Tummelisa 34 2/3" N149

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prototype Version
More than 300 parts


Scale: 1/9
Prop: 10x6
Channels: R/E/A/T
Wheels: Balsa Ply w Neo Tires
Wingspan: 34 2/3"
Airfoil Type: flat bottomed with in-wing servos
Wing Area: 260 sq in
Cowl: built up balsa and plywood
Designer: M.K. Bengtson
Weight: 22 oz
Spinner: N/A
Model built by : Admiral Piett14
Power System: AXI 2217 BL motor

Decals Available

Prototype Version does not include Instruction Manual

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  • Dummy rotary engine and mounts for the AXI 2217 BL motor
  • Design does not include skis


"Tummelisa" is the most well-known and successful design of FVM at Malmen, Sweden. The first of these trainers flew in June 1919. It was designed by Henry Kjellson. This aircraft was given the name "Tummeliten" (Little Tom Thumb), but the pilots preferred to call it "Tummelisa", the name of Tom's female counterpart. Some sources indicate that they chose this name due to the tendency of the Tummelisa to turn over on her back in a nose over landing. The Tummelisa was powered by a Thulin rotary 90hp A-engine. Thirty Tummelisas were built from 1919 through 1933. The length of service indicates that the design was very successful. When the Swedish Air Force was established in 1926, the Tummelisa was given the designation "Ö 1" (Övningsplan 1, Advanced Trainer 1). The safety record of the Tummelisa is remarkable as no one is known to have perished flying one.