Cessna and all in all it turned out really good.
I used the swappable power pod that has been used on the Baby Blender with that motor. The motor is a Suppo motor from Altitude Hobbies using a 3 cell 1500 mah battery but pretty sure it could carry a 2200 mah.
I decided to put flaps on it so each flap is 6" and the aileron's are 9".
I put the brace that the old fogey used for servos in there to hold the power pod in place and I used it to mount my receiver since on the right side I put a battery hatch on the side and i put the battery on the inside and not mounted to the bottom. I did that cause I planned on having this to have a steerable nose wheel I couldn't get it to work so I ended up just hard mounting the landing gear. but that's what i used the rudder servo for. I didn't add a rudder to this because i wanted to go with the bank and yank concept first and later it wont be had to add a rudder. I mean the servo is already in place just would have to hinge the rudder.
The rudder is mounted all the way through the fuselage so it has extra added strength. The elevator is mounted on the flat bottom of the fuselage.
I decided to mount the servo closer to the back because the motor is so far forward and the balance on it is amazing and I didnt have to run long control rods.
This pic you can see the battery hatch sort of it is right under the wing cut a hole then hinged and fix it with tape to the body.
When i took the plane out it flew like a dream was very tame and the tip stale was extremley dosile and I will try to get a flight video up soon ans I can but in the Oklahoma panhandle it stays windy most of the time. finding a good day to go is hard. If anybody is interested I will get some demensions from the plane and put them out there so you can build it. Thanks for looking.