E-flite Apprentice S 15e RTF Beginner RC Airplane with Safe Technology

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SAFE technology is a revolutionary leap forward in flight control and training. Click here to learn more. Key Features SAFE 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-Foam construction Powerful 15-size, 840Kv brushless out runner motor installed-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-Po balancing DC charger included Optional E-flite Apprentice S Floats (EFLA550), available Safe Technology Information Needed To Complete Nothing! Everything you need to get flying is included in the box. Overview The E-flite Apprentice S 15e RTF airplane is the most intelligent RC airplane ever offered by Horizon Hobby. At its heart is groundbreaking SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology that makes RC flight incredibly easy, even for the least experienced user. Its combination of spatial awareness provides flight envelope protection which adds a degree of security never before available, while its smooth flight capability battles windy conditions so that all you feel is control that's crisp and responsive. Multiple levels of flight envelope protection are provided that can be reduced or removed as your skills progress, yet the "panic" feature is always there to instantly return the model to level flight if you ever lose orientation.

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Apprentice S 15e RTF with SAFE

So today we're going to be unboxing the apprentice s 15 e now this is a trainer aircraft from a flight or horizon hobby and it's pretty sophisticated it has a lot of cool little features that help you to learn how to fly this is part one of a two-part series on the apprentice s15 e in this part I'll just be unboxing the plane getting it out of the box and showing you what the parts are and in part two I'll walk you through step-by-step how to assemble the plane set it up bind it calibrate it and get it ready for your first flight and i'll leave a link to part two in the description below in case you would like to check that out and that is the part where i take you step-by-step through the setup process so let's go ahead and get it out of its box now guys this is the bind and fly version there is also a ready to fly version that comes pre bound with a spectrum DX 5e you can get the ready to fly version in case you don't already own a spectrum transmitter now if you do on a spectrum transmitter like I do I got the bind and fly version which you can bind to any spectrum transmitter I've taken it out of its box it's still in its styrofoam packaging and we're going to take it out one part of the time okay the first thing I've taken out is the manual for the s15 e now it's very important to read this manual this aircraft is pretty sophisticated so please read this manual before starting out next we have the wing sections I'm going to take them out I'm not going to do anything with them right now I'm not going to set it up we're going to set the wing sections up separately and I'll show you exactly how in a moment okay and there are two wing sections that will put together next we have the tail fin assembly and i'll be putting this together when I put the fuselage together in a moment and we're going to put these two pieces aside and we have the 3s 3,200 milliamp hour e-flite battery now this is the battery for the aircraft now this battery has an ec three connector and I have no clue ye flight has used an ec three connector what its most likely to do is make you buy batteries from eflite all vendors that only use an ec three connector it is a bit of an issue but I'm sure you can find replacement batteries there plenty of ass market replacement batteries for this aircraft let's put that aside I have a simple off bag full of a few parts in them now these are very essential parts you have the front landing gear assembly with the wheel you have the binder plug in here which is very essential since this is a bind and fly model you have a few screws in there which you're going to use to assemble the landing gear and I'll show you that in a moment you have the rubber bands that secure the wing in place very important and you have these plastic wing attachment clips I'll show you a little trick with these attachment points and this is not recommended in the manual you don't have to do it my way but it's a little trick that allows your wings to be taken apart or rather allows your wing parts to be taken apart and allows the aircraft to be transported more easily I'll show you that in a moment now this kit comes with the e-flite car battery charger I'm not a big fan of this type of charger because it requires you to plug it on to your car battery a lot of people don't usually turn up at the flying field and then try to charge their battery pack a lot of people will just have spare battery packs charge it the previous day or right before you go to the field and turn up with charged batteries so this charger is kind of annoying and useless it's not really useful in the house you still need a 12 volt power supply to power this I would have really preferred if he flight provided a regular balance charger with this kit in case you do get into a crunch and you need to charge your batteries using your car and you have no other source of power this is great it will work but not a big fan okay for the next step you're going to need a pair of scissors or a pair of cutting pliers in this case I'm going to use scissors it's much easier to do with a pair of scissors and you need to cut this cable tight now be gentle with it you don't want to cut into the foam accident there you go cable ties off and that's what secures you fuselage to the styrofoam box let's get the fuse out now before you get the fuselage out apparently you need to get the rear landing gear out and this involves getting me some tape off of here then put some fiber tape in here for some reason and that secures the rail landing gear so you want to slowly and gently slide the rare landing here out of here be nice and gentle with it to get it out and once you get that landing gear out here's the rear landing gear assembly I'll show you how to put this into the fuselage and finally it's time to get the fuselage oh so gently work it out you know if it upwards and I'll pay attention to the propeller because you don't want to break the propeller as you're getting it up and there you go refuse the lodge is now out of the box let's go ahead and assemble the spine and as I mentioned at the beginning of the video I will be doing a complete set up in a separate video there's a separate video and I'll leave a link in the description below so you can check that out so please feel free to check out that video and I'll take you step-by-step through the entire process assemble the plane bind it calibrate it and set it up for its first flight if you found this video helpful please give us a thumbs up and subscribe to stay tuned for more unboxings and how-to videos.


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