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Overview

Landing has always been one of the biggest concerns for new pilots, but not anymore. Designed to be as intuitive as possible, the HobbyZone® Sportsman® S+ comes loaded with SAFE® Plus technology which is equipped with advanced attitude awareness and a GPS system so pilots can leave their hesitancy on the runway, even if it’s their first time flying. Like the beautiful full-scale Glasair Sportsman, the Sportsman S+ is a natural in the sky with the freedom of four-channel control and a powerful brushless motor that comes pre-installed. If a pilot is skittish about the landing, no problem. In the right conditions, the Sportsman S+ will perform the landing with no help from the pilot.


Features Included with the HobbyZone Sportsman S+
AutoLand
- When activated, Autoland returns the Sportsman S+ safely to the ground with little to no pilot input. 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 Sportsman S+ will automatically fly to a point near its takeoff location and circle at an altitude of approximately 120 feet. Once the command is cancelled, you have full control of the aircraft and can continue to fly.

Virtual Fence- You can choose between a circular setting with 360-degree fence or a rectangular setting with a fence that prevents the Sportsman S+ from flying behind you. Both fences will prevent the aircraft from flying too far away. When the Sportsman S+ encounters the Virtual Fence boundary, the control system will automatically activate Holding Pattern and return the aircraft to near its takeoff location and circle until you cancel the command.


Key Features

  • AutoLand actively assists with landing with minimal to no pilot input
  • Instant flight recovery with Panic Recovery mode
  • Beginner, Intermediate, and Experienced modes make learning to fly easy
  • Holding Pattern returns aircraft to a fixed point and flies in a pattern
  • Virtual Fence keeps aircraft within a comfortable flying range
  • HD Camera ready with an E-flite® EFC™-721 camera mount included
  • 4-Channel aircraft with working throttle, rudder, elevator, and aileron
  • 1300mAh 3S 11.1V Li-Po battery for long flight times on a single charge
  • Impact-resistant, durable Z-Foam™ construction
  • Tricycle landing gear provides easier handling on the ground
  • Full-range Spektrum™ DX4e 4-channel 2.4GHz DSMX® transmitter included
  • Everything you need to fly RC today in one box

HobbyZone Sportsman S+ Tech Tips

SAFE Plus Logo

The HobbyZone® Sportsman® S+ features SAFE® Plus technology that provides pilots
with advanced GPS position awareness so you can teach yourself to fly with ease.

GPS ENABLED TECHNOLOGY

AutoLand

When activated, AutoLand will initiate a landing pattern with a touchdown location near where it took off. In rougher conditions, pilots can provide additional guidance to the system for executing a safe landing.

Holding Pattern

Push a button and the Sportsman® S+ will automatically circle around a fixed position near its takeoff location at approximately 120 feet until the command gets canceled.

Virtual Fence

Choose from a circular or rectangular boundry box that keeps the aircraft within sight and prevents the Sportsman® S+ from getting too far away.

Panic Recovery

If you ever lose control of the Sportsman® S+, just switch to beginner mode and release the control sticks. SAFE® Plus technology will return the aircraft to level flight.

Panic Recovery

1 Pilot loses control of the aircraft in any attitude.

2 Pilot releases both sticks. The aircraft will roll wings
upright and level and pull out of a dive...

3 ...once the aircraft is flying straight and level, the pilot can
continue climbing to a safe altitude and resume flight.

Flight Envelope Protection

Pitch and roll limits protect the Sportsman® S+ from entering into extreme flight conditions.

Flight Envelope Protection

Beginner Mode

Limited Pitch and bank angles. Panic Recovery Mode activates when sticks are released, returning the aircraft to level flight.

Flight Envelope Protection

Intermediate Mode

More freedom in pitch and bank. Panic Recovery Mode automatically returns the aircraft to level flight when the aircraft descends below 30 feet above ground level and the sticks are released.

Flight Envelope Protection

Experienced Mode

No pitch and roll limitor Panic Recovery Mode. Panic Recovery Mode can be activated by switching to Beginner Mode and releasing the sticks.

AS3X

Works to stabilize the Sportsman® S+ in whatever attitude you command with the sophistication of 3-axis gyros to help battle the influence of turbulence on windy days.


Needed to Complete

Nothing! Everything you need to get flying is included in the box.


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