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Consolidated PBY-2 Catalina

RCM magazine's Consolidated PBY-2 Catalina

The Consolidated PBY Catalina was an American flying boat and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft, one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations. 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. In 2014, nearly 80 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as a waterbomber in aerial firefighting operations all over the world. Bud Chappell has done a terrific job designing a sport scale model, 67" span and powered by two OS Max 10s, for off-water takeoffs and landings. Construction is moderately complex but a careful and patient builder would be rewarded with a truly "charismatic" twin engine plane with great performance. To reduce costs and complexity, the model is designed for rudder and elevator control, but ailerons would be a good addition as well as electric propulsion to ease engine starting issues.

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ID: 83147
File Size: 1.6 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Observation
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 67 in. / 170.2 cm
Publisher: RCM magazine
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Pub. Ref: RCM 649
Designer: Bud Chappell
Date: 07/1976
Weight:80 oz.
Listing Editor: aeroastro
Added: 03/04/2015 11:51
Updated: 03/02/17 02:08:24am
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Plan ID:83147
Keywords:PBY Catalina flying boat Chappell sport scale twin engine
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Observation
Wingspan: 67 in. / 170.2 cm
Wingspan Class:160cm-To-200cm (63in-To-79in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Flying-Boat
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:2-To-4
Weight:80 oz.
Weight Class:2000g-To-2500g (70.5oz-To-88.1oz)
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:RCM magazine
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Reference:RCM 649
Designer:Bud Chappell
Restorer:AVGDAY JJ
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Date:03/04/2015 11:51
File size:1.6 MB

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