|Dream-Flight Ahi Specifications|
|Wing span||1.2 m||47 in|
|Wing area||20.5 dm2||318 sq in|
|Length||81 cm||32.0 in|
|Flying weight from||342 g||12.1 oz|
|Wing loading||16.7 g/dm||5.5 oz/sq ft|
|Centre of Gravity||TBA mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||Rudder, elevator, ailerons|
|Dream-Flight Ahi Typical Weights|
|Total structure||230 g||8.1 oz|
|Receiver||8 g||0.3 oz|
|Tail servos (2)||22 g||0.8 oz|
|Wing servos (2)||22 g||0.8 oz|
|Battery||60 g||2.1 oz|
|Noseweight||20 g||0.7 oz|
|Flying weight||342 g||12.1 oz|
|All servos (4)||Dream-Flight 12.4g, Blue Bird BMS-105HV, Blue Bird BMS-106HV, Blue Bird BMS-107HV, MKS DS6100, MKS HV6100, MKS DS75K, Ripmax SD150, KST X08|
|Receiver (max size 60x25x15 mm)||4+ channel rx to suit your transmitter, eg Spektrum AR6270T, AR6260, AR6100e, Futaba R2106GF, FrSky X4R, Orange DSM2 compatible, Jeti Duplex R5, Multiplex Mlink RX-6-DR Light|
|Battery (max size 66x40x15 mm)||HyperFlight 650 mAh 4.8V NiMH, Overlander 2S 1000mAh LiPo|
Review by: Roger James
Goes together very quick with no hassle. First few flights proved a let down with a very sensitive elevator but after honing it cg wise and taming with expo its turned into a sweet flyer and very friendly acrobatic plane. The secret is to fly as near as you can to yourself hugging the slope as per the rc groups thread. I can see that is one that will go with me everywhere this year and am really looking forward to the sessions. Well worth the money
Review by: GordonAHI resolution
There was a comment about the pushrods in their guide tubes binding slightly,this only happens where the tube bends inside the fuselage before exiting.I found a simple method to resolve,using a length of the thickest piano wire (std pushrods wire from model shop) that will push into the tube ,insert about 6-8 inches and leave overnight or longer,this straightens out the tube by straining against the foam and reduces the friction by about 80% +.
Hope this helps,brilliant versatile plane and so aerobatic on the slope.bought a second one.
Blue bird servos are good too,how they get the power and no backlash beats the rest also I now run on liposuction 2S , donít use NIMH anymore.
Review by: ChrisAhi First Impressions
First class service from Neil and a first class model, beautifully made and a "dream" to build. not had a chance to fly yet only test glided at our flat field and flew as straight as an arrow, can't wait to get it up on our local slopes or beach.
Review by: BrianAhi
Wished to practice more dareing aerobatic moves with a plane that if crashed would not be totalled. The Ahi is absolutely great for this. Is is great fun to fly and will complete moves that easily get out of trouble should you make a mistake. I have flown it in winds varying from 12 to 30. I prefer winds around 20 with lots of lift amd all this unballasted. A great fun plane
Review by: KevinFantastic acrobatic sloper
Fantastic sloper and more acrobatic than anything else I have flown. Flys in very light winds to 20mph without any issue. One star deducted because I bought two and on both the tail / elevator is not square to the wing. I think there is a slight issue with the manufacturing or hyperflight got a bad batch. I'm about to buy a third from T9hobbysport to see if I can get a straight one.
Review by: SeŠn BannisterAhi
Not 5 stars because: The tailplane is not parallel to the wings. The problem appears to be wings not joining the fuselage at 90deg. Managed to twist the fuselage and achieve a true alignment.
substituted the 5mm dia carbon wing joiner with a 5mm dia steel joiner, adding 36g ballast conveniently.
Great design, predictable flying characteristics and fun to fly after 40 years away from the slope!
Review by: Mike S
I bought this as a first model to return to slope flying after a 25+ year lay-off and the maiden took place in 25mph winds! However, very impressed at how it coped un-ballasted and I look forward to flying it in lesser conditions. Also very impressed with the design and fit of the foam components.
Review by: KEN COBLE
Just get one fly's great, strong build, also the overlander 600mha batt from Neil gives way over 2hr flying time. Again great product and service from Hyperflight. would buy another. FLOWN IN 10MPH AND 25MPH no ballast does the book.