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