The Retro Series - Pioneer 1020mm EPO (PNF) (AUS Warehouse)
The Pioneer is the first in the line of superb new Retro Series models, this new range pays homage to the Vintage RC and Freeflight era when models were practical, rugged, simple, good looking and always flew well, the Retro series offers you the chance to experience this golden age of modelling, but with all the benefits of thoroughly modern manufacturing and design!
The Pioneer is made from tough EPO and has been nicely painted in an authentic "dope & tissue" color, it is also Plug & Fly, so the pre-fitted Brushless Outrunner & ESC substitute the old oil burner and the pre-installed servo's offer you full four channel control. There are so many nice touches, including the alloy/plastic rear fuselage frame, the dummy rotary engine, machine gun and proper alloy rigging wires. The metal/CF under carriage is substantial and the large, thin wheels are able to tackle the roughest of strips without drama. Reciever access is via a neat hatch on the side of the fuselage and the quick battery access via the attractive alloy look cowl. Build time is very short, even the rigging system is simple and fast, not like the old days of building from plans, this one won't take 6 months to get in the air!
The Pioneer not only looks the part, it flies the part, the slow flight capability of this model is quite amazing and because it is so "locked in", the Pioneer manages to capture the essence of a much larger Vintage model in flight. At it's heart, the Pioneer is a Sport model, the power train has been well thought out making it quite capable of basic aerobatics like loops, stall turns, rolls, etc, without the need for excessive air speed. The Pioneer is a high quality, fun, robust and attractive "vintage" model with a truly authentic look and feel, take a trip down memory lane with The Retro Series!
Features: Plug and Fly Format, simply add your own reciever and Battery! Tough EPO Foam High Quality Construction and Painted Finish Robust and Practical Design Authentic Vintage Look Easy and Fast Assembly Superb Power Train/Airframe Balance Inexpensive to Get In the Air Aerobatic Capability Perfect Parkflyer size, Vintage flying without the need for lugging round a Flightbox! Perfect Post Trainer Model
well my turn to give a few specs on this plane. The best thing going for it are the looks. Defenately not as discribed in the video or description, the motor is not suited to the plane and is totally underpowered. It is a twichy plane to fly and you would not fly it if you were a beginner. I would only reccomend this plane for a intermediate pilot with some experience and I would put a slightly bigger motor in it. Not worth the money spent on it.
HI, I HAVE THE MODEL, LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. PROBLEM THE LEADS FOR THE RUDDER, ELEVATOR AND AELERONS NOT TAGGED, ALSO HAVING DIFFICULTY IN FINDING A PILOT FOR SAME. PROBLEM WITH HOBBY KING IS NO TELEPHONE SERVICE, EVERYTHING VIA E-MAIL, TAKES TIME. HOPEFULLY I WILL BE ABLE TO FLY SOMETIME INDECEMBER OR JANUARY, WEATHER PERMITTING HAROLD C
allan, I have one of these and While it flys quite slowly the power system is just marginal at best. It does not like wind much either and can be a bit twitchy if you are not careful. Would not get it as a trainer but for someone with a bit of experience it's fine.
Hi ya Allan, a really good first time introduction to flying I have recommended to a number of people has been the AXN Floater ,you will find this plane very basic but enough flight knowledge to get you up an flying. A flight simulator will definitely help you with all the skills required,hope this helps
would not reccomend this plane as a trainer and as others have stated save your money, all it has going for it are the looks.
The Pioneer is a well designed and attractive model that, once sorted out, makes a wonderful flier in calm weather. The tailplane and rudder were twisted but this was corrected with careful bending in the opposite direction. First two flights were eventful since, unknown to me, the rear plastic section of fuselage was not glued to the front section. This allowed fore and aft movement in flight with alarming changes in pitch and yaw. Check this before flight. A dab of hot glue/epoxy in each of the corners fixes this. Check the CofG, mine required 40g lead which I placed as far forward as possible under the removable hatch. The standard prop was 7X6, I replaced it with an 8X4 with much improved performance.