Hobbyzone Champ S+ BNF

Brand: HobbyZone

Part Number: HBZ5480UK

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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.

Features include:

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.

Hobbyzone Champ S+ BNF Features:
  • 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
Hobbyzone Champ S+ BNF Specfications:
  • 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
  • Charger: : Included
  • Completion Level: : Bind-N-Fly
  • Flying Weight: : 3.7oz (105g)
  • Landing Gear: : Yes
  • Length: : 18.2" (462mm)
  • Material: : Foam
  • Minimum Required Radio: : 6+ channel transmitter with Spektrum™ DSM2®/DSMX® technology
  • Motor Size: : 180 brushless
  • Propeller Size: : 5 x 2.75
  • Recommended Motor Battery: : 7.4V 280mAh 2S
  • Servos: : Included
  • Size/Scale: : Ultra Micro
  • Trimscheme Colors: : White and Red
  • Wing Area: : 114.5 sq in (738.8 sq cm)
  • Wingspan: : 27.3" (694mm)
Hobbyzone Champ S+ BNF Requires to Complete:
  • 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.
  • Brand: HobbyZone
  • Part No: HBZ5480UK
  • Assembly Level: BNF (Bind n Fly)
  • Power: Electric
  • Flying Style:
    • Trainers
    • Ultra Micro

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Is this plane suitable for indoor flight?
Asked by Peter Mullan on 28th September 2016

Yes, it would be OK for indoors in a large area such as a sports hall.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

I have a Spektrum DX6i and want to bind it to the Hobby Zone Champ S+ can this be done?
Asked by Simon on 9th October 2016

That depends on when the DX6i was manufactured/purchased 

Models up to SPM6610 will not work,

Models from SPM6630 onwards will work.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

is Spektrum DX9 compatible?
Asked by Aidas Zarskus on 3rd November 2016

Yes, that would bind no problem.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

Is there a larger than 280mA battery available that fits?
Asked by Aidas on 3rd November 2016

The EFLB2802S30 is the only one that HobbyZone reccomend. You might be able to squeeze a larger one in there, but this might have negative effects on flight time and characteristics due to the extra weight.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

I see it can only bind with certain DX6i tx. I have a DX6i but cannot see Amodeo number on it. How do I tell whether my tax will work with it or not. Thanks.
Asked by Peter Mullan on 27th November 2016

If your radio has the DSMX logo, then it will work.

Answered by: Ben @ Wheelspin Models

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