Teach yourself to fly RC airplanes in style with this exciting recreation of the beloved Aeronca tail wheel airplane. Its small size and lightweight, durable construction let you fly with confidence in spaces as small as your own backyard without having to worry too much about crash damage. And it’s so easy to control, you could be flying it like a pro in no time even if you’ve never flown an RC airplane before.
The HobbyZone Champ trainer is also equipped with the advantage of the Spektrum™ 2.4GHz DSM2 transmitter: the Champ radio system uses the same Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2 technology that is trusted by experienced RC pilots all around the world. With DSM2 technology you will enjoy complete freedom from signal interference whenever you fly. And after you teach yourself to fly, you can use the Champ transmitter to fly some of the ParkZone and Blade ultra micro aircraft equipped with Bind-N-Fly technology. Visit bindnfly.com to see which ones.
Nothing! Everything you need to get in the air is included in the box.
20.3in / 515mm
14.3in / 365mm
|CG (Center of Gravity)||Approximately 28mm from leading edge of the main wing|
Electronic Speed Control
Propeller / EDF
|Landing Gear||Fixed main with steerable tail wheel|
3.7V 1S 150mAh Li-Po (included)
2.4GHz transmitter with Spektrum DSM2 technology (included)
|Recommended Environment||Outdoor or Large Indoor Space|
The plane was difficult to control and would go into dives on turns. The rudder servo got stuck in a right turn after about 20 minutes of flying and that was the end of my efforts with the plane. Figuring in what I paid for it, I calculate it cost me about $200 an hour to learn I couldn't afford this hobby.
Receiver and transmitter lose communication regularly and need to be re-synched. Sometimes the plane works and other times it does not. No serious crashes but internal servos are not properly functioning. Not impressed by this product. Very reluctant to purchase more from this company.
Extremely lightweight. One landing and its done for. Spent to much time repairing it vs flying it. Not recommended for first time flying
This is a great trainer for new people wanting to get into this wonderful hobby.
This little plane was my first and the easiest to learn on. I have flown midsize and large scale and jets and this is still fun to fly and perfect for training others, and you can fly it literally anywhere. The person who helped me out in the beginning gave me some great advice that I will pass on to you, along with what I have learned myself. The transmitter that comes with it is trash. Eventually you will lose control and it will nose dive into the ground at full throttle and be destroyed because of the lame transmitter. If you are going to get into this Hobby, invest in a good transmitter; I was happy with the dx7s. Now, you will be anxious to get it into the air when you receive it, but if you do a little bit of reinforcing, this champ will be virtually indestructible (unless you use the transmitter that came with it). Fillet glue with epoxy the vertical stab at the fuse so it won't rip off the first time you tumble. Wrap half inch width woven fiber tape (I love 3M Extreme tape, available at your office supply store) around the leading edges of the wings. Use smaller pieces of the same tape to reinforce the leading edges of the horizontal and vertical stabilizers. Glue a penny on the bottom of the front fuselage just behind the prop for perfect balance as this is tail heavy in stock configuration. That will also allow you to fly in a bit of wind. Even in stronger winds you can fly if you tape another penny there. Take about three quarters of an inch width of the extreme tape and run it the length of the wing about where a center spar would be; this minimizes flexing of the wings and adds great durability for those "preplanned" cartwheel landings. Use the extreme tape to strengthen the elevator connecting spar which breaks easily without it. Make sure your CG is right and set throws on your elevator and rudder to 10 degrees max; of course make sure they are parallel with the fixed surfaces with no trim. These improvements will get you a lot farther than if you do nothing to it, and if you have someone to help you, let them trim it out before you ever fly it. Speaking from experience, all this effort is well worth it and you will avoid making many, many repairs as durability is now incredible. The great thing is, she still flies great after a bunch of glue repairs but just won't look as pretty, and then you'll end up doing these mods anyway.
Love the way this plane flies smooth flying plane easy to fly no hassle
Cool little plane and fun to fly, however the foam is brittle. If you make a hard landing or come in ******* nose the fuselage will break. Not durable at all, unforgiving with any crash and for a trainer type plane you should expect a crash or two. Love the size and fun to fly but would advise to buy spare parts, you will need them.
Great plane to train with.
These little things are great in wind. They will fly backwards. 8 to 10 MPH are a cinch! Doc
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