Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S Review

Hello and welcome to my review of the Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S RTF RC Airplane

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The Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S is an electric powered RC airplane made from durable foam.  The plane is Ready To Fly (RTF) and comes with everything required to get you started.  The aircraft is a micro RC plane with different flight modes for the beginner, intermediate and advanced flyer.

Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S

Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S At A Glance

Good: Flys well in breezy conditions, panic button helps correct unintentional aerobatic maneuvers
Not So Good: Electric motor isn’t brushless which reduces power and will wear out quicker than a brushless motor.
Overall Take: The Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S is a solid micro  RC plane that beginners of all ages will appreciate.  Just be aware that motor isn’t brushless but shouldn’t be a major concern.

View more information Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S at Amazon

What’s In The Box

  • Ultra Micro Sport Cub Aircraft
  • 150mAh 3.7V Li-Po Battery
  • USB Charger
  • 2.4GHz radio transmitter

Specs Of The Sport Cub S

  • Wingspan: 24.3 inches
  • Length: 16.3 inches
  • Flying Weight: 2.0oz
  • Material: Foam
  • Charger: DC charger with USB port

Features Of The Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S

  • Complete Sport Cub S radio-controlled aircraft with electronics, battery, and charger
  • SAFE technology from Horizon Hobby
  • Recovery with the pull of a trigger with Panic Recovery mode
  • Proportional 4-channel control with working throttle, rudder, elevator and aileron
  • Steerable tail wheel for easy ground control
  • Powerful electric motor for impressive speed and climb performance
  • Attractive replica of the Cub Crafters Sport Cub aircraft
  • Li-Po battery for long flight times on a single charge
  • USB port DC Fast charger

Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S

Flying The Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S

The Sport Cub S is an excellent aircraft for the novice flyer looking to fly fixed-wing aircraft.  The plane has a camera cable attached so is ready to go for FPV flying if you have a camera to mount.  The stabilization features of the plane help it to fly level in breezy conditions and if you don’t like all the “co-pilot” features you can simply switch to a more advanced flight mode.  If you find yourself stuck int rouble a quick press of the panic button will get your aircraft back into level flight.  Be warned though if your plane is inverted the panic mode can drop your plane from the sky.  The plane is constructed from durable foam and can take quite a beating.

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Final Take

The beginner’s mode makes this plane simple and safe to fly for someone with no experience with RC planes. Once the plane is one of the more advanced modes you can start to do some aerobatic maneuvers. In Advanced mode, you can do inside and outside loops, fly inverted, do barrel rolls, etc. When things start to go south, flip the switch down to SAFE mode or pull the red trigger, and the plane INSTANTLY returns to straight and level flight.  The plane is capable of flying in a light breeze but like most planes in the micro class flying in more breezy conditions will cause trouble.  For more information and reveiws you can see the Horizon Hobby Sport Cub S on Amazon if you are interested.

I hope you enjoyed the review, have fun

Ben