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Key Features

  • Realistic scale features in a teach-yourself-to-fly plane
  • Powerful 480 motor offers great climb rate and power
  • 3-channel radio system
  • Steerable tail wheel for easy turns on the ground and controlled takeoffs and landings
  • Two transmitter-selectable flight modes, ACT "on" or "off"
  • Two chargers included: 3-hour AC delta peak wall charger and 1.2A variable rate DC peak charger
  • Steel wire pushrods for more precise control and added responsiveness and durability
  • Z-Foam™ construction provides excellent durability and is easily repairable with CA
  • X-Port™ technology equipped for use with add-on accessories such as Aerial Drop Module™ and Sonic Combat Module™
  • Detailed instruction manual and video CD provide instruction
  • Full set of replacement and accessory parts available
  • One-box purchase—everything needed to fly is included, even the batteries
  • A ready-to-fly design—just attach the wing, tail and landing gear and install the battery pack
  • An easy-to-install, one-piece wing that provides incredible handling in the wind and smooth flight

Needed To Complete

You don't need anything to get your Super Cub airborne. Just charge the included battery pack while attaching the wing, vertical tail stab and landing gear, and load the AA batteries into the transmitter. Before you know it, you'll be ready to go.


Anybody can have a good time flying the new Super Cub RTF.  It comes right out of the box with everything you need included...even batteries for the transmitter.  The Super Cub is equipped with  3-channel control that helps provide a true-scale flying experience.  Throttle, steering and pitch controls allow you to learn the basics of RC flight, safely and simply, while still having a great time flying.  Meanwhile, the instantly recognizable scale Cub design makes you feel as though you're flying a full-size pleasure plane.  In addition, the Super Cub comes with all of the features you expect from HobbyZone, including X-Port™ expandability.  Its durable Z-Foam™ construction makes the Super Cub incredibly strong and easy to repair, and its unique trim scheme makes it look great in the sky and in your hands.

HobbyZone’s Innovative Anti-Crash Technology

The latest breakthrough in RC flight, Anti-Crash Technology (ACT) makes teaching yourself to fly easier and safer than ever before. With ACT, anyone can fly.

Here’s how it works:

Two sensors on the Super Cub, one on the top and one on the bottom of the fuselage, monitor the position of the plane in relation to the ground. When the plane is flying level, the top sensor sees the sky, while the bottom sees the ground, and they tell the onboard computer that the plane is flying correctly. If the plane enters a dive and the sensors detect that the plane’s orientation is incorrect, the system will automatically correct the control inputs and help prevent the plane from crashing, allowing you time to regain control. ACT lets you fly without worry. And once you’ve gained experience with your Super Cub, you can turn ACT off for more complete control and increased maneuverability.

Speed Control: Power FET proportional ESC/receiver
Anti-Crash Technology: yes
Approx Flying Duration: 10–15 minutes
Available Frequencies: 6 channels on 27MHz
Charger: Variable rate 1.2A DC peak with LED and 3-hour AC Delta Peak with LED
Elevator: Proportional
Flying Weight: 26 oz (715 g)
Gear Ratio: 0.12569444444
Landing Gear: Front landing gear (foam wheels) and steerable tail wheel
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Rudder: Proportional
Throttle: Proportional
Transmitter Range: 2500 ft
X-Port: yes
Wingspan: 47.8 in (1210mm)


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Product Support Tips

Why are HobbyZone Zone 1 planes the best place to start in RC flight?

HobbyZone planes have many features that help new pilots teach themselves to fly, which is why new pilots are most successful when they start with HobbyZone. All HobbyZone Zone 1 planes feature:

- Advanced technology to help pilots be successful when learning to fly so they have fun and will hopefully get hooked on RC flight

-High-quality materials, electronics and workmanship

-Two flight modes -- flight assisting software (ACT or Smart-Trak) is either "on" to help pilots when they need it or can be shut off when they don't

-X-Port technology (in most planes) to have even more fun beyond just flying

What is the benefit of having pitch control for a new pilot as it relates to this plane?

Thanks to the incorporation of pitch into the control mix, ACT can actually recover more quickly with 3 channels than it can with a 2-channel radio system. This allows new pilots to have more control, but still benefit from the safety of having ACT working to keep them from going into a spiral dive that could lead to a crash. ACT does this by working in tandem with the 3rd channel (pitch) to reduce throttle and apply up elevator.

How does the design of the Super Cub differ from other HobbyZone planes?

Unlike any other plane in the HobbyZone line, the design of the Super Cub is unique. First of all, it is the first scale-looking plane in the HobbyZone line. Additionally, many new pilots want to start with a realistic-looking plane, so HobbyZone has created a plane that's the best of both worlds--good looks and ACT technology to help new pilots be successful. The larger wingspan helps the plane fly in a more stable manner, and makes the plane easy to see in the sky.

How does the updated design of the Super Cub, as compared to other HobbyZone Zone 1 planes, make it an improvement for pilots who are new to RC flight?

The Super Cub has a lot of physical features that make it a great plane for new pilots. It is made of Z-Foam, which is a resilient, lightweight foam that is repairable using normal CA. It helps the plane fly very true out of the box. Additionally, the Super Cub has larger control surfaces, which increase responsiveness, and it has black stripes on the bottom of the wing that help pilots keep orientation of the plane when it is in the sky. The plane also has a conventional tail design that is a first for HobbyZone. The last feature that makes the Super Cub great for new pilots is a gear-reduced motor. This gives the plane ample power for flight yet allows for longer flight times.

How does the function of pushrods differ from nylon line?

Pushrods are more durable and allow for more precise manipulation of the control surfaces.

How far away can the Super Cub fly from where a pilot is standing without him or her losing control?

