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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!
  • 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
  • Includes almost everything needed to fly except for a compatible LiPo battery and charger (sold separately)
  • Spektrum™ DXS controller/transmitter with industry-leading DSMX® 2.4GHz technology for reliable control without interference

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Apprentice S 2 1.2m RTF Basic with SAFE

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  • (1) Apprentice S 2 1.2m RTF Basic with SAFE
  • (1) Brushless Outrunner Motor (installed)
  • (1) 30A Brushless Telemetry-Capable ESC (installed)
  • (4) Sub-Micro Servos (installed)
  • (1) Spektrum™ AR631 Receiver (installed)
  • (1) Spektrum DXS 2.4GHz DSMX® Transmitter
  • (1) Product Manual
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  • (1) 3S 11.1V 1300–2200mAh LiPo battery with EC3™ or IC3® connector
  • (1) Compatible LiPo charger
Apprentice S 2 1.2m RTF Basic with SAFE

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 factory-installed receiver and servos. 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 from and landings on water!

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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
  • Includes almost everything needed to fly except for a compatible LiPo battery and charger (sold separately)
  • Spektrum DXS controller/transmitter with industry-leading DSMX® 2.4GHz technology for reliable control without interference
  • Spektrum AR631 receiver with fly-by range telemetry and industry-leading DSMX® technology
  • Use a 3S 1300mAh battery for great performance overall, or a 3S 2200mAh battery for more flight time
  • 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
  • Quick and easy assembly—no glue or special tools required
  • Full line of replacement/spare parts available
  • Optional floats available for flying from water (sold separately)
  • Practice flying this aircraft in the RealFlight® simulator (sold separately)

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 mode 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 Ready-To-Fly (RTF) Basic version includes everything needed to fly in one box except for a battery and charger. This allows you to choose a convenient and money-saving Spektrum Powerstage bundle or the separate battery and charger you prefer! Plus the included Spektrum DXS 2.4GHz transmitter can be used with other Bind-N-Fly® (BNF) and BNF Basic aircraft after you learn to fly the Apprentice S 2 successfully! A BNF Basic version is also available for experienced pilots who want to use their favorite Spektrum transmitter along with batteries and chargers they may already own. And for both versions, 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.

And the fun doesn't stop after you learn how to fly! In the Experienced Mode, the Apprentice S 2 is capable of performing aerobatic maneuvers including loops, rolls, inverted (upside down) flight and more. You can even use the same DXS transmitter that's included with the RTF Basic version, along with the same battery and charger you use for the Apprentice, to fly a variety of BNF Basic version "Next Step" aircraft including the E-flite® T-28 Trojan 1.1m, the Valiant 1.3m and others!

You can also purchase the RealFlight Trainer Edition RC Flight Simulator and a Spektrum WS2000 Wireless Simulator Dongle (both sold separately) to fly this and other models using the transmitter included with the RTF Basic version! The simulator features many of the most popular Horizon Hobby trainer aircraft and built-in Virtual Flight Instructor lessons. This helps new pilots learn to fly successfully by practicing on a PC at home or on a laptop just about anywhere else!

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Ready-To-Fly Basic Flexibility
Ready-To-Fly Basic Flexibility

This Ready-To-Fly (RTF) Basic version includes a Spektrum DXS controller/transmitter equipped with industry-leading DSMX® 2.4GHz technology and everything else you need to fly except for a rechargeable lithium polymer (LiPo) battery and charger for the airplane. The convenient and money-saving Spektrum Powerstage 2 bundle (SPMXPSA200) includes a compatible 3S 2200mAh Smart G2 LiPo battery and an S120 USB-C Smart charger that can be used with a variety of USB power sources. Or you can choose the separate 3S 1300–2200mAh battery and compatible charger you prefer!

 

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 Basic 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 (sold separately). Installation takes just a few minutes and all the necessary hardware is included with the airplane and float set.

 

Flight School Qualifying Trainer
Flight School Qualifying Trainer

This trainer model qualifies for use in the Horizon Hobby Flight School. As a trainer, this plane needs minimal preparation to be flight-ready. It also includes SAFE® (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology to help new pilots control their models. Purchase this item along with a three-month Flight School Membership to get started. More information can be found here!

 

SAFE technology
Learn to Fly Successfully with SAFE® Technology

If this is your first RC airplane, Horizon Hobby-exclusive SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology prevents over-control and crashing while also offering multiple flight modes to deliver more control and capabilities as your skills progress:

 

Beginner Mode
Beginner Mode

Pitch and bank angle limits prevent over-control that can result in a loss of orientation and crashes. When the control sticks are released the airplane returns to level flight on its own. Best of all takeoffs are as simple as giving full throttle and letting the airplane fly off the ground or by giving it a quick hand launch.

 

Intermediate Mode
Intermediate Mode

More freedom in pitch and bank, but still prevents over-control and does not return to level flight on its own. This mode allows you to make tighter turns and to climb and descend faster as your skills advance.

 

Experienced Mode
Experienced Mode

No pitch or bank angle limits so you have complete control! You can even fly inverted (upside down) and perform aerobatic maneuvers including loops, rolls, stall turns and more.

 

Panic Recovery
Panic Recovery

If you lose control of the airplane in the Intermediate or Experienced flight modes, simply press the Panic Recovery button or switch to Beginner Mode and release the control sticks. SAFE technology will automatically return the airplane to level flight.

 

Product Specifications

Receiver Included
Charger Sold Separately
Motor Design Outrunner
Completion Level Ready-To-Fly Basic
Propeller Size 8.25 x 5.5
Recommended Motor Battery 2200mAh 3S 11.1V 30C LiPo with IC3 or EC3 Connector
Servos Included
Skill Level Level 1
Wingspan 47.24" (1200 mm)
Power Type Electric
Battery Sold Separately
Connector Type IC3
Motor Size 2832-1300Kv
Product Length 34.21" (869 mm)
Motor Type Brushless
Speed Control Included
Product Weight 21.2oz (602g) without Battery
Approximate Assembly Time Less than 1 Hour
Flaps No
Material EPO
Radio Included
Technology SAFE