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The FT Tiny Trainer is a Mighty Mini that is specifically designed to cover all the basics when it comes to RC Flight. Whether you are a beginner yourself, or if you are trying to bring a newcomer into this wonderful hobby, the Tiny Trainer will assist them in making every flight a great experience! This plane can be built and converted into 4 different designs that will guide you through every level of getting started flying.
Educators, group leaders, and parents looking to make a memory with a loved one can build the Tiny Trainer as a free flight (hand tossed) glider or a powered RC airplane. A little clay in the nose for balance, and your ready to toss the plane back in forth with a friend! Remove the clay and add 2 servos and you have a great 2 channel glider to learn elevator and rudder control. Swap out your glider nose for the powered nose and enter into the world of 3 channel flight. Once you are comfortable with slow lazy eights and graceful loops, remove the polyhedral wing and replace it with the included sport wing. The sport wing will teach you bank and yank skills and enter you into world of aerobatics and precision flight. Install a 3 cell battery and go from cruising to cutting up the sky with vertical lines and exhilarating speed.
The Tiny Trainer will also get you up to speed with techniques used with all FT designs. Every technique from "A Folds" to Folding wing airfoils will be used in this one build.
This airframe was developed around our Power Pack A electronics kit which is used with the Mighty Mini Series.
-Usually ships within 3 business days.
-This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 6.8oz (193g)
CENTER OF GRAVITY: 1.5 - 1.75 inches (38-44 mm) from leading edge of wing
CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 16 ̊ deflection (elevator/rudder) Expo 30%
WINGSPAN: 37 inches (940 mm)
RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 2200 kv 250 size motor
RECOMMENDED PROP: 6 x 3 prop minimum
RECOMMENDED ESC: 12 amp minimum
RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 500 - 800 mAH 2s or 3s lipo
RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (2 - 4) 4.5g - 9g servos
So I am writing this review prior to flying the plane but so far we are very happy with the plane. My 10 yr old son purchased the plane and pretty much after watching the videos many times he put the plane together pretty much by himself. We really like this foam board better than white stuff. The video explained the process very well.
This is our second build of a flite test plane and this is a much easier to build.
Jennifer on 11th Mar 2017
Great model airplane depron, easy to assemble and fly. . pity that the laser cutting eat too much of the material in the interior depron. for now, all right. . . Claudio on 9th Mar 2017
After several ready to fly foam kits with brushed motors and junky transmitters I finally decided to make the leap to a real RC plane. The fact that the actual airframe of the Tiny Trainer is so inexpensive takes all of the fear out of the equation. I assume over the next few weeks I'll completely destroy this plane while I improve my skills at 3-channel and teach myself to fly 4-channel for the first time. But once I'm there, I'll strip out the electronics and put them into a Mini-Mustang for less than $50! Can you beat that? My only challenge with this speed build kit is that the laser cutter they use really melts the foam back from the paper (making the edges very concave) so I found myself having to use more hot glue than I would have liked in my joints just to fill the cavity. When I'm making foamies on my own and cutting with a razor blade, I seem to get better fitting joints. That said, the ease of having everything pre-cut totally makes the speed build kits worth it! Noel on 27th Feb 2017
Only suggestion kit needs small drill bit for servo linkage and servo screws should be Allen not Phillip's two easy to strip. Enjoyed the kit Unknown on 14th Feb 2017
Love this plane! I wish there was a little more in depth about throws and maybe for the maiden flight have the two channel wing and launch it like a beginner. Jack on 3rd Feb 2017
It was a nice surprise to have a multipurpose plane with two heads and two wings converting it practically in a three diferent airplanes from training to enjoyment of acrobacy. From two channels up to four. In any version flies great JUAN JOSE SAN GERMAN (MY FRIEND, JACOBO MAYEN FOR SHIPPING PURPOSES) on 18th Jan 2017
This is a wonderful airframe that will get you months and maybe even years of play time. The way you can switch from the beginner powered glider wing to the advanced sport wing is truly seamless. Also when you want to step it up you can go up to a 3 cell. Definitely recommend this for any and all beginner and advanced pilots. Dalton Stradtman on 9th Jan 2017
looks good, wish there were instruction or cd ascensio ace castellon on 26th Dec 2016
The tiny trainer quick build was just that very quick even with watching the video for the first time while doing it. Thanks guys. Eric on 28th Oct 2016
The Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer is easy to build and easy to maintain. I have never flown RC before, but I've had a love of flying for years. So when I ran across Flite Test and saw that I could build an economical RC plane and fly with my boys I was all in. The ordering and shipping process was a breeze. The plane arrived 3 days later, along with a hot glue gun, Power Pack A and several other items. The build went smooth, all laser cuts were perfect, and the instruction video online was clear and very helpful (watched it about three times before I began). The build video was for the standard white foam, but I had purchased the water proof foam so I picked up several tips from watching other build videos where they assembled planes using water proof foam. My boys and I had a great time building. Once the Trainer was complete and motor mounted we headed off to the field to fly. After quite a number of hard landings with an extreme nose down attitude and a bit too much speed I finally figured out that my Center of Gravity was way off. A quick realignment of the CG and the Trainer flew like a dream. Let me stress that CG is absolutely critical. I attempted to use the finger method to balance the plane, but found that I could make the plane balance anywhere just by moving my fingertips. I finally used some bamboo skewers to establish the balance point and I was able to get a better CG. Having built the plane myself, repairing the plane after a crash was a breeze. I had tape, a hot glue gun and even a bit of extra foam (I needed that to build another power pod.) Having extra bamboo skewers on hand was also helpful (the grocery store has plenty of those.) The only part of the plane that need a bit of remanufacturing was the fire wall. Due to my inability to land properly I had destroyed the two fires walls which came with the kit. I purchased a 2 x 2 sheet of 1/8 inch plywood and with the free plans online was able to make several new firewalls (I've only had to use one so far.) The plywood is much more resilient and handles my extreme landing much better. In the process of attempting to fly in 12 to 15 mph winds I ripped the wires out of the servos and connectors. I was able to repair both servos and had the plane fully operational again in about two hours. If you can build it, you can fix it. And the best part is being able to fly with my kids (they can land it better than I can). If you are looking to get into the hobby and do something cool with your kids, Flite Test and the Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer are a great place to start.
Unknown on 18th Oct 2016