E-flite Apprentice STS BNF Basic Electric Airplane (1500mm) w/SAFE

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E-flite Apprentice STS BNF Basic Electric Airplane (1500mm)
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The E-Flite Apprentice STS 1.5m with SAFE 1.5m BNF Basic 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. 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 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 club trainer to date, 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!


  • 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
  • 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
Wingspan: 59" (1500mm)
Overall Length: 42.5" (1080mm)
Wing Area: 515 sq in (33.2 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 49oz (1390g) 
Motor Size: 840kV 
Minimum Required Radio: Spektrum DXe DSMX 2.4GHz (sold separately)
CG (center of gravity): 3.125" (79mm) from leading edge of wing measured at the fuselage
Speed Control: Smart 30A Brushless (installed) 
Recommended Battery: Smart 11.1V 3S 3200mAh LiPo w/IC3 connector (sold separately)
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 0.71" (18mm); High: 0.91" (23mm) 
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 0.71 in (18mm); High: 0.91 in (23mm) 
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 1.10 in (28mm); High: 1.35 in (35mm) 
Charger: Sold separately 
Experience Level: Beginner 
Recommended Environment: Outdoor 
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour 
Is Assembly Required: Yes

  • (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
Needed to Complete:
  • 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

This product was added to our catalog on August 16, 2019

David Thomas
Verified Owner
Monday, Jul 20 2020 (about 3 years ago)
E-flite Apprentice STS BNF Basic Electric Airplane (1500mm)
Easy to assemble and fun to fly. Great trainer.. would recommend for anyone looking to get in to RC flying.