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BLOODY WONDER ...from Flite-Test

New postby retiredVTT on Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:40 pm

Picked up a $39. Flite-Test kit called BLOODY WONDER from Great Hobbies last month. Should be a quick build.

Not as quick as this speedy video though.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRf0j80HNiM

Check out this flight video of a Big Kid pulling a streamer and doing a VTO... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dfZmRQHopM

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Re: BLOODY WONDER ...from Flite-Test

New postby retiredVTT on Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:03 pm

So I opened up the kit and there was no hardware package. Seems the early kits came from FT this way, however the later kits included hardware and not as an "extra".
I put in a complaint to Flite-Test and within hours got a reply asking for my address as they were sending me the missing hardware.

..another happy customer..!

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Re: BLOODY WONDER ...from Flite-Test

New postby bdg on Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:21 pm

Awesome! Looking forward to seeing this one!!!
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Re: BLOODY WONDER ...from Flite-Test

New postby astroflyer on Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:08 pm

A SIG Wonder clone. That was an awesome plane of some years ago, a blast on a glow .15 and a rocket on a glow .25! Still have mine around somewhere.
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Re: BLOODY WONDER ...from Flite-Test

New postby retiredVTT on Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:34 pm

astroflyer wrote:A SIG Wonder clone. That was an awesome plane of some years ago, a blast on a glow .15 and a rocket on a glow .25! Still have mine around somewhere.



Actually they bill it as a combo between the "Funbat" and "Sig Wonder" from yesteryear..able to take off vertically with the Funbat tail.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dm_NeyjKOM

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Re: BLOODY WONDER ...from Flite-Test

New postby astroflyer on Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:44 pm

Wow, those are pretty neat. Thanks Bill, you learn something every day. Lol
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Re: BLOODY WONDER ...from Flite-Test

New postby retiredVTT on Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:02 am

Couple of pictures of the build. Nicely lasered dollar store foam, assembled via the trusty hot glue gun.

Pictured in the "vertical take-off position" as well.

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Re: BLOODY WONDER ...from Flite-Test

New postby steve on Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:40 pm

You may remember the fun bat I built a number of years ago from the original designer plan on RC Groups. It was a hoot until I "pile dived" it at Shannon. I used a 2212/6 with a 6*5 APC prop and 3s 2200 pack. Its a great flyer and would be fun to combat . Very stable.This one is a knock off by flite test and likely flies just as well. I used the gear from this one in a profile foamy f22 that I also destroyed. It is also similar to the lanier shrike. Maybe you fly it at the indoor next week ? :).
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Re: BLOODY WONDER ...from Flite-Test

New postby retiredVTT on Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:36 pm

Steve, I'm going to "cover" it with Ultrakote and probably use that same motor you mentioned (2212-6) so it will be heavier, however I'm hoping it will also be stronger.
So it will be an outdoor model. I can't remember your "fun bat" unfortunately...but I chuckled when I read you "pile dived it"...!

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Re: BLOODY WONDER ...from Flite-Test

New postby retiredVTT on Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:49 pm

Complete except for some trim and waiting for a new receiver...
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