Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm) by HobbyZone

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Teach yourself to fly RC airplanes in style with this exciting recreation of Aeronca’s beloved 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. 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 is also equipped with the Spektrum 2.4GHz DSM2™ advantage: The Champ’s 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’s transmitter to fly some of the Bind-N-Fly ultra micro aircraft from ParkZone and Blade. Visit to see which ones.


  • Everything you need to Teach Yourself to Fly in one box- even the batteries
  • Completely assembled and flight-ready
  • 2.4GHz transmitter with Spektrum™ DSM® technology
  • Scale wing rib detail and steerable tail wheel
  • 1S 3.7V 150mAh Li-Po battery and DC Li-Po charger included
  • Detailed instruction manual with flying tips included


  • Wingspan: 22.4 in (517mm)
  • Overall Length: 14.3 in (365mm)
  • Flying Weight: 1.3 oz (38g)
  • Radio: 3-channel 2.4GHz transmitter with Spektrum DSM
  • Trim Scheme Colors: Yellow with orange trim
  • CG (center of gravity): Approximately 28mm from leading edge of the main wing
  • Prop Size: 130 x 70mm
  • Recommended Battery: 3.7V 1S 150mAh LiPo (included)
  • Charger: DC 3.7V LiPo charger (included)
  • Landing Gear: Fixed main with steerable tail wheel

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Nothing! Everything is included in the box.

This product was added to our catalog on May 13, 2010.

Cade Cyphers
Verified Owner
Saturday, Aug 17 2013 (about 4 years ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
Update: My plane is still flying great, but I now realize that you should definitely by the foam safe glue. Whoops.)
Jose Rojas
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Sep 10 2014 (about 3 years ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
Great durable plane. Wish the motor was a bit stronger. A light windy day makes the flight challenging but that's what increases flight experience. Love this plane. Lots of fun flying.)
Roger Ritchie
Saturday, Apr 6 2013 (about 5 years ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
This is hands down the most fun I have had with any RC airplane in 40+ years of modeling. Flew it all last year with no troubles at all. I often use the roof or trunk lid of my car as a runway for take off. It will climb to a speck in the sky in two minutes, and turns 8 minute flights without hitting the motor cutoff point. Flying in close near dark the red led on the receiver board visibly lights up the motor cowling air openings. Cool.
There is one rule- little or no wind.)
devin fleagle
Thursday, Mar 3 2011 (about 7 years ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
Michael Crisp
Tuesday, Nov 7 2017 (8 months ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
Excellent customer service. this is a company that stands behind its product.)
Kolbe Villa
Monday, Jun 12 2017 (about a year ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
I learned to fly on this thing 4 years ago, so when I saw one at my LHS I had to pick it up. This thing flies great for something so small, and I use it for indoor gym flights. Very entertaining for pilot and spectators alike. Great quality, my first one took a beating before I totaled it (all in the name of learning!)
Daniel Carlson
Thursday, Mar 9 2017 (about a year ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
The BEST fixed-wing for the first-timer!!!! Had 3 of them so far, might get a 4th before I croak, you never know. GREAT trainer!!!!!)
Gabe Berg
Thursday, Jan 3 2013 (about 5 years ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
Fiance bought this for me as a christmas present. First flight rudder broke off and it was the nose that hit the ground. Scotch taped it. Over all this thing flys every bit like a $200 beginner plane. According to hobbyzones video if you let off the sticks it will gradually come down on it's own. I tried it several times and instead it actually tended to climb rather than descend this plane loves to climb. Very easy to fly and affordable. I recommend to any beginner.)
Thomas Carlson
Sunday, Oct 14 2012 (about 5 years ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
This was my first RC plane. First flight was a success (no crashes or breaks). For the money, it cannot be beat.)
Kenneth Buckland
Verified Owner
Monday, Jul 2 2012 (about 6 years ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
This is my first airplane and I could not be more happy with it!)
Steve Mervau
Friday, Jan 6 2012 (about 6 years ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
Best $89 spent in RC, and I have spent some peoples years salary. ...enough said.)
Michael Howley
Tuesday, Jul 26 2011 (about 6 years ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
I am just learning to fly and what a blast. Fun, durable and easy to fly.)
jack senckowski
Saturday, Jan 5 2013 (about 5 years ago)
HobbyZone Champ RTF Electric Airplane (517mm)
i got mine with a bent propeller and wen i flew it my 2nd time my propeller and wing broke so this item stinks)