Flying Toaster by FliteTest

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Posted: November 11, 2013  |  35,546 views
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Inspired by the old screensaver from After Dark Chad issued a challenge to Josh and David; Make a toaster fly and toast in flight.

Josh built the airframe

The original flying toaster screensaver

David was was in charge of making the toaster work.

Field testing of the toaster

It works!

Josh and Chad testing a toaster on the Kraken

The first test of the toaster plane didn't go that well. It needed vertical stabilization

The final toaster plane, with the final V-tail that acts as rudder only. The elevons only act as elevators.

Lots of batteries

Success!

Download the screensaver

What if Flite Test was a cooking show?

Chat it up on the forum!

 

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RoyBro November 11, 2013
Well, since I didn't get any credit for suggesting the After Dark flying toaster six months ago in the forums, I'll try another suggestion.

How about a flying bird cage ala Warner Brothers Tweety Bird. See my comment on the Flying Toaster in the forums for a picture.
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p-air-o November 11, 2013
will there be an apple version of the screensaver too? ;-)
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sailorJohn November 11, 2013
Blocks, blenders ,fowl and now a toaster--- kind of anticlimactic. There's a group of combat flyers in Arkansas flying a simple combat plane (HOGWILD) that seems to be spreading into middle Tn. I saw a well used copy of their coreplas flat wings at a swap meet last week made out of qtr in Fanfold and successfully copied it in Adams foamboard from just seeing it. Well worth checking it out if there is no patients involved. I saw a similar design on utube from several yrs back . The important thing is a fuse mounted with a central prop and some protection for the rec and battery. I'm sure you could improve on the design and have fun as a group.
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casehatter November 11, 2013
Hey Guys that's the coolest Toaster I've ever seen I don't care much for toast rather have a biscuit
Heck yea way ta go guys LOLOLOLOLOLO> lmao
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lracnolip November 11, 2013
That looks great, very nice design.
Still waiting for the Kraken build video :-)
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msavsani November 11, 2013
hey guys... nice job!! .... can u guys make the screen saver for mac because the zip file is an .EXE and that does not run in mac... i would love to download it if it ran in my IMac...thanks!
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drogers27 November 11, 2013
Proof of concept works...now build the Corsair! With a 4 blade prop! Thanks for all y'all do!
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Flymann November 11, 2013
Excellent!! For your next challenge how about fry an egg?
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FKreider November 11, 2013
Best screensaver ever! Another great episode!
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timmerflyer November 11, 2013
Will the sweat shirt chad is wearing be available at the flitetest store?
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FKreider November 11, 2013
I agree, that sweatshirt is awesome!
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rogerjiangcf November 11, 2013
How about flying microwave? Wondering how big the plane has to be. Need rc control that's not on 2.4ghz for sure. lol
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Flynn November 11, 2013
Next, The Flying Wok !!!


Love it guys, all the best"

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hetrickm November 11, 2013
I will definitely build the wing after you produce the plans for this awesome looking wing. Cool video. Congratulations on another successful challenge.
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liveyourdreamsRC November 11, 2013
Very Nice!!!! I like these kinds of challenges. Anxiously awaiting the Kraken build video! Keep it up FT!
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hetrickm November 11, 2013
Agreed
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1959 cutter November 12, 2013
KRAKEN!.!...............KRAKEN.!.................KRAKEN.!........
I'm waiting too,with all the tools,I want a big FPV platform.that glows in the dark!
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1959 cutter November 12, 2013
I'M gonna fly her brains out!
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tomy2gunn November 13, 2013
I agreeeeeeee

