The NEW HobbyZone® Sport Cub S 2...The Best Ultra Micro Trainer Yet

It’s ultra-micro size makes it the ideal choice for a smaller trainer model that can be flown in yards, parks, soccer fields, football fields and other suitable spaces where larger models can’t typically be flown successfully by first-time pilots.

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Sport Cub S 2

See more info below and on the product pages via this link:

https://www.horizonhobby.com/SearchD...z44000hbz44500

Introduction

The HobbyZone® Sport Cub S 2 is based on one of the all-time most popular trainer aircraft ever designed for learning to fly radio controlled (RC) airplanes—the legendary Sport Cub S. It’s ultra-micro size makes it the ideal choice for a smaller trainer model that can be flown in yards, parks, soccer fields, football fields and other suitable spaces where larger models can’t typically be flown successfully by first-time pilots. Exclusive SAFE® (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology helps to prevent overcontrol, loss of orientation and crashes so nearly everyone can learn to fly successfully. Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced modes allow you to choose the level of stability and control you need, or are ready to try, at the flip of a switch.

Overview

Welcome to the exciting world of RC (Radio Controlled) flight! If you’ve ever dreamed of taking to the skies, Horizon Hobby has you covered. We are committed to engineering aircraft that you can learn to fly with successfully even if you’ve never flown RC before. Every HobbyZone® aircraft we offer features industry-leading design and technology developed by experts to keep you in control and learning at your own pace so you can turn your dreams of flight into a reality!

The HobbyZone® Sport Cub S 2 makes learning to fly RC airplanes in more places and smaller spaces easier than ever! Based on one of the most popular trainer aircraft ever designed for learning to fly radio controlled (RC) airplanes—the legendary Sport Cub S —it’s ultra-micro size makes it the ideal choice for a smaller trainer model that can be flown in large yards, small parks, soccer fields, football fields and other suitable spaces where larger models can’t typically be flown successfully by first-time pilots. Install the optional float set (EFLUA1190, sold separately) and you can add large pools and small ponds to the list of places you can fly! Exclusive SAFE® (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology helps to prevent overcontrol, loss of orientation and crashes so nearly everyone can learn to fly successfully. Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced modes allow you to choose the level of stability and control you need, or are ready to try, at the flip of a switch. Plus you can instantly return to stable flight using Panic Recovery in any flight mode. This makes the Sport Cub S 2 a natural evolution of the trainer many pilots learned to fly with because it includes all of the same great features, while also adding new telemetry capabilities that send flight battery voltage to the transmitter to make the pilot better aware of approximately how much “power” remains.

And the fun doesn't stop after you learn how to fly! It’s lightweight yet durable airframe is equipped with a powerful electric motor that delivers long flight times and provides plenty of speed and power to perform aerobatic maneuvers including loops, rolls and even inverted (upside down) flight. That means the Sport Cub S 2 is a model even experienced pilots will appreciate and enjoy flying – and can also use to teach others to fly. The Bind-N-Fly® Basic version (HBZ44500) is the perfect choice for those pilots because it allows them to use their favorite Spektrum™ transmitter along with batteries and chargers they may already own. And the Ready-To-Fly version (H BZ44000) is perfect for first-time pilots because it includes a Spektrum™ controller/transmitter equipped with industry-leading DSMX® 2.4GHz technology, AA batteries for the transmitter, plus a rechargeable LiPo flight battery and USB charger. That means there’s nothing extra to buy or provide! Best of all both versions arrive 100% factory-assembled and ready to fly right out of the box – no assembly required!

Ready-To-Fly Convenience The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) version includes a controller/transmitter equipped with Spektrum™ DSMX® 2.4GHz technology and everything else you need to fly including AA batteries for the transmitter, a rechargeable lithium polymer battery for the airplane and a USB charger. That means there's nothing extra to buy or provide so you can fly! The included transmitter can also be used with other ultra-micro/UMX (Ultra Micro eXtreme) Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) RC aircraft.

Bind-N-Fly® Completion Level The Bind-N-Fly® (BNF®) Basic version comes 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 Spektrum DSMX®/DSM2® equipped transmitter (sold separately), install a charged battery (sold separately) and fly!

Fully Assembled The Sport Cub S 2 arrives 100% factory-assembled and ready to fly right out of the box. That means you can be flying in just the time it takes to charge the battery!

Durable Design Construction with advanced EPS material delivers a lightweight yet durable airframe. In the unfortunate event you damage any airframe parts or components and can't repair them, a full line of replacement/spare parts is readily available.

Optional Floats Turn the Sport Cub S 2 into a float plane with the optional float set (EFLUA1190; sold separately). Installation takes just a few minutes and all the necessary hardware is included with the airplane and float set.

