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Apprentice S 2 1.2m BNF Basic with SAFE

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HobbyZone - HBZ31500
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Introduction

Even if you’ve never flown a radio controlled (RC) airplane before, the HobbyZone® Apprentice® S 2 1.2m is designed to make learning to fly with a more “traditional” trainer easy and fun! It’s an updated version of one of our best-selling trainer aircraft – the Mini Apprentice S 1.2m – and is scaled down from the larger E-flite Apprentice STS 1.5m design so it’s more affordable and more convenient to fly at large parks and sports fields in addition to typical RC flying fields. The Apprentice S 2 is equipped with Horizon Hobby's exclusive and innovative SAFE technology, making it possible for almost anyone to learn to fly successfully. Beneath its durable exterior, pilots will find an efficient brushless motor along with a telemetry-capable ESC plus a Smart battery and charger (battery and charger sold separately for the BNF® Basic version). The wide-stance tricycle landing gear with a steerable nose wheel and oversized tires offers improved ground handling for easier take offs and landings. Optional floats can also be installed for takeoffs and landings on water!

Overview

Welcome to the exciting world of RC (Radio Controlled) flight! If you've ever dreamed of taking to the skies, Horizon Hobby has you covered. We are committed to engineering aircraft that you can learn to fly with successfully even if you've never flown RC before. Every HobbyZone® aircraft we offer features industry-leading design and technology developed by experts to keep you in control and learning at your own pace so you can turn your dreams of flight into a reality!

The HobbyZone Apprentice® S 2 1.2m is the perfect trainer because it makes learning to fly an RC airplane easier and more fun than ever before! Featuring a more “traditional” trainer design, the Apprentice S 2 is ready to help aspiring pilots get flying in almost no time at all. It's equipped with exclusive SAFE® (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology that helps to prevent overcontrol, loss of orientation and crashes so nearly everyone can learn to fly successfully. Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced modes allow you to choose the level of stability and control you need, or are ready to try, at the flip of a switch. And you can instantly return to steady flight using Panic Recovery with the push of a button. Oversized tires and a steerable nose wheel make it easy to take off from and land on a variety of surfaces including grass at large parks, sports and other suitable flying fields. Or, you can install the optional floats to fly from water—which adds to its versatility and capabilities!

The Apprentice S 2 is equipped with a 30-amp telemetry-capable ESC that provides a variety of real-time power system related telemetry data including motor RPM, current, battery voltage and more to compatible Spektrum™ AirWare™ equipped transmitters.

The BNF Basic version is for experienced pilots who want to use their favorite Spektrum transmitter along with batteries and chargers they may already own. The powerful and efficient brushless power system including a telemetry-capable ESC, receiver and servos, are all factory-installed in the durable EPO airframe that assembles quickly and easily without the need for glue or special tools.

  • Scaled down from one of the best platforms ever designed for learning to fly radio controlled (RC) airplanes—the E-flite Apprentice STS 1.5m
  • The best and most convenient traditional trainer for first-time pilots and experienced pilots who teach others to fly
  • Equipped with exclusive SAFE® technology that helps prevent crashes and makes it easy to learn how to fly
  • This BNF Basic version is ready for use with your compatible Spektrum DSMX®/DSM2® equipped transmitter, battery and charger
  • Full line of replacement/spare parts available

Features

  • Scaled down from one of the best platforms ever designed for learning to fly radio controlled (RC) airplanes—the E-flite Apprentice STS 1.5m
  • The best and most convenient traditional trainer for first-time pilots and experienced pilots who teach others to fly
  • Equipped with exclusive SAFE® technology that helps prevent crashes and makes it easy to learn how to fly
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced flight modes you can easily change between at the flip of a switch
  • Panic Recovery mode at the push of a button to prevent loss of control and crashes
  • Ready for use with your compatible Spektrum DSMX®/DSM2® equipped transmitter, battery and charger
  • Quick and easy assembly—no glue or special tools required
  • Spektrum AR631 receiver with fly-by range telemetry and industry-leading DSMX® technology
  • Powerful and efficient brushless power system including a 30-amp telemetry-capable ESC
  • 4-channel control with four factory-installed servos for training to full aerobatic capability
  • Capable of aerobatic maneuvers including loops, rolls and upside down (inverted) flight
  • Tricycle landing gear with steerable nose wheel for operation from a variety of surfaces
  • Lightweight yet extremely durable EPO construction perfect for first-time pilots
  • Optional floats available for flying from water (sold separately)
  • Full line of replacement/spare parts available
Apprentice Front Wide

 

Apprentice Front Wide

 

Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Advantage
Bind-N-Fly Completion Level Advantage

Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make getting into the air quickly and with the best control experience possible easier than ever. They come out of the box with the power system, servos and a Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver installed so all you need to do is bind the receiver to a compatible transmitter, finish any final assembly, and fly!

