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HobbyZone Carbon Cub S2 1.3m RC Plane, RTF Basic, Mode 2,


If you’re looking for an easy to fly RC trainer plane that is capable and versatile then you’ve found it!


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If you’re looking for an easy to fly RC trainer plane that is capable and versatile then you’ve found it! The Carbon Cub S 2 by Hobbyzone includes Smart Technology components and is equipped with SAFE Selected that can be upgraded to incorporate SAFE Plus GPS enabled technology.


  • Based on the classic Carbon Cub from Cubcrafters this scale trainer is easy to fly, versatile and capable
  • Learn to fly made simple with exclusive SAFE technology that will help you avoid crashes
  • Change flight modes with a flip of a switch between Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced
  • For smoother landings there is an option Landing Assist Sensor (LAS) that is easy to install
  • Prevent crashes and loss of control by engaging Panic Recovery mode with one button push
  • Comes 100% complete with battery, charger, controller/transmitter
  • Additional features available through the SAFE Plus upgrade that enables GPS technology so pilot can use Autoland, Virtual Fence, and, Holding Pattern options
  • Includes DSMX 2.4GHz enabled Spektrum DXS transmitter for reliable interference free flight
  • Enjoy 10-15+ minutes of flight time with the 2200mAh Spektrum 11.1V 3S Smart LiPo Battery
  • RTF version also includes an S120 Spektrum Smart charger that works with a variety of USB power sources
  • Spektrum serial receiver, flight controller and servos are all factory installed
  • 30A telemetry capable ESC included with the efficient and powerful brushless power system
  • Rolls, loops and inverted (upside down) flight capable
  • Oversized tyres and rugged landing gear enable use on a variety of surfaces
  • No special tools or glue required for the quick and easy assembly
  • Tough lightweight and durable EPO construction
  • Full range of spare and replacement parts available as well as optional float system for use on water
  • With RealFlight RC flight simulator you can practice flying this aircraft before purchase
  • Optional flaps for slow speed control and shorter takeoffs and landings

Product Information

Trainer Plane

Versatile, capable and easy to fly is the best way to describe the Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 RC trainer airplane. Equipped with exclusive Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope (SAFE) technology, this modernised and upgraded version of the classic Super Cub comes fitted out with the latest in-flight control technology. With SAFE Select and the SAFE Plus GPS enhanced upgrade you can easily overcome the loss of orientation, near-crashes and overcontrol. Learning to fly has been made a little easier. You can select Beginner, Intermediate or Experienced modes and they come with the commensurate level of flight control and stability that you might need.

Panic recovery mode is also available which will instantly return you to a steady flight path with just the push of a button. There are plenty of take-off and landing options with the robust landing gear equipped with oversized tyres on the Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 enabling you to make use of a variety of runway surfaces – gravel paths, dirt trails, thick grass and smooth concrete or road base. They also give you good prop clearance and allow you to travel with ease over bumpy surfaces. Optional floats sold separately are also available and you can install to take off and land on water.

Real-time telemetry data related to the power system is provided by a 30-amp telemetry-capable ESC in the Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2. Battery voltage, current and motor RPM are some of the data at your disposal when using Spektrum AirWare compatible transmitters like the DX6e, DX8E, DX6 G2/G3 and DX8 G2, DX9, iX12, iX20 plus more. And the most important piece of telemetry data – remaining battery life which is displayed on the DXS transmitter with multi-coloured LEDs. The Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 includes Spektrum Smart components. Both versions come with an efficient and powerful brushless power system equipped with a telemetry-capable ESC. The receivers, servos and flight controller have all been factory installed into the toughened lightweight EPO airframe that can be assembled easily and quickly without having to use glue or special tools.

