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!
Easy to set up (basically open box, add remote batteries) and fly. Great beginner airplane.
Excellent RTF airplane with everything you need to start flying at your local park. The Vector flight control system is excellent and keeps the plane very stable and smooth in the stability mode, making it easy to start flying with less chance of losing control and crashing. As you gain experience, flip the mode toggle switch on the transmitter to turn off stability mode, allowing complete control of the aircraft and allowing to learn some basic acrobats. While learning in the "advanced" mode if you get in trouble or disoriented, quickly switch back to stability mode to immediately recover the airplane into level flight. This works really well and has saved me many times while learning to fly in the more advanced mode.
The plane has lots of power which is great for quick climb outs to higher altitudes, and can move the airplane at quite a high rate of speed.
Only negative I have to say is the transmitter seems tied to the Pioneer and can't be used for future airplane purchases. Additionally, the plane may fly a little fast for complete beginners, so make sure you have plenty of room on the first few flights to avoid ending up in a tree or on a rooftop.
such a great plane. learned how to fly good enough to advance to a bigger plane in about 3 flights. but i still fly the pioneer all the time even after owning a few bigger planes. the way you can easily transport it and literally just throw it into the air anywhere you go with zero care and not have to worry. very durable (except the prop, i would recommend getting a couple spares) as long as you dont nose dive straight into the ground it will bounce back like nothing happened, usually. also recommend at least 1 extra battery to maximize flight time, 2 extra and you can fly for more than half an hour. each battery has lasted me at least 10 min, even cheaper amazon batteries. all tho i recommend getting the arrows battery because its the same price and better performance. 1 GRIPE I HAVE IS THE PROPS ARE OUT OF STOCK IN THE US!!!! WTH but the umx series plane prop works but has less power. iv beaten mine up pretty bad, broke a wing off, shattered the motor mount (3d printed a new one, file on thingiverse for umx), and a little super glue and it goes back together like nothing happened. great little plane. it will fly inverted and do loops, knife edge, death spins and all that cool stuff while still being a dossal little thing in safe mode. will sustain like 10 mph gust of winds probly more but not as fun. $180 was tought to dish out but i got over it real quick once it was in the air
I got this Arrow Pioneer for a friend of mine that had an interest in getting into RC plane hobby. He really is enjoying it and seems to be a winner for a beginner plane. It is sturdy and has the extra features to make for success.
This is a great little airplane, especially for beginners. Has a "safe" mode that keeps the plane level and steady for new flyers making the plane easy to fly for beginners, turn this off using a switch to gain complete control of the plane, allowing for tighter turns and some aerobatics (loops and such). When "safe" mode is off the Vector stabilization is still in effect, which stabilizes the flight using automatic small micro adjustments to maintain smooth flight in breeze conditions. If you purchase, buy a few extra batteries at the same time to stay in the air longer. The plane is very durable, surviving many crashes with no damage, if damage happens a little glue and tape is enough to get it back in the air.
What a great Flyer!! This plane is perfect for a local park with plenty of flight time and power. Ive flown quite a few Foamies and this one is outstanding. Make sure to grab a couple extra batteries for it so you can enjoy it for some time.
Great trainer for beginners,and all of it's tecnology.
Quality, fun, and reliable airplane for a good price. I am a beginner, and have had a few crashes, but found out that this plane can be easily repaired with packing tape and hot glue. It is still flying great! I would recommend this airplane for all ages, my Dad even likes to fly it!
There are so many great things to say about this plane.It flys great,powerful,brushless motor,long lasting 2s top loading battery,big tires.I am 72yrs old and been in this hobby for over 45yrs and this is the most fun small plane I have had,everyone should have one in their hangar.Only cons,a little slow on roll rate,sure wish it was BNF
You talk about an easy on the rails flyer.The gyro safe system is freaken unbelievable.Im 72 yrs old and gave up my nitro planes now its electric.I have about 30 of them and trust me folks this is the best and tough as nails.This baby sure scoots along with that brushless motor I never go full throttle.Stay in safe mode for a no worries flight.The radio is fine and has long reception.I think I'll get another just in case its discontinued.Your gonna love this pioneer.
this plane is a great deal .like flying on rails plenty of power and agility .great customer service if the are any problems Dan the Man will take care of u.Watched may reviews from the RC Saylors and Brian philips these people r straight up great at doin reviews and tell the truth .have watched their videos before i buy any planes.have bought 10 planes in the last 3 months because of confidence from them.just recently bought the Bigfoot rtf and cant wait to fly it .The Arrows line of rc planes and the service is top knotch .if u wanna fly but are a little iff or scared ..dont be....this plane will teach u what u need to know....thanks Hobby zone for being a greatcompany to deal with
This plane is just what I was looking for. Small enough to fly in a small space, but packed with features and quality I can grow with. Plenty of power, long flight times, and the big wheels are great for grass takeoffs and landings!
Bought this plane to be able to fly in smaller areas then is required for my Bigfoot. I'm a new flyer and landings are less then perfect. This plane is very responsive with ample power. The light weight and EPP construction have taken my worst landing unscathed.
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 left the RC hobby in 2000 and at the time i was flying glow engines and FM radios. This is a new world, and planes like this are a good way to get back in at a relatively low cost. The only downside to this ane is because it is so light weight, any good breeze grounds you. It would be fine in a large gym.
I bought this plane so that I could fly at a nearby school yard. I have larger (fuel) RC planes, but they require that I go to a flying field that is large enough for them. This cute little plane is perfect for going to a nearby school yard and flying. It's tons of fun when there's no wind and it's flying smoothly. Safe Mode (or whatever they call it) is great to get started with, and then when toggled off, loops and stall turns are super easy. I did manage to nose it in once, and the little plane sustained no damage. It's durable and fun. 10+ minute flights at 1/2 throttle make it a joy. I only wish that it would roll faster, but that's not a deal breaker for me.
Highly recommended for both beginners (in safe mode) and experienced RC'ers that just want to toss something in the air and fly around a school yard.
My first plane would cut out after a minute or two of flying, causing several crashes. Spoke with Dan and got a new plane sent to me that flies great and doesn’t cut out. Overall very beginner friendly and fun to fly.
I bought this plane to train a new pilot and for that purpose it is great buy!! (for the price, and most of all for the durability!!!)
Good product. Very durable.
Flies okay on RTF. The transmitter's range of on gimbles is off (ex: left aileron deflects full while only half way into the stick) . I wish RTF transmitter had a throttle hold. Almost non do.
As far a plane. Little touchy on elevator for a beginner that flies 1/2 throttle. It flies good at 1/3 throttle where the elevator isn't as touchy.
When pairing with a multi-module: throttle range is off. I wish I could recalibrate esc, but than if the rtf remote is off- how would you calibrate radio transmitter. But because you can set expo on computerized radio - it flies great.
Only thing I wish is that the roll rate was better - but I think its because the Ailerons are so close to fuselage, where most planes have flaps that it effects how the plane rolls.
Love the size. Highly maneuverable. OK in the wind. But the wheels came off on a hard landing - not a crash! It took me a long time to locate one of the wheels and the hubs, but I found them and fixed the problem - so far. Overall, good fun!
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.
The issue I had with the plane was it would not turn to the right, I ended up taking out the controller and replacing it with a 4 channel receiver no self leveling and it flies very well. I`m satisfied with the plane, it is durable, flies a bit fast for a new flyer, epp looks nice
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
Love this plane … real easy to fly. And Dan at hobby zine is always so helpful!!!
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