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HobbyZone Sportsman S+ (Gen2) with SAFE 1390mm (54.6") Wingspan - RTF


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54.6" Wingspan Sportsman S+ Trainer (Gen 2) RC Airplane with SAFE™ Plus - Ready to Fly (RTF) - HBZ8900

Note: This is the Gen 2 version of the Sportsman S+ trainer. The GPS system has been updated and this model now includes rough field landing gear in the box with the standard landing gear.

The folks at Motion RC are excited about this new trainer! An RC airplane that can land itself? You knew it was only a matter of time. Landing has always been one of the biggest concerns for new pilots, but not anymore. Designed to be as intuitive as possible, the HobbyZone Sportsman S+ comes loaded with SAFE Plus technology which is equipped with advanced attitude awareness and a GPS system so pilots can leave their hesitancy on the runway, even if it’s their first time flying. Like the beautiful full-scale Glasair Sportsman, the Sportsman S+ is a natural in the sky with the freedom of four-channel control and a powerful brushless motor that comes pre-installed. If a pilot is skittish about the landing, no problem. In the right conditions, the Sportsman S+ will perform the landing with no help from the pilot.

Features Included with the HobbyZone Sportsman S+ Gen2

AutoLand- When activated, Autoland returns the Sportsman S+ safely to the ground with little to no pilot input. When flying in rougher conditions, you can provide some directional guidance and let the system do the rest to execute a safe landing.

Holding Pattern- Push a button, and the Sportsman S+ will automatically fly to a point near its takeoff location and circle at an altitude of approximately 120 feet. Once the command is cancelled, you have full control of the aircraft and can continue to fly.

Virtual Fence- You can choose between a circular setting with 360-degree fence or a rectangular setting with a fence that prevents the Sportsman S+ from flying behind you. Both fences will prevent the aircraft from flying too far away. When the Sportsman S+ encounters the Virtual Fence boundary, the control system will automatically activate Holding Pattern and return the aircraft to near its takeoff location and circle until you cancel the command.

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.


  • 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
  • HD Camera ready with an E-flite EFC™-721 camera mount included
  • 4-Channel aircraft with working throttle, rudder, elevator, and aileron
  • Impact-resistant, durable Z-Foam™ construction
  • Tricycle landing gear provides easier handling on the ground
  • Everything you need to fly RC today in one box


  • 54.6" Wingspan Sportsman S+ Trainer RC Airplane with SAFE™ Technology - Ready to Fly (RTF)
  • Full-Range Spektrum™ DX4e 2.4GHz DSMX transmitter
  • 11.1V 3S 1300mAh LiPo battery
  • NEW Dynamite LiPo balancing charger with AC power supply (New upgraded charger as of October 2014)
  • 4 "AA" batteries to power the charger/transmitter


  • Nothing! Everything you need to get in the air is included in the box.

Optional Parts:

  • Admiral 11.1V 3S 1300mAh LiPo battery with EC3 connector - EPR13003EC3
  • E-flite EFC-721 720p HD Video Camera (plane comes with camera mount) - EFLA801

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Beginner


54.6n / 1390mm


35.75in / 908mm

Flying Weight

33.5oz / 950g

CG (Center of Gravity)Refer to the manual

Power System

480-size brushless motor (installed)

Electronic Speed Control

18A (installed)

Propeller / EDF

9 x 6


Micro servos (installed)

Landing GearTricycle gear

Required Battery

11.1V 3S 1300mAh LiPo battery (included)

Required Radio

Full-Range Spektrum™ DX4e 2.4GHz DSMX® transmitter (included)









Hinge Type


MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelBeginner
Build Time1 Hour or less
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor

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