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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 (75)

Don 24th Apr 2017

Amazing Durability

This is my first plane. I cannot believe how much punishment this plane will take. I have lost count of the crashes, but I have broken 12 propellers as well as nosed the plane into pavement very hard twice. The plane looks beaten but still flies just fine. I cannot ask for a better first plane. Thank you Flite Test for such an awesome beginner plane. I am glad I did not buy the styrofoam Apprentice plane at the hobby store. I know styrofoam would not have held-up this well especially when compared with the low cost of the mini trainer. PS: I recommend the 3S battery even for beginners. The 2S battery does not allow for quick climbing.

Angky 9th Apr 2017

Tiny Trainer

Kitchen Utensil Plane-- BBQ skewers, of all things. Took it to the field, and got a lot of humor. When it started flying, I got a lot of compliments. I banged the first one into so many trees and punched so many holes into the muddy cow pasture, that I finally have to get another one. This is one very impressive airplane! I had to rebuild the motor pod 3 times. But I can fly airplanes now! 67 years old and finally learned how to fly--with this plane's help. Crash it, and put it right back into the air. And it is fun and easy to build and also easy to fix. All the guys at the field think it is funny, but they sure are impressed too. I call it my kitchen utensil plane, and stick a skewer through it. The other guys are adjusting things and putting things together while I poke a skewer through the motor pod, put a couple of rubber bands on the wing and I'm flying--while they are still putting their planes together. One other goodie. The aileron wing can handle some wind and fly right where it is supposed to go.Impressive invention! Angky.



1.50 LBS
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