Description With the Apprentice® STS 1.5m, E-flite® has discovered one of the world's most popular club trainers and made it SMARTER. Based on one of the best platforms ever developed for learning how to fly model airplanes, the large wingspan of 1.5 meters offers good visibility and good wind resistance and thus optimal conditions to successfully enter the hobby in a model flying club. The naturally stable design and the SAFE® technology (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) with the flight modes for beginners, advanced and experts facilitate successful flying, especially with the help of a flight instructor. New exclusive range ™ Smart components, including a lithium polymer (LiPo) battery and charger, make the model more convenient and safe to use (battery and charger are sold separately for the BNF® Basic version). Best of all, the Apprentice® STS 1.5m now offers the option to upgrade to GPS-enabled SAFE Plus technology. This provides features such as AutoLand and Virtual Fence, as well as the option to install the brand new Landing Assist Sensor (LAS), which automatically "floats out" to soften landings. This makes learning to fly and safe landing easier than ever before!
The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) version contains everything you need to fly in one box and is the perfect choice if you want to get into model flying. From the Spektrum DXe 2.4 GHz transmitter, which you can also bind to other Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) and BNF Basic models, to the 3S 3200mAh Smart LiPo battery, which offers long flight times, to the convenient S120 USB-C smart charger, which can be used with a variety of USB power sources. You don't have to buy or deploy anything anymore! A BNF Basic version is also available for experienced pilots and clubs who want to use their preferred spectrum transmitter with existing batteries and chargers. And for both versions, the powerful and efficient brushless drive system including a Smart ESC as well as the flight controller, receiver and servos is factory installed in the durable EPO airframe. The model is quick and easy to assemble without the need for adhesives or special tools.
And the fun doesn't stop after you've learned to fly! In expert mode, the Apprentice STS 1.5m is able to perform aerobatic manoeuvres including loops, rolls, inverted flight and more. You can even mount the optional floats to take off and land on the water.
The Apprentice STS 1.5m is the smartest and best club trainer ever. This makes it perfect for absolute beginners, experienced pilots who teach others how to fly, and for club training programs. For this reason it is the official trainer of the American Modeling Association (AMA) and the best choice for new pilots who are looking for a larger trainer that will facilitate entry and ascent to advanced RC planes!
The E-flite® Apprentice® STS 1.5m is based on one of the best platforms ever developed for learning to model - the legendary Apprentice S 15e. Thanks to the model's size, wind resistance, stable construction and exclusive SAFE® (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology, it became easy and successful to fly - especially with the help of a flight instructor in the model flying club. The Apprentice STS 1.5m is a modern development of the worldwide popular club trainer, which offers the same great features and on top of that contains smart components like a regulator, a battery and a charger (battery and charger for the BNF® Basic version sold separately). With the option to add SAFE Plus® GPS-enabled technology and the brand new Landing Assist Sensor (LAS), learning to fly becomes easier and more successful than ever!
-Based on one of the best platforms ever developed for learning how to model - Apprentice S 15e
-Perfect for first experience with flying models, experienced pilots who teach others how to fly, and for club training programs.
-Official Trainer of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and many clubs worldwide
-The ideal choice for new pilots who are learning to fly with a flight instructor on an RC airfield.
-Horizon Hobby's exclusive SAFE® technology makes it easy to learn to fly
-Simply upgrade to SAFE Plus GPS-enabled technology and add AutoLand, Virtual Fence, and Holding Pattern features.
-Optional and easy to set up Landing Assist Sensor (LAS) for smoother landings
-Factory installed servos, spectrum flight controllers and serial receivers
-Powerful and efficient brushless drive system with Smart ESC
-Wide tripod landing gear with steerable nose wheel
-Quick and easy assembly - no glue or special tools required
-Rugged EPO construction that is rugged yet lightweight
-Optional floats available for flying on the water
-practice flying this aircraft in the RealFlight® simulator
E-Flite is a Horizon Hobby brand that specializes in RC Helicopters and RC Airplanes. They offer BNF (Bind and Fly), PNP (Plug and Play), and ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) Models, all with top quality. In the RC Helicopter division, is their very popular and award winning Blade series (available in many different size categories). In the RC Airplane division, customers praise over the UMX (Ultra Micro) Models.