E-Flite Apprentice STS 15e RC Plane, BNF Basic, EFL3750

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The most popular trainer in the world has just gotten even better! The new E-flite apprentice STS 1.5m features Spektrum smart components, SAFE technology and the ability to add optional landing assist sensor and SAFE plus technology to make flying even easier for the beginner pilot.

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  • Based on one of the best platforms ever designed for learning to fly radio controlled (RC) airplanes—the Apprentice S 15e
  • Perfect for first-time pilots, experienced pilots that teach others to fly and club training programs
  • Official Trainer of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and many clubs worldwide
  • The ideal choice for new pilots when learning to fly with an instructor at an RC flying field
  • Exclusive SAFE® technology from Horizon Hobby makes it easy to learn to fly
  • Easily upgrade to SAFE Plus GPS-enabled technology to add AutoLand, Virtual Fence and Holding Pattern features
  • Optional and easy to install Landing Assist Sensor (LAS) available for smoother landings
  • Includes everything you need to fly in one box—nothing extra to buy or provide
  • Factory-installed servos, Spektrum flight controller and serial receiver
  • Powerful and efficient brushless power system including a Smart ESC
  • Wide-stance tricycle landing gear with steerable nose wheel
  • Quick and easy assembly—no glue or special tools required
  • Durable EPO construction that's tough yet lightweight
  • Optional floats available for flying from water
  • Practice flying this aircraft in the RealFlight® simulator
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The perfect beginner RC plane

E-flite have taken one of the most popular trainers in the world and made it ever SMARTER with the release of the apprentice STS 1.5M. The Apprentice’s docile and stable flight characteristics coupled with its large 1.5m wingspan make this not only an easy plane to fly but also easy to see and orientate in the sky. The New Apprentice STS 1.5M also has the ability to be upgraded to the SAFE plus GPS enabled system, this offers features such as Autoland and virtual fence with an option to install the all-new landing assist sensor, this sensor automatically “flares” the model to make landing safer and easier than ever before.

E-Flite Apprentice STS 15e RC plane

The Bind-N-Fly (BNF) version is available for more experienced pilots and clubs who want to use their own Spektrum transmitter along with any batteries and chargers that they may already own. Regardless of the version you purchase both are powered by a super-efficient and grunty brushless system with Smart ESC and all of the electronics are pre-installed by the factory. Assembly of the EPO airframe is simple and requires no glue or special tools to put together.

The E-flite Apprentice STS 1.5m is a very capable aerobatic model in its own right. Loops, rolls, stall turns and inverted flight are all possible with this model! You can even chuck on some floats for water flying if you like! There’s a reason that the Apprentice has become so popular as a training aircraft, it’s just so easy to fly! With docile tendencies and a fantastic flight envelope, this model will help you learn to fly!

Progressive flight modes

Beginner Mode:

In this flight mode, the model has bank and pitch limits to prevent the pilots from over controlling the model and getting into trouble. When you let go of the sticks the model will return to level flight, allowing you to regain composure and go again.

Intermediate Mode:

The bank and pitch limits are turned down in this mode, giving you more freedom but still limiting the ability to over control the model, the model will not return to level flight on its own, allowing tighter turns and more general manoeuvrability

Advanced Mode:

In this mode it’s all on you! There are no bank or pitch limits and you can do any aerobatic manoeuvres that you like, Panic recovers and still be activated by switching back into beginner mode and releasing the sticks.

Panic Recovery:

If you lose control of the model in Intermediate or Advanced mode just simply return the switch to beginner mode and release the sticks. SAFE technology will take over and return the model to straight and level flight.

Optional SAFE Plus GPS Technology

With a simple installation of the optional Spektrum GPS Module (sold separately), you can take the flight assistance to the next level. With features like Autoland helping to land the model automatically from the GPS initialization point. The holding pattern feature allows you to essentially pause your flight and place the aircraft into a GPS guided pattern until you feel like taking over again and continuing on flying. Finally, the virtual fence system keeps the model from ever being able to fly too far away and puts up a virtual block than when the model hits this point it turns around and comes back.

Beginner Remote Control Plane

What you need

  • 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


Control Throw - High (Ailerons)
0.91" (23mm)
Minimum Speed Control
Smart 30A Brushless (installed)
Four standard, two micro
Control Throw - Low (Rudder)
1.10" (28mm)
Flying Weight
251-2000g, 49oz (1390g)
Landing Gear
Prebent wire, tricycle configuration
Approximate Flight Time
5 minutes
Control Throw - Low (Elevator)
0.71" (18mm)
Wing Area
515 sq in (33.2 sq dm)
Control Throw - High (Rudder)
1.35" (35mm)
Completion Level
42.5" (1080mm)
Transmitter Range
CG (Center of Gravity)
3.125" (79mm) from leading edge of wing measured at the fuselage
Control Throw - Low (Ailerons)
0.71" (18mm)
59" (1500mm)
Recommended Charger
Spektrum S120 USB-C Smart Charger
Control Throw - High (Elevator)
0.91" (23mm)
Recommended Motor Battery
Smart 11.1V 3S 3200mAh LiPo w/IC3 connector included
Airfoil Shape
Flat bottom
Approximate Assembly Time
No assembly required
Minimum Required Radio
Spektrum DXe DSMX 2.4GHz
Motor Size

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