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May 08, 2019, 09:03 PM
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The NEW E-flite Carbon-Z Cub SS 2.1m ...Better Than Ever Giant-Scale Experience!


For anyone that might be attending Joe Nall next week, you'll be able to see the Carbon-Z Cub SS 2.1m there first....on both the electric AND main (classic) flight lines! In the meantime we are accepting pre-orders and currently expect the first shipments to arrive in the US around the end of June! Be sure to pre-order from your favorite local hobby shop or online retailer NOW to make sure you get one as soon as they’re available (and so you don’t haven’t to wait longer if the first shipments sell out!)!

Introduction
The E-flite® Carbon-Z® Cub SS 2.1m makes it easier than ever to enjoy a truly unique and versatile giant-scale flying experience. Based on the original Carbon-Z Cub, it’s equipped with an abundance of new convenience, capability and flight performance-improving features that make it better than ever! See more details/info below and on the BNF Basic and PNP version product pages here:

https://www.horizonhobby.com/SearchD...ain=&pageView=

Overview
The E-flite® Carbon-Z® Cub SS 2.1m makes it easier than ever to enjoy a truly unique and versatile giant-scale flying experience. Based on the original Carbon-Z Cub, it’s equipped with an abundance of new convenience, capability and flight performance-improving features. An updated wing design with drooped tips adds wing and aileron area for significantly improved slow speed handling, performance and control. The modified flap design allows them to travel both ways for full-span aileron and other mixing options, and thumbscrews make it easier to install and remove the two-piece wing without tools.

Articulated and shock-absorbing landing gear, equipped with even larger oversized tundra-style wheels with softer tires, offers better ground handling that soaks up the bumps of rough surfaces. The push-button released, top-mounted hatch offers convenient and easy access to the battery compartment – which now holds a quick-release, multi-position battery mounting tray that fits 4S to 6S 3200–7000mAh batteries. An improved motor design featuring an additional bearing, plus a propeller molded from material that better maintains balance and stiffness, results in smoother and more reliable power system performance. The composite-reinforced, hollow-core airframe arrives mostly factory-finished and assembled, and the installed digital, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages deliver crisp and precise control.

So whether you fly it slow and scale, or perform beyond-scale vertical takeoffs and aerobatics, the Carbon-Z Cub SS will offer unexpected levels of versatility, capability and performance you’ll enjoy flight after flight!

More Capability
The Carbon-Z Cub SS features an updated wing design with drooped tips that adds wing and aileron area for better slow speed handling, performance and control – similar to the Plane Booster Wing Tip Set CubCrafters offers for many Cub models. Plus the modified flap design allows them to travel both ways for full-span aileron and other mixing capabilities.

More Convenience
Even with its giant-scale 84”/2.1m wingspan, the Carbon-Z Cub SS is easy to store and transport because of the two-piece wing. And now it’s more convenient than ever because no tools are required for field assembly/disassembly with the new thumbscrews. There are even decorative gas caps and antennas that snap onto the thumbscrews for added scale detail.

More Capable Gear
The new articulated and shock-absorbing landing gear, which is equipped with even larger oversized tundra-style wheels with softer tires, offers better ground handling that easily soaks up the bumps of rough surfaces. An improved mounting design for the main gear makes it stronger than before, and fully-molded top and bottom landing gear covers deliver a more scale-like appearance.

More Gear Options
An optional float set (EFLA5600) that includes a servo and functional water rudder, plus a new mounting/strut set (EFL12419) that attaches with a more secure rear mount and cross braces, is available separately. Installation is easy, and you have the option to switch between floats and wheels in minutes.

More Practicality
The push-button released, top-mounted hatch offers convenient and easy access to the battery compartment that holds a new quick-release, multi-position battery mounting tray that fits 4S to 6S 3200–7000mAh batteries.

