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HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ with SAFE 1300mm (51") Wingspan - BNF

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51" Wingspan Carbon Cub S+ RC Airplane with SAFE™ - Bind-N-Fly (BNF) - HBZ3250

How can an RC airplane act like a drone?  Easy with the advanced features this amazing Carbon Cub S+ comes with including SAFE™ and GPS-driven technology such as AutoLand, Holding Pattern and Virtual Fence.  These all conspire to make this one of the easiest RC airplanes to learn to fly on, virtually guaranteeing success from the very first flight!

Versatility is the name of the game with its giant tundra tires, optional flaps and floats that can give you the option to fly off of nearly any surface.

What's SAFE™?

Revolutionary SAFE™ (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology delivers flight control that's a quantum leap forward. Custom tuned for fixed or rotary wing aircraft, its evolutionary combination of multi-axis sensors and software incredibly make the aircraft intelligent enough to understand its flight attitude. Essentially, SAFE makes RC flight easier than ever before.

Far beyond stability, progressive performance options mean pilots can choose to develop with a greater degree of security and flight control. The result is that beginners have a far more relaxing learning experience and experts get outstanding control with protection benefits accessible at the flip of a switch. Best of all, sophisticated SAFE technology doesn't require any work to enjoy. Every aircraft with SAFE installed is ready to use and optimized to offer the best possible flight experience. And now with GPS Enabled Technology that provides pilots with advanced GPS position awareness so you can teach yourself to fly with ease.

Features:

  • AutoLand actively assists with landing with minimal to no pilot input
  • Instant flight recovery with Panic Recovery mode
  • Beginner, Intermediate, and Experienced modes make learning to fly easy
  • Holding Pattern returns aircraft to a fixed point and flies in a pattern
  • Virtual Fence keeps aircraft within a comfortable flying range
  • Impact-resistant, durable EPO construction
  • Oversized tundra tires to tackle most rugged surfaces

Includes:

  • HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ with SAFE 1300mm (51") Wingspan - BNF
  • Spektrum DSMX Receiver/Flight Controller
  • E-flite DC Charger and AC Adapter

Requires:

  • 4+ Channel Spektrum compatible radio - select a minimum 4 channel Spektrum compatible radio from our Radio Collection 
  • 3 Cell 11.1V 1300 mAh LiPo battery with EC3 connector - EPR13003EC3
  • 3 Cell compatible battery charger - select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Beginner
BUILD TIME : 1 Hour

Wingspan

51n / 1300mm

Length

34in / 865mm

Flying Weight

36.1 - 37.9oz / 1023 - 1075g

CG (Center of Gravity)62-68mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root

Power System

480-size 960kV brushless motor (installed)

Electronic Speed Control

18A (installed)

Propeller / EDF

9 x 6

Servos

Micro servos (installed)

Landing GearTaildragger with giant tundra wheels

Required Battery

11.1V 3S 1300mAh LiPo battery with EC3 connector (required)

Required Radio

Full-Range Spektrum™ DSMX® transmitter (required)

AileronsYes

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

Optional

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam

MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelBeginner
Build Time1 Hour or less
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor

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HM
09/23/2018
Harry M.
United States

very well built , extra

very well built , extra sturdy , I had a hard time understanding the radio setup,with a dx8e

RH
09/19/2018
Russell H.
United States
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Runaway

Had 12 flights on the airplane. Thirteenth flight it decided to go its own way. Lost control and it flew away and I never saw it again. Had a fresh battery in it. Only compensation for my loss was another model at a discount from Horizon. This one I will remove the gps module so that can’t happen again. Aside from losing the airplane it flew very nice. Very forgiving and taught me a lot. I have to rate it low because of my experience. Not a common problem.

DH
08/09/2018
Danny H.
US
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Excellent service

Bought the carbon cub s with GPS ordered after closed on Friday had it by Wednesday morning 9 am. Had no issues with instructions or assembly. Followed directions but missed a step plane would not go full throttle called tech support at motion got quick answer. And also advise about the next plane I was looking at. Was flying 2 mins after call maiden flight was 4 mins with a self land 2nd flight got a wind gust and user input error landed in a tree very minor damage. Flying again tomorrow. A small dent.

