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.
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 included SAFE technology gives you Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced flight modes to help you progress through the learning process and as you get better you can take more control of the model without the need for an instructor. Additionally, the Apprentice STS 1.5m has all-new Spektrum Smart Components including a smart LiPo battery and USB charger making it easy to charge in many locations. 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.
The Ready to fly version (RTF) of the Apprentice STS 1.5M has everything you need to go flying included in the box. The Spektrum DXE radio system controls the model with precision, whilst the 3s 3200mAh Spektrum smart LiPo delivers long flight times so you can spend more time learning how to fly and less time on the ground! The charging is taken care of bu the Spektrum S120 USB-C smart charger and can be powered from a variety of USB power sources. With the RTF version, you don’t need to purchase any additional item at all! Just build the model, charge the batteries and go flying!
Once you’ve learned how to fly and moved into the advanced control mode you will find out that 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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.