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E-Flite Apprentice STS 15e RC Plane, RTF Basic

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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.


  • 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
  • Spektrum DXe transmitter with industry-leading DSMX 2.4GHz technology
  • Spektrum 3200mAh 3S 11.1V Smart LiPo battery delivers long flight times
  • Spektrum S120 Smart charger works with a variety of USB power sources
  • 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


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)
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 included
Motor Size