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Catalina ( 62.75 in. / 159.4 cm )

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During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escorts, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The PBY was the most numerous aircraft of its kind and the last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. In 2014, nearly 80 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as a water bomber (or airtanker) in aerial firefighting operations all over the world.

This model of the Consolidated PBY Catalina is designed in the 1950s by F.H. Buckland & A.D. Kingswood for Aero Modeller (AM) magazine and the AM plans service. The completed model has a 62 3/4 inch wingspan and weighs approximately 4 pounds powered by two 3.5cc diesel engines. This plan copy has a crosshatched background which makes using it rather tedious. The plan does include numerous notes and construction hints that will aid the model builder.

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolidated_PBY_Catalina
Details: Full Details
ID: 80106
File Size: 1.8 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Control-Line
Use: Multirole
Motor: Diesel-Powered
Motor Size:0.20-To-0.35-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 62.75 in. / 159.4 cm
Publisher: The Aeromodeller Plans Service
Pub. Ref: PBY Catalina
Designer: F.H. Buckland & A.D. Kingswood
Date: 01/1955
Weight:72 oz.
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 25/03/2015 18:18
Updated: 24/02/16 11:17:00pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:80106
Keywords:Consolidated PBY Catalina amphibian twin-engine diesel power World War II scale U.S. Navy Royal Navy
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Multirole
Wingspan: 62.75 in. / 159.4 cm
Wingspan Class:125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Wing Position:Parasol
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Amphibian
Motor Type:Diesel-Powered
Motor Size:0.20-To-0.35-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:2-Push-Pull
Weight:72 oz.
Weight Class:2000g-To-2500g (70.5oz-To-88.1oz)
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Publisher:The Aeromodeller Plans Service
Reference:PBY Catalina
Designer:F.H. Buckland & A.D. Kingswood
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans
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