FT Bloody Baron - Build

by FliteTest | August 20, 2015 | (21) Posted in How To



To Dan & Keegan, thank you! This is the first of our Community Series and we have these gents to thank for it. 


If you are looking for these awesome graphics, you can find them in Dan's original forum post here

Before you begin, you will want to build your power pod and get your electronics setup. If you need reference check the two videos below. 



If you'd like to support us and also save a TON of time...

If this is your first build and you need the basic building supplies, we are now offering the FT Crafty Kit.

This entire build was created with all the tools included in the kit. It's the perfect way to get started with scratch building. 


  • High - 100% travel w/ 30% expo
  • Low - 60% travel w/ 30% expo

We can't describe how happy we are to feature the talent that exists in our community. We hope this inspires you to make your very own build article here on flitetest.com. We are always looking for great designs to feature!




jrvalentin62 on August 20, 2015
Congratulation Sir!
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paul.cox on August 20, 2015
Bloody GOOD! Build!
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Charmac63 on August 20, 2015
Great Job! Looking forward to the build and fly.

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danield on August 20, 2015
Is that a Mini Baron?
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SP0NZ on August 24, 2015
Yes it is. It uses the same electronics and power pod as the FT Mighty Mini series. It's called the Baby Baron and the there are free build plans available. You can find all the detail in my article:
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TimmyGT on August 21, 2015
For anybody wondering how Dan applies the decals:

Basic Directions:
Print out on plain white US Letter size paper (you need to print 2 copies of page 2 for the wings). Cut out to the inside of the cut (dashed) lines. Apply spray adhesive (I use 3M Supper 77, but others will work fine). Apply to your airframe (see the first page for reference on where to apply each graphic). Cover the graphics with clear packing tape. Use colored packing tape to complete your plane.

That is from post #14 from the blood baron build article on the forums found here:


And the link for the decals can be found in the Dan's Original Plans link in the article links above
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SP0NZ on August 25, 2015
Great summary of the process TimmyGT, thanks for posting that. Reminds me, I have to write an article on tape covering and paper decals. ;)
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dkruger` on August 31, 2015
Where can I get the "Red Baron" decals?
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The-One-Who-Never-Crashes on September 11, 2015
They are available on the original set of plans, and you can obtain this material from hobby shops that carry "peel and stick" MonoKote.
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Gryf on September 2, 2015
This is a great build! I finished scratch-building my Baron airframe a few days ago, but Real Life is keeping me from doing the electronics and other remaining bits. It went together really well, and provided a great opportunity to try building with the Ross foamboard I got at Wal-Mart. I hear it's more durable than DTFB, so hopefully we'll find out soon! ;-) It's quite nice to build with.

Sponz, thanks for putting so much thought into the Baron design. I'm really looking forward to the first launch!
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TuDawgs on September 6, 2015
How about a parts list for us scratch builders?
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The-One-Who-Never-Crashes on September 11, 2015
2 sheets of foam board
4 control horns
4 pushrods
Bar-B-Q Skewers
Single-edged razor blade
#11 hobby knife
I believe that's it.
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Avmech on September 8, 2015
Has anyone built a larger version of this plane? Would like to have something with about a 40" wingspan or so and use an E-flite 450 motor.
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lysle42 on September 18, 2015
seems stonekap.net is not up as I can not get the plans, any ideas??
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rdkng0069 on January 1, 2016
Im very new at this . I did get the build kit and electronics. My question is how do you disconnect the motor housing from the motor. Thanks alot
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rdkng0069 on March 9, 2016
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lofty on May 14, 2016
has anyone experimented with kf-3 airfoils ?
and extended the nose?
I am 90% done my first build looking forward to air time.
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grifflyer on July 27, 2016
i just finished building this and being my second build it went together very smooth and flew incredibly it is very durable a can slow down to a snail's pace. I would definitely recommend this as a second plane. GREAT job dan and keegan
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gdonald on June 25, 2022
What does 100% and 60% travel mean? I use Futaba and I usually set my plane's end points by degrees using a pitch gauge.
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FT Bloody Baron - Build