The Flite Test Mini Pietenpol was designed to honor the vision and benefits of its full-size, two-seat, big brother. It is simple, fun and easy to fly while also being easy to build. These characteristics were the goal of the original 1928 design by Bernard Pietenpol. Pietenpol took pride in getting people in the air with minimal investment, skills and tools. His heart reflects Flite Test’s values in every way.
The FT Mini Pietenpol is a three-channel design that makes coordinated turns and flies slow and stable. The kit can be built after dinner and be ready to fly before bed time. The techniques needed to build this kit are not only simple, but carry across all 40 plus FT designs. Our desire is that this little bird will be the source of many wonderful flights and memories that will be shared within families for years to come.
Power Pack Compatibility:
Flite Test Airplanes are all designed around the use of various "Power Packs" which include an inexpensive Motor, ESC, Servo, & accessory package to complete each aircraft!
Wingspan: 28.5 Inches (739mm)
Center of Gravity: 2.5 Inch (63.55mm) back from the leading edge
- Laser-cut Foam Airframe
- Push Rods
- Control Horns
- Popsicle Sticks
- BarBQ Skewers
- Landing Gear Wire
- Throw Gauge
- Specification Sheet
Needed to Complete:
- (1) Brushless Motor: Flite Test F Radial or 2204-2205 Size; 2300V
- (1+) Propellers: 6x4.5
- (1) ESC: 20 Amp
- (1+) Battery: 3S 11.1V LiPo 800mAh
- (3) Servos: ~5 Gram Micro Servos
- (1) 2.4GHZ Radio System (Radio & Receiver)
- Misc. Building Supplies.
This product was added to our catalog on August 2, 2017
The build was challenging, and with no servo linkage stoppers, you’d better have skills with the pliers. Having made 4 models previously, I only made 2 mistakes! I suggest any novice builders to watch the video several times as Josh’s hands obscure the linkages and I totally botched the wire placement, as well as mounted the tail on upside down! No matter, it still flies very well, on par with my Champ.