The Blender RC plane had a baby!... Wait, no... two babies! The Blender had twins!
We review the smaller scratch built version of the original Blender biplane, the Baby Blender. Designed with both a swappable fuselage and a conventional (non-swappable) design!
Adding to the swappable fuselage series we created a scratch built biplane replicating a smaller version of the Blender Biplane.
The swappable fuselage is hidden inside of the baby Blender's airframe.
The dollar tree foam plane is also made of poster board as well.
The conventional airframe is designed with a fixed fuselage and is just slightly lighter than the swappable.
The big difference with this scratch built biplane design is that it features an actual curved top, flat bottom Airfoil!
Thanks to FliteTest.com author ExAir and his Armin Airfoil tutorial, we were inspired to try out his design and make our baby Blender with these Airfoils.
Biplanes with airfoils have an incredible amount of lift!
It was a bit of an accident that the baby Blender handles as well as it does. With short coupled airplanes, typically they have a tendency to drop a wing or have stall-spins. But the baby Blender handles great!
Josh Scott thinks this scratch built flys a lot like the Apprentice.
The conventional airfoil really makes this scratch built foamboard RC plane fly well. It's very forgiving and though it's a bit more advanced to build, it's a fun plane to fly as a beginner, intermediate and pro.
Stay tuned for the build episode of this RC foamboard plane!