Freewing Pandora 4-in-1 Red 1400mm (55") Wingspan - PNP
Freewing Pandora 4-in-1 Red 1400mm (55") Wingspan - PNP - FT30121P
The Freewing Pandora is not only one of the best beginner planes on the market, it is a great intermediate plane too. How is this possible? The Pandora ships as a high wing trainer. Simply change the canopy to the included low wing canopy and move the wings to the bottom of the fuselage and you now have a light sport low wing plane perfect for an intermediate pilot. In addition there are two sets of wheels. There is a set of tricycle landing gear which the Motion RC Pilots think looks best on the low wing plane, and there is a set of "Big Wheel" landing gear in tail dragger format which is perfect for grass and dirt takeoff/landing. The "Big Wheels" even work on tall thick grass with ease.
You literally have 4 combinations and can make 4 different planes. This is a fantastic concept which is very enjoyable to fly. The Pandora does not get knocked around by the wind as much as a smaller plane. We don't recommend beginners fly any RC plane in a lot of wind but this plane is easier than most to fly in a bit of wind because of the larger size and weight. The guys at Motion RC think the Freewing Pandora may quickly become the plane of choice for both beginner and intermediate pilots.
Visit the Official Freewing 1400mm Pandora 4-in-1 Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.
- High wing and low wing configuration included in one plane
- Tricycle landing gear and tail dragger landing gear included
- Included BIG wheels for tall grass takeoff and landings
- Molded wing pocket for optional flap servos - hardware and push rods are included
- Durable EPO foam construction
- Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
- Brushless motor, ESC, and 4 micro servos installed
- 4 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 4 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 4 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 4 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 3 Cell 11.1V 2200 mAh Lipo Battery with XT60 Connector - EPR22003X6
- 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection
1500g / 53 ounces
30A, Internal BEC, XT60 connector
Propeller / EDF
11x6 3 blade prop
9g plastic gear standard with 300mm lead : left flap, elevator
Fixed tricycle or tail dragger. Small or large wheels
11.1V 2200mAh 25C 3 cell LiPo with XT60 connector
Optional -molded servo area and flap cut outs
Nylon hinges on all control surfaces
Product Spare Parts
Product Questions & AnswersNOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.
- May 6, 2013 - Optional flaps are molded into the wings along with a pocket for the flap servos. Better yet, the hardware for the optional flaps is included. You only need two 9 gram servos to make the flaps fully operational in about 10 minutes. If you use one flap channel, you will need a Y cable, one forward 9g servo, and one reverse 9g servo. If you use two channels for flaps, you can use two forward 9g servos and reverse one channel using your radio. If you need any help picking out servos for the flaps, the guys at Motion RC are happy to help.
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Since this plane has been in production for several years there was plenty of info online. The plane has plenty of power, and the landing gear placement and construction are great in the low wing configuration. The part count of this kit is high compared to more recent designs given the multiple configurations. The manual was not as good as new models. Motion RC was great as always.
Great little airplane flys really nice , assembled low wing, tail dragger. Well worth the money. Flys well for trainer and does loops, rolls very nice. I had some difficulty setting up motor called Motion RC, outstanding customer support they (Andrew) had the problem resolved in couple minutes.I will continue dealing with Motion RC for my aircraft hobby needs in the future.
I really like the Pandora ... I have a review posted way back in 2016 .... I crashed the 1st one I bought by flying across the sun and lost orientation ... head 1st into cement lol unfixable so I ordered and received my second ..... great beginner plane ... you won't be making a mistake by purchasing this plane
When i Got a new esc it worked Well - but it is a very fragile plan even though it files Well. And it files better with a 2 blade than 3 blade
This plane was very easy to assemble. The quality is very good. I put it together as a high wing, tricycle gear. I flew it today and it flew great. A couple of tweaks on the setup and it flew well. Looking forward to more flights with this plane. Had 3 flights today. Down the road I would try the low wing setup. I think it is really cool that it can be 4 different planes. So far I am very impressed. I am beginner to intermediate pilot.
Full disclaimer: The plane operated as intended. It was well-balanced and maneuverable. For an intermediate flyer it seems like an excellent plane I am writing this review in the hopes that some novice sees it and buys some other plane. The manual was difficult to understand. I recommend that an owner of the plane takes pictures of the screw bags and compare the number of each screw to the instructions to determine which screw goes to which piece of instruction as the manual does not specify. It took me three hours to assemble the plane. I crashed the plane three times and can report that the foam is resilient and the wings came off rather than breaking which was excellent. Lessons I learned: 1) The plane is worthless if you do not have the skill to fly it. Spend the extra money to get a "SAFE" plane and transmitter. 2) I had surprisingly little depth perception while controlling the plane. Never assume you aren't going to run into something even if it seems far away. 3) Ensure your trim is exact before getting it in the air. I found the wheels to be most important. Even slight variance can throw off your planned flight path 4) Order at least two sets of propellers, a spinner and a cowl with your initial order. These are fragile and likely to break 5) I broke both sets of wheels on rocky landings 6) the plane is large enough, flying comfortably required being far off the ground which made identifying the direction of the plane difficult. Consider putting reflective tape on the front of the plane to help you identify it. 7) double check that the receiver is properly hooked up to the surfaces and test every time before flying. What finally killed my plane was that I plugged the elevator wiring upside down and got it in the air with no capacity to control it 8) spend significant time on a simulator. There are free options on apple IOS. The only reason I survived past the first attempt was time on the simulator. I'm giving up on RC flying for now because I continue to learn expensive lessons I can not afford. I wish I'd experimented with a smaller, cheaper, SAFE plane.
instruction manual is the weak point of this plane. I have two other freewings and the manuals were great and easy to understand. Not this one. Plane seems good but not together yet so i can't comment on that yet
Easily assembled out of the box in high wing, tricycle gear configuration. Maiden flight went well with just a bit of trim adjustments. Will try conversion to low wing after I have flown it for a while in high wing configuration. Will definitely add flaps later.
This plane is a great plane for the cost and I love the extra parts so I can change the configuration of the plane, only reason I gave it 4 stars is because my speed controller is bad, I spent hours trying to figure out what was wrong but I switched controllers from another one of my planes and everything worked great.
Motion RC has a new European website
Go there instead?