- FPV Gear
Look there in the sky!!....Its a BIRD ...its a PLANE its.... BOTH!!! The FT Mighty Mini Sparrow is finally here!!
The FT Sparrow is a fun bird with many personalities. The FT Sparrow was designed to teach the builder all the basic techniques to build all of our foam board fleet, This means every technique from A folds to fold over wings will no longer be a mystery or a source of intimidation. The Sparrow can be built as a free flight glider, or a fun 3 channel rc platform. As a free flight, The Sparrow can be built without the use of a razor blade. This makes it a great option for educational environments and for younger pilots to take build and fly. This whole build can be accomplished in under 45 minutes. Adding contols to the FT Sparrow can easily be done making this little bird go from a free flight to a speedy little 3 channel. Fully capable of being flown with FPV gear, The Sparrow provides an unobstructed view because of its rear mounted motor. Our hope is that this fun little design will be a useful source of both fun and education. Be sure to check out ftstem.com for more information on our educational solutions.
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FT Mini Sparrow
WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 2.75 inches (69 mm) from leading edge of wing
CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 12 ̊ deflection (elevons) Expo 30%
WINGSPAN: 28.5 inches (723 mm)
RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 2300 kv 1806 size motor
RECOMMENDED PROP: 5 x 3 - 6 x 3 prop
RECOMMENDED ESC: 12 amp minimum
RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 800 mAH 3s minimum
RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (2) 5 gram servos
I ordered these and built them for our middle school age church children. They loved them. However, I also ordered a servo tester and alignment tool. No instructions were included on how to operate it. I ask for help from your staff ....through two emails....but did not get any help. Only promises that someone would contact me to help me. Not good :0( after-the-sale service. Paul's Hobbies on 6th Oct 2016
I've been into crawlers and ot.her rc vehicles for years .the sparrow is my first plane in a very long time.
Easy and fun to build. Easy and fun to fly.
Perfect way to get back into planes. tim on 31st Jul 2016
Bought the glider version to build with my Grandson. It arrived fast, well packaged, top notch materials, and easy to build. We used my wife's craft gun gun, and watched the video online. Very pleased with this and a great price Doug K on 21st Jul 2016
Buy electronics elsewhere. Power pack A will not reach your battery to the nose as instructed. You will probably need a free ounces of clay as a result. Suddenly your nimble Sparrow will be very penguin like.
The ESC I received was toast from the get go. There is no customer service. Kellen on 21st Jun 2016
I would give this airplane 5stars. However the lack of customer service, the fried from the gitgo ESC, recommended electronic components that result in the battery being unable to reach the nose of the airplane causing me to have to put a little over 3 ounces of clay in the nose to get it to balance correctly, causing battery that is velcroed to dislodge and rip components out, this plane has cost me 3 speed controls and a motor. Please help us by being honest and saying "This airplane needs power pack A and xt-30 battery cable extension. If flitetest had any integrity they would have contacted me by now. But instead, the phone remains unanswered on their end, while I have only had two flights to show for 3 speed controls and a motor. I feel taken advantage of! Unknown on 21st Jun 2016
we order an entire box of these for my son's 9th birthday and had them color the outside of the wings while we put the main bodies together. The kids had a blast and I even got the parents to help out! Shipping was packaged perfectly and it showed up fast. 364 days and counting till we one-up ourselves and do powered versions ... maybe Unknown on 20th May 2016
Built it with my six-year-old girl. We've been fans of the youtube show for over a year and finally decided to buy this plane (both love this design). The speed build kit we purchased game together in a snap. Only one thing didn't match up with the build video: Our plane didn't have the balancing under the wings dots for the centre of gravity but this just added to the fun of trying to figure it out on our own (If you don't have clay like in the video, you can always use some Play-doh, it works and smells good). We are already planning our next project and loving our new hobby. Thanks Flite Test! David Upper on 18th Apr 2016
You guys help me bring sunshine to family, friends and parkflyers!!
Great project for dad n kids! You guys Rock! I appreciate all Ya'll. Great fit, super Laser, speed build....oh, and Decorate n Fly!!
Thanks Guys... Scott on 14th Apr 2016
I put 5.8 Ghz FPV transmitter in this little guy and small camera in the nose. I have to say I really enjoy flying this around its so cheap I'm not concerned about it... and its so cheap to fly a 800Mah batteries... It's a killer many FPV setup for gliding around worry free FPV... and easy to repair when you crash it... Clarke Cooper on 12th Apr 2016
I ordered two! As mentioned above and Josh n Josh.....our fav video experts....copied a back up set of wings-n-things.
We have had our four year old grandson chucking the PunJet off the back porch...."Without the Worry of Don't Break it!"
(To teach a kid to fish, just make sure they I repeat...THEY catch fish)
Sooooo, after the first one, repairs several times, together, Bryson learned to be a little careful with planes. Soo, we built a fresh one and HE decorated it with decals, markers and Peter's tips on crafting Canopy's. The winter was spent launching paper planes off the stair case. More learning about straight wings and a level of "Be Careful". This one has lasted three weeks!!! Now the (Dramatic Pause) enter THE SPARROW! Ta Daaa.No knife Assembly, and Sunny skies soon on the way.
When you make it fun and structure learning , you have a flight-Buddy for life...
Salute Flite Test... And thanks to Mary for stamping her " Made By...Quality Control". Love it. I should have ordered Two More Speed Build Sparrows. They would have fit in the same box for same shipping!
---===Miggy===--- Scott on 8th Apr 2016