Learn to Fly RC Planes

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RC Trainers
RC Trainers are designed to be your first RC plane. They typically feature high-wing design for easy maneuverability and are electric powered to maintain manageable speeds.
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RC Trainers with SAFE Technology

Each of these HobbyZone and E-flite RC Trainers feature SAFE Technology - an advanced flight assistance system that aids pilots with common beginner hurdles such as orientation loss or over-control. Trainers equipped with SAFE technology offer the easiest and most successful learning to fly experience.
HobbyZone AeroScout S 1.1m RTF and BNF Basic
HobbyZone AeroScout S 1.1m
Featuring a "pusher" power configuration for improved safety plus better propeller and motor protection. It also includes oversized tires and a steerable nose wheel for easy takeoffs and landings.
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HobbyZone Carbon Cub S 2 1.3m
Our largest scale trainer based on the iconic Carbon Cub from CubCrafters. Featuring robust landing gear with oversized tires making it possible to take off and land on a variety of surfaces.
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HobbyZone Sport Cub S 2
This is an ultra-micro sized trainer that can be flown in yards, parks, soccer fields, football fields and other suitable spaces where larger models can't typically be flown successfully by first-time pilots.
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E-flite Habu STS 70mm EDF Jet
Featuring a unique and optimized airframe design that improves low speed handling and slow speed performance, making it possible to learn to fly radio-controlled (RC) airplanes successfully with a jet.
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E-flite Apprentice STS 1.5m
The ideal choice for new pilots when learning to fly with an instructor at an RC flying field. It is one of our largest trainers offering better visibility and the ability to handle more wind.
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HobbyZone Apprentice S 2 1.2m RTF in flight glamour shot
HobbyZone Apprentice S 2 1.2m
Affordable and more convenient to fly at large parks and sports fields in addition to typical RC flying fields. Featuring wide-stance tricycle landing gear and improved ground handling for easier take offs and landings.
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RC Trainer Completion Levels

RC Trainers typically come in two different completion levels: Ready-to-Fly (RTF) or Bind-N-Fly Basic (BNF Basic). Decide which option is right for you.
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Ready-To-Fly (RTF) RC Trainers come with everything you need to fly. They include a transmitter, LiPo battery and charger. They also include an installed flight receiver that has been pre-bound to the included transmitter.

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Ready-To-Fly Basic

Ready-To-Fly (RTF) Basic RC airplanes include almost everything needed to fly except for a battery and charger. This allows you to choose a convenient and money-saving Spektrum Powerstage bundle or compatible battery and charger of your choice!

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Bind-N-Fly Basic

Bind-N-Fly Basic (BNF Basic) RC Trainers include an installed flight receiver but require you to provide your own transmitter, LiPo battery and charger. BNF RC Trainers are a good option for you if you are planning on expanding your airplane fleet in the future and would like to purchase a separate transmitter that is compatible with most future RC planes that you would want to add.

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Best Beginner Air Transmitters

Give yourself room to grow in the RC hobby with a Spektrum Air Radio (or Transmitter). Each of these radios will give you virtually unlimited model memory to store as many airplanes that you would like to add to your fleet.
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Spektrum Smart RC Batteries and Chargers

When paired together, Spektrum Smart RC batteries and chargers provide the simplest and safest LiPo charging experience in the RC industry.
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Smart Air Batteries
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Smart Chargers
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Smart PowerStage Air Bundles

RealFlight RC Flight Simulators

The best way to advance your RC pilot skills is hours on the sticks. Get hours in at anytime with RealFlight RC flight simulators!
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RealFlight Compatible Transmitters
Pair any of these Spektrum transmitters with your RealFlight software (requires a wireless simulator dongle)
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RealFlight Featured RC Trainers
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