FT Mighty Mini Sportster WR (584mm)
- 1.50 LBS
FT Mighty Mini Sportster WR (584mm)
The Mini Sportster is a smaller more agile version of the larger Swappable Sportster. It is a basic 4 channel plane that is capable of most Sport aerobatic manuevers. Couple this airframe with our Power Pack F for recommended performance.
- WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 7.2 oz (204 g)
- CENTER OF GRAVITY: 1.75 inches (44.45 mm) from leading edge of wing
- CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 12 – 16˚ deflection (elevator/aileron/rudder) Expo 30%
- WINGSPAN: 23 inches (584 mm)
- RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 2200 kv 2204 size motor
- RECOMMENDED PROP: 6 x 3 prop minimum
- RECOMMENDED ESC: 12 amp minimum
- RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 800 mAH 2s or 3s
- RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (4) 5 gram servos
FT Mini Sportster 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.
I was very pleased with this model. It does everything you would want for a park sized plane.
So I purchased this plane from ft without doing a whole lot of research on it and also bought it as my first plane from flight test. Little did I know that this aircraft was beyond my experience level and was a bit much to handle. The build went together pretty easy I didn't find it too challenging to put together, but definitely time consuming taking me about 5 and a half hours to fully assemble it. Now the reason it took me so long is I made a few mistakes along the way. I mounted the horizontal stabilizer/elevator on upside down and in the process of trying to fix it I managed to destroy the structural integrity of it. Luckily I had extra foam that I bought in preparation for the build and managed to make a duplicate. I also used a little too much hot glue in the hinge for the elevator causing it to have way to much resistance. That part took a while to really fix. Toward the end of the build I may have rushed a few things with my transmitter causing the plane to smash nose first into the ground seconds after take off breaking a propeller and my fire wall. Back to the drawing board. I spent another good 2 hours making a new power pod fixing the landing gear and making changes to the electronics and radio trims and went for another flight the following day. My self made elevator worked this time to get me off the ground and keep the plane pretty stable but I was facing 5-7 mph winds. I had the airplane in the air for all of 20 seconds before I lost control authorities and the plane met the ground... AGAIN! But it flew !! It was in the air and it was awesome! So like the title says don't pick this to be your first 4 channel airplane and expect to be able to handle this thing in the air. It's small and with my power set up EXTREMELY fast! I'm using a 2200kv motor 30amp esc and a 25c 3s 800mah battery. Also recommend if you get any plane from ft save yourself the time and get their electronics pack makes everything a lot more sure. I haven't had a really successful flight yet with the sportster but I can say everything on the plane is pretty tuff except the landing gear and power pod. I would recommend reinforcing it. Over all a good plane and fun cool design that I really like I hope to become a better pilot flying this guy around.
Easy to build, a blast to fly. I powered it with the F power pack and 6045 prop(s) plenty of oomph for my skill level. In learning basic aerobatics, I crashed multiple times, lawn dart, dirt nap style, she took the beatings with minimal damage and repairs. I do buy props buy the dozen as they are pretty brittle. Every crash or less than stellar landing costs a prop. My LHS doesn't carry anything in that size to fit the 2204. I get everything from Josh and the boys. Always ships same day if I get in early enough. Never been disappointed.
Well designed and executed Speed build kit. Well done my friends.