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91shadowrider November 11, 2013
I have a bunch of foam awaiting the kraken plans and build video. Come on guys! Quit teasing us! Release the Kraken!!!........
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tomy2gunn November 12, 2013
Hey both Josh's and David & Chad I have a lot of FOAM BOARD waiting for the KRAKEN plans, and the W plane plans also...........You guys have great Ideas ...
keep it up.
Tom in California
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Sirglider November 12, 2013
That's for sure the best kind of episodes I like at Flitetest. Try new concept! :P
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nickhall55 November 11, 2013
Im going to wait till the Chinese copy this, it will be a quarter of the price :)
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rick_harriss November 12, 2013
But it won't work after the first slice! :-)
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Flyfredrik November 12, 2013
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sailorJohn November 12, 2013
Just cleaned out the second bedroom, noting that I was tossing out several attempts at painting using oil base polyurethane. Maybe creating a vinyl overlay for FT's models would make a good winter project,
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GerengG November 12, 2013
Make a nyan cat rc plane and drop candy from it when flying
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vikka85 November 13, 2013
I agree, a nyan cat candybomber would be aweaome!
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Alasdair December 22, 2013
lol nyan cat plane :)
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Shorty1953RCK November 12, 2013
That was great... keep it up.
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mboomrang November 12, 2013
How about designing us a flying eagle for independence day. http://www.uasvision.com/2012/08/06/avian-mitigation-drones-to-scare-seagulls/
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Kurt0326 November 12, 2013
That was cool, and pretty soon we will have an entire flying kitchen! I think the guys are right i need eggs and bacon with my toast. I love the breaking of the bread at the end all you needed was the red wine ;-) lol.
good job guys!
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cloud9photos November 12, 2013
Ok guys, since you can now make toast and smoothies, I guess that means that at the next flite test open house you will be serving us breakfast?
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oneiwily November 12, 2013
flying breakfast maybe :-)
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ccrawford November 12, 2013
Really enjoy hearing the thought process...what worked and what didn't...and what you were thinking about how to solve the problems along the way. Anyone can follow a recipe (and make toast!) but showing what didn't work is as valuable as showing what did. Thanks!
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flight monkey November 12, 2013
Well done. But you know , now we must have the plans . Call by it the Baby Toaster.
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Crashpilot1000 November 13, 2013
That is sick.
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RCboys November 13, 2013
I love burnt toast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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mac_the_knife November 14, 2013
How about doing some planes that recreate the spaceships from After Dark's video game Lunatic Fringe?
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InTheFade November 11, 2013
Hahaha... Awesome!
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RCAdventures November 14, 2013
My computer has some artificial intelligence, as it were... I watched the toaster screensaver once and when I played it again, all the toasters dissapeared!
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Jtbluefeather November 14, 2013
Well, we've all seen a lot of things fly... but I'm waiting for you guys to make pigs fly. Maybe while cooking bacon inside. Or, in honor of Dumbo, make an elephant fly.
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tomy2gunn November 11, 2013
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Barto November 18, 2013
Would love to see an old school Big Stik in a swappable kit. Great flyer and attractive to new hobbyists as well....
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tramsgar November 18, 2013
Jolly good job, chaps! Now on to mid-air beer brewing.
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M Ouellette November 19, 2013
It would be great if you could link the plans for the wing design, minus the toaster. My main question here would be, could you achieve the same level of vertical stability with wing end rudders as opposed to the butterfly stabilators used in this design.
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FliteOmega November 20, 2013
Cool! i'd like to eat it too.
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sambrown300 December 4, 2013
I like it. I see you scalloped the trailing edge of the wing, that looks cool but what if you scalloped the leading edge?

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hornerj99 December 16, 2013
Another great article guys! Thanks for keeping it fun.

What did you use to make the screensaver? I'd love to make one with my own video. Thanks!
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Alasdair December 22, 2013
Now make a foam plane that can lift the weight of a person. That would be impressive.
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Greg1516 January 16, 2014
How about a flying dog house with Snoopy wearing goggles and a white scarf dog fighting a "Red Baron" Blender.
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GrumpyBadger June 24, 2014
This "toaster" plane looks absolutely amazing. And hearing everyone talk about once the kinks were figured out how stable it was... FPV? can we PLEASE have plans for this plane? Just plans are enough, I can build her from there! :D thanks!
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Hattsoff September 9, 2014
You guys should really sell some of these crazy builds. I know they are not meant to be the most durable, but they are great and several would love to have a little of the Flite Test history too. Maybe they are auctioned off for charity or something. Just my two cents.
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