As a do-it-all multi purpose aircraft, the Arrows RC Bigfoot has amazing features found on a whole multitude of aircraft. In terms of flight characteristics, the Bigfoot is trainer-like and easy to handle. It also has bush plane genes, with over-sized flaps that give unbelievable low and slow performance (takes off within 3 meters and flies on 1/3 throttle) and giant tundra tires for all-terrain performance!
If you are a fan of scale, you'll love the landing, navigation, and strobe lights along with the eye catching red trim scheme.
Designed to be easily assembled, the Bigfoot features a completely screw-together design, taking mere minutes to assemble for experienced pilots.
Go where no plane has gone before with the Arrows RC Bigfoot.
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The Bigfoot is one of the best foam airplane values out there. It flies fantastic and is very durable. I like that the battery loads from the top of the plane so that I don't need to have my stand with me to load a battery and there's plenty of room inside for hands to work. It's very relaxing and fun to fly. You should just go ahead and get one, or maybe two.
1st airplane I have purchased from Arrows Hobby and I'm very impressed with the quality. Assembled and did the maiden flight with a 2200mah battery and it flew perfect right from takeoff. Will be checking out other planes made from Arrows Hobby. Assembly time is very short and instructions easy to follow. Good battery set up under windshield. Here is a short video of the assembly process below on my YouTube channel
This is as much fun as my Turbo Timber.
Plus side is I haul with wings left on.
I found the Big Foot to be a nice stable plane and great for landing fields that aren’t so smooth (love the big tires!). The lights are a nice feature and do help out in low light situations. I’m a big warbird RC guy and have flown them for years, but having a plane like the Big Foot is a nice plane to relax with. It is my first Arrows aircraft and I found the quality of it to be very good. I have over 50 aircraft in my hanger, most of them are E-Flites, Parkzones, or FlightLine RC planes. You get used to buying certain brands of planes and you become hesitant to try other brands, but I found the quality of the Arrow’s Big Foot to be just as good, if not better than those other brands. The foam is of a very firm and dense makeup and everything is bolted solidly together with machine screws. The plane just has a very solid feel about it and everything fit firm and true. I installed a receiver in mine that has a gyro/stabilization feature because I fly in some rather windy situations at times. I first flew it with just a standard receiver and it flew just fine, but for the windy conditions it’s nice to have the stabilization feature on it so it isn't getting knocked all around. I personally found it to be a bit lacking in power for my taste, so I run it with a 4S battery with a 45 amp esc installed in it. The 4S battery gives it a lot more power and speed. However, I wouldn’t push it heavily using this set up. I found the motor gets very hot using a 4S battery. I think a lot of that is that there is very little airflow that is able to go over the motor and esc while in flight just based on the cowling design and lack of openings. Won’t be surprised if I burn out the motor (sure wouldn’t be the first time I’ve done it with a plane!). Do wish this plane had the option for floats. Think it would make a great little float plane. Overall, very happy with this plane and I’d certainly be happy to purchase another Arrows RC plane.
I can not find anything wrong with this plane . Appearance of the plane is very good , flies very well performance is good . I can put this plane into a hover with a nice breeze fun to watch . I watched Pilot Ryan's video he mentioned possibly running a 4s to answer his question ? Yes I did and it flew well ran a 2200 4s . It had more performance and longer flight time got 10 minutes but that is up to anyone who buys this plane . I am finding Arrows makes some nice planes I have the P47 another nice plane and just ordered the Marlin . And it has been a good ordering from Hobbyzone fast delivery nice products .
Out of the box just a couple aileron clicks and trim was set. Its a very nice plane that I can fly at my house and not have to go to our field 20 miles away. I did upgrade it to a 40 amp esc & 10x7 prop so I could use a 4 cell. On 4 cell 5200mah I dont notice the weight much in flight characteristics but it is a true STOL plane needing maybe 5' to take off on my rough field behind my house. on a 5200 flying very conservative I can go 20 min of touch and go's with some loops. Very fun plane that my Son and I both fly.
Went together excellently and it looks really sharp. Can't wait until I get a chance to fly it!
This plane dialed in exceptionally well and assembled really fast. The Nav lights are a good touch. Keep it up Arrows!!!
