FT Tutor MKR2
RC Airplane Build Kit
The FT Tutor is a classic RC plane trainer made with Maker Foam V.2, designed for adaptability from 3 to 4 channels. Taildragger, tricycle, or float-ready.
FT Tutor MKR2
Its time to expand this iconic airframe to now be offered in our patented FT Maker Foam v.2 as the FT Tutor MKR2. The FT Tutor was designed to be a training aircraft modeled after classic trainers, like the Sig Kadet, Eagle 2, LT-40, and Freedom 20. This aircraft also follows the concept of the Simple Series using many of the same common build techniques. The desire is that the FT Tutor will not only be a great entry into the hobby for new pilots, but also a fantastic new training plane.
The Flite Test MKR2 product line are Flite Test SBKs that have been selected to be made from our new Maker Foam version 2. FT Maker foam v.2 offers the great benefit of the ability to be internally lighted and translucent to light up the night sky. This foam also holds the same water-resistant characteristics as FT's brown foam. Another great benefit to the MKR2 line is that they able to receive decals or paint without warping or delaminating. We're excited to offer a select line of MKR2 products alongside of our classic Flite Test foam aircraft.
The FT Tutor can be built as a 3-channel (combined with our power pack B) to enjoy easy relaxing flights. You can also add ailerons for basic aerobatics and the increased control that a 4-channel set up can give. The configuration can be set up as a taildragger, tricycle gear or even FT Simple Cub floats. If you want to turn things up to the extreme, add in the power pack C and the Turbo Tutor wing kit for insane aerobatics and 3D maneuvers.
FT Tutor MKR2 Specifications
- Center Of Gravity: 2.25-2.5" (57-63mm) from leading edge of wing
- Wingspan: 41.5" (1055mm) Standard Wing
- Wingspan: 37.25" (946mm) Sport Wing
- Motor: 2212B-1050kv Standard (Power Pack B), 2218B-1180kv Sport/Floats (Power Pack C)
- ESC: 30-40 amp
- Battery: 1300mAh 3S or 4S with 9x4.5 prop
- Servos: (2-4) 9 gram servos
- 1x FT Tutor MKR2 airframe only (no electronics).
FT Tutor MKR2 Videos
Fantastic building airplane!!! I built mine with the standard wing, 4 ch, c-motor with a 10x4.5 APC prop and the 4.3” bush wheels. The ready to fly weight with paint and a 2200 mAh 3s battery came out to 1057g (37.28 oz).
There are very few changes needed to this airplane but a couple I wanted: a rubber band from each axle behind the wheel stretched to the opposite fuselage side will stiffen up the gear and reduces the gear from bending out of shape under the aircraft weight. I made a cooling vent scoop just before the gear mount bulkhead to aid in the esc cooling. Make sure to completely prep the white foamboard if you want paint to stick!!!!
Lovely airplane and a true credit to Flite Test and the rest of the FT Family!!