|Hyper AVA Pro-e Specification|
|Wing span||3.95m||156 in|
|Wing area||86.1dm2||1335 sq in|
|Typical flying weight||1699g||60.1 oz|
|Wing loading||19.7g/dm2||6.5 oz/sq ft|
|Centre of Gravity||100-108mm from wing leading edge|
|Controls||Elevator, rudder, spoilers x 2|
|Hyper AVA Pro-e Typical Weights|
|Hoz tail||25g||0.9 oz|
|Vert tail||39g||1.4 oz|
|Total structure||1079g||38.1 oz|
|Elevator & rudder*||Corona DS843MG, Hyperion DS09-AMD, MKS DS6100, KST X08|
|Spoilers||Corona DS843MG, Hyperion DS09-AMD, MKS DS6100, KST DS113MG|
Review by: Ben ThomasThe Best Glider!
I have been flying this glider for over a year now! I can say without reservation that it is the best flying RES glider I have ever had! It has no bad habits, thermals on a flea fart, handles a wide CG range, lands with precision. Sure there are beautiful more expensive full house gliders out there but "bang for the buck" there is none better. I am seriously considering getting another for a backup.
It takes 5 min to put together. Hyperflight packed and shipped it flawlessly, it went together like a charm and it just "LOOKS" right. I just think it is a work of art! It would be great if they made a center section with the spoilers and flaps to slow it down sometimes, it would allow for more precision on landings but why mess with perfection!
Comment by: Jan Harry SvendsenGreat!
This is my third model ordered from HyperFlight - and it was delivered fast and very well packaged. I have just started the build, so I can't comment on the flying qualities - but for sure the kit looks very, very nice. The finish is superb, the composite parts looks great and the kit is complete to the point where even the links is pre bent!
This model will for shure be a blast to fly, and finish vise it is up among the very best.
Review by: minami
Good model! Recommended.
Review by: Tony Ruddlesden
Arrived yesterday, 20,000km without any damage whatso ever. All parts wrapped and suspended in the box by tape.Well done.
The standard of construction is first class.
Review by: SimonFantastic Sailplane and service from Neil
Finally maiden my new Hyper AVA Pro-E from Neil and all I can say is "fantastic !"
This is my second AVA-E that I've built and decided to go the non conventional route and put the servos in the nose of the fuselage instead of the tail. My setup is:
1. Motor (light weight with planetary gearbox)
I then put the receiver in the wing, theirs room in the center section were the wing mounts to the fuselage and I ran 2 small tubes into the 1st 2 ribs for the 2.4 whiskers (JR DMSS). I just heated and pealed back the covering and reapplied a small amount of covering.
Ended up with a very light weight, easy to balance, electric sailplane that is just a joy to fly.
Review by: SimonGood Service
Once again received everything in great shape, not a mark on the box and you did an excellent job packing.
I wish there was a prize for top service because you one win hands down. Look forward to doing lots more business with you.
Review by: CarloFrom delivery to maiden
I fully agree with others about the packing care taken. My Hyper AVA was sent in a very strong box with lots of environmentally friendly protective packaging inside. Received safely even if someone tried to walk over the box.
I tried the MKS DS450 servos but despite the power they seems not good for rudder movement. So I have installed some Hyperion DS095-FMD servos despite their weight.
I don't like gears so I have installed the Hyperion GS3032 motor: this fits tightly, but you have to manage the leads that run inside but in the upper part of the fuselage.
The engine is limited to 35A with a 14x8 propeller. The Battery is a 2.6 Ah 35C. Flying weight is above 1800 g.
Maiden with no trimming climbing at 45 degrees. At sunset the Hyper AVA Pro is flying so flat the Multiplex telemetry cannot detect the descent rate.
Review by: Basil WhiteHyper AVA Pro-e Ultimate F5J
First flight of my AVA Pro E on Sunday 24.7.11 at the Johannesburg Flying Club, South Africa. Launched at half throttle the plane reached thermal height very quickly. Dive tests showed plane to be slightly nose heavy, tested spoilers at 90 degrees deployment, landed perfectly. Moved battery pack back 20mm and launched again, still a little nose heavy. Landed and moved battery pack back another 30mm, launched at full throttle. Unbelievable climb rate to thermal height, very, very stable, and turning vastly improved by CG adjustment. The aircraft picked up the faintest thermal and rose to almost "out of sight" height. Deployed spoilers and brought the aircraft back to visible height, very quickly. This aircraft is incredible to fly. Very stable, slow flight or faster with down trim.
Building tips include wrapping boom with masking tape before gluing with 24 hour epoxy. Alignment of elevator and wing done by eye and checked by measurement. Perfect!
Servos for rudder & elevator glued with "shoe" adhesive, direct to surface and covers fixed with clear tape. Push rod to elevator fastened with ball joint and to servo arm with a normal fastner for quick removal and adjustment. Did not bother with fixing clamp for tail assembly but used small set screw into boom. Easilly removable if required. Glued two hardwood blocks adjacent to servo arms for spoilers, with cyno. Fashioned two straps from tin and screwed servo down with the two small servo screws supplied with Hyperion servos. Set servo's to 90 degrees on switch. You only require this one 90 degree position, forget variable positions. Fitted balsa platform to pod base to give level surface. Covered platform with velcro for battery fore and aft CG adjustment.
Have been flying for some twenty years, mainly five meter, air towed scale fibre glass gliders, the AVA is one of easiest and pleasureable to fly.
Review by: Josť CompteThe safety of a shipment
At this time I cannot make a model review because I have not started assembling the Hyper Ava Pro yet, but I would like to asses a different subject, the safety of the shipments from HyperFlight.
This is the second glider that I have bought from HyperFlight, the first one was the DLG Blaster 2 around one year ago. Last week I took the decision to order a Hyper Ava Pro, but I have to confess my big worries and doubts about the condition or possible damage that could be done during the transportation from England to Spain to such a big and delicate glider.
After keeping my breath, two days ago I received it and I have to say now that everything was perfectly packaged, the card box that was containing the glider could be considered as a first class quality at the same level as the masterpiece that it was containing, It is even worth to keep it for future transportation needs (plane etc.). All the glider parts are perfectly wrapped and protected one from the other and fixed to the solid box in a way that prevents inside displacements and self damage.
I consider this a very important point to know and talk about according to two bad experiences I had ordering model overseas. Three months ago I received another glider ARTF (Bird of time) from an USA major store and the fiberglass fuselage was broken almost in two pieces due to the bad quality of the box that was compressed during the shipment, fortunately after sending photos and explanations I received a new one fuselage from them. The same happened with a 2.5m J3 Cub, both wing tips were compressed about 2 cm , and that time I had to repair them myself.
All that extra work and effort could be avoided using a high quality box that really protects its content and this is what Hyperflight does.
After this short brief of some bad experiences you can imagine all the worries when you order a plane like the Hyper Ava, that is why I wanted to point out this important characteristic that Hyperflight has when they ship their valuable models in strong and safe parcels.
Thanks very much