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FT Mighty Mini SE5 Biplane

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After 6 years of Flite Test foamies, an epic WW1 battle is at the edge of your fingerprints! The FT SE5 Biplane was designed to build fast, fly slow and look great both on the ground and in the air. We put a lot of effort into taking a design that is known for being a handful and making easy to both build and fly. The FT SE5 Biplane is a 3 channel slow fly aircraft that can turn on a dime and be flown in a very small location. Loops, barrel rolls, wing overs and many other classic maneuvers are all possible with this little warbird. The FT SE5 Biplane is also a perfect companion for its arch rival the FT DR1, an iconic German Triplane that flew the skies and shared lead with its British nemesis. Our hope is that the SE5 will be the source of many happy memories as you take to the skies and recreate epic battles with your friends in your own backyard.

We want you to have an amazing experience both in building and flying, This kit comes with everything you need to complete the FT DR1. Push-rods, control horns, firewalls and all other items needed to make this airframe electronics ready are included in the kit. If you choose to purchase our power pack F and wheels, balance, flight performance and assembly will be quick and easy.

Note: This Kit Does Not Include Wheels 


FT Mighty Mini SE5 Biplane Includes:

1 FT Mighty Mini SE5 Biplane Foam Kit
1 Velcro
2 Pushrods
2 Skewers
1 Mini firewall/control horn combo
1 Data Card
1 Thin landing gear wire
1 poster board for se5 biplane (grain vertical)
 New FT Sticker set (7 piece set)

Designed By: Josh Bixler

FT Mini SE5 Biplane Specs: 

  • Weight Without Battery: 8.8 oz (250 g)
  • Center Of Gravity: Directly on the fold of the top wing 
  • Control Surface Throws: 12 degree deflection (elevons) expo 30%
  • Wingspan: 24 inches (609 mm)
  • Recommended Motor: 2300 kv 2204 size motor
  • Recommended Prop: 6 x 4.5 prop
  • Recommended ESC: 12 amp minimum 
  • Recommended Battery: 800 mAH 3s
  • Recommended Servos: (2) 5 gram servos



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.


Reviews (5)

Alex Brown 7th Apr 2017

shipping sucks

Excited to build this plane, however when It arrived the box was smashed and the laser cut beauty was bent beyond repair. All parts way to bent to make a flyable airplane. :( Better packing with something ridged to keep foam from bending and a shipping service that is actually careful with items and maybe even a fragile sticker would really help. This is the second laser cut kit that arrived too bent to build/fly. I love your kits and videos, but there is some vortex of destruction that these kits go through between packing and arrival. also your shipping is quite expensive for something that arrived damaged.

Zeb 6th Mar 2017

Great Build

This is a great project to build and a lot of fun to fly but it demands piloting skills far above my own, I spend more time repairing it than flying it but making the parts is easy and I enjoy it, the fuselage is rock solid I am still flying the original one and it has taken some hard hits and begs for more I did reinforce the nose with packing tape to keep the paper from coming off I just destroyed my 3rd set of wings today, I added ailerons to see if I could keep it under control longer they worked good I used the extra two servos from the F kit for them but i think the next set I make will be back to original spec and just keep chugging along. when I first heard of these kits I was skeptical of there durability but they are tough just as tough as a $300 equivalent. This is definitely not for beginners as far as flying goes, as far as building goes it is really easy especially with the videos.