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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.

 

Features:
• 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

 

Specs:
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

 

Requires:
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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Laurie | Verified Buyer

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Dihedral

Jan 17, 2021

There is a problem with my dihedral spars.
They are supposed to be slightly bent to lift the wing tips. One of mine is about 0.4mm over the length and the other is completely flat. Avois obviously need dihedral, by the parts are bad. I was going to order another pair, but as usual HK has no spares. I could modify the ones I have, but do not know to which dimension. As there is no contact for Durafly - Avois, perhaps technical at HK can find out on behalf of its poor Customers. Question: what is the angle of the spar bend?

Laurie | Verified Buyer

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Dihedral

Jan 17, 2021

There is a problem with my dihedral spars.
They are supposed to be slightly bent to lift the wing tips. One of mine is about 0.4mm over the length and the other is completely flat. Avois obviously need dihedral, by the parts are bad. I was going to order another pair, but as usual HK has no spares. I could modify the ones I have, but do not know to which dimension. As there is no contact for Durafly - Avois, perhaps technical at HK can find out on behalf of its poor Customers. Question: what is the angle of the spar bend?

Pickel | Verified Buyer

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It’s wonderfully designed plane. Very impressive in the air. Can’t say enough good about it. It is hard for them to keep in stock though.

Nov 11, 2020

Very nice plane turns a lot of heads. It’s also very well behaved in the air. Love it.

Alfonso Contreras | Verified Buyer

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Albatros

Nov 06, 2020

The airplane is awesome. Flight perfect. Perfect quality. Great plane

Terence | Verified Buyer

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Avios Albatros

Oct 20, 2020

The foam is of Excellent quality and the design feels very robust. The only issue is that both ball joint connectors on the elevator was playing up and would not centre the Servo from an up and down command on the elevator. I changed out the ballpoints to traditional crevices and that worked a treat. The flight went well using a 3400 4s lipo and making sure it was nose heavy. It is essential that this plane flies nose heavy or it will tip stall. I used 60% rates with 50% expo on Ailerons and it was excellent, and 70% rates with 40% expo on Elevator and it worked well. Be careful on turns by keeping the speed up whilst using Aileron and Rudder at the same time and don’t make sharp turns or it could stall. I fitted a kopilot and it works beautifully and gives lovely assistance when flying at a slower pace. Only need to use half throttle when taking off and if flying scale then you will get around 8 mins of flying on a 3300mah. I am going to try a 5000mah very soon as it will defo take this lipo easily and give a definite 10 mins of flying. This plane is worth every penny but is not for a beginner. Remember the C of G and keep a bit of speed up.

Stevo | Verified Buyer

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Average

Sep 28, 2020

Aircraft itself is pretty good the lack of instructions to put it together is annoying if not for YouTube it would still be in its box. The next problem I have is hooking it up to a spectrum dx6 not enough slots for all cables so I have to buy two Y connectors one for the engines so both work and another to connect the nav lights in the main wing

Jan-Willem | Verified Buyer

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Best model ever!

Sep 01, 2020

Owned several “foamies” from tundra to efxtra, the Albatros i simply love!
Love the model and its abilities. Lover how it handles, the quality and durability are unheard of. Songood and well made!
Big shout out to Avios/durafly? Can only hope they keep
Producing this. Simply superb!!!!!

Cliff | Verified Buyer

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Great handling flying bus :)

Jun 05, 2020

This is a great model. It flies well, has tons of power, lands smoothly on water and takes 4S 5000 with no problem at all. I use this for FPV off a nearby lake and love it! It's also fairly durable as I crashed it through a tree once and the thick foam held together better than many foam models I've crashed haha. All joking aside, this is a great plane that's worth the money and perfect for FPV with the twin motors and tons of space for a flight controller. Not the most efficient plane, but great for 10 minute flights off the best runways nature can provide!

Cas | Verified Buyer

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Very good model

Jun 05, 2020

Very good model but small issue of the wing tip brass dowels misaligned so had to be re-drilled and course thread screws used.

Tiefflieger Rudi | Verified Buyer

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Gutes Modell

May 28, 2020

Gutes Modell 4 Sterne bei der Qualität wegen: Decals mussten nachgeklebt werden. Die zwei Magnete(schlecht verklebt) für die Haube haben sich schon beim zweiten(2) abnehmen gelöst. Ein gutes Manual, für den verbauten Regler wäre schön.

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]
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