Love the plane, went together easy, flys awesome
SO I got this mocel because I really like STOL planes and always thought the "Texas tail-dragger" mod of the Cessna 150 looked really cool and unique! This is, without a doubt to me, the best flying RC plane out of the box, and with NO 3-way stabilization! Get one....you can't go wrong with it!
Blue skies, fair winds and happy landings all from Justwingit!
Planes flies great out of the box. 3 position flaps are fun. Love the lights and super big soft tires.
Fly this plane in light winds (7 mph or less.) Thank you Arrow for an affordable well made plane anyone would be proud of.
Fabulous plane. First let's ger the only issue out of the way: I had to replace the esc because it wouldnt calibrate properly. I had a salvaged one from a cracked up Valiant I swapped it out with. As far as flying goes, this plane is the best of the 13 planes I own. I really dont have to add trim as long as the battery is 3/4" back from the firewall. The plane STOLS fantastically and handles great in wind, with no gyro. The tires and landing gear are robust. I have 15 deg takeoff flaps with 10% down mix and 30 deg flaps with 17% down mix. On 3S, cruise level at about 65% power. This plane resists stalling better than any in my fleet. At first I thought 3S was too little power but I got used to it and frankly, its plenty. I did try a 4S 2200 to see what happens and it did great. I got on the throttle a couple of times and it was a rocket. Im not advising full bore on 4S except intermittently. For me, the 4S capability is there if you primarily fly scale and for me, it means I have a few more batteries to go to the field with. Here are the flight numbers flying mostly scale with a few loops amd rolls added in: 3S 2200: 6 mins. 3S 3200: 10 to 11 mins. 4S 2200: 7 mins. The best bang for the buck is the 3S 3200 as far as flight time; I used the flat e-flite batt but there is room for a brick type. If I had to give up all my planes and only keep one, this would be the one. Its that well rounded. Its guaranteed to satisfy your fancyfi. I think I may need to buy a second one just to have it. Its a great plane; you should buy one.
This is the absolute best flying plane of the fifteen I own. STOL, aerobatics etc. Up to 10 minutes on 3S 3200. This plane is just darn fun to fly. The lights are incredibly bright as well. I love mine. You should buy one.
This is the absolute best flying plane of the fifteen I own. STOL, aerobatics etc. Up to 10 minutes on 3S 3200. This plane is just darn fun to fly. The lights are incredibly bright as well. I love mine. You should buy one.
This plane flies really well and is built very solid. I have a few gripes however, one of the wheels keeps coming loose, I'm thinking if the axle bolt was about 5mm longer it wouldn't be a problem, the other issue is the paint around the battery hatch keeps chipping off. I've been overlooking these flaws because of how well it handles in the air, and it looks great on the ground, the lights are very bright and look nice in bright daylight.
Its slightly low on power vs what I would put in for my style of flying. (thus 4 stars for fun)
It flies well with no bad habits. I would recommend it to instructors who want to have a model handy to give buddy box lessons or for beginners. Being a taildragger, it will turn left on you in the takeoff run if you are not adept at use of rudder. I am in process of sticking over 50 ft of LED strips all over the airplane for night flying.
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Very tame bird. Excellent flyer. A little on the slow side. Perfect for somebody who wants to fly easy, stress free flying.
I love this plane. I took it out today for it's maiden flight and walked away with a huge smile on my face. It was predictable and still fun to fly. It's well built, nice looking and easy to put together. The only con I could come up with is the paint sheds off the cowling very easily. This was my 1st order from Hobbyzone but it won't be last. Fast shipping and good service.
A lot of fun to fly.
I set this plane up a few days ago today I did my maiden flight and one of the servos has gone bad and this is my second arrows airplane with a bad servo watch this video so you could see what I’m taking about and I have the spektrum receiver on this one spmar637t
If link doesn’t work look it up on YouTube
Excellent model for relaxing flying!
The Arrows Bigfoot really surprised me when I first flew it, it sure does love flying slow, and it’s super comfortable to do so! This airplane is definitely a nice “must have” if you enjoy flying planes such as the 1.3m Carbon Cub S+.
I installed the receiver and GPS from a destroyed Carbon Cub S+. It worked exactly like the Cub with geo-fence, orbit and auto land. I didn't let it land itself because it can't see the tumbleweeds, but it made a nice approach back to it's takeoff point.
