We are very excited to be kicking off our Community Series with this mod to one of our own designs.
This design was created by long time FT community member Dan & Keegan Sponholz. Here are a few words from them...
"It [is] such an honor to have this plane selected as the first community design to be released on the Flite Test store. Flite Test is the reason that my family and I got started in the hobby. [We] am very grateful to have been given an opportunity to give something back to the Flite Test family."
FT BLOODY BARON SPECS
- Weight (no battery): 10.7 oz (303 g)
- CG: 2.5 in. (63 mm) from leading edge
Throws: 12° deflection / Expo 30%
Wingspan: 29 in. (737 mm)
- Motor*: 39 g, 1200 kv minimum
- Prop*: 8 x 4.5 slow fly
- ESC*: 20 - 30 amp
- Battery*: 800 mAH 3s minimum (for use with the B PowerPack)
- Battery*: 1300 mAH 3s minimum (for use with the C PowerPack)
- Servos*: (2-3) 9 gram
*Note. When choosing a battery for your aircraft, be sure to match the electrical connector on the battery to the one on your ESC. Otherwise soldering will be needed.
In the spirit of family we decided to pull everyone out of the shop for a day and fly together! We love combat as much as anyone else, but decided to shake it up a bit.
Combat between fighters can be more waiting time than anything. We decided to give the fighters a bit bigger target.
This is a mash-up between a Bloody Wonder, B-17, B-24, and F-22 we lovingly dubbed the Bloody Bomber!
It's FT Bloody Barons vs. the Bloody Bomber!
To even up the fight, the bomber deploys some Bloody Wonder backup!
At the end of the day there wasn't as much carnage as we hoped for (per usual) but we found that simply flying these in a group was more fun anyway.
The FT Bloody Baron Kit is available now!
If you are a first time pilot, we recommend installing Power Pack B. This is an extremely easy build and flying on low rates will tame it down.
If you are experienced, Power Pack C will give you impressive vertical climb and tight acrobatics.
Build video and FREE plans can be found here!
If you are wondering how to submit a design for the Community Series it all starts by making an article here on flitetest.com. Make a build video, take amazing pictures, get some buzz rolling around your design. The more popular we see the plane becoming, the more likely you might get an email from us!