The Ready-To-Fly Basic version comes with everything you need in the box except for a battery and charger. This allows you to choose a convenient and money-saving Spektrum Powerstage bundle or the separate battery and charger you prefer! Plus the included Spektrum DXS 2.4GHz transmitter can be used with other Bind-N-Fly (BNF) and BNF Basic aircraft after you learn to fly successfully! You can even use the same DXS transmitter that’s included, along with the same battery and charger you use for the Carbon Cub, to fly a variety of  BNF Basic version “Next Step” aircraft including the E-flite® T-28 Trojan 1.1m, the Valiant 1.3m and others!

You can also purchase the RealFlight Trainer Edition RC Flight Simulator and a Spektrum WS2000 Wireless Simulator Dongle (both sold separately to order only) to fly this and other models using the transmitter included with the RTF Basic version! The simulator features many of the most popular Horizon Hobby trainer aircraft and built-in Virtual Flight Instructor lessons. This helps new pilots learn to fly successfully by practising on a PC at home or on a laptop just about anywhere else!

Remote Control Plane

Install the optional Landing Assist Sensor for smoother landings

To assist the beginner pilot you have the option of installing Landing Assist Sensor (LAS) which will instruct the Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 to automatically flare to ensure smoother and safer landings. Helping those entering RC flying to feel confident with their flying is important to Horizon. As such  SAFE Select has been and remains an excellent option on Horizon RC aircraft for a little while now but with the Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 you have the option of upgrading to SAFE Plus GPS-enabled technology. This gives you even more safety and confidence-inspiring options when you take to the skies. All you need to do is easily install the optional Spektrum GPS Module which will enable the use of SAFE Plus and the autonomous guidance systems that come with it such as:


By holding down a button on your transmitter you activate the Autoland function on Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 which will put this RC trainer airplane on a stabilized landing approach of its own near the GPS initialization point. In order to avoid obstacles you can provide some control variances but the system will handle a safe landing for you. As your skills progress as a pilot you can take over more and more of the landing process yourself.

Holding Pattern 

If things are getting out of your control in the air and you need some breathing room you only have to initiate the GPS guided holding pattern with the quick press of a button. Your Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 will automatically return to flying a circle pattern around the initial GPS point until you cancel this command and resume control.

Virtual Fence 

Sometimes you can lose sight of your RC plane and other times it can just fly too far away. When you have a Virtual Fence set up it creates a set boundary that your Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 won’t fly past. Once your RC airplane hits this boundary it automatically turns back towards the GPS initialization point. As it nears this point the Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 will automatically wag its tail and let you know that control is once yours again.

There’s no need to feel daunted about starting your RC flying journey. The Hobbyzone Carbon Cub S 2 has all the tools to improve your skills quickly and easily. Fly one today!

What’s in the Box?

  • (1) HobbyZone Carbon Cub S 2 Plane with:
    • (1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed)
    • (1) 30A Brushless Telemetry-Capable ESC (installed)
    • (4) Sub-Micro Servos (installed)
    • (1) Spektrum 3230A Flight Controller (installed)
    • (1) Spektrum 4650C Serial Receiver (installed)
  • (1) Spektrum DXS DSMX® 2.4GHz Transmitter
  • (1) Product Manual

What you need

  • 3S 11.1V 1300–2200mAh LiPo battery with EC3™ or IC3® connector
  • Compatible LiPo charger


Charger                      Sold Separately
Connector Type        IC3
Speed Control           Included
Material                     EPO
Motor Type               Brushless
Product Weight       32.2oz (913g) without Battery
Technology               AS3X and SAFE
Power Type              Electric
Skill Level                 Level 1
Battery                       Sold Separately
Receiver                    Included
Completion Level    Ready-To-Fly Basic
Servos                       Included
Wingspan                 51.18″ (1300 mm)
Motor Size                480 Brushless Motor 960kV
Product Length        34.06″ (865 mm)
Radio                         Included
Flaps                          No
Recommended Motor Battery
3S 11.1V 1300–2200mAh LiPo with EC3 or IC3 Connector
Approximate Assembly Time                Less than 1 Hour

Additional information

Weight 3.5 kg
Dimensions 114 × 45 × 16 cm

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