Even if you’ve never flown a radio controlled (RC) aircraft before, the Carbon Cub S 2 is the most versatile, capable and easiest to fly scale RC airplane yet! Based on the Carbon Cub by CubCrafters, an upgraded and thoroughly modern iteration of the classic Super Cub, and equipped with Horizon Hobby’s exclusive and innovative SAFE technology, this scale reproduction makes it possible for almost anyone to learn to fly successfully. And the addition of telemetry-capable and Smart components including an ESC, battery and charger (battery and charger sold separately for the BNF® Basic version), along with the option to add SAFE Plus® GPS-enabled technology and the Landing Assist Sensor (LAS), makes learning to fly even easier than ever before!
The most capable, versatile and easiest to fly scale trainer based on the iconic Carbon Cub from CubCrafters
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 at the push of a button to prevent loss of control and crashes
Easily upgrade to SAFE Plus GPS-enabled technology to add AutoLand, Virtual Fence and Holding Pattern features
Optional and easy to install Landing Assist Sensor (LAS) available for smoother landings
100% complete including a controller/transmitter, battery and charger so there’s nothing extra to buy or provide
Spektrum DXS controller/transmitter with industry-leading DSMX® 2.4GHz technology for reliable control without interference
Spektrum 2200mAh 3S 11.1V Smart LiPo battery delivers long flight times up to 10-15+ minutes
Spektrum S120 Smart charger works with a variety of USB power sources
Factory-installed servos, Spektrum flight controller and serial receiver
Powerful and efficient brushless power system including a 30A telemetry-capable ESC
Capable of aerobatic maneuvers including loops, rolls and upside down (inverted) flight
Robust landing gear with oversized tires for operation from a variety of surfaces
Quick and easy assembly—no glue or special tools required
Durable EPO construction that’s tough yet lightweight
Optional floats available for flying from water
Full line of replacement/spare parts available
Practice flying this aircraft in the RealFlight® RC flight simulator
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® Carbon Cub S 2 is the easiest to fly, most capable and versatile scale trainer RC airplane yet! It’s equipped with exclusive SAFE® (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology that 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. And you can instantly return to steady flight using Panic Recovery with the push of a button in any flight mode. Oversized tires make it possible to take off and land on a variety of surfaces including thick grass, gravel paths, dirt trails and smooth pavement, or you can install the optional floats to fly from water—which adds to its unmatched versatility and capabilities.
The Carbon Cub S 2 is equipped with a 30-amp telemetry-capable ESC that provides a variety of real-time power system related telemetry data including motor RPM, current, battery voltage and more to compatible Spektrum™ AirWare™ equipped transmitters, and even approximate flight battery power remaining via multiple LEDs on the DXS transmitter included with the RTF version. The addition of exclusive Spektrum Smart components including a lithium polymer (LiPo) battery and charger make it more convenient to charge properly and safely (battery and charger sold separately for the BNF® Basic version). And you have the option to easily upgrade to SAFE Plus GPS-enabled technology that offers features such as AutoLand and Virtual Fence, along with the option to install the Landing Assist Sensor (LAS) that automatically “flares” for smoother landings, to make learning to fly—and to land safely—easier than ever!
The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) version includes everything needed to fly in one box, and is the perfect choice if you’re a new RC pilot. From the Spektrum DXS 2.4GHz transmitter you can use with other Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) and BNF Basic aircraft after you learn to fly the Carbon Cub S 2, to the 3S 2200mAh Smart LiPo battery that delivers long flight times and the convenient S120 USB-C Smart charger that can be used with a variety of USB power sources, there’s nothing extra you need to buy or provide! A BNF Basic version is also available for experienced pilots who want to use their favorite Spektrum transmitter along with batteries and chargers they may already own. And for both versions, the powerful and efficient brushless power system including a telemetry-capable ESC, plus the flight controller, receiver and servos, are all factory-installed in the durable EPO airframe that assembles quickly and easily without the need for glue or special tools.
Needed to Complete
Nothing! Everything you need to fly is included.
What’s in the Box?
(1) HobbyZone Carbon Cub S 2 Plane with:
(1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed)
(1) 30A Brushless ESC (installed)
(4) Servos (installed)
(1) Spektrum Flight Controller (installed)
(1) Spektrum 4650 Serial Receiver (installed)
(1) Spektrum DXS DSMX® 2.4GHz Transmitter (RTF version only)
(1) Spektrum 2200mAh 3S 11.1V Smart LiPo Battery (RTF version only)
(1) Spektrum S120 USB-C Smart Charger (RTF version only)
(1) Product Manual
This Ready-To-Fly (RTF) version includes a Spektrum DXS controller/transmitter equipped with industry-leading DSMX® 2.4GHz technology and everything else you need to fly including AA batteries for the transmitter, a Spektrum Smart rechargeable lithium polymer battery for the airplane and a Smart USB charger. That means there’s nothing extra to buy or provide so you can fly! The included transmitter, battery and charger can also be used with other Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) Basic RC aircraft.