The Super Cub has a radio frequency range of 2500 feet. That's equivalent to almost half a mile, so he or she will likely lose sight of the plane before control of it would be lost.

How does Smart-Trak differ from Anti-Crash Technology?

Smart-Trak uses time-based calculations to precisely adjust control surface travel so pilots can enjoy responsiveness without over-control. When the pilot flies a plane with Smart-Trak on at high throttle, Smart-Trak reduces control surface travel if it calculates the pilot is in danger of over-controlling the plane, which could cause it to enter a spiral dive. When the throttle is reduced, Smart-Trak increases control surface travel so pilots can enjoy superb responsiveness at slower speeds too. To recap on the detailed description of Anti-Crash Technology explained above, the optical sensors can "see" what is going on as it's happening. Therefore, ACT is a better product because it is acting in real-time to the plane's position, and Smart-Trak technology is reactionary because it is reacting to the pilot's input via the transmitter.

Both work toward avoiding a dive that could lead to a crash, but ACT is more active in achieving the goal of crash-avoidance.

How do the larger control surfaces aid new pilots?

Because the control surfaces are larger and have more travel, new pilots get more response from their Super Cub than they can with other HobbyZone Zone 1 planes.

Where can the Super Cub be flown?

Like all park flyer airplanes, the Super Cub should be flown in a large, open area that is free of trees, telephone poles, light poles, power lines, buildings, cars, and people, such as a large park or soccer fields. Additionally, it should be flown upwind, with the sun behind the pilot. This plane can be flown at an AMA-sanctioned RC flying field, but it doesn't have to be because of its size and speed. Just be sure to instruct pilots to keep it away from people and objects, and to make sure that they fly on channels that are not being used by other pilots.

Warranty Period:

What this Warranty Covers
Horizon Hobby, Inc., (Horizon) warrants to the original purchaser that the product purchased (the "Product") will be free from defects in materials and workmanship at the date of purchase.

Limited Warranty:

What is Not Covered
This warranty is not transferable and does not cover (i) cosmetic damage, (ii) damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or due to improper use, installation, operation or maintenance, (iii) modification of or to any part of the Product, (iv) attempted service by anyone other than a Horizon Hobby authorized service center, or (v) Products not purchased from an authorized Horizon dealer.


Purchaser’s Remedy
Horizon’s sole obligation and purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be that Horizon will, at its option, either (i) service, or (ii) replace, any Product determined by Horizon to be defective. Horizon reserves the right to inspect any and all Product(s) involved in a warranty claim. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon. Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

Limitation of Liability
HORIZON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR PRODUCTION OR COMMERCIAL LOSS IN ANY WAY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF HORIZON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Further, in no event shall the liability of Horizon exceed the individual price of the Product on which liability is asserted. As Horizon has no control over use, setup, final assembly, modification or misuse, no liability shall be assumed nor accepted for any resulting damage or injury. By the act of use, setup or assembly, the user accepts all resulting liability. If you as the purchaser or user are not prepared to accept the liability associated with the use of the Product, purchaser is advised to return the Product immediately in new and unused condition to the place of purchase.

These terms are governed by Illinois law (without regard to conflict of law principals). This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Horizon reserves the right to change or modify this warranty at any time without notice.


Questions, Assistance, and Services
Your local hobby store and/or place of purchase cannot provide warranty support or service. Once assembly, setup or use of the Product has been started, you must contact your local distributor or Horizon directly. This will enable Horizon to better answer your questions and service you in the event that you may need any assistance. For questions or assistance, please
fill out our inquiry form or call 877.504.0233 toll free to speak to a Product Support representative. You may also find information on our website at

Inspection or Services
If this Product needs to be inspected or serviced, please use the Horizon Online Service Request submission process found on our website or call Horizon to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Pack the Product securely using a shipping carton. Please note that original boxes may be included, but are not designed to withstand the rigors of shipping without additional protection. Ship via a carrier that provides tracking and insurance for lost or damaged parcels, as Horizon is not responsible for merchandise until it arrives and is accepted at our facility. An Online Service Request is available at under the Support tab. If you do not have internet access, please contact Horizon Product Support to obtain a RMA number along with instructions for submitting your product for service. When calling Horizon, you will be asked to provide your complete name, street address, email address and phone number where you can be reached during business hours. When sending product into Horizon, please include your RMA number, a list of the included items, and a brief summary of the problem. A copy of your original sales receipt must be included for warranty consideration. Be sure your name, address, and RMA number are clearly written on the outside of the shipping carton.

NOTICE: Do not ship LiPo batteries to Horizon. If you have any issue with a LiPo battery, please contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support office.

Warranty Requirements
For Warranty consideration, you must include your original sales receipt verifying the proof-of-purchase date.
Provided warranty conditions have been met, your Product will be serviced or replaced free of charge. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of Horizon.

Non-Warranty Service
Should your service not be covered by warranty service will be completed and payment will be required without notification or estimate of the expense unless the expense exceeds 50% of the retail purchase cost.
By submitting the item for service you are agreeing to payment of the service without notification. Service estimates are available upon request. You must include this request with your item submitted for service. Non-warranty service estimates will be billed a minimum of ½ hour of labor. In addition you will be billed for return freight. Horizon accepts money orders and cashiers checks, as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. By submitting any item to Horizon for service, you are agreeing to Horizon’s Terms and Conditions found on our website

United States:
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

Horizon Service Center
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822

All other Products requiring warranty inspection or repair should be shipped to the following address:

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Champaign, Illinois 61822

Please call 877-504-0233 or For questions or assistance, please fill out our inquiry form with any questions or concerns regarding this product or warranty.

United Kingdom:
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