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Avios Albatross HU-16 (PNF) Flying Boat 1620mm (63.7")

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Avios Albatross HU-16 (PNF) Flying Boat 1620mm (63.7")


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Avios has designed a beautiful twin-engine Albatross HU-16 flying boat. What could be better than a large monohull flying boat gracing the skies or taxing across a lake? This excellent plane is made of strong EPO foam and comes with scale plastic fittings for an extremely realistic look. It is painted in a US Navy rescue scheme of seagull gray, yellow and white for easy visibility under all conditions.

The Albatross HU-16 came into service with the United States Air Force in 1949 and primarily designed as an amphibious plane for search and rescue missions. It was extensively used for combat search and rescue in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. As an amphibian, it could land on both land and open sea and was optimized for 4-foot (1.2 meters) seas but could land in heavier seas.

The Albatross is well powered by twin Aerostar 3536-850KV motors with scale 3-blade 10x6 propellers. The 30A reversing ESCs make it easier to navigate around the water. The addition of a water rudder makes maneuvering on the water even easier. The built-in flaps provide plenty of lift and make landings and takeoffs look easy. The Albatross provides a great presence in the air that will look outstanding at any time and can easily do scale passes that all enthusiasts enjoy.

Get out on the water and go soaring across the sky with the Avios Albatross.


• Classic Flying Boat design
• US Navy livery with pre-applied stickers
• Twin AeroStar reversing ESCs (water-resistant)
• Twin 35mm AeroStar brushless motors
• Preinstalled electronics
• Water Rudder
• Navigation lights


Wingspan: 1620mm (63.7”)
Length: 1210mm (47.6”)
Weight: 2300g
Motor: AeroStar 3536 850KV Brushless Outrunner
ESC: AeroStar 30A RVS
Propellers: 3-blade 10x6
Servos: 7x9g


1 x 6 channel TX and RX
1 x 2700~4000mAh 4S LiPo Battery

Note: Manual can be found under the "Files" tab

Suggested Setup
Elevator: 12mm
Rudder: 25mm
Ailerons: 13mm 
Flaps: 20mm / 40mm
Exponential: 20-25%.
CG 80mm Leading Edge

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  • Wingspan(mm) 1620.00
  • Length(mm) 1210.00
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Robert | Verified Buyer

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No complaints

Dec 28, 2021

Best ever RC seaplane!

mike.p51 | Verified Buyer

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Avios Albatross HU 16

Aug 31, 2021

Leider vermittelt das Modell nur auf den ersten Blick Perfektion. Bedauerlicherweise denke ich aber handelt es sich um das hier versande Modell um reine B Ware.
Dieses Modell ist seit dem Kauf erst 5 Minuten in der Luft gewesen und es mussten bereits aus Sicherheitsgründe sämtliche Servos ausgetauscht werden . Zwei fielen direkt im flug aus so dass das Modell nur mit Beschädigungen gelandet werden konnte. Auch Anlenckungen , Gestänge usw weiter mussten Zeitaufwendig Nachgearbeit werden. Da man aus bekannten Gründen bei solchen Dingen auf taube Ohren stößt bei diversen Händlern ist es überflüssig auf Ersatz oder Austausch zu hoffen......leider
Hoffe es liest einer der Herrschaften

WarbirdBoatPilot | Verified Buyer

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Great looking scale flying boat

May 05, 2021

I have been keeping an eye out for this to be back in stock for awhile. once back in stock I pounced on one as soon as I could. HK's shipping was fast and well packed with the model arriving without any damage although the outer box was a bit tore up. now the bad news. No instructions were provided so I had to download them. the hardware provided with the kit if of medium to poor quality and screws and fasteners were easy to strip upon installation (wing install specifically) and the hardware used to install the vertical fin and rudder REALLY left something to be desired. in short I ended up substituting most of it. electronics were easy to set up and program to. I have not yet had the chance to fly it yet due to my busy work schedule. for the most part a good deal and compares pretty good to the Avios C-130 I acquired a while ago. Looking forward to flying it this summer at the lake when we go camping!

Paul | Verified Buyer

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Avios albatross

May 03, 2021

Speed controller failed on the 1st flight now in a million piece's

Michael | Verified Buyer

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Good after some tweaks

Apr 19, 2021

Good plane after some minor modifications
Quite a bulky thing. I do fly a Catalina as well with 147cm wingspan, so only slightly smaller but has 1kg less ToW.
However the fuselage is tiny in comparison to the Albatros.
Gives some potential for future upgrades, e.g. a water bomber.
Not too much splash and no water inside at all even on rougher conditions.
However capsizing it would probably sink the ESCs.
The weight stated (2300g) is without batteries.
The modifications I did and recommend :
+ replace the "steel bars" for the wing tip attachments with carbon - > spares 50g
+ remove the water rudder I use differential thrust instead, switchable. (Y-cable to be replaced with separate cable) You loose some directional stability on the water but you loose weight, get a better picture from the side and less huzzle on the ground
+ Reinforce elevator control. the one servo is not strong enough, it does not return to position properly. I used the servo of the dismantled water rudder for the one half elevator, so there are two servos, one for each of the two elevetor control surfaces.
+ CoG is to be further forward than recommended, about 70mm (Top of "RESCUE" letters when turned over)
+ I run it with 3S. Enough power for take off on grass and scale flight
ToW is 2500g. Max thrust on ground is 3700g.
Overall: recommended, would buy it again

hc | Verified Buyer

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great model

Apr 17, 2021

the Albatros looks good, flies very good and the price is very good. I had only little difficulties with a wing spar. But some minutes work, all is perfect.

Russell | Verified Buyer

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Awesome model

Mar 20, 2021

Tail rudder doesn't work. Don't need it though with the water rudder and the differential thrust. Had a heck of a time getting the wing bolts to engage. Had to hone out the hole slightly to get the screws to engage.

Ollie | Verified Buyer

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It would be a disaster

Mar 06, 2021

Wings did not fit together well at all if I had not put others together before It would be a disaster

Wayne’s RC | Verified Buyer

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Great plane.

Feb 27, 2021

I Love this plane fly’s great, easy take offs and landings on grass and snow ,High quality paint finish and decals.

Push | Verified Buyer

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Great plane

Feb 19, 2021

The Avios Albatross flies very well, CG at 65-70 best !

Customer files
Avios Albatross Manual.pdf Download [2]
Brandon Moon's Re-Painted Albatross Download [3]
RMM ALB 01 Download [847]
RMM ALB 02 Download [1]
Avio Albatros link video Download [28]
25592F67-BBE7-4C31-B9BF-793A2226E268.jpeg Download [3]
Avios Albatross in CG configuration. Download [2]
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