The performance is better than the cub and the appearance in the air is beautiful. The large wheels and flaps make the Bigfoot ideal for the desert field that I fly in.
The foam material that Arrows uses is the best I have seen. It is VERY strong. I crashed doing aerobatics, tearing the landing gear off and breaking the propeller. Amazingly, the only damage to the fuselage was only superficial, but the wing mounting screws were bent by the violent deceleration. The plane still looks great and with minor repair will be back in the air soon.
This plane was quick and easy to assemble, I had it from box to air in under 30 minutes. The quality of the pre-assembled parts was impressive, I did not even need to trim out on maiden flight it just flew straight and level out of the box. I found the plane easy to fly but would caution beginners on a couple things that would make it easier. The kit does not come with a receiver or flight controller of any type. I just connected a RX and flew and discovered it is quite fast and aerobatic for a bush plane. I would recommend for beginners to add an AS3X or similar flight controller to assist in auto-leveling and flight stability. It is a beautiful plane, the presence in the air is awesome. I have not crashed it yet, but did have a couple bouncy landings and it held up great.
I learned to fly on Hobbyzone products. ( still learning if I'm being honest) This plane offers great bang for your buck ! From it's great looks and performance to it's stellar presence in the air. Hard to go wrong with this plane. I'll continue to buy planes from this company as Dan has gone out of his way to help me and I'm super appreciative.
Great plane and great service!!!!!!!!!!!
Rear rudder servo failed during taxi test. Still waiting for a part after speaking with Dan.
Very nice takeoff and landing nice maneuvering just well rounded plane
Flew it the first time yesterday and it flies real nice did not even need any trim and I am a beginner RC flyer .
Easy build and just a great plane you will enjoy
Nice plane. Fun to fly. No problems with shipping, good customer service
What a great plane that has the coolest features and looks just like a Bush plane ready to take someone fishing in Alaska!
Lots of detail and made quite well.
This plane is convenient, easy to fly, perfect for small fields. RC fields have slowly disappeared in my area and I haven’t been able to fly my glow and gas powered planes in a long time. This plane got me flying again. Assembly took about 15 min of not less. Quality is exceptional for a foam plane, everything went together perfectly. This isn’t necessarily a fast plane but does have plenty of power and is surprisingly aerobatic. I love that it has lights and flaps. Flight performance has been great so far. Tame enough for a beginner and agile enough for a relaxing evening flight at the hands of an experienced pilot. I’ve been very happy with my purchase so far and recommend this to anyone looking for a fun relaxing plane. Buying from Hobby Zone was a breeze, delivery was prompt and the price was so nice after using a $20 off code from a YouTube video. I look forward to buying from them again!
I bought this plane not expecting much for the money.
First of all it all goes together very quick, about 20 minutes all together.
The plane is a incredible easy plane to fly. It can fly at incredibly slow speeds without tip stalling, making take off and landing very easy. Plenty of performance on a 3s 2200 lipo. It can almost go vertical which will help out in a pinch.
All in all I'm happy with my purchase and would buy again ??
First lets say my first radio was an Orbit! Not heard of it?
Lets say, I am old and flew RC when it had just started, since then its been a lot of desire but very little flying of RC.
I have built many planes from balsa and plywood, I still can see the scars of mis-directed razor blades and then Xacto blades, but just barley.
The Big Foot was an absolute ease to assemble in 20-30 minutes, I was excited by the quality of the fit and final appearance, its a 150, 152 tail dragger almost like I soloed in many years back.
I gave everything a 5 star rating, the only slight disappointment was how easy the paint around the battery hatch flaked off. I solved that with black vinyl tape at the base of the windshield ans some red on top of the engine cowling, edging the battery hatch. No flaking now!
Do to a bad receiver, I have not flown Big Foot , but I am close, I used an old receiver to get everthing set in my radio, she has been weighed and balanced and got the CG setup easily.
I set my lights up not to flash, and I hope to get a first flight this weekend. I have been flying on my simulator everthing thats near a Big Foot.
If it flies anything near the quality of its construction and appearance its should be six stars!