More Reliability
The updated power system features a motor with an improved design that includes an additional bearing, along with a propeller that’s molded from material that better maintains balance and stiffness, to deliver smoother and more reliable performance. Plus the ESC is now equipped with an IC5 connector, which is also compatible with EC5 connectors, for better and more reliable power delivery.

Durable Precision
The lightweight and exceptionally strong airframe features composite-reinforced, hollow-core Carbon-Z construction. Best of all it arrives mostly factory-assembled and finished in a vibrant, high-visibility Carbon Cub SS Signature trim and color scheme. It also arrives with factory-installed digital, metal-geared servos and ball-link equipped linkages that deliver crisp and precise control.

Versatile Performance
From smooth and stable slow flight to beyond-scale aerobatics and everything in between, the Carbon-Z Cub SS has an extremely wide flight envelope that’s perfect for first-time giant-scale and experienced pilots alike.

Bind-N-Fly® Completion Level Advantage
Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make getting into the air quickly and with the best control experience possible easier than ever. They come out of the box with the power system, servos and a Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver installed so all you need to do is bind the receiver to a compatible transmitter, finish any final assembly and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly Basic model is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X® (Artificial Stabilization–3-aXis) technology that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence so you enjoy a sense of stability and precision that makes it feel like you're flying a much larger, expertly tuned aircraft.

If this is your first model of its type, or you want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology built into the receiver. No programming is required. Simply change up the binding sequence as directed in the manual.

With SAFE Select enabled, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits
• These envelope limits keep the airplane from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles.

Automatic Self-Leveling
• The airplane instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It’s also helpful for keeping the wings level during takeoffs/launches and landings.

Easy Switch Assignment—No Programming Required
• The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't require any programming and takes just a few seconds.

If you don’t want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.

Plug-N-Play® Completion Level

This Plug-N-Play (PNP) model comes out of the box with a power system and factory-installed servos that are ready to connect to the compatible receiver of your choice (sold separately). Simply install the receiver, finish any final assembly and fly!

Key Features
• An updated and refined version of the ground-breaking and category-creating original Carbon-Z Cub
• Giant-scale 84”/2.1m wingspan with lightweight and exceptionally strong composite-reinforced, hollow-core Carbon-Z construction
• NEW: Drooped wing tip design increases wing and aileron area for significantly improved slow speed performance and control
• NEW: Thumbscrews with decorative gas caps and snap-on antennas to easily install/remove the two-piece wing without tools
• NEW: Modified flap design allows them to travel both ways for full-span aileron and other mixing options
• NEW: Articulated and shock-absorbing landing gear with improved and strengthened mounts
• NEW: Even larger oversized, tundra-style wheels with softer tires for better ground handling
• NEW: Fully-molded top and bottom landing gear covers for a more scale-like appearance
• NEW: More secure rear mount and cross braces for the optional floats (sold separately)
• NEW: Quick-release, multi-position battery mounting tray fits 4–6S 3200–7000mAh batteries
• NEW: Improved design motor with added bearing for smoother, more reliable performance
• NEW: 15x7 propeller molded from material that better maintains balance and stiffness
• NEW: IC5 connector (compatible with EC5 connectors) on the 60-amp ESC for better and more reliable power delivery
• NEW: Vibrant, high-visibility Carbon Cub SS Signature trim and color scheme
• Spektrum™ AR636 6-channel receiver with industry-leading 2.4GHz DSMX® technology (BNF Basic version only)
• NEW: Easy to fly with innovative, optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection (BNF Basic version only)
• The unmatched stability and locked-in feel of exclusive AS3X® technology (BNF Basic version only)
• Six factory-installed digital, metal-geared servos with ball-link equipped linkages
• Convenient push-button released, top-mounted hatch for easy battery access
• Extremely wide scale and mild to beyond-scale aerobatic and wild flight envelope
• Tow up to 3-meter span sailplanes with the included aerotow mechanism (servo sold separately)

