As an aspiring RC pilot, you need a Sports Trainer plane that checks off a number of crucial boxes.

You need It to be easy to fly and forgiving of basic errors.

You'll want It to be tough, able to withstand some punishment, and you'll demand solid everyday reliability.

In addition, a good flight duration, speedy assembly, convenient transport and easy storage will be high on your list.

To coin a phrase, a 'beginner friendly' Sports Trainer plane is what you're looking for, and the Ares Alara is the perfect choice.

Supplied 100% factory-assembled, the Alara's advanced EPO airframe is both strong and light, while the rear-mounted motor protects the power system from inevitable heavy landings.

Offering supers low-speed handling characteristics and a benign stall, this is a Sports Trainer plane that's been designed to look after you, giving you time to react, and learn at a comfortable pace.

Technically advanced, the Alara incorporates a Hitec Red 2.4GHz radio system that's compatible with all curtent 2.4GHz Hitec aircraft transmitters.

Moreover, to suit your needs, two convenient versions of the model are available, both incorporating Hitec Red protocol: choose either Ready-To-Fly (including a Mode 1 or Mode 2 Hitec Red-enabled transmitter and receiver) or Pair-To-Fly (supplied with a Hitec Red receiver that's compatible with your existing Hitec transmitter).

Every Alara comes with a powerful factory-installed motor and ESC, a quiet and efficient13-blade propeller, quality servos, a 1500mAh 3S LI-Po battery, plus a DC balancing charger and AC adapter.

So, for first-time flyers looking to get started, the Alara checks off all the essential boxes. S

port flyers, meanwhile, will appreciate its gentle, glider-like characteristics and basic aerobatic ability.

Make your dreams of R/C flight come true with an Ares Alara.


  • Length: 36in (920mm)
  • Weight: 24 oz (620g) with battery
  • Wingspan: 54in (1380mm)
  • Main Motor: 4200 KV brushless motor
  • Battery: 3S 11.1V 1500 mAh LiPo battery
  • Charger: Mains power adaptor and 12V DC LiPo charger for 2-3 cell batteries
  • Transmitter: 6-channel 2.4GHz Hitec or Hitec Red enabled transmitter required
  • On-Board Electronics: Hitec Red-enabled receiver, 20A ESC and four 9g servos included

What's in the Box

  • Alara PTF airframe
  • 3S 11.1V 1500mAh LiPo
  • 12V DC 2-3S LiPo charger
  • Mains adaptor
  • 4 x 9g servos - pre-installed
  • Hitec Red-enabled receiver - pre-installed
  • 20A ESC - pre-installed

Ready to Fly (RTF) with Mode 1 Transmitter

  • 1 X 4-Channel Hitec Red-enabled transmitter included

O.S.Speed 21 XZ-B Spec. II Gold Edition Combo Set with with T-2060SC tuned pipe, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of OS Engines.

Due June/July 2016–Back Order Now!



ET4 2.4GHz Radio System

The included new advanced IKONNIK Xenon ET4 2.4GHz radio system has Beginner Mode, 10 Model Memory with drop-down wheel, adjustable grips and left- or right-handed operation together with easy-pairing to other Xenon equipped vehicles in the Helion range.


Supplied with the premium 3500kV Radient Reaktor4T brushless motor and60T ESC, the FOUR 10SC accelerates to a tire-scorchingly quick 35 mph with the recommended 3S LiPo installed.
It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Our exclusive Total System Protection (TSP) offers bullet-proof temperature and current protection for both the motor and ESC.
Just drive how you want – we’ve got you covered.


Using engineering grade composites with a modular chassis design offers incredible strength but refreshing practicality.
Easily remove the front and rear suspension in minutes for maintenance and tuning.
Metal gear differentials combined with aluminium bulkheads, wheel hexes, shock towers, steering hubs and more get the power to the ground and keep you running.


