FT Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer MKR2
Beginner RC Airplane Build Kit
The FT Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer is the ideal starter kit for beginners looking to get into building RC or glide airplanes.
FT Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer MKR2
The FT Tiny Trainer is a Mighty Mini that is specifically designed to cover all the basics when it comes to RC Flight, and now it comes in the patented Maker Foam v.2. 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.
Educators, group leaders, and parents looking to make a memory with a loved one can build the Tiny Trainer as a free flight (hand tossed) glider or a powered RC airplane. A little clay in the nose for balance, and your ready to toss the plane back in forth with a friend! Remove the clay and add 2 servos and you have a great 2 channel glider to learn elevator and rudder control. Swap out your glider nose for the powered nose and enter into the world of 3 channel flight. Once you are comfortable with slow lazy eights and graceful loops, remove the polyhedral wing and replace it with the included sport wing. The sport wing will teach you bank and yank skills and enter you into world of aerobatics and precision flight. Install a 3 cell battery and go from cruising to cutting up the sky with vertical lines and exhilarating speed.
The Tiny Trainer will also get you up to speed with techniques used with all FT designs. Every technique from "A Folds" to Folding wing airfoils will be used in this one build.
This airframe was developed around our Power Pack A electronics kit which is used with the Mighty Mini Series.
FT Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer MKR2 Specifications
- Weight without battery: 6.8oz (193g)
- Center of gravity: 1.5 - 1.75" (38-44 mm) from leading edge of wing
- Control surface throws: 16 deflection (elevator/rudder) Expo 30%
- Wingspan: 37" (940 mm)
- Motor: 2200kv 250 size motor
- Prop: 6 x 3 prop minimum
- ESC: 12 amp minimum
- Battery: 800mAH 2s or 3s
- Servos: (2 - 4) 5g servos
- This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
FT Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer MKR2 Videos
I ordered this and the Aura Lite to it and self-taught myself to fly and I can attest this is a heck of a durable and forgiving plane with the beginning wing. I even added ailerons to the beginning wing and taught myself to fly with them before moving up to the higher speed wing.
After driving this plane in the ground 6 or 7 times hard I can share two things with certainty … 1) this plane is durable and can be patched up with more glue and scraps and keep flying and 2) you need to buy softer props than what comes with it. What finally killed it was overnight in a tree and we needed to beat it down to get the electronics out … so, If you are on the fence on purchasing this … do it. You will not be sorry.
It flies fast and slow and when you add ailerons to the beginning wings you can enjoy nice slow motions so you can learn. Also, add the Aura Lite and watch the YouTube videos on line by FT and others on how to set up. I ended up creating a correction mode that the roll movement would correct with the rudder to start with and then after flying better I went to roll movement would correct with the ailerons.
Overall, this plane gave me the confidence I lost as a kid in flying ‘tail waggers’ and now retired I can fly like I wanted to and will be moving up to more challenging.
I have built several FT planes from scratch. This was my first kit. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the new foam and the laser cut parts. This little plane is just so much fun to fly. It flies better than most of my expensive SAFE select planes.
Build it light. Use the A pack power kit
Plenty of power
The 3s 850 batteries work great 18-20 minute flights
I can’t find the rubber band size tho!!
They need to add rubber band size to the specs