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E-Flite Apprentice S 15e BNF with SAFE [EFL3180]
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Learning to fly has never been safer than with E-Flite's new Apprentice S with its new SAFE (sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology.

The E-Flite Apprentice has been a long-standing firm favourite amongst RC model flyers thanks to its consistent flying characteristics, no-nonsense value specification and its durable Z-foam construction. Thanks to E-Flite's attention to detail and careful specification, the Apprentice has always been one of the most successful trainer style of aircraft, ideally suited towards the novice pilot who needs a gentle flying easy-to-master 4-channel aircraft as a step into the exciting world of RC model flight.

Now the Apprentice is back! Enhanced courtesy of the new SAFE technology that takes 6-axis stabilisation technology to a whole new dimension to provide an on-board safety net that's with you every step of the way. SAFE is designed to help limit the response envelope that the airplane can otherwise be placed into by over control caused by pilot input. With SAFE technology, the novice pilot can learn and grow accustomed to the flight control responses as the technology limits the bank angle or the climb or descend rate within preset limits regardless of the transmitter control inputs. SAFE modes can be selected dynamically to provide three levels of support and performance. Beginner mode limits pitch and roll and offers stability assisted takeoff and landing along with a return to level flight when controls are returned to neutral positions. Intermediate mode expands the pitch and roll envelope preventing the plane entering extreme flight conditions, while Experienced mode removes all restrictions leaving only AS3X active to assist with ambient conditions.

Another great feature of the SAFE technology is the inclusion of the Panic switch which, when activated in flight, will automatically cause the Apprentice S to level out as quickly as possible and to response normal, stable flight, thus giving the burgeoning pilot vital milliseconds to recompose themselves and regain control in the event of a momentary loss of orientation or the failure to navigate out of an intended manoeuvre.

And when your flight skills have progressed, why not add even more excitement to your RC flight experience by converting the Apprentice S into a floatplane? The lightweight, Z-Foam float set (EFLA550, not included) includes all hardware required, plus a steerable water rudder to maximise the performance at a convenient lake or pond.


  • SAFETM technology provides spatial awareness and flight envelope protection
  • The ideal beginner's choice when learning to fly with an instructor
  • Quick, easy assembly
  • Lightweight and durable Z-FoamTM construction
  • Powerful 15-size, 840Kv brushless outrunner motor installed
  • E-flite® 30A Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC installed
  • Large, easy-access battery compartment
  • Wide-stance tricycle landing gear
  • Nose wheel steering for better ground handling
  • Powerful 3S 3200mAh 20C Li-Po battery included
  • Li-Po balancing DC charger included
  • Optional E-flite Apprentice® S Floats (EFLA550), available
  • Specifications:

    Frequency / Modulation Type:2.4GHz

    Fuel Type:Electric

    Indoor / Outdoor:Outdoor

    Input Voltage:11.1V

    Kit / Ready-Built:BNF

    Length:1080mm (42.5in)

    Motor Type:15-size 840kV Brushless outrunner

    Number of Channels:4

    Prop Range:11 x 8

    Recommended Battery:11.1V 3S 20C 3200mAh LiPo (included)

    Recommended ESC:30A

    Weight:1390 g (49.0oz)

    Wingspan:1500mm (59.0in)