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Strato-Liner at first glance appears to be a conventional 1/2A sport control-line model, designed by Carl Risteen in the
late 1950s. The plane has a constant chord wing planform and flaps coupled to elevators for enhanced aerobatic
capabilities. The big surprise however is this: there's a second 1/2A engine installed on the outboard wingtip at a 45 deg
angle to the longitudinal axis! The objective presumably was to use the second engine's thrust to keep the model
"taut on the lines"...
Consolidated PBY Catalina (From Wikipedia) (PB Standing for Patrol Bomber and Y the code assigned to Consolidated Aircraft ) First flight was 28 March 1935. 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...
Very nice, scale, well-detailed drawings. Very clear and legible. Includes rigging layout for bracing and water rudder cables. There are some slight scanning errors but they are obvious and easily corrected. Indicated as semi-scale on drawing but these are the closest to true scale I have seen and, with some attention to detail, could readily be made super scale.
The plans call for placing the water rudder on the right-hand float, however, for practical purposes, this was typically moved to...