Note from Dan:
The feedback we got on our Arrows RC Husky has brought action!
The 1800mm Husky has been extremely popular. Over the summer we were getting reports back from pilots who were hopping them up. They were saying the performance was crazy. But they were having to basically rebuild the plane to handle the performance.
So, we decided to bring out a Special Edition version to make this fun available to everybody. We put in a bigger motor and ESC to handle 5-cell performance. (We know a lot of you don’t have 5-cell LiPo batteries so we are putting them on sale for a limited time.) We installed all metal gear servos to prevent stripping at high speed. Rudders were being torn off in radical maneuvering, so we installed fabric hinging on the rudder.
We thought we should make it distinctive so we changed from a red livery to orange.
This is our first Arrows plane that includes the Arrows Vector stabilizing system. Just hook up a standard 6 channel RX and you can have full stabilization.
We know you’ll like this!
The Husky is a PA-18 inspired, high-winged light utility aircraft which made its first flight in 1986.
Arrows RC has recreated this backcountry workhorse — from rivet lines and body panels to the predictable STOL flight characteristics — without overlooking any detail when creating the Husky 1800mm.
Packed full of attractive features, the Arrows Husky 1800mm is prebuilt with rugged CNC landing gear, oversized balloon tires, and functional flaps for true STOL backcountry operations.
The Husky Special Edition features an alternative trim scheme and upgraded electronics — a 3948 700kV motor, 50A ESC and 23g metal servos.
The Special Edition allows expert pilots to further expand the flight envelope of the Husky — while the fiber-reinforced control rudder ensures precision control at these higher loads.
Perfect for beginners and experts alike, the Husky is the ultimate bush plane every pilot needs!
I love it. It is even more impressive in person than it is in the videos. Wonderfully engineered for high performance. My only criticism is there really needs to be an easier wing removal system. Transport and storage almost requires they be removable. I'd do something to make the screws, and wiring more friendly to this. Maybe 1/4 turn screws and a snap in wiring plug for the 3 wing devices.
Otherwise, wow does this plane have field and sky presence that turns heads.
Just flew my first three flights on this wonderful rendition of the PA-18 Husky. First flight was on a 5s 60C 3600mAh. The remaining two flight on a 4S 60C 3600mAh. Winds were gusty today following the snow storm that had blown through, but the Vector gyro did a nice job in damping disturbances. Definitely a great flying plane. Having been flying mostly EDF’s of late I was surprised at how nicely the plane made banked turns using rudder alone. A great plane worth the price especially with the ongoing discount. Removing and installing the wings at first was a bit work intensive, but once I got the hang of it it turns out to be a breeze. The livery colors make this plane standout in the air.
Very simple to assemble, though because of its size two people make assembly easier and much faster. The plane goes the extra mile on engineering for durability allowing extreme acrobatic flight. The design, colors, and overall size give this plane a flight line presence that will turn heads even before it flies. Weather has prohibited any flights yet, but from the reviewer videos I've seen, holy cow I can't wait.
I’ve missed not having a sport utility bird in my collection since I sold my Sport Cub a few years ago. This Special Edition looked attractive due to its size and upgrades. The addition of an included Vector gyro looked appealing for those high wind gusty days. I was not disappointed. Well manufactured, really fun to fly with the 5S power system. I did find I preferred using a Master Airscrew 12x8 vice the included 13x7.5 propeller.
What a great plane, Designed for extreme performance. I wish I was a good enough pilot to put it through its paces.
I had bought a Husky for my very first plane. Flew the original 8/ 10 times, a few without crashing. After 5 crashes and was able too repair and fly again, the last flight resulted in a catastrophic wing failure during flight. I like it a lot and when I saw it had been revamped I bought the new one. Unfortunately it’s still in the box till spring time. With all the upgrades that was done to it it should be a good flying durable plane. Thanks for putting out great planes for inexpensive cost. Dave
I have the original version I just purchased the special edition lots of power flies very nice I like that it comes with the stabilization system I actually added one on the old one awesome paint scheme long flight times the only thing I did do was change out the tires
Airplane is awsome in all aspects. BUT. HobbyZone as a whole is even more awsome. Couldn,t be better. A real pleasure to do business with. Keep up the good work guys.
The appearance and price for a plane of this size drew my attention. Assembly seemed simple up to the point of attaching the wings. The wing cord attachment screws are difficult to align and thread. Fishing servo wires through the wing into the fuselage is tedious, a better attachment method like a power box type plug found on the FMS Ranger 1800 would be an improvement. The hardware bag is short one 3x16mm screw -needed to attach the spinner but an extra 3x32mm screw is provided, swap it out with the float attachment plate to get the needed 16mm screw for the spinner.
The difficult assembly of the wing will deter me from reaching for this plane as it needs to be assembled-disassembled for transport and storage.
I loved this plane and it flew well until the wing spat broke and the wing folder and it crashed. The spar is either too weak or I got a defective one. Did a mild bank of about 45 degrees at half throttle and it just broke. Sad because I loved flying this plane and was telling friends at my field to get it
ArrowsRC says: The plane had been flown a while and we can't say why the spar gave out, but it is the only one out of thousands where we have had a problem. We offered the customer a hefty discount on another and we are all good.
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