Spektrum Smart Battery and Charger
The RTF version includes a Spektrum 3S 2200mAh Smart LiPo battery and an S120 USB-C Smart charger that can be used with a variety of USB power sources. Simply connect the battery to the charger, and the exclusive Smart technology will determine and start charging at the best rate to properly and safely charge the battery automatically.
Construction with advanced EPO material delivers a lightweight yet durable airframe that’s tough enough to handle everyday flying punishment without getting bent out of shape. And in the unfortunate event you damage any airframe parts or components and can’t repair them, a full line of replacement parts is readily available.
The Carbon Cub S 2 arrives mostly factory-assembled with the power system, servos plus the flight controller and receiver installed. All you need to do is finish some quick and easy final assembly, without the use of glue or special tools, and you’ll be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery!
Versatile Gear Options
Thick grass, gravel paths, dirt trails; you can fly from these and many other surfaces that are impossible for most models of this size to handle. The robust landing gear is equipped with oversized tires that soak up the bumps of rough surfaces and provide excellent prop clearance. The optional float set (sold separately) takes just a few minutes to install and all the necessary hardware is included with the aircraft and float set so you can fly from lakes and ponds.
Functional flaps are an option for improved slow speed handling and even shorter takeoffs and landings. This feature requires a 7+ channel computer transmitter plus a flap servo and a servo extension (sold separately).
Optional Landing Assist Sensor for Smoother Landings
The Spektrum Landing Assist Sensor (LAS) is easy to install and provides automatic “flare” control to help inexperienced pilots “grease” landings by minimizing or completely eliminating bouncing (works over many/most surfaces and provides optimum performance when flying over/landing in grass).
Learn to Fly Successfully with SAFE® Technology
If this is your first RC airplane, Horizon Hobby-exclusive SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology prevents over-control and crashing while also offering multiple flight modes to deliver more control and capabilities as your skills progress:
In this flight mode, the airplane has pitch and bank angle limits to prevent over-control that can result in a loss of orientation and crashes. When the control sticks are released, the airplane automatically returns to level flight on its own allowing you to relax and enjoy just ‘steering’ the airplane through the sky. This flight mode also makes it easier to take off and land.
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. Also, Beginner Mode automatically activates and returns the airplane to level flight when it descends below approximately 30 feet above ground level and the control sticks are released.
In Experienced 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 can be activated by switching to Beginner Mode and releasing the control sticks.
If you lose control of the airplane in the Intermediate or Experienced flight modes, simply switch to Beginner Mode and release the control sticks. SAFE technology will automatically return the airplane to level flight.
Easily Upgrade to SAFE® Plus GPS-Enabled Technology
With quick and easy installation of the optional Spektrum GPS Module you can add next-level autonomous guidance features that make it even easier to learn to fly. With SAFE Plus added you get:
Activated by simply holding down a button, the advanced AutoLand function puts the airplane on a stabilized approach to land on its own 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.
This very helpful SAFE Plus-exclusive feature essentially allows you to “pause” the flight by putting the airplane into a GPS-guided holding pattern. When activated with 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 with another quick press of the button. It’s a great way to safely hand the controls off to a friend or to regain visual contact if you ever lose sight of the model.
It’s easy to accidentally let an RC airplane fly too far away, but with Virtual Fence, worry no more. 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.
Carbon Cub S2 1.3M RTF Specfications:
Approximate Assembly Time: : Less than 1 Hour
Approximate Flight Time: : 5-7 minutes
CG (Center of Gravity): : 2.4 – 2.7″ (62 – 68mm) back from leading edge of wing at the root
Charger: : Smart USB
Completion Level: : Ready-To-Fly
Elevator: : Yes
Flaps: : Optional
Flying Weight: : 36.1 – 37.9oz (1023 – 1079g)
Landing Gear: : Fixed main with steerable tail wheel
Length: : 34 in (865mm)
Material: : EPO foam
Minimum Required Radio: : Spektrum DSX 2.4GHz
Minimum Speed Control: : 30A
Motor Size: : 480
Propeller Size: : 9×6
Recommended Motor Battery: : 3S 2200mAh Smart LiPo included
Retracts: : No
Rudder: : Yes
Servos: : 2-aileron, 1-elevator, 1-rudder
Spinner Size: : 1.6 in (40mm) diameter
Technology: : SAFE Technology
Transmitter Range: : Full
Wing Tube Length: : 16.1 in (410mm)
Wing Tube OD: : 0.39″ (10mm)
Wingspan: : 51 in (1300mm)