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.
I bought this as my first RC airplane after sticking to RC cars for 4 years. Flies really well, nice and smooth. The gyro works well to keep it stable in light winds, and it has enough power to fly through stronger gusts. I bought a second one as a gift for my father and its fun to fly together. Highly recommended.
Very happy with my Pioneer. Great value for the money and I highly recommend. To those who are new and those that are experienced. Fun little plane for the money.
Everything you need in on package. Very stable and easy to get started. Super stable flyer. Recommended to buy and fly.
Powerful thrust with small battery, responsive control, but switchable for beginner to limit over control. 620 mm span is small to see at distance which can happen fast with wind so drift needs to be monitored carefully,
This plane is not a toy. It is past that stage. Fun to fly and challenges you. I fly these for fun and relaxation. I only own two planes. Don’t have enough room and money.
Awesome plane and a ton of fun without needing a ton of space. Plenty of power for a small plane. Would def purchase again.
OH YEAH ! Flew on my first try. Had to tweak the elevator linkage to get it to glide properly otherwise it is wonderful. Now I am just charging the battery and flying over and over. Absolutely would recommend to anyone !
Package arrived and I was very pleased to see that this plane was in one piece. It took me a while to get around to flying it. I am a complete novice ( idiot). I but in the batteries for the transmitter, I checked the charge on the flight battery. Made all my ground checks and all looked good. The day I chose to attempt the maiden was blowing maybe 2-3 miles an hour, which I didn’t think was bad. I taxied and the plane lifted right off. Then the transmitter started beeping continuously. I didn’t read that far into the manual until after to discover that the signal meant the batteries were weak! My mistake. The plane came down hard bounce and went back up, with out me having any control. When it did come down, it was missing one tire and had a crushed nose. I found the wheel, but not the hub.
All in all it was my fault that everything went wrong. The plane is solidly built and can take quite a lot of abuse before needing repair. I recommend this plane for little guys just starting
Nicely made; sturdy; flies very well; excellent for beginner, or for just messing about!
This is the best beginner rc airplane ever!
Well built plane. Ready to fly. Easy to handle. Good plane for beginners. Unable to make adjustments.
Well made; great looking; easy and fun to fly; excellent for smaller areas
A real good buy for beginners.
Excellent value for the money, easy to fly.
First of all, I am a great fan for ordering plane parts and planes through Hobby Zone. I can always count on great service from them. They have many parts available that I have needed, some good special deals, and can count on them to ship what I need quickly. My orders usually get to my home in 2 to 5 days at the most, sometimes in 1 day. They are packed with care too.
I saw this RTF Arrow 620mm Pioneer reviewed on youtube.com by Brian Phillips at BrianPhillipsRC. He shares a lot of great information with all of his reviews. This RTF RC looks like a great set-up for someone that may be just getting into the hobby and learning to fly or for someone with limited space for flying near their home, since this plane seems to have plenty of quality parts, including brushless motor with power and stabilization electronics built into it. The motor even has a metal prop shaft. I found that it was available as a replacement part too. I now have one installed for my umx Timber after I did some "McGivering" to make it work, along with the Pioneer hard plastic nose cone and prop. Now the umx Timber has improved power, solid nose cone, and no more broken prop shafts!
I was so impressed with the quality in those Arrow parts and the youtube reviews, that I decided that it would be a good Christmas gift for a friend of mine that has an interest in getting into this hobby. The purchase date was just a little over week away from Christmas, so I did not expect it to get there in time, but Hobby Zone pulled through. Now we just have to wait for the Minnesota/Wisconsin winter to warm up before the maiden flight. My friend and I can hardly wait!
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 have been enjoying flying in the morning and late evening when I have no to little breeze. Have enjoyed putting several battery charges through her and haven't crashed her yet. She is a little bumpy in a breeze but exciting to hang on.
If you crash it won’t kill your wallet
Great Starter Plane haven't flown yet due to so much wind variances. Looking forward to a fun filled day though!
Really like this plane. Seems very durable and has been except for propeller which is very flimsy at the square tips. Will be ordering some replacements soon.
Everything about this fun mini flying plane is good but one thing after 20 flights it stopped response and toke off by itself and almost lost it. found the plane a cople of streets away, plane was in perfect shape. Don't know what had happened to it.
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.
Based on customer service representative Dan’s advice I gave my son an Arrows Pioneer r/c plane to learn how to fly. It could not have turned out better. He wants to someday move up to a much bigger plane but needed to develop the skill to fly first. He seems to like it and spends time learning the skill.
Thank you Dan
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