HobbyZone Champ S+ is In Stock!

The Champ was always a great airplane. Horizon has revamped and aggrandized that airplane into the Champ S+ beginner airplane, and they added a few features along the way!

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.

Works automatically to stabilize the Champ S+ with the sophistication of 3-axis gyros to help battle the influence of turbulence on windy days.

We have the Ready-to-Fly version on the shelf for $169.99! Come pick one up today!

3 New Horizon Hobby Airplanes Arrive

E-Flite Mini Apprentice S RTF
E-Flite UMX B-25 BNF

Horizon is probably the industry's leader in electric airplanes & beginner-friendly aircraft. the three airplanes we recently received just help prove the point.

First, the HobbyZone Mini Apprentice S is a great beginner airplane, based on the popular Apprentice design, but smaller and more affordable. This $229.99 flying machine features Horizon's SAFE technology, making it easier than ever to learn to fly. Learn more on HobbyZone's website.

Next, the E-Flite UMX B-25 BNF. Re-create the Doolittle Raid with the newest entry in the ultra-micro series. This model features Horizon's patented AS3X stabilization system to keep it flying smooth and level, even in a slight breeze. Scale details and four-channel control make this one solid warbird for those ultra-micro enthusiasts out there. Check out E-Flite's website to learn more. It runs $119.99.

Finally, there's the E-Flite Spitfire Mk XIV 1.2M BNF Basic ($269.99). The latest addition to the 1.2M family, the Spitfire Mk XIV features electric retractable landing gear and functional flaps for the ultimate in scale features. With a sharp trim scheme and Horizon's SAFE Select technology, this is the ultimate in parkflyer warbirds. Find out more about this stunning warbird at E-Flite's website. This airplane requires a 2200mAh 3S LiPo, LiPo charger, and a Spektrum DX6 G2 or higher.

HobbyZone Sportsman S+ Now In Stock

Horizon has long been innovating with technology to make radio controlled flight more approachable for everyone. The latest in these innovations is the HobbyZone Sportsman S+ Ready-to-Fly Airplane. It combines the three-axis gyroscopes and accelerometers from AS3X with the envelope-limiting system of SAFE and adds in a GPS component for the most advanced computer-assisted flight in all of radio control hobbies.

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+ 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.

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 take-off 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 take-off location and circle until you cancel the command.

The HobbyZone Sportsman S+ RTF is $349.99 for a one-box, everything-you-need purchase. We currently have two of them on the shelf, so stop by soon and start flying!

NIGHT Visionaire Now In Stock!

Ever wanted to extend your flying session into the night, but your airplane isn't equipped with lights? Well, get ready to pull out your wallet. E-Flite's newest airplane is now in stock: the NIGHT Visionaire. This luminous airplane is equipped with intense LEDs inside the airplane, making it glow in the night sky. It's designed from the ground up for sport pilots that want a 3D experience that's easy to fly. Built-in to the receiver is Horizon's patented SAFE technology, keeping the pilot in control while allowing a stair-step learning method with Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert flight modes. The Panic Recovery mode rights the airplane with the push of a button, and the AS3X gyro system smooths out the effects of rough air.

The NIGHT Visionaire is available as a Bind-N-Fly Basic airplane ($299.99), requiring a 2200mAh 3S LiPo battery and compatible charger, along with any 4+ channel programmable transmitter with Spektrum DSM2/DSMX technology. It is available and on our shelves today!

Blade 350 QX In Stock!

The Blade 350 QX is one of the hottest new products to come out in a long time. It was announced back in July, giving us plenty of time to antisipate the fun we'd have with it. Well, we don't have to wait any more! The Blade 350 QX has arrived in stock. We have 3 Ready-To-Fly models ($469.99) in stock at the time of this post. Bind-N-Fly models have already sold out, but we have more coming off of back order by the end of the month (hopefully).

For those not in the know, the Blade 350 QX is the first quadcopter to combine Horizon's fantastic SAFE technology with a frame capable of carrying a GoPro camera (the camera is not included) into the air. Coupled with the AS3X stabilization, this quad can take plenty of wind and stay on target. With features like Return to Home, SAFE Circle, and Smart Mode, the 350 QX is a great quad for anyone looking to start capturing video from the air. If aerial photography isn't your thing, the 350 QX still brings an unparalleled level of polish to the popular world of quadcopters.

Stop in and have us demo one for you soon! And check out the unboxing and startup video from Blade after the break!

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