Learn to Fly Successfully with SAFE® Technology If this is your first RC airplane, revolutionary and Horizon Hobby-exclusive SAFE® (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology prevents over-control and crashes. It also offers multiple flight modes to deliver more control and capabilities as your skills progress at the flip of a switch:

Beginner Mode In this flight mode, the airplane has pitch (up/down) and bank (left/right) angle limits that prevent over-control which could lead to a loss of orientation and crashes. When the control sticks are released, the airplane automatically returns to level flight allowing you to relax and enjoy simply 'steering' the airplane through the sky. Best of all, takeoffs are as simple as giving full throttle and letting the airplane fly off a suitable surface, or by giving it a quick hand launch over surfaces such as grass, and landings are as easy as lowering the throttle and letting it glide to a landing on its own.

Intermediate Mode This flight mode allows more freedom in pitch and bank, but still prevents significant over-control and the airplane does not return to level flight on its own. This allows you to make tighter turns and to climb and descend faster as your skills advance.

Experienced Mode In this flight mode there are 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 If you lose control of the airplane in the Intermediate or Experienced flight modes, simply activate the Panic Recovery mode with the push of a button and release the control sticks. SAFE technology will automatically return the airplane to level flight.

Key Features

• Updated version of one of the best-selling and most popular trainer models available for learning to fly radio controlled (RC) airplanes – the Sport Cub S • 100% complete and ready to fly right out of the box – there’s nothing extra to buy, provide or assemble (RTF version only) • 100% factory-assembled and ready to fly right out of the box – no assembly required • Equipped with exclusive SAFE® technology that helps prevent crashes and makes it easy to learn how to fly • Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced flight modes you can easily change between at the flip of a switch • Panic Recovery mode activates at the push of a button to prevent loss of control and crashes • Ultra-micro size to fly in small parks, at sports fields or even indoors over a basketball court • Provides telemetry data to the controller/transmitter indicating flight battery voltage • Spektrum™ controller/transmitter with industry-leading DSMX® 2.4GHz technology (RTF version only) • Full 4-channel control for everything from training to aerobatic flight capability • Capable of aerobatic maneuvers including loops, rolls and upside down (inverted) flight • LiPo battery and USB charger for long flight times and convenient recharging (RTF version only) • Powerful electric motor for easy operation and excellent performance • Lightweight yet durable construction perfect for first-time pilots • No FAA registration required (under the 250 gram weight limit) • Full line of replacement/spare parts plus accessories available • Optional float set (sold separately) for flying from water • Practice flying this aircraft in the RealFlight® simulator

Specifications

• Transmitter: 6+ channel Spektrum DSMX/DSM2 compatible (including with RTF, required for BNF Basic) • Battery: 1S 3.7V 150–200mAh LiPo with ultra-micro connector (1S 150mAh included with RTF, required for BNF Basic) • Experience Level: Skill Level 1 = No Experience Req’d • Assembly Required: No • Wingspan: 23.4 in (616 mm) • Length: 16.3 in (414.5 mm) • Flying Weight: 2.0 oz (57g) • Motor: Electric Coreless (installed) • ESC: (1) Brushed (installed) • Servos: (4) Ultra-micro linear (installed) • Receiver: Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible (installed)

Needed to Complete

RTF version: • Nothing! Everything you need to fly and begin having fun is included!

BNF Basic version: • 6+ channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® compatible transmitter • 1S 3.7V 150–200mAh LiPo battery with Ultra-Micro connector • Compatible LiPo battery charger

Last edited by Jim T. Graham; Mar 06, 2020 at 10:33 AM..
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Mar 05, 2020, 12:30 PM
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Audioguru again's Avatar
I wish this airplane was available 10 years ago when I began flying RC.
Where is the brushless motor used in the new UMX Ultrix?
It is the same size as my UMX Carbon Cub but is 2/3 the weight so the wind might blow it away.
I will mention it to everybody at the park who asks me about where to buy their first RC airplane.
Mar 05, 2020, 03:55 PM
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So, this is the Sport Cub S 2, as in a space between the S and the 2.
It looks like it is a follow-up plane to the Sport Cub S

I am sitting here looking at my Sport Cub S2 (S no space 2) (PKZ 6875/6880) and thinking... well I'm actually not sure what I'm thinking.
Mar 05, 2020, 06:14 PM
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“Wow! This is definitely a quantum leap forward in the RC aviation world! Truly amazing the tweaks and upgrades they did to the platform of the original UMX Sport Cub. Incredible!....just absolutely incredible! .
This is precisely the newest exciting HH release I was waiting to see!!


said absolutely nobody
Mar 05, 2020, 06:26 PM
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Seems you might have missed the point of this thread

