- FPV Gear
- FT Merch
- FT Specials
It comes with everything you will need to get in the air for the first time and also gives you the tools to continue to grow in the hobby. Since the beginning of Flite Test we have recognized that this great hobby is very unapproachable and overwhelming to someone who has no experience in it and no mentor to guide them in the right direction. The Tiny Trainer Get Started Pack is yet another step that we are taking to try to make this hobby more approachable.
TINY TRAINER ASSEMBLY GUIDE
The idea of the Get started pack is to eliminate any guess work involved when building your first scratch built airplane. This package comes with all the components needed to build the airplane and take it for its first flight!
Package Contents Include:
FT Tiny Trainer - 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. $25 value!
Power Pack A - This electronics power pack will come with everything you need to power your airplane including the motor, electronic speed control(XT-30), servos, servo extensions, linkage stoppers, propellers, tools, and a Lipo battery bag! $55 value!
Graupner MZ-10 OR Spektrum DXe - Choose between the graupner 5 Channel or Spektrum 6 channel Transmitter - The Transmitter is what you use to control the aircraft. This transmitter has all the features needed to fly the Tiny Trainer and offers 5 or 6 channels respectively which will allow you to try different model setups. $90-100 value! All our transmitters include receivers.
800mAh 2s 20c Lipo Battery - This rechargeable lithium polymer battery with XT-30 connectors is a perfect match for the FT Tiny Trainer! $8.50 value!
B3 Pro Compact Lipo Charger - This charger isn't particularly fancy, but it does do the job! It makes for a great inexpensive first LiPo charger and it also would make for a great travel charger for up to 3 cells. $12.50 Value!
Training Limiter Discs - These discs allow for novice pilots to learn how to fly without the fear of over correction and spinning out of control. $5.00 Value!
Whether you are new to the hobby, or are returning to the hobby and looking to get caught up to speed on electric planes, the Tiny Trainer Get Started Pack is an excellent solution!
PACKAGE now includes 2s 800 mAh battery with XT-30 connectors. This allows for you to pull more amps as well as it is unable to be put in backwards, in turn protecting you from destroying your merchandise!
Flite Test Tiny Trainer Build
Please watch recent build videos before removing any paper from the foam! Some videos may use white foam board, which is no longer available and has now been replaced with water-resistant foam board.
This was the first product that started my interest for this hobby. After watching the videos on YouTube from flite test, I had successfully built my first rc plane and I was pretty proud. Next came the first test flight, after a series of control checks and getting familiar with the controller, I took her out for the maiden flight. Since this was my first time and seeing Josh fly it perfectly I was thinking that I could pick it up no problem, but after seconds in the air I found my plane nose first in the ground and in need of some minor repairs. Basically, I was able to repair the plane and have it flying again no problem! This plane is able to take some damage if you're new like me and repairing it is easy if you use the skills Josh shows you during the build video. I am very pleased with this product and will definitely be looking on the flite test store for my next project! Marcus on 5th Mar 2017
After watching all the Flite Test videos, I decided to take the plunge. About twenty years ago, I was an avid glow balsa biplane and heli r/c pilot. Josh and Josh and Peter have been a tremendous inspiration to me get back into the hobby. So I got the the Tiny Trainer starter kit. The three channel wing was like falling off a bicycle. All the muscle memory came back with the Spektrum DXe transmitter I got. I burned up the charge in the battery and went to recharge it. That is when I discovered the charger did not work.
I sent an email to Flite Test letting them know of the problem, and Jen sent me a replacement right away. It arrived a day earlier than USPS said it would!! The replacement worked great and got me into the aileron wing. That one was a bit of a challenge, as the huge area of the aileron makes it VERY sensitive to roll. So far, no serious crashes, but a blast to fly.
I am very pleased with my purchase. With the build video, it was easy. Foam is much easier and durable than balsa. I highly encourage anyone interested in getting into the hobby to start with this kit. Everything you need is included. I happened to have a nice hot glue gun that was easily able to do the job. The Crafty Kit is a great value for what you get. That also is recommended for beginners in the hobby.
All in all, if you have an interest in the hobby, and the bucks to invest, this is the place to start!! Don Gannon on 2nd Mar 2017
I have been playing around with some cheep 3 channel planes that I found on amazon for the last 3 months. I was looking for a way to make the jump to 4 channel, and I wanted a plane that I could really call my own. The getting started package provided everything I need.
The weather has been crap here lately, but with the help of Josh's video I have made a beautiful plane that I look forward to getting in the air.
Wish me luck! Jared on 28th Feb 2017
Prompt shipping and delivery (I opted for the UPS). Kit is complete and so far fun to build following along with Josh on YouTube.The only problem I have is the brown paper delaminating at some of the corners. Keep up the good work!
Jake Jake Burrus on 12th Feb 2017
I'm enjoying building the FliteTest Tiny Trainer. The concept of building with foam board is brilliant. I look forward to designing and constructing my own designs for all kinds of machines.
Josh is a great teacher and his assembly video is well-organized and skillfully taught. Kudos! It would be a help to me if written instructions were also part of the kit as my building area is in the garage and that limits my screen access to that of the tiny display of my phone.
I do have one observation about the kit material itself. Even after tracing over the pre-cut outlines of the parts with a razor blade knife to free them from their background foam sheets, the water-resistant paper on many of the sharper corners of the extricated pieces becomes unbonded from its foam core. I don't know if this is because of something I'm doing wrong or because the foam board is old or if it's an effect of excess moisture in the shipping environment or ??? But it makes creating wrinkle-free joints very challenging.
Once I learn to fly the Tiny Trainer I'll be looking forward to doing some scratch building and possibly even some of my own design projects.
Will on 30th Jan 2017
I would definitely recommend this kit for someone wanting to get into the hobby from the build it yourself side of things. Definitely buy extra props (Especially if you're just learning how to fly and the temp is in the single digits)
My only issue with the kit is the 1st and 2nd cell part of the charger died on me almost immediately. Caleb Franklin on 9th Jan 2017
The Spektrum_Transmitter that I received Dxe The trim switches don't work. Can someone help Eric Mann on 29th Dec 2016
Tiny trainer "everything you need kit" with spektrum transmitter.
Build is extremely easy. Use the youtube "build" videos, and be sure to have on hand quality packing tape and a robust glue gun.
My speed-build foam paper was brown and I really like that.
I ordered extra servos and i strongly recommend you order several extra propellers.
Excellent, excellent, excellent product and business model. Christian on 20th Dec 2016
I wanted to try this pack out to see how it compared to my first plane I got 10 years ago. I got my first plane for about $90 then a transmitter for $50 all in all I spend about $250 for my first flite. This kit has everything you need except a Hot glue gun, glue sticks, razor blades, tape and a ruler. Amazing value. Unknown on 19th Dec 2016
I had a blast building my tiny trainer and the get started package took all the guess work out of the electronics which is great for a beginner like me! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to get into the hobby! Robert Millsap on 2nd Dec 2016