- 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.
It's great! No R/C flying experience prior to the TT. I've built the polyhedral wing, rudder/elevator only version so far. Construction was a good, fun challenge, but quick and enjoyable. Flying is a blast, too. I have only one issue, which is that, even after resetting the ESC and calibrating my throttle range, the motor needs a little help getting past a tendency to stutter. I simply set the throttle at the lowest position where the motor will move, then help the prop spinning from its stuttering state, then throttle up. Can't wait to graduate to ailerons. I've nosed in a few times, broke a prop, but the plane is really robust and bounced right back. I think I'd like to add a bead of glue around the exposed foam edges of the wings and tail components, to reduce damage when contacting scrubby brush/plants on the ground. Jeff Zahos on 25th Nov 2016
Was heaps of fun building the plane, took me a day and a half. Id strongly recommend watching the 10part beginners series prior to purchasing anything so you know exactly what you want and understand the principles of flight. Definately order extra propellers as I broke the two that I was supplied with in my first two flights/crashes. Also subscribe to flite tests YouTube channel and enjoy hours of awesome videos :) Glenn on 6th Nov 2016
What I was immediately impressed about the product is that there is a culture of ownership in this company. Each person who is directly involved with the process takes responsibility for their work. First off, when you open the box you see the invoice. On the invoice is a stamp with the name AND face of the person who inventoried and paked the box. In my case it was Heath. Good job Heath. Everything arrived safely with no problems.
The foam packet is done the same way. Good job Mary.
I like that a lot. It makes it feel like a family that takes personal responsibility for their actions. Way to go! Craig on 24th Oct 2016
Not only does it save you from having to put together a list of things you need (inevitably leading to multiple orders as you miss stuff), but it's a great deal.
The DXe is a decent controller for a beginner. Spektrum's iPhone software is terrible, but it gets the job done. Definitely plan to upgrade in the future.
I *really* appreciate FliteTest putting this package together. It's exactly what I needed when I needed it. Jimmy T on 10th Oct 2016
This plane flies very well, super smooth with any flight controller, I would recommend to make sure you check CG very well and launch it up in the air without power to see how it will fall on the ground, make sure it glides! I crashed it way too many times before I realised that mine was either too nose or tail heavy. Once up in the air you realise that it cuts through the air very well and it really makes you love gliding around. After several crashes I rebuilt it from scratch with coroplast , added 1 inch to the nose and it still flies like a dream. The only thing that I didn't like was the small space in the fuselage , I wish it was 1 inch wider, I still keep the receiver and flight controller glued outside the fuselage. That extra inch space in the fuselage may be very handy for newbi like me when it comes to trying to fit everything together. Great fun and easy to build.This plane deserves 5star.....one more thing I would recommend to follow Josh instructions by the book if you want avoid drastic crash landings fred on 2nd Oct 2016
This is like 4 planes in one...Josh makes a cool recommendation:
> 3 channel with 2 Cell
> 3 channel with 3 Cell
> 4 channel with 2 Cell
> 4 channel with 3 Cell
Something for every flying style Jack Shaughnessy on 29th Sep 2016
I have been flying for years and have my own hobby store....but....I would rather go to the airfield with this plane more than any other fancy ones I have. It is just plain fun and easy to fly after a stressful day. Unknown on 5th Aug 2016
Bought five of these for a summer camp to introduce students to RC Flight.
The kids loved building and crashing their first models. Thanks FT! Jim Parker on 21st Jun 2016
My grandson and I built and painted the plane in 3 afternoons. Videos contained excellent instructions. Local RC club provided an instructor to help us fly although tablet flight simulators were useful, too, for complete beginners. Use of foam board and glue gun really speeds up the build. Cut foam parts were very well done.
First flights were event free and fun. Looking forward to more flights, helping others get started and building more involved aircraft. After a few more easy flyers there may be a P-38 in my future. Greg on 8th Jun 2016
Most everything went together well... Laser cut parts fit well. Only things missing were rubber bands to hold wings on. Control limiters worked well. Lots of fun.
*Make sure you put the elevator on 'right-side-up'. The slots for elevator & rudder are different, so it matters. Dry fit first.
*The ailerons could be shorter leaving a wider area the rubber bands hold the wing on with.
*The battery could be in a slot held in place with a small bit of Velcro & a rubber band aft. On impact, the Velcro would release the battery to slide forward & the battery's momentum absorbed by the rubber band, not the propeller.
*The elevator & rudder servo's could move aft, leaving more room for wires.
*Spray it orange - find it in the weeds.
I renamed mine "Basher". Jack on 7th Jun 2016