We took one of our best-selling trainers, made it better, and started a thread here for the many, many thousands of people who will buy and learn to fly with one over the next 5-10 years...it's definitely not meant to impress anyone who has no interest in it, especially those who already know how to fly

Also, FWIW, we've already had 5 new releases since the beginning of the year, including 3 that were all-new models. Oh how quickly everyone seems to forget about those and expect more, and more, and more, and more...(so I guess it's good that we have many, many more new releases coming this year)
Last edited by Jason M; Mar 05, 2020 at 06:54 PM.
Mar 05, 2020, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Coptafeel
“Wow! This is definitely a quantum leap forward in the RC aviation world! Truly amazing the tweaks and upgrades they did to the platform of the original UMX Sport Cub. Incredible!....just absolutely incredible! .
This is precisely the newest exciting HH release I was waiting to see!!


said absolutely nobody
Goot one....hahahahaha
Mar 05, 2020, 07:41 PM
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Jason, I would have felt differently if this would have come equipped with a brushless motor, like you guys did with the Ultrix. Perhaps it would have been cost prohibitive to do it with this one, I don’t know.

I apologize for the negative tone, I just think most folks have grown weary of brushed motors and their inherent hit and miss QC tendencies. And what could turn a neophyte off quicker than having a motor simply crap out after just 15 flights or so?

I thought perhaps we had finally seen the end of the brushed era when the Ultrix was released, but this seems to have thrown a bit of cold water on that theory. This just seems a bit too much “same old same old” to really be considered “new”.

Kudos to HH on the latest releases and I look forward to seeing some interesting (and brushless) stuff coming down the UMX pipeline.
Mar 05, 2020, 07:48 PM
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What are the upgrades from the original? I have that from three years ago. It's a great gym flyer, (still is), regardless of experience.
Mar 05, 2020, 08:24 PM
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Thanks for the information about the coreless motor. . . Sounds like a Champ S+ take two.
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Mar 05, 2020, 08:30 PM
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What are the upgrades from the original? I have that from three years ago. It's a great gym flyer, (still is), regardless of experience.
I was wondering the same thing. I have the original, and enjoy flying it now and then. It's a fun plane and a good trainer. It's also surprisingly fun to fly in strong gusty wind. Anyway ... What's upgraded on the new one?
Mar 05, 2020, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason M
Seems you might have missed the point of this thread

We took one of our best-selling trainers, made it better, and started a thread here for the many, many thousands of people who will buy and learn to fly with one over the next 5-10 years...it's definitely not meant to impress anyone who has no interest in it, especially those who already know how to fly

Also, FWIW, we've already had 5 new releases since the beginning of the year, including 3 that were all-new models. Oh how quickly everyone seems to forget about those and expect more, and more, and more, and more...(so I guess it's good that we have many, many more new releases coming this year)
Well I have been flying the [email protected] out of two of them so I haven’t forgot what you have released. I am also very happy that you have many, many more new releases coming this year.

I had recently been looking for something to get to train my 4 grandkids to fly. They are starting to show a little interest so I think I may just have to pick one up. And when I’m not teaching them to fly maybe I’ll shoot a few splash and goes off a random mud puddle I happen to find.
Mar 06, 2020, 10:54 AM
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I looked in Google for Coreless Electric Motor and found this description:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electr...ss_rotor_motor

In the video about the UMX Turbo Timber, Jason explained that telemetry is available on most new airplanes from Horizon Hobby because the old chip is not made anymore. Then the UMX Turbo Timber and this new version of the Sport Cub have battery voltage telemetry and maybe its SAFE is also new. The transmitter for the new RTF Sport Cub also looks to be a new one.
Mar 06, 2020, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by aeronca11AC
• Motor: Electric Coreless (installed)
• ESC: (1) Brushed (installed)

That makes no sense for someone like myself who has been flying RC since 1977.
ESCs aren't brushed. They have have no brushes. They are for a brushed motor. . . which leads me to this:

I have never heard of a coreless electric motor.
(Update: Thanks for the reference above...)

I was ready to buy one until I heard that didn't have a brushless motor. That's almost unheard of in 2020. In 1995 maybe that would be great. But I have a whole shoebox of brushed motors that is gathering dust and those days are gone.

If you want people to spend $100 at least get the English right.
Coreless motors are very common, pretty much all UMX motors and lots of brushed servos use them.

It's also very common for ESC's to be listed as brushed or brushless based on the type of motor they'll operate.
Mar 06, 2020, 10:44 PM
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Is this a re-release or is there anything better about this one than the one from three years ago? I think it's great to re-release it because it was a legendary plane, but they are acting like it's new and different.


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