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RTF, ARF & BNF - WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

Ever wondered what all these abreviations mean. Here are some basic tips on where to start.

RTF (Ready To Fly) - Planes & Helicopters that are RTF means that they are Ready to fly out of the box. They include the Plane / Helicopter complete, Radio system, Main Battery & Charger and often some spares (Most exclude the 4 - 8 'AA' batteries for the Transmitter).

BNF (Bind & Fly) - Planes & Helicopters that are BNF means that the Plane / Helicopter is ready to fly out of the box with a Spektrum Receiver installed BUT NO Transmitter is included. This enables the purchaser to use the same Radio Transmitter (Spektrum) for different RC models, and save money by not purchasing transmitters with each purchase. This system only applies to the Spektrum brand of RC Controllers.

ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) - Planes & Helicopters that are ARF means that the Plane / Helicopter is complete, but you will need to add a Radio System, and in some cases, add ESC & Motor / Engine as well. Smaller Planes & Helicopters usually only require the addition of the Radio System, but larger Planes & Helicopters can run with either an Electric Motor or a Gas Engine, therefore, giving the purchaser the option of choosing one or the other. Always check carefully, to see what is included in the box. It can be an expensive excersise if you purchase the wrong configuration.

KIT - A Kit means that the Plane / Helicopter has to be completly built from the ground up. Kits can come in different configuations which can include Radio Systems, Motors and electronics, and some kits only include the Plane or Helicopter. Most kits are for the higher end of the Hobby, and usually require some established RC knowledge and skills.

  • E-Flite Apprentice S 15E Rc Plane, Bnf (Efl3180)
    $324.39 E-Flite Apprentice S 15E Rc Plane, Bnf (Efl3180)
    With its innovative SAFE technology, the Apprentice S 15e from E-Flite is the ideal beginner's RC plane. Features SAFE technology gives you spatial awareness and flight envelope protection The ideal beginner’s plane...

  • E-Flite Beechcraft Bonanza 15E Rc Plane, (Efl2575)
    $232.96 E-Flite Beechcraft Bonanza 15E Rc Plane, (Efl2575)
    Overview         A Fun-to-Fly Sport-Scale Re-creation of General Aviation's Premier Single-Engine Airplane    Features Large magnetic hatch for easy access to electronics...

  • E-Flite Umx Carbon Cub Ss Plane, Bnf (Eflu1180)
    $162.63 E-Flite Umx Carbon Cub Ss Plane, Bnf (Eflu1180)
    UMX Carbon Cub SS BNF Key Features AS3X® System for smooth handling and precise control, even in moderate winds Includes a top-mounted, ultra micro-size sailplane tow hook Perfect for aerotowing—the tow...

  • Easystar Ii W/Servos & Power Set Install (Mpx264260)
    $202.19 Easystar Ii W/Servos & Power Set Install (Mpx264260)
    Easystar II with Servos and Power Set Installed Flying made easy! With its superbly docile flying characteristics and safe, rear-mounted motor the new EasyStar II forms the ideal first stepping stone into the hobby of model...

  • Funcub Multifunction Park Flyer (Mpx214243)
    $148.57 Funcub Multifunction Park Flyer (Mpx214243)
    Funcub Multifunction Park Flyer (Mpx214243) Low minimum airspeed Ultra-docile flying characteristics Suitable for aero-towing sailplanes Detachable canopy for easy battery swapping Two-part wing for convenient transport...

  • Hzone Super Cub **Upgrade To Hbz8180** (Hbz7380)
    $139.78 Hzone Super Cub **Upgrade To Hbz8180** (Hbz7380)
    If you are a first-time pilot, the Super Cub RC plane from HobbyZone is a great choice, thanks to its built-in Anti-Crash Technology (ACT). Features Everything you need to get flying, except a transmitter, is included in...

  • Multiplex Easystar 2 Kit (Mpx214260)
    $101.10 Multiplex Easystar 2 Kit (Mpx214260)
    Multiplex Easy Star II ARF Electric Airplane Folding propeller for reduced drag in glider mode Protected pod motor mount Easily detachable tail plane for ease of transport Large internal space with ample room for high...

  • Parkzone Icon A5 Rc Park Flyer, Bnf (Pkz5880)
    $241.75 Parkzone Icon A5 Rc Park Flyer, Bnf (Pkz5880)
    Parkzone Icon A5 Rc Park Flyer, Bnf (Pkz5880) Description: Powerful 960Kv 480 brushless outrunner motor with a realistic 3-blade prop Quick mounting landing gear with steerable nose wheel to go from pond to pavement in...

  • Stinson Reliant Sr-10 Bnf (Pkz5280)
    $285.27 Stinson Reliant Sr-10 Bnf (Pkz5280)
    Stinson Reliant SR-10 BNF Key Features Ready to fly in minutes with full 4-channel control – throttle, aileron, elevator and rudder 3S 11.1V 1800mAh Li-Po battery and balancing charger included Spektrum™...