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!
E-flite took the world's favorite club trainer and made it SMARTER with the Apprentice STS 1.5m. Based on one of the very best platforms ever designed for learning to fly radio controlled (RC) airplanes, its large size and 1.5 meter (59.0 inch) wingspan offers better visibility and the ability to handle more wind while learning to fly at an RC club flying field. Its inherently stable design plus SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology featuring Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced flight modes makes it easy to fly successfully, especially with the help of an instructor. The addition of exclusive Spektrum Smart components including a lithium polymer (LiPo) battery and charger make it more convenient to charge properly and safely (battery and charger sold separately for the BNF Basic version). And best of all it now has the option to upgrade to SAFE Plus GPS-enabled technology that offers features such as AutoLand and Virtual Fence, plus the option to install the all-new Landing Assist Sensor (LAS) that automatically "flares" for smoother landings, to make learning to fly—and to land safely—easier than ever!
The Ready-To-Fly (RTF) version includes everything needed to fly in one box, and is the perfect choice if you're a new RC pilot. From the Spektrum DXe 2.4GHz transmitter you can use with other Bind-N-Fly (BNF) and BNF Basic aircraft after you learn to fly the Apprentice STS, to the 3S 3200mAh Smart LiPo battery that delivers long flight times and the convenient S120 USB-C Smart charger that can be used with a variety of USB power sources, there's nothing extra you need to buy or provide! A BNF Basic version is also available for experienced pilots and clubs that want to use their favorite Spektrum transmitter along with batteries and chargers they may already own. And for both versions, 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.
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!
Airfoil Shape: Flat bottom
Approximate Assembly Time: No assembly required
Approximate Flight Time: 5 minutes
CG (Center of Gravity): 3.125" (79mm) from leading edge of wing measured at the fuselage
Charger: Spektrum S120 USB-C Smart Charger
Completion Level: Ready-To-Fly
Control Throw - High (Ailerons): 0.91" (23mm)
Control Throw - High (Elevator): 0.91" (23mm)
Control Throw - High (Rudder): 1.35" (35mm)
Control Throw - Low (Ailerons): 0.71" (18mm)
Control Throw - Low (Elevator): 0.71" (18mm)
Control Throw - Low (Rudder): 1.10" (28mm)
Flying Weight: 251-2000g, 49oz (1390g)
Landing Gear: Prebent wire, tricycle configuration
Length: 42.5" (1080mm)
Minimum Required Radio: Spektrum DXe DSMX 2.4GHz included
Minimum Speed Control: Smart 30A Brushless (installed)
Motor Size: 840kV
Recommended Motor Battery: Smart 11.1V 3S 3200mAh LiPo w/IC3 connector included
Servos: Four standard, two micro
Transmitter Range: Full
Wing Area: 515 sq in (33.2 sq dm)
Wingspan: 59" (1500mm)