This is the E-Flite Apprentice STS 1.5m Bind-N-Fly Basic Airplane with SAFE Technology. The Bind-N-Fly version requires a transmitter, 3S LiPo flight battery, and charger for completion.
This BNF Basic version is available for experienced pilots and clubs that want to use their favorite Spektrum transmitter along with batteries and chargers they may already own, or those that may need to replace a damaged airframe. The powerful and efficient brushless power system including a Smart ESC, plus the flight controller, receiver and servos, are all factory-installed in the durable EPO airframe that assembles quickly and easily without the need for glue or special tools.
For new pilots, check out the Ready-to-Fly version here.
The E-flite Apprentice STS 1.5m is based on one of the very best platforms ever designed for learning to fly radio controlled (RC) airplanes - the legendary Apprentice S 15e. That model's large size made it an ideal choice for better visibility and the ability to handle more wind while learning to fly at an RC club flying field, and its inherently stable design plus exclusive SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology made it easy to fly successfully - especially with the help of an instructor. The Apprentice STS 1.5m is a modern-day evolution of the world's favorite club trainer that includes all the same great features while adding Smart components including an ESC, battery and charger (battery and charger sold separately for the BNF Basic version), along with the option to add SAFE Plus GPS-enabled technology and the all-new Landing Assist Sensor (LAS), to make learning to fly easier - and more fun - than ever before!
And the fun doesn't stop after you learn how to fly! In the Experienced Mode, the Apprentice STS 1.5m is capable of performing aerobatic maneuvers including loops, rolls, inverted (upside down) flight and more. You can even install the optional floats to take off from and land on water.
The Apprentice STS 1.5m is the smartest and best club trainer ever, and that makes it perfect for first-time pilots, experienced pilots that teach others to fly, and for club training programs alike. That's why it's the Official Trainer of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the best choice for new pilots seeking a larger trainer that makes it easier to progress into more advanced RC airplanes!
(1) E-flite Apprentice STS 1.5m with:
(1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed)
(1) Smart 30A Brushless ESC (installed)
(2) 13-gram Digital and (4) 37-gram Servos (installed)
(1) Spektrum 3230 Flight Controller (installed)
(1) Spektrum 4650 Serial Receiver (installed)
(1) Product Manual
Full-Range 6+ Channel Spektrum DSMX/DSM2 Compatible 2.4GHz Transmitter
3200mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo Battery with EC3 or IC3 Connector
3S 11.1V LiPo Compatible Charger