Specifications
• Wingspan: 84.6 in (2150 mm)
• Length: 56.3 in (1430 mm)
• Flying Weight: 8.4–9.3 lbs (3.8–4.2 kg)
• Motor: Brushless Outrunner (installed)
• ESC: 60A Brushless (installed)
• Servos: (6) Digital, Metal-Geared (installed)
• Radio: Full-Range 6+ Channel DSMX®/DSM2® Compatible (sold separately)
• Receiver: Spektrum™ AR636 with AS3X® and SAFE® Select Technologies (installed; sold separately for PNP version)
• Battery: 4–6S 14.8–22.2V 3200–7000mAh LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ Connector (sold separately)
• Experience Level: BNF Basic – Skill Level 2 (Some Experience Required); PNP – Skill Level 3 (Experience Required)
• Assembly Required: Yes
• Approx. Assembly Time: Less than 1 hour

What's in the Box?
• (1) E-flite Carbon-Z Cub SS 2.1m with:

o (1) 60A Brushless ESC (installed)
o (1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (included)
o (6) Digital, Metal-Geared Servos (installed)
o (1) Spektrum™ AR636 6-Channel Receiver (installed; BNF Basic version only)

• (1) Product Manual

Needed to complete for the BNF Basic version
• Full-range 6+ channel Spektrum DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter
• 4–6S 14.8–22.2V 3200–7000mAh LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ Connector
• Compatible LiPo charger

Needed to complete for the PNP version
• Full-range 5+ channel transmitter and receiver
• 4–6S 14.8–22.2V 3200–7000mAh LiPo with EC5™ or IC5™ Connector
• Compatible LiPo charger
Last edited by Jason M; May 09, 2019 at 08:00 AM.
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May 08, 2019, 09:32 PM
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Ok I’ll subscribe to this thread, let’s see.
May 08, 2019, 10:01 PM
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I heard a rumor that this plane can be Hovered.....WOW......
May 08, 2019, 10:08 PM
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Subscribed....and Jason, I'll be leaving home in about 6 hours....on my way to Joe Nall.

Hope to see you there,

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May 08, 2019, 10:17 PM
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Ha Ha, a new cub.
Nice, can't wait!
May 08, 2019, 11:35 PM
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Hmmm..
I have a Carbon Z Cub and Sport Cub with matching paint both on floats. I have the FMS 1700mm Super Cub, the Eflite Super Cub 25E, the Hangar 9 Carbon Cub..2 x UMX Carbon Cubs...a Hangar 9 J3 .40...a UMX J3....Eflite Clipped Wing Cub...will I get another Carbon Cub if available? Um...DUHHHHHHH! (YES)
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May 08, 2019, 11:37 PM
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Well this is interesting. I didn't expect to get a Carbon Z release and really didn't expect to see 2 giant scale announcements.

Waiting with baited breath. Hopefully it's not a CZ Convergence.

I'd probably go for a CZ J-3 if it had clear windows.
May 08, 2019, 11:44 PM
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If it's a Carbon Cub SS, I'll have to get back into giant-scale for sure!

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May 09, 2019, 12:31 AM
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Cub pictured is not known, but does not have clear windows
May 09, 2019, 01:36 AM
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Is it a repaint of the original CZ Carbon Cub? Or is it a new model?
May 09, 2019, 01:42 AM
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See all the details in the first post above
May 09, 2019, 01:54 AM
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I like it! The squared-off tips make it look like a Husky. I actually like those better. The red paint is also a lot nicer.

Is the updated motor/prop the same ones the CZ Cessna are using? Or would those be an upgrade for the Cessna?
May 09, 2019, 02:09 AM
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Cant wait for this one. My OG Z Cub needs a wheeled counterpart. I wonder if the new wings will fit on the old Cub Fuselage?? I was considering buying a wrecked Z Cub from a local guy and fixing it up. No need now!!
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May 09, 2019, 03:55 AM
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Hi Jason. I see a lot of things I like, and hopefully I'll have one before the summer is out. Depending of course on the delivery time. Thanks to E-Flite and Horizon Hobby for listening to their customers.

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