The Funbat

by FliteTest | April 20, 2011 | (18) Posted in Reviews

Did Chad forget to pay the heating bill? No, That's just Mr. Bixler's way of trying to circumvent his end of the bargain. 

This week we see Josh Bixler like you've never seen him before, as they discuss a combat plane, the FunBat from This simple, well designed foam plane is available in a variety of formats. 

The temptation to put this combat flyer to the test was too much for a few of the crew members. Losing one competition wasn't enough to keep Josh B down. 

Oh no, he decided to challenge his boss, Chad to a round of streamer combat. Watch this episode, to see what Mr. Bixler will be wearing next week.


Build Plans By:


TURNIGY Basic 18A v3.1 Speed Controller

TURNIGY 2830 1000-1100kv

10X6 Propellers (5Pcs/Bag)

HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo

Turnigy 500mAh 3S 20C Lipo Pack


schraut5 on May 16, 2012
Looks like a fun plane! Considering building one
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andresherrera on December 2, 2012
I made my Funbat with cardboard and this is the test flight, even though is so heavy, it's flight is awesome : ) Regards.
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jaybone69 on July 2, 2012
Anybody know where there are some plans for this?
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DAZ on July 7, 2012
Plans are at
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andremendes on February 5, 2017
I have download - Send mail to me
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liveyourdreamsRC on November 1, 2012
I have always liked the swapable series. This is one of the best in my opinion because you can do the most stuff with it-but they're all great. you should make a build vid though
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Geinstein on October 13, 2013
I already build a funbat with a HXT 24 gram and 8x4 prop, 1300 mAh 3S.
Flies smooth.
But I don't understand your choice of lipo. Your pulling 20A out of a 500 mAh 20C. This thing is maxed at 10A or 15A during 30 seconds.

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RodrigoViti on July 5, 2014
i think they use a 4S 500 mah 20C battery with makes the motor have 14A but still dangerous this setup
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JoseQM on March 11, 2016
The domain to download the plans, is not available.
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sschevel on March 27, 2016
Looks like Bloody Mick is "dead" or MIA. Try this link for the FunBat;
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davereap on March 9, 2016
bloodymicks not linking for the funbat plans... please post the plans..
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tuckeraj32 on March 31, 2017
I have a jpeg file that I have put together from the plans on yumpu. I was able to print it on 11"x17" paper, scale it 1cm:1in and the plane came out great. Email me @ if you're interested.
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The Funbat