Give the Big Foot a try, I am sure you will be very pleased! Boy that word is not used much anymore! No Problem.
The Bigfoot Airplane is one of the best planes I ever bought it was easy to build & it is fun to fly no problems
with it at all.
This Aircraft is easy to Assemble and fun to Fly. I would recommend this airplane to anyone. Dan from
Hobby Zone is a very helpful Person.
I have not had a chance to fly the Bigfoot, due to the covid19 virus. But, it is a great looking plane. They helped me choose all the right extras I needed with it. Very happy with all the items I received.
I haven’t flown rc planes in over 10 years until now. TheRcSaylors said it was a great value and I’d have to agree. Perfect for someone getting back into the hobby or second plane. I have really enjoyed flying it for the last 3 weeks. Goes together very easy.
as good as the 300$ models of Tundra and Super Cub. Has full flaps too! Maiden was fantastic. I might get a second one it was so much fun.
best value and fun. Handles like a 500$ model. Better than carbon cub. Better than Tundra. As soon as it comes into stock gonna get two.
The Bigfoot is the best STOL plane I’ve ever flown. Out performing the E-flight Valiant 1300mm and more fun to fly! I recommend this plane to anyone staring out.
This is my first PNP large plane. My previous rc experience has been flying RTF 500mm trainer type planes to get to learn the basics, get comfortable with the sticks, comfortable with orientation, response etc. I got cocky one day and let the battery die and it went down and that was that. Unable to locate the tiny thing.
Went shopping for a new plane and and decided to pick up the Arrows Bigfoot after seeing all the positive reviews! I love the easy assembly, the LEDs, flaps, and the rugged looking landing gear. The clevis for the rudder had a bent pin so I didn’t trust it and the great folks in customer service will send a new part at n/c. Thanks HobbyZone.
Great flyer. The wing strut connection to fuselage weak.
Every part of the airframe is very well engineered and molded - they are strong and go together well. The paint looks great but it's weak around the battery/cockpit hatch. In my experience, the motor and ESC ran hot. So, I opened the existing cowl air inlets and moved the ESC to the battery box for better cooling. Heat is no longer an issue. I would rate this plane 5 stars in every category except I don't know how durable the servos are, yet. I might replace some just to be extra safe. Overall (IMO), this plane is absolutely worth every penny of the purchase price. Highly recommended! I haven't experienced any nasty flight characteristics and 6 1/5 minutes of spirited flight on 3S 2200 30C LiPo batteries is no problem. No regrets.
This airplane was exactly what I was looking for to fly at a local soccer field. This Plane can fly slow, fast, and can do aerobatics. It takes off in a few feet and the wheels are big enough to handle some uncut grass. Just look up some You tube videos. Everybody loves this plane. Do yourself a favor and add this to your collection,
I'm so glad I did.
My go to for anything plane..replaced with 40amp ESC.. Its like having 2 different planes now
switching from 3s to 4s.. There is no air flow to esc from the front.. cut out around light and punch thru exhaust tubes.
Ordered a second!
This is a great plane, I've only had 3 flights on it so far,unfortunately the rudder servo quit so its down for now but no big deal. Lots of fun side slips,inverted,you name it,it will do it Good price good quality and a ball to fly I'm running 3s now but you could go with 4s but you might want to change the e s c first though. What more could you ask for great bush plane.
Very sturdy ! Mashed it in the ground from low level and only lost a prop.
This is by far the best foam plane that i have, and i have a lot.. very well packaged and easy assembly.. looks realy good and flies perfect. Inverted flight is great and with a little mixing in the radio knife edge is so easy.. this is a must have .. buy one today..
Ordered my Bigfoot after seeing the RC Saylors review of the plane on YouTube. Shipping was delayed but it finally arrived. I got 5 flights in before the ESC gave out. I lost power on take off and landed. i was flying with 2200 3S battery pack. I did notice that the packs were pretty warm on first flights. I also noticed that the motor is particularly stiff. While it is a big motor, it should turn over fairly easily. The motor with a new esc spins up just fine and there is no indication of a bent prop shaft. I think it is just a bad motor that has cost me an ESC.
