I have been wanting to learn how to fly for a very long time, as a matter of fact that’s been one of my dreams ever since I was 7 years old, however throughout my childhood in the 80’s my parents just couldn’t afford a toy like this for me while having to get other stuff for my other siblings. Once I became of age I never got it because well; life happens. About a year ago I decided, heck… I’m just gonna buy it, so I did and I haven’t regretted not one second of it. The E-flite 3100 Apprentice S 15e RTF with SAFE is a more than perfect trainer for learning the very fundamentals and much more. This RC Plane is a 15e size high-wing trainer that comes with everything you need to go from not knowing anything on how to fly to flying. You’ll get everything you need to get started out of the box and it comes with the full range DX5e Spektrum radio with the 2.4GHz interference-free technology, AR600 receiver, and a 3S 3200mAh 20C Li-Po battery and it also comes with a Li-Po balancing DC charger.
You don’t have to build anything, just charge the battery it comes with and then install it. Then you just have to mount the wing and tail, and that’s it you’re ready to start flying. E-flite 3100 Apprentice S 15e RTF with SAFE RC plane is powered by a powerful 15-size, 840Kv brushless outrunner motor. Giving it awesome power and incredible performance, and that also means no gearbox to deal with. (This type of motor spins its outer shell around its windings, much like motors found in ordinary CD-ROM computer drives. In fact, CD-ROM motors are frequently rewound into brushless outrunner motors for small park flyer RC planes. I got this piece of information from Wikipedia.com). Trust me, I did a lot of research before I bought this RC plane.
This trainer has a flat-bottom wing and gives you gentle flight characteristics. The E-flite 3100 Apprentice S 15e RTF with SAFE is made from sturdy, lightweight Z-FoamTM construction, making it pretty good for sport flying and training. When you’re a beginner RC plane pilot you are bound to experience your fair share of bumps and crashes, so the Apprentice’s sturdy build and effortlessly fixable construction guarantees it will be easily repaired.
The E-flite 3100 Apprentice S 15e RTF with SAFE is the most suitable training RC plane thanks in part to its cool flight components, like the SAFETM technology (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope), which provides spatial awareness and flight envelope protection, and that makes it ideal and super easy, even for a beginner. The Apprentice is equipped with a tricycle landing gear making it better for ground handling over tail-dragger RC planes. This landing gear arrangement is long-lasting and because of that it will also permit landings and takeoffs on maintained grass runways.
This is a pretty high quality trainer with a wonderful setup, I went from zero to basic air Aerobatics all from this one-box in no time. Everything you’ll need to get this baby flying, comes in the box. I give it thumbs up. If your a beginner RC plane pilot, here’s a cool book for beginners. I guarantee you will love The E-flite 3100 Apprentice S 15e RTF, I do!
What Others Are Saying
Great plane to fly.
By Soldier53 on December 1, 2013
I sent the following email to the company that makes this plane. I figured I should put it here too:
Hey I just wanted to write you guys and let you know how friggin‘ awesome I think the Apprentice is. Me and a buddy just recently took up RC flying. We put in about 10 hours apiece on the Clearview flight simulator and then brought the Apprentice out to the field. Over a period of three days, we absolutely…Click Here to Read More
Good plane but radio failed!, August 17, 2014
Would get a 5 except for radio failed that resulted in a crash.
Plane lost ability to turn left and then to……Click Here to Read More