FT Bloody Wonder V2 - PROJECT

by FliteTest | March 24, 2014 | (39 Ratings) Posted in Projects

The original Bloody Wonder was an oldie AND a goodie, but was in some definite need of improvements, most of which you guys suggested (thank you!)

We read through the suggestions, picked our favorites, and voila! The Bloody Wonder V2!

Some of the improvements include lower access to the servos...

a naca duct in the nose to improve cooling...

and the rear fuselage extends further towards the nose and is reinforced by tabs (that also help with wing alignment) and the barbecue skewer to prevent crash damage. 

Josh and Alex had a little "friendly" combat when we were testing out the design. Fortunately, Ohio decided to be nice to us that day and we got some amazing shots! 

But only flying two planes didn't quite do it for us, so we invited a few more pilots to have some fun!

So who was the big winner? This epic streamer combat can't really be shown in screenshots, so watch the episode to see for yourself! 

 

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PLANS

Tiled Plans

Full Plans


Have a mod or suggestion to make this plane even better? Let us know! Chat it up in the forums!

COMMENTS

tramsgar on March 24, 2014
Thanks guys!
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1959cutter on March 27, 2014
"best episode ever!!"-comic book guy
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Flynn on March 24, 2014
Love it! A huge streamer event is a must for FliteFest! Thanks to everyone for making a great plane better!
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Turbochanger on March 24, 2014
WHOOOPS! SOMONE FORGOT TO LOAD THE PLANS. OR THEY WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL. ANYHOO, I'M SURE THEY'LL BE THERE TOMOROW. NO BIG DEAL. TRIED TWICE TO DOWNLOAD. THE PAGE COMES UP, THEN THE DOWNLOAD STARTS. UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE NO K.B.'S TO DOWNLOAD.
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MT Alex on March 24, 2014
Works fine for me, maybe because I don't use Caps Lock ;)
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MT Alex on March 24, 2014
Wonderful episode, it's so fun to see almost the whole gang back in action.
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Carmatious on March 24, 2014
Smash a bottle on your head every time someone says "Jerk".
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kah00na on March 24, 2014
I was just flying my Bloody Wonder yesterday! Now I'll have a new one to fly!
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learn2fly on March 24, 2014
one of the best episode I have seen from you guys! Makes me wish even more that I had friends in this hobby
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Aquanot on March 25, 2014
i like the action too! would be nice if you were in my area, I'm also on the search for some flying buddy's
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andre on March 25, 2014
How did you guys not have any in flight collisions?

Wonderful fun video. I was laughing the whole time.

What material do you guys use for streamers?

Thank you.
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area77 on March 25, 2014
Great video guys! Keep it going....
One question...I noticed the new plans of the BW V2 doesn't have CG pointed out on the wing....is this in the same location as the old BW even with the mods?

Thx

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dwardio on March 25, 2014
Great update-- was just about to cut out my BW based on the original plans. Timing is everything!

In addition to @area77's question about the missing CG mark, I'm not seeing the firewall/motor mount pattern on either the v1 or v2 plans... Am I missing something obvious?

Cheers!


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CJGFX on March 25, 2014
Genius guys, one of the funniest episodes we've seen in a while. Superb flying by David in the test flights as well and Josh and Alex's formation flying!!
If I had someone to fly with I'd defiantly get a couple go these made up for a good laugh…

Cheers Guys...
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SnApRoLl on March 27, 2014
Excellent Episode! Those Bloody Wonders look like a blast to fly!
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viperos on March 31, 2014
Yes CG is definitely missing.
But after all thank you very much Flite Test Team :)
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con244 on April 1, 2014
Worlds Slowest download!
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JTI on April 7, 2014
I love this plane. Running with the Suppo 2208/14 1450kv in the V1 and it is also great in the wind. I built the V2 for my grandson to fly and tried to tone it down with the blue wonder setup. He did ok till he let it get too far away and was disoriented. He handed me the Transmitter and I was able to save it.
Had to use a 3S to have enough power to control it.
The Suppo power makes it easier to handle and pretty fast.
I'm going to build another and add some rudders.

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lusid666 on July 2, 2014
A race challenge for the flight test guys. The first one to unroll a full toilet roll wins :)
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dazzer68 on July 2, 2014
This i have to see, game on!
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crankcaseNZ on July 4, 2014
Going to have to be my next build.
Will you guys make the template for the vinyl graphics available? I'd really love to decorate my plane with them.
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wolfjon on July 15, 2014
Hey guys complete noobie to flying planes however I have flown a few helicopters.. not great but OK. I would like to build the Bloody wonder as a first but I think I may just do the delta wing to play it safe. Question could I use all of the parts for this plane motor esc etc.. in the delta or would that be to much power. I really do not want to buy to different motor setups within a short period of time.
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fasted on July 22, 2014
this plane is by far the best plane I have built and flown from he Flite Test guys. Great design and it just wants to fly. I have more fun with it than any other plane I toss in the air. Great job
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chowell on September 2, 2014
Can you please tell me the size of the plans? I sent them to office max and the lady said it was larger then there printer could print. Being the plans are for 20x30 size foam board I figured they couldnt be much wider then 20"?

Thanks
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orange picker on September 27, 2014
can this safely be scaled down ?
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chodgson on October 1, 2014
I bet you could do one at 2/3rds (ie. 66%) scale with appropriate size electronics. That would be a 20" wingspan. Change the fuselage as the standard swappable fuse will be oversize for the model, or if you scale it down there won't be anything to swap it with. Much smaller than 66% and you'd probably want to drop the airfoil and go with a flat wing, and you'd need to get into micro-sized gear (like the guts from a UMX model) to keep the weight down.
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orange picker on October 1, 2014
k just wanted to see cause I am able and can use a laser cutter soooo its 12by24
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orange picker on October 1, 2014
ill find something else
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travasky on October 8, 2014
I notice that 2 of the planes shown in the above photographs aren't suing either the NTM or the Suppo motor options. Looks like a nice motor they've chosen. Any idea what it is? I cant quite make out the label.
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travasky on October 8, 2014
Think I found it, actually for those interested. Looks to be an Emax GT series motor. GT2210/13 maybe.
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Eugene king on October 10, 2014
I have 2 power pods.....One is a Dynam A21 and the hotrod pod has a Exceed RC Rocket 2215 1300kv.....I use a 2200 3cell and a micro 3 channel reciever. with my 1800ma pack and the A21 its right around 300grams.

I agree it is fun in the wind It will sit still and you can walk up and grab it.....
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Eugene king on October 10, 2014
I'll also add the Dynam power pack for the price cant be beat. you get the A21 motor the ESC and 3 servos. I got mine on sale for 18 dollars for the kit. plus 2 dollars for foam board and my wifes glue gun....
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MackThompson on February 18, 2015
Does anyone know what the piece is in th plans beside the wheels?
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moebeast on July 5, 2015
That is the throw gauge for high and low rates.
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iaincg on October 5, 2015
Do you have an updated build video for the new version 2 bloody wonder?
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Amiy on September 4, 2016
Heres mine wonder flying great with having cG 1/2 from back of the spar......
https://youtu.be/Hz-s7-Oi9P8
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KDS on November 28, 2016
hello!
hi! can someone of the creators of the second version to telll what electronics are installed on this plane?
http://assets.flitetest.com/article_images/full/bloodywonderv2-2-jpg_1395691319.jpg
motor, ESC, propeller?
with links to hobbyking, if you can ))
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