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AVIOS (PNF) Albatross HU-16 V2 US Coast Guard Flying Boat 1620mm (63.7")

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AVIOS (PNF) Albatross HU-16 V2 US Coast Guard Flying Boat 1620mm (63.7")


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When AVIOS released the Albatross HU-16 back in early 2019 it was extremely well received around the globe. This was due to being something just that little bit different in a PNF format, had excellent flying qualities, looked great, and was fun to fly off of land, and particularly on water where it was in its element.

The best though can always be made even better, so AVIOS has now introduced the Albatross HU-16 V2, this comes in a striking US Coast Guard color scheme with factory-applied decals. Other improvements include clear cockpit windows for an improved scale appearance, better slow flight performance due to less paint which saves weight (the white in the color scheme is the natural color of the EPO foam), and perfectly color-matched plastic parts for a better appearance and finish. Also, the lengths of the servo leads and electronic wiring have been reduced to further save weight, improve access, and make for a neater installation. Last but not least is a clear plastic water rudder, this is more discreet but is still fully functional.

The AVIOS Albatross HU-16 is a beautiful twin-engine flying boat with a large monohull, and wing floats, the entire underneath of the front portion of the hull is reinforced with plastic. This allows it to happily take the knocks and bangs of using a grass airfield to fly from, but as mentioned before, it really does come into its own when operating from your favorite lake or waterway. Taxi-ing, and lining up for take-off are made all that much easier with the water rudder and the supplied Aerostar forward/reverse water-resistant ESC's. Built-in flaps provide plenty of lift and make the landings and take-offs that much easier and extremely scale-like.

The Plug-N-Fly Albatross is powered by twin pre-installed Aerostar 3536-850KV brushless outrunner motors driving scale 3-blade 10x6 propellers. The 2 Aerostar 30A reversing ESC's are also pre-installed along with the 7 splash-proofed 9g servos. The Albatross was designed around a 3000~4000mAh 4S battery, but for scale flying it is equally at home on a 4000~5000mAh 3S battery. With the 3S 5000mAh set-up, flights of around 15mins are possible with mixed throttle use. EPO foam is still used for all the major components, this gives strength, durability, and the surface finish is excellent. Also included are navigation lights, molded cowlings, and a comprehensive hardware pack which includes pushrods, and screws, etc.

The Albatross in its US Coast Guard color scheme provides a great presence in the air, looks outstanding, and scale low passes over water are an absolute dream, even more so now thanks to the weight saving. If you have never flown a model off of water before, and have never experienced the pure joy and fun of doing so, then the Albatross is the perfect model to get your water wings with! So, get out on the water and go soaring across the sky with the Avios Albatross HU-16 V2.

• Versatile flying boat design, great from grass, amazing from water.
• Striking US Coast Guard color scheme with factory-applied decals.
• Pre-installed twin AeroStar brushless motors and water-resistant reversing ESCs (suitable for differential thrust set-up if desired)
• Clear cockpit windows for improved scale appearance
* Reduced all up weight improving stability and slow flight performance.
• Clear plastic, discreet water rudder
• Navigation lights

Wingspan: 1620mm (63.7”)
Length: 1210mm (47.6”)
Weight: 2300g
Motor: 2 x AeroStar 3536 850KV brushless outrunner
ESC: 2 x AeroStar 30A RVS brushless
Propellers: Scale 3-blade 10x6
Servos: 7 x 9g (splash-proof)

1 x 6ch transmitter and receiver
1 x 3000~4000mAh 4S LiPo battery
1 x 4000~5000mAh 3S LiPo battery
Foam glue

Please note: A copy of the Instruction Manual can be found under the "Manual/Files" tab above, and don't forget to check out our official flight review under the "Video" tab above as well.

  • IC/2:Elec Electric
  • Motorsize(diam-or-cc) 35.00
  • Wingspan(mm) 1620.00
  • Length(mm) 1210.00
  • Avios (PNF) Albatross HU-16 V2 Flying Boat Official Review and Flight Test Video
  • Unboxing of the Avios (PNF) Albatross HU-16 Flying Boat by Petrincic Bros RC
  • Unboxing and assembly of the Avios (PNF) Albatross HU-16 Flying Boat by JohnVHRC
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Spike | Verified Buyer

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Just What I Wanted

Nov 14, 2022

Arrived in excellent condition and without too much delay, given that it originated in Hong Kong. Lots of details and a joy to build.

FlyGor | Verified Buyer

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One of the best twin models

Nov 02, 2022

This is one of the best quality twin engine kits. Supper high value and this is my favorite plane to fly. Many happy flight on this kit.

Stonner lake | Verified Buyer

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Flew like achamp

Oct 30, 2022

Flew this plane for the first time up at West Stoner lake. Had a great first flight with no issues and no adjustments needed. I enjoyed the flight, the plane looked sharp in the air and had no problem with take off or landing.

Ajax | Verified Buyer

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Good quality product

Oct 16, 2022

Came in a good amount of time. Nicely packed

Larry | Verified Buyer

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Easy Peasy

Sep 28, 2022

Albatross went together very easily with screws and a dab of foam glue,used my RadioLinlk AT10 TX AND Rx.Used the recommended throws on all control surfaces but a lot of expo in radio for smooth flying,did not add in low rates,tons of power to pull up quickly to avoid trees at end of pond.Gets up on plane and breaks surface water very well and lands smoothly on water,have not tried grass yet.Definetley recommend for float pilot fans. I also love the size of plane,big but can still put in my van with wings on.

Flyer | Verified Buyer

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Great flyer

Sep 21, 2022

This plane is a definite winner, for the price and the quality, you can’t beat it. This Version two with the Coast Guard scheme is super visible, and gets a lot of attention. Water handling is top notch , nice and slow on approach, and long flight times. Don’t get rid of this one you guys. You did a great job on the build quality and price point. keep up the good work.

A&P Mechanic | Verified Buyer

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Decent Flyer

Sep 18, 2022

Make sure to apply extra glue to the motor mounts to the wing or you might lose a motor & engine mount & prop.

Piffpoff | Verified Buyer

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Great Scale Set - all included in the pack

Aug 26, 2022

I had the idea of a water airplane since a long time.
The Albatros is just the right thing: a wonderful model, with everything included in the pack, what is needed, even the position lights. Just install the receiver and battery, do the final setup and center of gravity adjust and ready for flight.
Much space inside for everything needed.
Recommedation to check the torque of all screws. I found one screw of the motor attachment to fully tightened (no big deal) and one of rudder linkages not properly tight (this could have become critical).
But anyhow a final check before first fight should be normal for an experienced pilot.
Looking forward to do the maiden flight.

Robert | Verified Buyer

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The HU16 is a good plane, but there are some issues

Aug 15, 2022

The new version HU-16 Grumman Albatross flies very well and as described in the manual. The biggest problem is getting parts as after the first flight the motor came off on the port side while taxing back to the dock. Due to the less than clear water on this lake the motor is unrecoverable. In turn the propeller hub was lost with damage to the cowls, cockpit cabin, and airframe. There were other issues prior to the first flight, and they are as follows.
While setting up the model I found that the hinge arms of the flaps were not glued into the foam and after a couple of cycles they came loose. As for the motor it was not properly secured at the factory either by not tightening the screws or using thread locker as 2 screws were still in the X mount, but loose.
In the future I will be weary of any models that does not have a good list of parts available for at least a couple of years. Needed to finish the model back to its nearly pristine condition are cockpit cabin. left side propeller, Prop hub, both cowls, and motor (Aerostar 3536 850kv)

Loulou | Verified Buyer

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Good products

Jul 15, 2022


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