What are the differences between completion levels on remote control kits?
RTF stands for Ready-to-Fly and it means the model you are buying comes complete with everything you need to get started straight from the box.
RTR stands for Ready-to-Run and it means that the model comes with the transmitter, battery and charger. You can start racing without requiring any extra components.
BNF stands for Bind-N-Fly, it means that the model comes with everything you need except for a transmitter. With BNF products you can use the transmitter of your choice and “bind it” to the receiver included with the model.
PNP stands for Plug-N-Play, it means that the model comes with everything you need except for a transmitter, receiver, battery and charger. It does contain servos, motor and ESC.
ARF stands for Almost-Ready-to-Fly, this means the model needs some additional “need to complete” items before you can start flying. Common additional items include servos, motor, electronics, batteries and even glue.
Kit vehicles are sold as a box of individual parts, and must be assembled before driving.