CS
07/08/2018
Chris Speckin
Lansing Mi
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This thing is a tank

I bought the RTF version of this plane, and I couldn't be more impressed. I'm brand new to this hobby, and don't think you could ask for a better trainer. Having learned stick control from flying drones and indoor helis, certainly helped, so my first flights went very smooth. I had no issues with, takeoff, flying or even landing, tho the first time I tried "autoland" it flew tself into a tree, so be sure to read your manual as to how much room you need for this feature. This thing is a tank, I have crashed this thing into trees, poles, nose dived it from 100 feet into dirt, stitched it up with duct tape, electrical tape, and glue and she went right back up in the air. The three flight modes are great. Get some altitude, click to expert mode, do loops and rolls, go inverted, and a quick switch of the mode, back to beginner, and she levels right out. People watching think you're a pro. Study your manual, over and over and over and you'll be flying like a pro in no time. This plane is durable, easy to fly, and easy to land. Just don't get cocky and move to a Sukhoi, thinking you're better than you are, like I did. You'll have a $200 ****** on your hands. All part of learning, right? The only thing I might have done differently, is bought a BFN version, with a DX6, cause you're gonna get hooked and buy more planes, might as well get a TX you can use on other planes too.

HM
04/30/2018
Hoyt M.
United States
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The plane looks good but

The plane looks good but had a major issue on first flight. After going through and setting up the safe and fence system, on my plane and a friends that has the same plane. His worked fine, mine on the other hand flew about two miles away and crashed so now I have to buy new motor and battery just to try again. Now my friends plane is having problems too after it turns on and finishes finding GPS three seconds later the aileron's lock in opposite directions and locks up.

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GS
04/30/2018
Greg S.
United States
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Great trainer, but get the RTF

It has been over 30 years since I have flown RC and after a lot of research I thought the Carbon Cub S+ was the way to go. I WAS RIGHT, WHAT A GREAT FLYER. The only thing I would do different is that I would go for the RTF version to get the transmitter that comes with it. My thinking at the time was get the BNF version because I will add to my fleet at a later time as the grand kids learn on the Cub. So I bought a Spectrum DX8 G2 and a Hitec Black Edition Charger. Being away from the hobby for and extended time, meant that programing the radio was a small challenge for me. But the guys at Horzion Product Support had me Schooled in no time. If I would have had the RTF version I would have been flying without their support. It is very easy to overthink all of the new (to me) technology. Follow the Carbon Cub S+ manual word for word and you will not have any issues. I now have over 10 flights including this morning in wind over 5 mph. It is the easiest RC plane I have ever landed, I think my 6 year old grandson will be able to fly and land this plane with no problem. So get the RTF version and have fun!

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MH
01/17/2018
Michael H.

Adding to my previous review...

Optional flaps will work with an 'off the shelf' DXe transmitter. Maiden flight went well with 4 minute flights on recommended 1300 mAh battery, and post flight voltage check indicates another 3-4 minutes would have been possible. Great airplane for a beginner - but get help if you are a total newbie, read the manual several times regarding set up and mode operations. Get to know you bird on the ground. Take offs are optional - landings are mandatory. While not a newbie, I have only recently returned to the hobby after 20+ year hiatus. With about a half dozen flights with an old nstructor and larger 3 channel trainer and many hours on the sim, I not only solo the maiden in beginner mode, loaded without bending anything on 2 flights and was comfortable trimming from take off to touch down. She's very stable and fun. Super happy to have this Cub and other club members took an interest as well. Hobby Zone got this package right.

MH
01/07/2018
Michael H.

DXe TX clarification please

Happy with all aspects of this purchase and will maiden flight tomorrow - hey it's Phoenix the weather should be great, right? I do not expect any issues as I took my time for assembly set up, and studying the manual both before and after delivery. But here's what I did not expect. The RTF version comes with a Spektrum_Transmitter DXe. I had already purchased an off the shelf DXe with 6 channels to use with other airplanes, though none had flaps or gear. So that said, I purchased the BNF version of the aircraft as I did not need a second DXe. I was aware that the optional flaps would not work with the RTF DXe transmitter, but I didn't know they were different until I looked closely at the manual which mentions only the RTF enclosed DXe transmitter. That version has no toggle switches for those channels, but mine does - can I buy the servos and use this transmitter to operate the flaps - if so, splendid. I'm even more pleased I bought the off the shelf radio. I use it for 2 other airplanes and have not even needed to use the silly app that so many have had problems with. I have bound it with both airplanes and now even this one and it always recognizes them and all controls work as necessary with no help from any app, cable laptop, etc. I just turn it on plug in the airplane battery and go fly.

JW
11/28/2017
Jim W.

needs flaps

needs flaps. All tundra type plane needs flaps. no further comment.

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