|AVA Pro-e Specification|
|Wing span||3.175m||125 in|
|Wing area||67.9dm2||1052 sq in|
|Typical flying weight||1454g||51.5 oz|
|Wing loading||21.4g/dm2||7.0 oz/sq ft|
|Centre of Gravity||100-108mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||Elevator, rudder, spoilers x 2|
|AVA Pro-e Typical Weights|
|Hoz tail||25g||0.9 oz|
|Vert tail||39g||1.4 oz|
|Total structure||909g||32.1 oz|
|Elevator & rudder*||Corona DS843MG, Hyperion DS09-AMD, MKS DS6100, KST X08|
|Spoilers||Corona DS843MG, Hyperion DS09-AMD, MKS DS6100, KST DS113MG|
Review by: Brian
had a Turnigy competition series motor I had intended using which has esc plugs on back but when tried to fit it had upthrust. I thought this must be due to fuz shape so bought Hyperion GS3014-16 with a more tapered nose. This also sat with upthrust even after making hole to bring wires out through fuz and back in past motor. After close inspection found excess epoxy from fitting motor mount preventing motor sitting properly. Annoyingly,it was necessary to cut out motor mount in order to remove this flashing. However when new mount fitted an finished off all was forgotten because this is one beautiful model that makes the most of the slightest bit lift and with airbrakes popped comes down as if in an elevator. Love it.
Review by: Wayne WoodWhat Service!
It's an amazing World and this is an amazing Company. I'm at the bottom end of the World as it seems, Sydney Australia. I placed a order for a great Christmas present for myself. Felt I might just be lucky to see that big box arrive on the eve of Christmas. But to my amazement after placing my order Thursday I received the delivery the next Wednesday!!!
That's a professional service. How refreshing. Well done Neil and the team. The only thing is I still have to wait for Christmas to open it!!!!
With service and product like Hyperflight in like shopping in your Local area.
Many many thanks Woodie
Review by: Jeff PerkinsAVA Pro-e and Hyperion DS09-AMD servo
Fantastic service, my AVA Pro-e was delivered the day after I ordered it. Thank you very much Hyperflight. There was a small hole in the box but there was no damage to the contents due to the large amount of packaging. However, I did have some out of date instructions with the kit but a phone call soon had the correct instruction emailed to me. The wing joiners needed some sanding down to create a good fit. I am still in the build phase at the moment but will send another review after flight. I ordered 4 Hyperion DS09-AMD servos to install in the tail and spoilers and while these servos were connected to my AR6255 the servo connected to the aileron output started to hunt around the null point and then stopped working. The end result being that it appears as if the gears have all been stripped. A phone call to Hyperflight and they are sending me another servo and I shall return the non working back to them. I am a bit worried that this kind of problem happened while there was no strain being applied to the servo. The total cost of the glider with Rx, motor and batteries comes to £1200 and this is a lot of money to be in the air should one of these Hyperion servo failures happen again.
Review by: Wojciechwonderful model
I have finally assembled my Ava. I replaced the stab pushrod with 2mm carbon rod and used only one metal coupler. The servos are connect by 4 wires and the servos are glued. I used magnets for spoilers. With the Hacker A20-6XL I had to add 10g ballast to the tail to balance it at 102 mm. I set the stab parallel to the boom centerline.
The maiden flight went uneventful. No trim was necessary. All that was left to set was elevator compensation for spoilers. According to my vario the climb rate is around 15m/s on a fresh battery.
This is a wonderful model, very easy to flight, with very effective spoilers, good in the wind up to 12-15 mph. This is without the doubt the best model I have flown.
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Review by: Eddy De Graeve
As usual the plane arrived safely in Belgium in a very strong box with no damage and in perfect condition.
I used the following set up:
Motor : Kontronik Kira 480-26 5,2:1
Prop :14x10 cam
Battery: 3S 3.2aH LiPo, but they will be changed to smaller cells.
Servos : Tail 2x Hyperion DS09 AMD, Brakes 2x Hyperion DS11 AMD, and as Neil sugested I used two small magnets for closing the brakes and I used longer servo arms, instead of the horn, it works perfectly.
The cg is at 10 cm, I did not need any lead, but with a smaller lipo I may need a little noseweight, but that is no problem as the plane flies perfectly with no trims required.
Review by: catalistUltimate Stength Testing
After seeing many AVA-e 3.2metre models flying I wondered exactly how strong they are. (I watched a 3.2 Pulsar in the hands of a very experienced pilot have wing failure whist coming down out of a thermal. Snapped like a twig, with crow brake used.)
Unintentionally, I was to answer my own question two weeks ago at a local competition. My first flight with this model was just before the comp as a trimming flight. 2 clicks of up and flew very well. First comp flight was also very good scoring 925 points, after planting it nose first just outside the tape, but hard enough to push the spinner back onto the nose, preventing the motor from turning. I used the Allen key, unfastened the prop and moved it forward, tried it and alls well. Second round flight, power on as soon as the horn sounded and launched. Almost vertical up to around 50 feet, then a big, very fast wingover to the left, full right rudder and down elevator and nothing. A split second later the model planted itself vertically, 7 inches into quite hard ground, and missed the guy at the other end of the flight line by around four feet. (Someone took photos).
When I retrieved it the prop and spinner had disintegrated, the fuselage was scratched but not damaged. The wings, first three ribs from wing joint had split away from the trailing edge and that was it. It should have been a bin job but in three days it was repaired and ready to go again. THAT is strong.
As for why? After the first flight hard landing, the extension leads to the rear had come unplugged and I only tested the motor, not the elevator and rudder. Totally my fault.