FT Mini Guinea

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FT Mini Guinea

From the Flitetest Swappables Series, The FT Mini Guinea is a small twin with a big personality. Whether you are a beginner looking to build your first twin or you are an advanced pilot looking for a very small and versatile platform, the Mini Guinea can do it all! Using differential thrust the Mini Guinea is capable of a wide variety of manuvers such as flat spins, pin wheels, and even harriers. The under cambered wing tips give this aircraft a very wide speed envelope that will allow anything from slow high alpha flight to fast sport flying.

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Wingspan 35 inches (889 mm)
Weight (without battery) 9 oz (256 g)
Flying Weight TBD
Wing Loading TBD
Radio At least 2 channel
Recommended Motor 1806-2204 size, 2000-2300kV
Recommended ESC 10-30A
Recommended Battery 3s 460-800mAh
Servo (2) 5g micro
Prop (tractor) 5x3E

Motor Mount

The motor mount can either be laser-cut out of 3/32" plywood, or 3d printed out of ABS.

Control Horns

The control horns can be either laser cut from 3/32" plywood, or 3D printed out of ABS.


To build, you will need the following things:

  • 2 sheets of Dollar Tree foam board
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hobby knife or razor blade
  • 3/32" aircraft plywood (not required if 3d printing hardware)

Laser and 3D Printer Files

Here are all of the files required to build. These links will be kept up-to-date with any bugfixes.

Sheet 1
Sheet 2

These power settings work well on the Lasersaur with Dollar Tree foam board:

Color Action Feed Rate Power Level Passes
Black Cut 1500 25% 1
Red Score 1500 12% 1
Blue Etch 1500 6% 1

The following settings work well on the Lasersaur with 3/32" plywood:

Color Action Feed Rate Power Level Passes
Black Cut 1500  ?  ?

3D Printing

ABS should be used for strength, and parts should be printed at high-density.


Flite Test has created a great videos showing the full build process in detail: