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Mighty Mini Tiny Trainer Speed Build Kit

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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 


Kit includes:

  • Laser-cut foam airframe
  • Power Pod (Mini)
  • Firewall (Mini)
  • Push rods
  • Control horns
  • BBQ Skewer
  • Data Sheet
  • Velcro
  • 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.




Reviews (80)

Jon 8th Jul 2017

Tiny trainer: ace!

I bought a couple of speed build kits to start the hobby with my boys, but thought I ought to learn how to fly first! I built this from the download plans and some local (UK) sourced foam board and maidened today! Absolutely brilliant out of the box: couple of guys at my local field flew it to trim out and hey we're impressed how well it flew. I then had my first flight and managed a few turns before crashing into a tree! Motor mount needed some gluing (credit card firewall needed some keying up I think) but straight into the air again Second crash busted the motor mount again so I'm fixing properly back at home. Aileron wing is a bit fast and quick on the roll, so I'll get the glider wing on it next time to ease myself in. Build was nice and steady with the video (almost kept up in real time except for the gluing). Really nice product, concept and plane: well done FT. Looking forward to getting my boys in the air too! Definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to build or fly something!

Andy 22nd Jun 2017

Great Plane, Great Teacher

This plane should be the Tiny Teacher, rather than the Tiny Trainer! Building was a blast and the build video concept is tops. I started out with the polyhedral wing and crashed at first. I busted 3 props on the first day and on another day some flights later. After about 12 batteries-worth of flights I have gotten better! I'm on the same prop for 5 flying sessions now and have moved on to the aileron wing. This plane is a great teacher. I live in Japan and the place I fly is a baseball field near my house. I go at about 4:45 in the morning when no one is around. People are starting to take notice and are really impressed with your design. I am too! Well done!



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