 

Telemetry Capable
Telemetry Capable

The Apprentice S 2 1.2m is equipped with a telemetry-capable ESC that can provide a variety of real-time power system related telemetry data to compatible transmitters. This includes approximate flight battery power remaining via multiple LEDs and audible alerts from the DXS transmitter included with the RTF version. It will also provide motor RPM, current, overall battery voltage and more to Spektrum AirWare™ equipped transmitters (including the DX6e and 8e, DX6 G2/G3 and 8 G2, the DX9, the NX6, 8 and 10, the iX12, iX20 and others) while you fly.

 

Durable Design
Durable Design

Construction with advanced EPO material delivers a lightweight yet durable airframe that's tough enough to handle everyday flying punishment without getting bent out of shape. The wing attaches to the fuselage with rubber bands so it can twist or "pop" free in the event of a hard landing or crash to minimize damage. And in the unfortunate event you damage any airframe parts or components and can't repair them, a full line of replacement parts is readily available.

 

Easy Assembly
Easy Assembly

The Apprentice S 2 arrives mostly factory-assembled with the power system, servos and receiver installed. All you need to do is finish some quick and easy final assembly, without the use of glue or special tools, and you'll be ready to fly in less time than it takes to charge a battery!

 

Capable Gear
Capable Gear

The wide-stance tricycle landing gear with a steerable nose wheel and oversized tires offers improved ground handling for easier take offs and landings on a wide variety of surfaces from paved runways to grass parks and even dirt fields.

 

Optional Floats
Optional Floats

Turn the Apprentice S 2 into a float plane with the optional float set (HBZ7390; sold separately). Installation takes just a few minutes and all the necessary hardware is included with the airplane and float set.

Product Specs

LiPo Compatibility
3S
Completion Level
Bind-N-Fly Basic
Minimum Speed Control
30-Amp Telemetry Capable ESC
Propeller Size
8.25 x 5.5
Landing Gear
Fixed
Motor Type
Brushed
Speed Control
Included
Wing Area
HBZ31500
Power Type
Electric
Servos
Included
Skill Level
Level 1
Trim Scheme Colors
Blue, Black and White
Wingspan
48" (1219 mm)
Product Weight
22.4oz (639g) without battery, 26.1oz (740g) with recommended battery
Battery
Sold Separately
Connector Type
IC3
Motor Size
370 Brushless Outrunner 1300Kv
Product Length
34.2" (869 mm)
Minimum Required Radio
5+ channel Transmitter
Radio
Sold Separately
Technology
SAFE
Approximate Assembly Time
Less than one hour
Flaps
No
Material
EPO
Charger
Sold Separately
Receiver
Included

Compatibility

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FAQ

We don't offer this model without a receiver. There are two versions, the RTF and the BNF. Both include a receiver.

48.0 inches.

This is the updated version of the Mini Apprentice. The wingspan is 1.2m, the STS is 1.5m wingspan. This is the BNF Basic version: https://www.horizonhobby.com/product/apprentice-s-2-1.2m-bnf-basic-with-safe/HBZ31500.html
Engineered for success, the HobbyZone® Apprentice® S 2 1.2m includes an array of beginner-focused features that make taking to the skies easy. It’s perfect for first-time RC pilots interested in learning to fly with a more traditional trainer model!

Product Details

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In The Box
  • (1) HobbyZone Apprentice S 2 1.2m
  • (1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed)
  • (1) 30A Brushless telemetry-capable ESC (installed)
  • (4) Servos (installed)
  • (1) Spektrum™ AR631 6-Channel Receiver (installed)
  • (1) Product Manual
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Needed to Complete
  • (1) Full-range 5+ Channel Spektrum™ DSMX®/DSM2® Compatible 2.4GHz Transmitter
  • (1) 3S 11.1V 1300–2200mAh LiPo with EC3™ or IC3™ Connector
  • (1) Compatible LiPo Charger
Apprentice S 2 1.2m BNF Basic with SAFE