Dynam Albatros D.Va 1270mm (50") Wingspan - PNP
Dynam Albatros D.Va 1270mm (50") Wingspan - PNP - DY8960PNP
The Albatros D.V was a fighter aircraft used by the Luftstreitkrfte (Imperial German Air Service) during World War I. The D.V was the final development of the Albatros D.I family, and the last Albatros fighter to see operational service. Despite its well-known shortcomings and general obsolescence, approximately 900 D.V and 1,612 D.Va aircraft were built before production halted in early 1918. The D.Va continued in operational service until the end of the war. The Dynam Albatros has nice scale appeal and is a great performer. Just add your receiver and 4 Cell 14.8V 2200 mAh LiPo battery and take to the skies in this legendary WWI fighter!
- Realistic scale features including hand painted pilot figure, machine guns, engine and molded panel lines
- Powerful BM3720A-KV600 Brushless Outrunner motor
- Dynam Albatros D.Va 1270mm (50") Wingspan - Receiver Ready
- ESC with XT60 connector, servos and motor come pre-installed for your convenience
- Decal set
- 4 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 4 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 4 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 4 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 4 Cell 14.8V 2200 - 3600mAh LiPo Battery with XT60 connector - We recommend EPR36004X6
- 4 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 4 cell (4S) charger from our Charger Collection
1270mm / 50in
1055mm / 41.5in
1600g / 56.5oz
|CG (Center of Gravity)||60-65mm from the leading edge of the top wing at the wing root|
BM3720A-KV600 Brushless Outrunner motor
Electronic Speed Control
40A Brushless with XT60 connector
Propeller / EDF
4x 9g standard
4S 14.8V 2200 - 3600mAh LiPo (required)
4 Channel (required)
|Build Time||2-3 Hours|
Product Spare Parts
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- Reviews (21)
- Questions (3)
The plane arrives with some wing tip damage. Managed to get it put together disputed the poor instructions. The plane is larger than I expected, won’t be able to maiden it until I get home. Got to quit buying and start flying, to date my hanger has over twenty planes..
All good. Added nose weight to compensate for tail heavy reviews. All good on maiden. Reducing for tomorrow’s flight
Tail Heavy and Flimsy.
Pros: Great looking plane. Shock absorbing landing gear is cool. Price point is good for this size plane. Cons: Poor Instructions. Very weak supporting structures (cabane struts, LG struts, mount points.). I can grab and shake any of my other planes without them falling apart. This plane would disintegrate; cheap plastic parts. Wing supports are not adequately rigid. LG structure is too weak for the shock absorbing to function. The design makes it tail heavy; even with a larger battery. Pilot figure is way too small.
The Red Baron Rides Again!
OK, I'm a sucker for biplanes, but this one is especially beautiful. It looks great on the ground, and even better in the air. Build is straight-forward, and everything fit as it should.There were some minor bends on the wingtips, but nothing that affected flying quality. Helpful hint - be sure to balance the spinner, as well as the prop. My spinner was way out of balance and I did not balance it until after my first flight where the vibrations were enough to eject one of the machine guns. Great plane, and begs for some custom detailing touches.
The Dynam Albatros
This was a snap to assemble. It's such a nice looking aircraft I couldn't help but get a little bit more involved detailing the engine, guns, adding a slightly larger pilot and giving him a mustache, and dirt around his face except for the goggle area, and of course a scarf. Overall a very good quality aircraft. No problems with the exception of the usual, Chinese to Portuguese to Swedish to English instructions. Biggest problem, only problem, was getting the CG correct. Also added grey soot look to the fuze and a used grease look to the landing gear. Clear coated the wings and tail (all control surfaces on top only). And added plastic hinges to all control surfaces. Also added tan paint with some ragged on walnut color paint for a second coat, then clear coated the props, to give the props a very nice wood look. The only thing I didn't like was the battery access. I was tempered to add a switch to make start up easier. Just a note: Make sure all the servos are set at mid range and do any other adjustments to the electronics before you affix the Bottom wing to the fuselage .
I have read the reviews below and I have to concur. Let's start by saying that my first flight went really well using an Eagle A3 Super II gyro. I am not into challenges I just want to have fun. Quality Control Issues: The plane's wingtips are bent/twisted and the vertical stab was skewed but those issues did not seem to hamper the flight. Thank you Eagle A3. The instructions were difficult the instructions from MotionRC were much better. The side wing struts were both right-side and the plastic attachments on the wing were both left-side. It took me a while with a fine file to shape the side wing struts to fit into the plastic receptacle. With all those issues not withstanding, I really like the looks of the plane and it looked good in the air. That is until the rudder tore lose during the second flight and I had to bring it down hard, damaging my right landing strut. I have reattached the rudder with Dobro nylon hinges so that shouldn't be a problem. The elevator is provided with plastic/nylon hinges. As soon as the landing gear replacements arrive, I will be flying her again.
Found it to be tail heavy plane is very nice to look at and flys ok but not as good as the horizon pt17 I have but in all fairness that plane started out tail heavy
Finally flew it
I forgot how long ago I bought it. (But it was from MotionRC) ESC was DOA. Not too big of a problem since I prefer Castle ESCs anyway. It now has a Castle Thunderbird 54 in it (technically, rated 1 V too low for 4S, but they do fine up to 4S, 50 amps) Old version firmware, so power will improve some when I update it. The plane flies in a very scale manner. It has significant adverse yaw and needs to be using a 6 ch RX so computer mixing can be used for differential aileron throw. (I expect more than 50% for very low downward aileron movement.) It really needs the weight of a 4S 3000 mah which requires carving a little foam to fit. My 4S 3000 shoved all the way forward has it balanced correctly. Not recommended for beginner pilots. The adverse yaw can have beginners get in trouble fast. Note: The color scheme is one of those used by Richthofen. (The Red Baron) who actually flew more Albatross aircraft than Fokkers. He only flew Fokker Dr-1 (3 different ones with 3 different paint schemes) the last appx 3 to 4 months before he was shot down. Yes, the pilot figure is comically out of scale.
The plane itself looks very nice once you manage to work your way around the horrible horrible manual. The worst part of it was that the vertical stab came broken out of the box, and the wing tips were twisted a lot. It is a really gorgeous plane if you want to put up with the non existing Dynam Quality Control Department.