Those champagne anodized aluminium parts not only add the durability you need but the look amazing and pair perfectly with the three striking body schemes available
– Cobalt,Emerald and Lava –
each working perfectly with the authentic wheels and high-traction tires with detailed white lettering


Engineered from the ground up,
Helion engineers ensured that the handling meets the highest expectations with 4-wheel independent suspension and fully adjustable,
oil-filled threaded aluminium shocks soaking up even the worst terrain.
Like tuning? So do we — tune the suspension geometry to the feel you want with adjustable shock mounting,
turn-buckles and included sway-bars. Added to this is a full complement of rubber sealed ball bearings,
heavy-duty telescoping drive shafts, industry-standard 12mm wheel hexes.

Metal Gears - Extremely durable metal gears and rugged planetary differentials get the power to the ground with reduced maintenance and servicing.

Rubber Sealed Bearings - Low friction ball bearings keep your drive-train running smooth and efficient. Using rubber seals keep the grease in and the dirt out, increasing run time and speed.

Adjustable Suspension - Long travel suspension arms and adjustable aluminium oil filled coil-over tuned shocks keep you in control over the roughest terrain.

All Weather ESC - The 60A all weather Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) provides great performance in all driving conditions. Paired with the 3500kV 4-Pole brushless motor delivers dominating speed.


  • 100% factory-assembled and ready to run.
  • New high ground clearance chassis design for all-terrain versatility.
  • Front and rear anti-roll bars
  • 2s or 3S Li-Po compatible.
  • Reaktor 60-4T brushless power system.
  • Shaft based 4x4 drive-train.
  • Modular chassis design for easy maintenance.
  • Planetary metal gear differentials with metal ring ring and pinion.
  • Four wheel independent suspension.
  • Rubber sealed ball bearings throughout.
  • Impact resistant composites are strong, durable, and lightweight.
  • All-weather electronics.
  • High traction tires.
  • Aluminium shock tower and wheel hexes.
  • Aluminium threaded, adjustable, oil filled, coil-over shock absorbers.


  • Motor: 4-Pole Sensorless Radient Reaktor4T 3500kV Brushless
  • LiPo Compatibility: 2S-3S (7.4V-11.1V), 45C
  • Gearing: 32P (Pinion: 15, Spur: 52)
  • Wheels: 12mm Hex (24mm OS, TRX and KYO Compatible)
  • Length: 545mm (21.5in)
  • Height: 191mm (7.52in)
  • Width: 296mm (11.65in)
  • Wheelbase: 326mm (12.83in)
  • Weight: 2063g (4lb-9oz)
  • Internal Gear Ratio: 3.47:1

What's in the Box

  • 100% factory assembled ready-to-run Four 10SC
  • IKONNIK ET-4 2.4GHz 4-channel, 10 model memory transmitter

Needed to Complete

  • 4 x AA-size batteries for transmitter
  • Suitable 2S or 3S Li-Po
  • Suitable Li-Po charger

In this day and age, we all know R/C is not just one way communication any more.

Telemetry advancements are rapidly emerging and Castle has collaborated with the radio experts at Futaba® to bring to market an incredibly useful and easy to use Telemetry product.

Air and Surface enthusiasts now have a means to receive and view telemetry data on compatible Futaba® radios when using their favourite Castle ESC’s.


Telemetry data can be displayed on the transmitter screen, or for parameters where users only want to be notified when a defined threshold is exceeded, (battery voltage, ESC temperature, etc.), a configured vibration or sound alert from the radio can be utilized.

There is no requirement for additional Telemetry Sensors to be purchased when using the Castle Telemetry Link. There are up to 7 specific data

points available (varies with ESC) and users can enable/disable data points through Castle Link ™


S.BUS2™extends Futaba S.BUS™and supports bidirectional communication. Compatible radios will support S.BUS2 protocol. It is also necessary to utilize a compatible Futaba® Telemetry Receiver. (See compatibility chart)

The Castle ESC must have the ability to accept a bidirectional communication protocol that gives it the ability to transmit real-time telemetry feedback.

This feature is called Link Live ™ and needs to be enabled on compatible ESC’s using Castle Link ™

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