Exclusive SAFE® Plus drone technology from Horizon Hobby
3 flight modes: Beginner, Intermediate, and Experienced
Innovative AutoLand technology lands the airplane by itself
With Panic Recovery, stable flight is resumed by simply releasing the sticks
Holding Pattern allows you to pause your flight with the push of a button
Virtual Fence keeps you from flying too far away
Durable and lightweight construction so no FAA registration is required
FPV ready using the compatible camera and headset or monitor (sold separately)
Proportional 4-channel control with working throttle, elevator, rudder and ailerons
280mAh 2S 7.4V 30C LiPo battery providing up to 12+ minutes of flying time
Powerful 2S brushless power system
Needed To Complete
Requires a 6+ channel transmitter with Spektrum™ DSM2®/DSMX® technology
Whether you’ve never flown RC before or you got your first taste of flying with a multirotor drone, the revolutionary HobbyZone® Champ S+ BNF makes it easier than ever to learn to fly an RC airplane. That’s because it’s equipped with Horizon Hobby’s exclusive SAFE® Plus technology providing the same kind of self-leveling stability and GPS guidance used in advanced drones that can cost thousands of dollars or more. SAFE® Plus drone technology can land the airplane for you, keep you from flying too far away, and even lets you virtually "pause" the flight and circle by itself on command. SAFE® Plus also includes three flight modes that allow you to learn at your own pace by preventing you from over-controlling the airplane and allowing you to perform basic aerobatic maneuvers when you’re ready.
AutoLand When activated, the advanced AutoLand function puts the Champ S+ on a stabilized approach to autonomously land near the takeoff point. When flying in rougher conditions, you can provide some directional guidance and let the system do the rest to execute a safe landing.
Holding Pattern Push a button, and the Champ S+ will automatically fly to a point near its takeoff location and circle at an altitude of approximately 65 feet. Once the command is cancelled, you have full control of the aircraft and can continue to fly.
Virtual Fence It’s easy to accidentally let an RC airplane get too far away, but with Virtual Fence worry no more because it creates a virtual boundary the airplane won’t fly past. When the Champ S+ encounters the Virtual Fence, it automatically turns around inside the boundary and wags the wings letting you know you have control again.
Panic Recovery If you ever lose control of the Champ S+, just switch to beginner mode and release the control sticks. SAFE® Plus technology will return the aircraft to level flight.
Flight Envelope Protection Pitch and roll limits keep the Champ S+ from entering into extreme flight attitudes and conditions.
AS3X® Works automatically to stabilize the Champ S+ with the sophistication of 3-axis gyros to help battle the influence of turbulence on windy days.
The GPS unit in the Champ S+ may require 90 seconds or more to acquire a GPS satellite. The plane must be outdoors and will not function until the GPS signal is locked. Please refer to page 12 of your manual further details on disabling GPS features for indoor flight.
Approximate Assembly Time:
No assembly required
CG (Center of Gravity):
1.1-1.4 in. (29-35mm) back from the leading edge of the wing with the battery installed
Minimum Required Radio:
6+ channel transmitter with Spektrum™ DSM2®/DSMX® technology