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HobbyZone Super Cub S with SAFE 1210mm (48") Wingspan - RTF

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48" Wingspan Super Cub S Trainer RC Airplane with SAFE™ Technology - Ready to Fly (RTF) - HBZ8100E

The first choice for thousands, the HobbyZone Super Cub has been one of the most popular trainer aircraft on the market thanks to its excellent looks and solid performance. This slow-flying, three-channel trainer makes adjusting to the sensation of flight an easy process. Horizon Hobby has integrated the revolutionary SAFE™ technology system into the Super Cub S to make it easier than ever to teach yourself to fly. With SAFE technology, pilots can fly the Super Cub S in three flight modes and have the option to use the intuitive panic button at any time to return the Super Cub S to steady flight at the push of a button. Beyond being a great way to learn how to fly, the Super Cub S RTF includes the sophisticated Spektrum™ DXe 2.4GHz DSMX transmitter, which supports both Spektrum DSM2 and DSMX receivers. The DXe can also be used with other RC aircraft as a pilot’s skills progress.

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.


  • Three-channel control and slow flight provide an excellent teach-yourself-to-fly experience
  • Intuitive SAFE™ technology provides three modes to give new pilots the ultimate progressive learning experience
  • If you lose control of the airplane, "Panic Mode" returns the aircraft to stable, level flight with the push of a button
  • Beginner and intermediate modes provide support for new pilots by limiting the roll and pitch of the airplane, keeping you in control at all times
  • Experienced mode allows pilots who have mastered the basics to explore the incredible performance of the Super Cub S aircraft supported by the revolutionary AS3X stabilization system
  • Everything you need to teach yourself to fly in one box, even the "AA" batteries for the transmitter
  • The included full-Range Spektrum™ DXe 2.4GHz DSMX transmitter can be used with a variety of other Spektrum-equipped products
  • Impact-resistant, durable Z-Foam™ construction is extraordinarily tough; but in case of damage, you can make repairs with almost any glue and be back in the air in minutes


  • 48" Hobbyzone Super Cub S Trainer RC Airplane with SAFE Technology (RTF)
  • Full-Range Spektrum™ DXe 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

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Beginner


47.7in / 1212mm


32.5in / 826mm

Flying Weight

25.2oz / 714g

CG (Center of Gravity)Refer to the manual

Power System

480-size brushed motor (installed)

Electronic Speed Control


Propeller / EDF

Single Propeller


2x SV80 servos (installed)

Landing GearTwo main / Functional tailwheel

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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Great Trainer

This plane is a great trainer and perfect size, but the wheels are a little to small for grass landings and takeoffs.

Raymond K.
Great trainer.

It has been to windy to go up. The RC is easy to put together and is very strong unlike others I have seen.

Worked, awesome

I gave this to my Fiancé as a Christmas gift because he had RC planes before. He loves it and now I'm flying it. It's a lot more fun then I thought it was going to be!!

Tons of fun, easy to fly, repairable. Perfect for Beginners!

This plane is everything they claim and more. so much fun. its very easy to fly and set up. its also very easy to fix if you have a crash. this plane really is perfect for beginners. you honestly cant go wrong with this plane. if you are looking to get started in this hobby, this is the plane for you.

Ron G.
Super Cub Great airplane

The super cub flys fine its the pilot that needs some work. Thanks Ron

Popsicle stick

This plane was easy to start with. Unfortunately, this was my first plane and I was unaware of the possibility that wind could play very important factor. I live in a pretty windy area. Most of the time, this plane fish tails like crazy in beginner mode. Intermediate mode is too funky for me so I would take off in beginner, and then switch to expert. The first time I flew this, the wind was about 10 MPH and it took off in beginner mode, and stayed in it. Almost lost it in the near by river (about a mile away from take off location). Since it does not have ailerons, the wings were like one large Popsicle stick that's slightly bent in the middle, which is not very effective in windy areas. If you live in an area with no wind, its great to start with. But for me, I could hardly fly it because of how temperamental the wind here is. It could be dead one minute, and windy the next. Expert mode is much less jumpy, but is called expert mode for a reason, and this plane is aimed to market at beginners. I figure it would be important to let people know this if they're fresh into RC flying and are looking at this plane. No wind? No problem. Windy area? I would look at another plane. Holds up very well though. It dropped from several hundred feet in maiden flight, and when crashing, only broke the nose cone. Only a (roughly) 5 dollar replacement part.

Eddie R.
Great Beginner Plane

I bought this one quite some time ago, it had the older generation ACT (anti-crash technology). With several hours of flight simulator work, I was able to fly this one, first time out, take off and land on a not-so-smooth dirt surface with no problems. It's easy to see in the air and simple to assemble. I highly recommend it!

John S.
First RC ever!

This plane was recommended to me for a first time flyer by the RC club here in town as a good entry model. They were right on! I had never flown before (models or simulator) and I was flying fine my first time out. I kept it on beginner mode for the first flight, but due to the wind (about 7-10 mph) had to bump it to intermediate to get enough control to counteract the wind. First day flying equaled 5 successful flights and 5 successful landings! Also, the battery lasts a good 8 mins or so and that's flying in high wind with the throttle wide open! The only con that the club members and myself found deals with the battery compartment. There is barely enough room for the stock battery that comes with it, and if you want to put in a different battery, there just isn't enough room. Also, the compartment is lined with hard plastic, so it would be difficult to modify it for a larger battery. Not really a big deal for a beginner, and we only found the problem because our stock battery ran out and the only others that were charged were to big for the compartment. Also, it does not like the wind on takeoffs, even when you are trying to take off straight into the wind. However, a quick hand launch and you are up and running. All in all, a great plane for a someone who has never flown before. Easy controls and it pretty much lands itself! GREAT PRODUCT!!