FT Mighty Mini Sparrow WR (723mm)
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FT Mighty Mini Sparrow WR (723mm)
Look there in the sky!!....Its a BIRD ...its a PLANE its.... The FT Mighty Mini Sparrow!!
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 controls 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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- CENTER OF GRAVITY: 2.75 inches (69 mm) from leading edge of wing
- DRY WEIGHT: 6.5 oz (187g)
- CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 12 ̊ deflection (elevons) Expo 30%
- WINGSPAN: 28.5 inches (723 mm)
- RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 2300kv 1806 size motor
- RECOMMENDED PROP: 5 x 3 - 6 x 3 prop
- RECOMMENDED ESC: 12 amp minimum
- RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 800mAH 3s minimum
- RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (2) 5 gram servos
- Laser-cut foam airframe
- Power Pod (Mini)
- Firewall (Mini)
- Push rods
- Control horns
- BBQ Skewer
- Data Sheet
*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.*
I scaled this plane down to 50% and laser cut 50 of them for a summer school class, and they flew so well the kinds loved it.
We stuck a nail in through the nose and taped it in there, and the flight was perfect, especially with some wind.
I had all the kids tell me it was their favorite class ever, and I was able to "trick" them into learning about so many different principles of physics and flight.
Iv'e only built 2 planes, but this one hands down the best. I originally bought the FT-Tiny Trainer because it seemed like the best beginner plane. It is very underpowered on a 2s, but if flew fine. 3 months later, I decided to scratch build the FT-Sparrow. I was able to cram it onto one sheet of 20x30 Ross foam board, and I reused the A pack from the trainer. On a 2s, perfectly balanced, I was able to fly the whole length of the field with no hands on the sticks. What I love about this plane is that it flies in a straight line no matter what direction. (Exept for straight up, of course. 3s might be able to do that). Thanks for designing an outstanding airplane, Flitetest!
I was bord the other day so I decided to scratch build one of these using some old crashed quad parts and was amazed at how much fun it was! Now I'm ordering a kit to make a nicer one! It dose take a lot of weight in the nose but because of it he flys great in the wind for it's size. Definitely recommend just take your time with these and it will pay off