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Firebird Commander RTF Electric



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Firebird Commander RTF Electric

Item #: HBZ2500


Retail: $139.99*

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Key Features

  • Two-stick proportional controller with a 2,500-foot range lets you fly farther. (8 "AA" batteries included)
  • High-voltage, rechargable battery pack
  • A/C wall charger with timer and LED
  • Powerful 380 motor for faster climbs and higher speeds
  • X-Port for exciting optional plug-ins like the Sonic Combat Module and Aerial Drop Module
  • HobbyZone's fully proportional Smart-Trak control system gives you two ways to fly: Standard Mode for beginners and Expert Mode for those who've flown before
  • "Flying the Firebird Commander" video CD with assembly instructions and flying tips makes getting started easier
  • Specially designed one-piece wing

Product Specifications

40 in
Engine Size:
Recommended Battery:
6-cell, 7.2V, 900mAh Ni-MH
Approx. Flying Duration:
18 minutes
Transmitter Range:
2,500 ft


For first time pilots, HobbyZone’s Firebird Commander™ makes learning to fly easier than ever. Plus once you’ve earned your wings, the Firebird Commander easily converts via an onboard programmable computer chip to Expert Mode, offering increased control response for exciting maneuvers like wingovers, dives and even pylon turns.

HobbyZone’s Firebird Commander features a revolutionary flight control system called Smart-Trak. With Smart-Trak, an on-board time-based computer adjusts control throws based on selected modes, conditions and throttle positions significantly improving the flight handling and performance. The difference is amazing, and the Firebird Commander is the only airplane available featuring the Smart-Trak control system.

Standard Mode: Designed for first time pilots, Standard Mode gives positive control response, while preventing the common problem of crashes caused form over-controlling and spiraling. When a full right or left steering input is given, the rudders move beyond normal travel in the direction of the turn for about two seconds. This gives a strong initial control response, allowing for quick turns and responsive maneuvering. If the stick is held over for more than 2 seconds, the rudders automatically reduce throw (about 50%), maintaining the turn yet preventing over-controlling and spiraling. With Standard Mode activated, flying the Firebird Commander is as easy as driving around the sky, and you don’t have to worry about crashes caused from over-controlling. Now anyone can fly successfully the fist time out!

Expert Mode: After you’ve mastered the basics, take it to the next level and unlock Expert Mode. Enter Expert Mode by simply turning on the Firebird Commander first, and then turning on the transmitter switch with the throttle stick in the full throttle position. In Expert Mode, the Firebird Commander gives increased control throw and response, allowing for more advanced maneuvers like spirals, wingovers, swooping dives and climbs. Even seasoned pilots love flying the Firebird Commander in Expert Mode. With this increased maneuverability, you can even race around pylons or engage other pilots in aerial combat.

In both Smart-Trak modes, the control throw is increased to maximum anytime the motor is in the Off position. This gives positive control authority even during glide and on approach to landing.

For extra fun and excitement, the Firebird Commander comes standard with an innovative X-Port that lets you add exciting optional plug-in accessories like the Sonic Combat Module and Aerial Drop Module (both sold separately).

Manuals and Support


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  • 7.2V 1000mAhNiMHBattery:FTB,ZZR2/3,AER,FBC,ABC,FC2[HBZ1012]

  • Transmitter Antenna: All HBZ Birds/ZZR/ZZR2[HBZ1058]

  • Red Transmitter Ribbon: All HBZ Birds[HBZ1059]

  • Transmitter Battery Cover:XL, FBC, ZZR, IIST,FC2[HBZ1060]

Optional Accessories  See All

  • DC Peak Charger (1.2 Amps)[HBZ1026]

  • Charger Connector w/Wire: 900 mAh Battery[HBZ1081]

  • Space Explorer Decal Sheet: FBC[HBZ2511]

  • Nebula Squadron Decal Sheet: FBC[HBZ2512]