FT Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer WR (940mm)
- Build Difficulty:
- Power Pack:
- Power Pack A
FT Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer WR (940mm)
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.
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.
This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
- WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 6.8oz (193g)
- CENTER OF GRAVITY: 1.5 - 1.75 inches (38-44 mm) from leading edge of wing
- CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 16 ̊ deflection (elevator/rudder) Expo 30%
- WINGSPAN: 37 inches (940 mm)
- RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 2200 kv 250 size motor
- RECOMMENDED PROP: 6 x 3 prop minimum
- RECOMMENDED ESC: 12 amp minimum
- RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 500 - 800 mAH 2s or 3s lipo
- RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (2 - 4) 4.5g - 9g servos
- Laser-cut foam airframe
- Power Pod (Mini)
- Firewall (Mini)
- Push rods
- Control horns
- BBQ Skewer
- Data Sheet
- 2 Rubber Bands
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.
I noticed a comment about breaking props and it is true. If you are not landing in tall grass, you will occasionally break inexpensive props. We almost always use a composite prop like APC 6x4. However, on 2S I flew many many flights on cheap orange ones from China. Just watched for stress marks at the base of the prop.
We currently have 3 in our fleet of many planes and this in my son's favorite! He's done a few scratch builds and has two speed build kits. The great part of this kit is that one can start with a glider (0 channels) then glider with RC. Add the motor for 2,3,or 4 channel flying. Of course, we started at 4 channels and haven't looked back!
I scratch built one in black foam and must have 1,000 flights on it. I did not re-enforce the wings and fly it with F engine on 2S 650 battery. Super light but very good, even with rolls and loops. Can't recommend this plane enough! Buy the Power-pack F and you will have a fun time. 2S for beginners, 3S for fast flying!
The Tiny Trainer was my first FT project. The speed build kit was easy and fun. I painted it yellow with a red nose. I used the 1806 motor and tried a 2s & 3S 800mAh battery. With the 2S it was way under-powered and I had trouble staying in the air, but it flew great with the 3S battery. I got 7-13 minute flights. When I graduated to the sport wing, with ailerons, I needed almost full throttle to maintain lift, 7 minute flight times. I got many hours of flight time and had a blast!! My downfall was trying to do more than 1 roll at a time, getting disoriented, and putting it into the ground. The first time I just had to rebuild the sport wing. The second time it was game over as an RC model. That's when my son resurrected it as a chuck glider. The sport wing is not as strong as the beginner wing, this is my biggest negative. I went on to build the Mini Guinea & Simple Soarer, which I didn't like as much, before building another TT, this time from scratch. It took a couple more hours to build and I decided to stick with the Speed Build Kits from now on. Over all, GREAT PLANE!!! BUILD ONE NOW!!!