E-Flite Apprentice S 15e RC Plane, BNF EFL3180

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With its innovative SAFE technology, the Apprentice S 15e from E-Flite is the ideal beginner's RC plane.

Learn To Fly with the E-Flite Apprentice

One of the most intelligent BNF RC planes available, the Apprentice S 15e from E-Flite is a groundbreaking model. At its core is the innovative Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope (SAFE) technology, which makes flying incredibly easy, even for the least experienced pilot. The spatial awareness in this model aircraft gives you flight envelope protection that adds a level of security never before available. Combined with its smooth flight capability, this E-Flite remote control plane can handle windy conditions so that control is always crisp and responsive. Various levels of flight envelope protection are provided with the Apprentice, so you can reduce, and remove, this security measure as your skills progress. Rest assured, there is a "panic" function available to instantly return the model r/c plane to level flight if you ever lose orientation.

The Apprentice S has a high-wing design similar to the Cessna 150 and can be assembled in minutes. Its quiet brushless power system delivers outstanding performance. The flights you experience with this model plane will be long and enjoyable. Because it is constructed from lightweight Z-Foam material (similar to that seen in the E-Flite Splendor), the Apprentice can handle everyday flying punishment without losing its shape. Once you have mastered the flying basics, this remote control plane can perform a range of aerobatic maneuvers such as loops, rolls and even inverted flight. With the optional Apprentice S floats (sold separately under the product code EFLA550), you can turn this model into a great floatplane. Please note that this plane comes as a Bind-N-Fly model, so you will need to provide your own radio. Please refer to the "What You Need" section below for more details. Beginners' RC planes do not come better than the E-Flite Apprentice S 15e. Order yours now.

RTF vs. BNF - What is the Difference? 

You may have noticed how some products at Albury RC are listed as "RTF" and others are classified as "BNF". There is an important difference between the two. RTF is an abbreviation for "ready-to-fly". As the name suggests, RTF products come with everything you need to start flying included in the box. On the other hand, BNF stands for "Bind-N-Fly". In BNF products, the radio transmitter required to control the model is sold separately.

Modelflight has endeavoured to recommend suitable transmitters for all our BNF products. The details of these recommendations can be seen in the "What You Need" section of a product page. Once you have a suitable transmitter, all you need to do is bind (connect) it to the model and you can start flying (hence the Bind-N-Fly name). If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to assist.

Looking for spare parts?

At Modelflight we fully support all E-Flite RC plane. You can find spare parts for the E-Flite Apprentice S by clicking on the “Spare Parts” tab above. Alternatively, you can use our online Spare Parts Finder to search for all the Apprentice S spare parts. If there is a part or accessory you cannot find online, do not hesitate to contact us and we can try to source the part for you on your behalf!

What you Need
  • Radio. We recommend the Spektrum DX6 (SPM6700AU1)


  • The ideal beginner’s plane when learning to fly
  • Equipped with SAFE technology
  • Quick and easy assembly
  • Lightweight and durable Z-Foam construction
  • Powerful 15-size, 840Kv brushless outrunner motor
  • E-Flite 30A Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC
  • Large, easy-access battery compartment
  • Wide-stance tricycle landing gear
  • Better ground handling with nose wheel steering
  • Powerful 3S 3200mAh 20C LiPo battery included
  • LiPo balancing DC charger included
59.0 in (1500mm)
Overall Length
42.5 in (1080mm)
Wing Area
515 sq. in. (33.2 sq. dm.)
Flying Weight
49.0 oz (1390 g)
Motor Size
15-size brushless outrunner
CG (center of gravity)
3-1/8 in (79.0mm) back from the leading edge of wing
Prop Size
11 x 8
Speed Control
30-amp brushless (installed)
Recommended Battery
11.1V 3S 3200mAh LiPo (included)
Control Throw (Ailerons)
Low: 0.71 in (18mm); High: 0.91 in (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)
2–3S LiPo balancing charger, 0.5–3.0A (included)
Minimum Age Recommendation
14 years
Experience Level
Recommended Environment
Assembly Time
Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required
Barcode # 605482110713
Brand E-flite
Shipping Weight 5.0000kg

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