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paul coleman 126/05/2019 15:00:48
103 forum posts

Hi,Does anybody know.or have this trainer? just wanting a review.

paul coleman 127/05/2019 16:20:48
103 forum posts

Why is there no right side thrust with this model i am wandering! can somebody explain please?

Doc Marten27/05/2019 17:42:20
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Why there is no side thrust, or why you are wandering?

David Ashby - Moderator27/05/2019 17:55:05
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Assume you mean the e-Pioneer?

Reviewed in RCME some 10 years ago. Good model, pretty aerobatic for a trainer. Well made, usual Seagull quality.

Pop the name in the site search box and you’ll find several build threads and the original review. 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 27/05/2019 17:57:09

paul coleman 127/05/2019 17:57:05
103 forum posts

Hi Doc,yes,why is there no side thrust?

paul coleman 127/05/2019 17:58:04
103 forum posts

sorry david,yes the pioneer.

Percy Verance27/05/2019 19:26:02
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155 photos

I'm also wondering why he's wandering.......

The thing to do is to try it Paul. Then you'll know if it needs any. Some models don't.

Edited By Percy Verance on 27/05/2019 19:27:24

charlie holdford27/05/2019 20:19:12
61 forum posts
208 photos

I have an e-Pioneer

It has no side thrust issues. So no need to add anything

Flies very well and is sooooooo much better than my foamy trainer

paul coleman 128/05/2019 17:36:27
103 forum posts

Thankyou Charlie,what about thebattery compartment not having a hatch,if the battery should come loose,its bye bye plane,so im gonna make one,and put a couple of 20mm holes in it,ive actually emailed seaguls technical department,they left it out for the cooling of the battery.

Andy C30/05/2019 00:22:02
163 forum posts

I wouldn't put a hatch cover on. All I did was use Velcro on battery and correspnding "shelf" to stop it slipping and effecting CoG and a couple of Velcro straps (superglued to keep from losing) around shelf and battery to stop it falling out. Works a dream.


paul coleman 130/05/2019 17:16:48
103 forum posts

Thats what i have done Andy,i just want extra security with a hatch,but i may reconsidor

paul coleman 130/05/2019 17:19:26
103 forum posts

How then does this particular model not need any right hand sidethrust,when others do?sarcastic 2

Brian Dorricott 130/05/2019 18:54:06
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Side thrust not required flies like a dream but I did put a lid on battery compartment , made a lip using ply to push one end under and a couple of self tappers with a bit of brass soldered into the slot to make thumb screws ?. Came down once unscrewed the lid and the velcro had let go but the battery stayed put . It's had a battery fall out hence the lid , and a mid air crash and was repaired easily both times . Only other mod was to lock the steered wheel straight ahead and junk the servo , just use the rudder once you have speed up on ground . Trained on it and passed my A test with it and still get it out when I can't be bothered getting the glow fuel out ! Would recommend to anyone as a trainer over any foamy , only bettered by a Seagull Boomerang with a 4 stroke but that's another story .


Edited By Brian Dorricott 1 on 30/05/2019 18:55:32

paul coleman 130/05/2019 19:06:53
103 forum posts

Hi brian,I passed my test with a boomerang,but im going back to basics,to get my confidence back,as i have been crashing recently,and my hearts not quite in it at the minute,so i liked the the look of the pioneer.

charlie holdford30/05/2019 20:09:43
61 forum posts
208 photos

Yep I am with Andy, no need for a cover, Velcro on battery and two Velcro straps. Keeps the ESC nice and cool.

I pass the connectors through the bulkhead so I can connect the battery via the top hatch. Makes it safer as the model is both upright and constrained.

I use the 4 max setup with 3S battery more than enough power.


paul coleman 130/05/2019 20:20:48
103 forum posts

Charlie,what size prop?

charlie holdford16/07/2019 20:58:28
61 forum posts
208 photos

Hi Paul

Sorry, missed this...


I have just (yesterday) passed my A test using the Pioneer, and great trainer.

cymaz16/07/2019 22:45:33
9034 forum posts
1189 photos

We had one as a club trainer. Flew well with a .46 glow blush

David Davis17/07/2019 07:54:51
3596 forum posts
658 photos

That Seagull E-Pioneer looks very much like a Boomerang. No wonder the Pioneer flew well with a 46 in the nose!


Redex17/07/2019 08:19:19
154 forum posts

Great trainer, I passed my A test some time ago with this model, but it will take you well beyond the A test requirements, good in the wind and some spares available too, lots of fun.

There are lots of threads and help on this forum with at least 2 good articles in RCM&E (March 2008 and Jan 2013). Mine is still used occasionally and has a 4S4000, 60A Esc, EnErG C4420, and 12*6 APC power train. I use velcro to hold the battery in place but have also made a hatch out of scrap plastic to cover the LiPo which is then velcroed to the fuselage with a couple of ducts cut out of the plastic cover - just for some airflow.

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