HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ RTF Electric Airplane (1300mm) w/SAFE Auto Land

HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ RTF Electric Airplane (1300mm) w/SAFE Auto Land
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The HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ 1.3m RTF Electric Airplane is a great aircraft. Whether you’ve never flown RC before or you got your first taste of flying with a multirotor drone, the revolutionary Carbon Cub S+ is the most versatile, capable and easiest to fly RC airplane yet. Based on the Carbon Cub by Cub Crafters, an upgraded and thoroughly modern iteration of the classic Super Cub, and equipped with Horizon Hobby's exclusive and innovative SAFE® Plus GPS-enabled drone technology, this scale reproduction makes it easier to learn to fly in less time than ever before. Advanced features including AutoLand, Holding Pattern and Virtual Fence make it easy for almost anyone to fly successfully from their very first flight, while additional features including oversized tundra tires and optional flaps and floats offer the capability and versatility to fly from almost any surface, anywhere.

SAFE Plus features and functions include:
  • AutoLand: When activated after holding down a button, the advanced AutoLand function puts the Carbon Cub S+ on a stabilized approach to autonomously land near the GPS initialization point. You can even provide some directional guidance to avoid obstacles or to adjust the approach while letting the system do the rest to execute a safe landing. As your skills progress and you gain more confidence you can take over more of the control inputs, eventually learning to land without any assistance from the automated system at all.
  • Holding Pattern: This handy SAFE Plus exclusive feature lets you essentially "pause" a flight by putting the airplane into a GPS-guided holding pattern. When activated after the quick press of a button, the airplane will automatically return to a position above the GPS initialization point and circle until the command is cancelled. It's a great way to safely hand the controls to a friend or to regain visual contact if you ever lose sight of the model.
  • Virtual Fence: It's easy to accidentally let an RC airplane fly too far away, but with Virtual Fence worry no more because it creates an invisible boundary the airplane won't fly past. When the airplane reaches this boundary it will automatically turn around and fly back toward the GPS initialization point, then it will wag the wings to let you know when you have control again.
  • Panic Recovery: If you ever lose control of the airplane in the more advanced control modes simply switch to Beginner Mode and release the control sticks. SAFE® Plus technology will automatically return the airplane to level flight.
  • Beginner Mode: Pitch and bank angle limits prevent over-control that can result in a loss of orientation and crashes. When the control sticks are released the airplane returns to level flight on its own. Best of all takeoffs are as simple as giving full throttle and letting the airplane fly off the ground or by giving it a quick hand launch.
  • Intermediate Mode: More freedom in pitch and bank, but still prevents over-control and does not return to level flight on its own. This mode allows you to make tighter turns and to climb and descend faster as your skills advance. Beginner mode automatically activates and returns the airplane to level flight when the airplane descends below approximately 30 feet above ground level and the sticks are released.
  • Experienced Mode: No pitch or bank angle limits so you have complete control! You can even fly inverted (upside down) and perform aerobatic maneuvers including loops, rolls, stall turns and more. Panic Recovery Mode can be activated by switching to Beginner Mode and releasing the sticks.


  • Exclusive SAFE® Plus GPS-Enabled Drone Technology
  • AutoLand, Holding Pattern and Virtual Fence functions
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced flight modes
  • Spektrum™ DXe 2.4GHz Transmitter
  • Spektrum™ DSMX® Receiver/Flight Controller
  • E-flite® 1300mAh 3S 11.1V 20C LiPo Battery
  • E-flite® DC Charger and AC Adapter
  • Durable EPO airframe with fully painted scale trim scheme
  • Oversized tundra tires for flying from smooth or rough surfaces
  • Optional flaps for shorter takeoffs and landings (requires a 7+ channel programmable transmitter)
  • Optional floats for flying from water (HBZ7390, sold separately)
Wingspan: 1300mm (51.0 inches)
Overall Length: 865mm (34.0 inches)
Flying Weight: 36.1 - 37.9 oz (1023 - 1075 grams)
Motor Size: 480 Brushless Motor 960kV
Radio: 4 channel or higher
CG (center of gravity): 62-68mm back from leading edge of wing @ root
Prop Size: 9 x 6
Speed Control : 18 amp brushless ESC
Recommended Battery: 1300mAh 3 cell lipo (included)
Flaps: Optional
Approx. Assembly Time: 5-7 min
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required: Yes

Needed To Complete:

  • Nothing! Everything you need is included in the box.
Verified Owner
Friday, Oct 18 2019 (about a year ago)
HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ RTF Electric Airplane (1300mm) w/SAFE Auto Land
I had never successfully flown an RC airplane before purchasing this Carbon Cub. It took a bit to make sure everything was set up correctly, and to test each of its SAFE+ features until I gained full confidence in it. Since then it has performed way beyond expectations. Aside from some road rash on the nose from it flipping forward on some landings and 1 chipped prop (I blame the weight of the GoPro I had strapped to it, and the landing gear flexing), it is still in great flying shape after ~25 or so flights in just a few weeks. I would recommend this to any new pilot, just be sure you are confident everything is set up and working properly before leaving the ground.
Verified Owner
Saturday, May 23 2020 (9 months ago)
HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ RTF Electric Airplane (1300mm) w/SAFE Auto Land
I bought this airplane mainly for my daughter. She has a small homemade one already, this was just a bigger one for her. We have only got it up in the air one time so far. Weather has been cooperating very much. When we first went through the steps to assemble and bind the plane it went very smooth. All the needed information was there, and allowed her to put the plane together with minimal help. We are hoping for some better weather, with not so much wind, to get it back up into the air. I am very pleased by the service and the airplane so far.
Verified Owner
Friday, May 22 2020 (9 months ago)
HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ RTF Electric Airplane (1300mm) w/SAFE Auto Land
I purchased this plane after watching several YouTube videos including the ones by the RC Saylors. I can tell you it is everything they said it would be and more! Great slow speed flying and all the aerobatic tricks are there too. This a fantastic plane for a beginner or anyone who enjoys flying.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Apr 1 2020 (11 months ago)
HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ RTF Electric Airplane (1300mm) w/SAFE Auto Land
I probably have 50 battery charges worth of use on this plane. I never have flown a plane before this one. SAFE mode is a must for beginner pilots, in fact I still always use the beginner mode for landings for some added insurance. I only used the beginner mode for the first 8 flights or so and learned the controls and plane characteristics. After that i began to use intermediate and things started to get fun! Now I use advanced mode and this plane can do a lot of fun aerial stuff like rolls, loops, stalls, inverted flight. When things go bad the beginner mode is only a toggle flick away as long as you have the altitude to recover. I have crashed this plane a few times and can't believe how durable it has been. I did have to glue the fuselage back together after pile driving it into the ground but it still flies great. I enjoy flying it in winds up to about 12mph. It is fun to fly in the wind and can be easier to land in the wind if it is consistent. I recommend this plane and would buy another but I do want to try other planes. I gave a four star rating because my transmitter did have an issue which is being dealt with now by Horizon Hobbies. Their customer service has been great and easy to deal with.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Dec 18 2019 (about a year ago)
HobbyZone Carbon Cub S+ RTF Electric Airplane (1300mm) w/SAFE Auto Land
Just got it, haven't flown it. But it shipped fast, and packaged well. Very happy so far...