Joe Nall 2019 HobbyKing

Rob from HobbyKing tells us about some new products seen at the show.


Hobby King New Products at Joe Nall

Rob from HobbyKing tells us about some new products seen at the show.

Avios Albatross HU-16 Flying Boat

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 was primarily designed as an amphibious plane for search and rescue missions. It was extensively used for combat search and rescue in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. As an amphibian, it could land on both land and open sea and was optimized for 4-foot (1.2m) 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 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.


  • 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

Check out the Avios Albatross HU-16 Flying Boat Here

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May 21, 2019, 01:05 PM
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really great model to bad they are not available. Not even on Back order. if you order one when available from over seas its well over 200 dollars for shipping. Geez!

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