« Best Value Tournament Chess Set – Filled Chess Pieces and Black Roll-Up Vinyl Chess Board ArtBin Hook & Needle Nook-Periwinkle-6932AB » 3 thoughts on “Horizon Hobby HobbyZone Sport Cub S RTF” 39 of 42 people found the following review helpful Good plane for a beginner but please read…, December 25, 2014 By Walter – This review is from: Horizon Hobby HobbyZone Sport Cub S RTF (Toy) Just got this plane yesterday. Got it out of the box and had a little difficulty binding it to the remote. On the first flight it was about 7-8 mph winds. I spent most of the first run wrecking the plane and afterwards realized I had it in expert mode. Still found the panic button useful. The 2nd run I got the bright idea to fly it in my backyard. This plane gets some altitude rather quickly; and as soon as it does it’s hard to bring down. This time it got stuck in a tree. Had to cut the branch down to get out it down. At this point the plane was pretty nicked up and I had to reattach the tail. Luckily the 3rd time was the charm; using beginner mode of course. The winds were not 5-6 mph. During the 3rd flight, the tail to came off, but I had brought some electrical tape and sealed it on to the rear of the plane. It flew really well. The kick is to throttle the plane and get it airborne; then just do the smallest circles you can so the plane doesn’t get to far of course. The last time I got home spent some time reinforcing the tail and nose(which had a small crack)with blue eletrical tape. I spent hours flying using Phoenix flyer but nothing like practical experience. This is a good plane but make sure you are in beginner mode, it’s calm winds, and don’t stress about nicks and cracks; it’s made of very light foam and this happens. Just make sure to get some rc plane glue and tape to deal with the inevitable mistakes you will make as a beginner. Update: after 3 days really enjoying the plane, but it’s taped up pretty good from trying to use intermediate mode. Do not try and fly this plane in an area less than 100X200 yards. You will find yourself out 130 bucks. 2nd, keep this plane in beginner mode at least the first 20 flights. This plane gets a lot of altitude quickly; when this happens; don’t panic; just do smooth loops and let off the throttle and it will gradually lose altitude so you can land. 3rd, the biggest mistake I made was not buying extra batteries. So the first 3 days I had the plane; it was off the school yard; fly 7-8 minutes; pack up plane; head home; charge battery; do some stuff around the house and repeat process. I ordered theVenom 25C 1S 150mAh 3.7 LiPO Battery for Eflight Blade (4-Pack) and hopefully these work. If they do I am going to immediately buy a 2nd 4 pack which would give me about 60 minutes of flight time. It’s just not fair to have something this fun only last 8 minutes. Update: So day 4, the motor dies. Called Horizon Hobby and they sent me a new motor. Replaced motor and now the plane will not fly correctly. From what I can see Horizon Hobby have good customer service. Going to call again and see if I can send the plane in for repair or replacement. I would advise buying from a local hobby store and if it doesn’t fly straight out of the box; return it or have they LHS trim it for you. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (6) Reply 38 of 42 people found the following review helpful Fantastic plane to fly, October 7, 2014 By Kreig Peterson – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Horizon Hobby HobbyZone Sport Cub S RTF (Toy) This plane is beautiful to fly for beginners . The safe technology let’s you enjoy learning your new hobby without stressing out about crashing your plane. Go out in a wide open field and get some altitude and switch to intermediate mode to practice what regular flying is like. If you lose control the panic button Saves the day. I love this plane, hobby zone has knocked it out of the park with this one i the sport cub also has reinforced wing and tail to survive the inevitable bumps you’ll have. Use clear gorilla tape to bolster a few delicate areas and this plane will last and last happy flying 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful Great Plane, But Here Are Some Tips and Tricks, April 8, 2015 By Jenny Winkel – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Horizon Hobby HobbyZone Sport Cub S RTF (Toy) This is a great plane for beginners. The “Panic” button is absolutely genius, and I use it all the time. But here’s the catch: when you first get it, MAKE SURE IT WORKS! If anything does NOT work, DO NOT FLY IT, no matter how tempting it looks. When I got mine, it literally was Ready to fly. You just need to charge the battery, but this is the first problem. The battery for these averages out at 5-8 minutes of flight time, and the more batteries that you charge, the more flight time. When I got my plane, I opened it up and charged the battery. When I plugged the battery in the plane, I turned it up and… It sputtered and coughed and cut out when I pressed it beyond halfway up the throttle. So, I went to my local hobby store (http://www.mrshobby.com/) and asked the RC specialist what was wrong. “The Batteries for these things only give you about eight minutes to fly,” he said, “But the charger is what causes your engine problem.” He explained to me that these chargers do not charge your battery all the way, and do not turn off automatically after the plane is charged. “You will want one of these,” and he reached behind him to grab something like this: ( http://www.amazon.com/GT-Power-B606-Battery-Charger/dp/B00C1BZOSO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1428543938&sr=8-2&keywords=RC+plane+charger) A multi-battery charger. “These things will turn off after your battery has charged to the maximum capacity, and it charges four at a time. More flight time.” The next problem is fixing it. If you crash it and the foam breaks, DO NOT USE SUPERGLUE. This eats away at the foam, and will cause the part to not fit right. “The odors is what will prevent the glue from doing it’s thing,” said the man at my hobby store. I crashed it when I was gliding it, and the nose broke off a little bit, and the motor broke loose. So I had to grab a hobby knife and cut the whole thing open (If you do this, don’t tape it up. Get wrist size rubber bands and place them around the wings and the landing gear so that they are vertically straight. If necessary, place small rubber bands around the fuselage to ensure sturdiness). The last thing is that the plane’s rudder is almost always off somehow. I tried to fix it both manually and trim it on the remote controller. It was always to the left, when I turned it off and when I turned it on to trim it. This video should help you if you have this problem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bTyAGEj5GQ ) If trouble consists, then consult the trouble shooting guide in the manual or talk to a hobby store. Make sure that you actually read the manual first and understand it. And definitely learn how to “Bind” the aircraft; turn on the plane, then the controller. While you are turning on the controller, press down the left throttle joystick until it makes an annoying beeping sound. When the plane makes a weird “VRRT” sound, and the controller gives 10-11 beeps, then your plane has been “Bound.” I would definitely recommend this plane to any beginners. it is very fun and easy to fly, as long as you have it on “Beginner” Mode. The “Panic” button comes in handy all the time, as long as you make sure to HOLD it when your plane goes haywire. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.