I like my "scale" RC planes and with the Bigfoot, the character of the Cessna 150 with the Texas conversion of the tricycle to tail dragger profile was very well done. I felt the decal graphics were overdone but ice cube wipe downs allowed me to peal the excess away without hurting the foam. Top loading batteries, and Tundra tires, plus the correct size to fit in my transport without disassembly were all good pluses. A terrific price and prompt delivery didn't hurt either.
Shipping OK , Looks , flies GREAT ! Good Value , Sturdy Built Airplane . Unlike the Habu STS 70mm EDF Jet RTF for $ 400 + Dollars W/Bad radio Hobbyzone sold me But when I NEEDED Help with Parts so IT WOULD FLY They just passed me off to HORIZON HOBBY and they are dragging their feet , Over a WEEK NOW ! Hobby Zone just took my money but no HELP !!!
Flew my first one to death...it had been glued..., taped...& touch painted nearly beyond recognition....still flew pretty well but was getting kinda soft & punky from all the repairs.... when they came on sale I bought this one to fly & the other one for parts if necessary....
This airplane is great! I installed a FrSky S6R receiver just because my clubs airfield is near the ocean dealing with variable winds, wind gusts, and very strong thermals over the cornfield. This airplane can handle it! Even without stabilization. This airplane can easily perform loops, rolls, and a friend at the club that helped me trim it out was even performing knife edge maneuvers with it! The flaps come in handy for a quick takeoff and to slow down the aircraft when on approach for a landing. I added r/c power control for the lights on channel 6. I didn't want the aviation lights on during the entire flight because I wanted to max out my flight time. I only use the aviation lights for takeoff and landing.... and sometimes during flight.
The plane is a lot of fun to fly, I wish I laminated the airplane before I started to build it. The only thing
that I would change about this airplane is the finish. The red and black detail consist of the paper tissue sticker material so it does not wear well. It still looks great in the air, but just swap out the battery a few times and the red/black around the battery compartment wears quickly. It's not all about slick looks.. this
airplane does perform extremely well and looks great in the air.
What a well designed model airplane. Everything just assembled and fit perfectly. I am impressed with this model. Beautifly made, quality servos,motor,ESC and working flaps and lights. Brilliant.
VERY NICE,SOLID PLANE, EASY BUILD. VERY FRIENDLY IN THE AIR, VERY GOOD STOL CHARACTERISTICS....A GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY.
Purchased in early July, overall I feel that this plane is a good value for the money. It also flies well. However, the tail assembly leaves much to be desired. It is quite flimsy and results in poor ground tracking. Plan to bring a pair of pliers to the field to keep the wheel rod straight and vertical.
It took a long time to get hear, building was easy,all the information was good ,but the recommend for the those ,at 20mm were not enough of you have any wind at all!other then that plane is great!
Be prepared to use better quality clevises. The ones included are pretty cruddy. The propeller is REALLY heavy for some reason. Otherwise, it's a great plane! It flies great, and has good power. Slows right down with the flaps deployed for some sketchy STOL landings!
In it's stock form the Bigfoot is a great little flyer...but what makes a great plane better???More power and control.I replaced the stock esc with a 45a ztw,put a receiver out of a crashed Timber in,and Timber wheels/tires....Wow did that wake it up!! Unlimited vertical,incredible STOL capabilities,and an absolute animal if you horse it around....love this bird!!!
It took off I flew a couple circles then nose dived from about 60 feet up end of story. I’ll stick to racing quads.
The Bigfoot is under powered on 3s lipo 2200. I hopefully can use a 4S and not burn it up. The led lighting driver has a bad solder joint so the lights are intermittent.
too much expensive 60$ for border tax
Landing gear doesn't use conventional axles, jam nuts & collars. Can't keep the nuts tight; when locktite wears their axle tends to turn with the wheel. One side tends to lock up, the other side loses the nybolt & wheel. Gone through 5 4mm nybolts so far. Also wing has to be disassembled to remove, so is awkward at the field. Excellent flyer, though!
The plane has good value but the fact that the paint flakes off immediately really hurts this planes reputation. We have 4 of these planes owned by club members and the black and red paints start flaking off almost immediately. ( Note:It is true the paint flakes off the cowl sometimes with wear. Home depot sells a tape exactly the same color and we have covered our well worn plane with a piece of tape around the hatch and it is beautiful again,)
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