Any skill level
Introducing the Arrows RC 620mm Pioneer
Modern beginner pilots are often faced with a daunting task: learning to fly in a limited space without an instructor. For those pilots, Arrows RC has the answer! Introducing the Arrows RC 620mm Pioneer- a micro bush-plane with BIG performance!
As a proper "all-rounder", the Pioneer has a classic high-winged tail-dragger design- allowing for predictable handling characteristics. The pre-installed ESC and flight control system eliminates the need for complicated wiring harnesses and setup.
Switch between stabilized and optimized gyro flight modes and the Pioneer will suit pilots of any skill level. Oversized wheels and robust EPP foam construction allow for rough-field operations- just plug in the battery, let the gyro calibrate and fly!
With all the exciting aircraft Arrows RC is releasing, there's no better way to start than the Arrows RC 620mm Pioneer!
I highly recommend this kit. Performed perfectly right out of the box. Very stable flight at slow speeds as well as kicking it up a little. Very fun plane to fly, only would like a longer flight time, but that’s the nature of the beast with this size class. I will just buy multiple batteries for change out. My maiden flight today had a brisk breeze but it performed vey well, better than others I have bought very similar to this one. I will be purchasing another plane from Arrows in on the near future. Impressed.
Got this for my son to learn how to fly. Its ready to go! Charged the battery and a flight surface check. No reversed servos and it was time to fly. Took-off and flew in Safe/ Stability mode. Even with a 3 mph wind, G2G! But in Dynamic mode things get squirrelly. It loops great but doesn't like to roll. Anyway, my son loves and its really fun to fly even though its small.
Charge and fly! The 2 cell 350 mah with JST connector is a game changer too. Flys well in the wind , 10 mph wind no problem. 15 mph winds are a little rough- mostly after landing.- more tumble than taxi. The Vector stability system is impressive. If you get in trouble just release the sticks . Well thought out design, with top access battery compartment and big tires to takeoff and land on anything. Great bang for the buck.
This is a great plane for beginners! Stability mode is incredible and the plane is very stable and easy to fly even in a light wind. Dynamic mode allows even experienced RC pilots to have a blast, having full control over the aircraft to perform loops, rolls, and an array of aerobatic maneuvers. This four channel plane gives new pilots room to grow, and provides a stable platform to get in the air quickly and gain confidence. Also, I really appreciate the tremendous customer support I received from Dan! Hobby Zone Rocks!
I am loving my Pioneer 620 from Hobby Zone. I wish it was available in a BNF but still lots of fun. I think their Sports Cub S would make a better 1st plane but for many, but the Pioneer would work well and definitely, is the best choice for a second plane. The Pioneer is well designed with internal servos and connections for protection. Responsive for sure in both stability and Dynamic modes. Franky with 15 planes in my hanger the Pioneer looks the best of all of them. It seems to be tough enough, but I can't get a hard landing to be sure. Landings are a breeze. No matter what your favorite plane is the Pioneer is worth getting. Throw it in the car and have some fun on the way to work.
Airplane flies great. Very easy in stability mode, let go of the controls and you're level. After takeoff, fly at half throttle. I'm getting well over 10 minute flights, up to 15. Full throttle and dynamic mode on, you better know what you're doing (loops, upside down, does not like to roll although you can force it to). Dozens of flights, numerous crashes. This a durable, versatile airplane. Keep it close, it's small and easy to lose sight of.
Looks great , have not flown yet but will soon as weather sucks
Great plane that’s fun to fly. The wing is the weak point that should be beefed up if you plan on landing in the grass. The sticker on top of the wing stops at the weakest point and after a few soft landings in the grass started to tear the wing right next to the fuselage. If the sticker on top of the wing was a single piece it would probably solve this problem. I glued it back together and used clear packaging tape the length of the wing to reinforce it and have had no problems since. Would definitely recommend for all skill levels.
This model is ready to go from the package, except for 4 AA batteries for the transmitter. It has more than adequate power, taking off within a few feet when full power is applied. It has large tires, which really help in a grass field. It has a gyro mode that corrects for beginners mistakes. It has a switch for changing from gyro mode to a more advanced profile. I would suggest putting a strip of wide packing tape from wingtip to wingtip. Our beginner did a few cartwheels trying to land, breaking the wing where it meets the fuselage. Foam is easily repaired with white carpenters glue. Battery lasts a good long time.
I purchased the 620mm pioneer because I love the idea of an epp plane with a strong brushless motor that I cam fly in a backyard. The videos made the plane look perfectly gentle and controllable and I really expected similar performance. For background, I’ve been flying Rc for about 10 years with experience in planes, drones and helis. On my first flight I was flying in stable mode- As I applied left Aileron the plane just kept flying straight. As I applied hard ailerons, the plane refused to turn. Finally, I had to use the rudder to bring it back. I could switch modes and the ailerons would turn the plane. Also the plane seemed to fly nose up/tail down (yes I checked the COG). Overall the plane is just a solid C-average out of the box. I want to tune it, but apparently I have to remove the glued down wing to access the controls. Really hope I can post a better update to this review 8n the future
Hobbyzone: We suspect customer was flying at full throttle, in which case the plane will constantly climb because the motor is powerful. We recommend flying at half throttle except when doing loops and rolls for most manageable flight.
I was finally able to fly my Pioneer for the first time this morning. I flew the stock pack and three other 300 milliamp 2 cell Pax that I had from another airplane. I was able to get 22 minutes out of each pack flying at half throttle and still had juice left just in case I had to go around before it was time to land. The model flies equally well in both modes and I was impressed with the quality of the transmitter and the fact it has trim buttons. Another ready to fly model that I have does not have trim buttons and when do you switch to advanced mode it gets a little squirrely and is pretty pitch sensitive. I did not find this to be the case with the pioneer. I am able to take off and land from a hard surface about the size of a volleyball court. This is my second purchase of an arrow Hobbies airplane and I am very happy with both of my purchases. I also have the J-3 cub. Other than having to adjust the elevator which was set too high from the factory it flies great right out of the box and has more than enough power to get you out of trouble when you need it.
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