A PBY could carry two 500 lb. bombs, one under each wing. Great for those "surprise!" meetings in the vast pacific ocean. hehe
Big 80" wing span. Power 2 gas OR electric motors, it's your choice. Power requirement not known. 49" length. Height 16" at the tail. Wheel Base 11". 11" chord. Over 800sq.in wing area. Not the best plans, but hey, they are only 5 bucks.
Thick high lifting air foil. Neat retracting wing tip floats! Thats a must for me! How cool! Has Stearable nose wheel that you build. Of course you have to build the main gear too. Tons of room inside the fuselage. Water rudder too. I bet you didn't see it did ya? I didn't think ya did ;-)
History.The original Catalina featured two 825 hp Twin Wasps mounted close together on a wide clean wing, on the tips of which were retractable stabilising floats. The prototype XP3Y-1 achieved a speed of 184 mph - high for a flying boat in 1935. Production began at San Diego, California. The initial order - for 60 - was exceptionally large for the time, but within a decade more than 4,000 had been ordered. In 1938 three were purchased by the Soviet Union, which urgently tooled up to build its own version, the GST (well DUH). In 1939 the British RAF bought one PBY and soon placed large orders - it was the RAF which gave the aircraft its name 'Catalina'. This name was adopted in the United States in 1942. In December 1939 came the PBY-5A (OA-10) with retractable landing gear, which was named the 'Canso' by the Canadian air force. Many hundreds of both the boat and the amphibian version were built by Canadian Vickers (as the PBV-1) and Boeing Canada (as the PB2B-1). Revised versions with heightened tail-fins were manufactured at New Orleans (PBY-6A) and by the Naval Aircraft Factory at Philadelphia (PBN-10). The Catalina established a remarkable combat record during World War Two. In the Atlantic it performed vital service in the war against the U-boats, and an RAF Catalina famously located the Bismarck after the formidable German battleship had temporarily succeeded in escaping from British forces. In the Pacific the Catalina gave outstanding service in the search and rescue role. It was a Catalina which first located the advancing Japanese forces during the decisive Battle of Midway. 'Black Cat' night-flying Catalinas made a valuable and prolonged contribution to the Allied effort in the Solomons campaigns during 1942-43, frequently making torpedo attacks on Japanese shipping. The PBY could stay on patrol for over 21 hours!!! For many years after World War, Two hundred Catalinas served with various nations, in civilian as well as in military roles.
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FYI, I personally met the pilot who flew Jacques Yves Cousteau PBY when he arrived at my house in Florida to pick up his plan. I am sorry to say he was killed on take off later that year. He Piloted the plane to his death between 2 house's. No one on the gound was hurt.
What a super COOL guy. His cat liked to have died from greif.
89" wing span. 2 sheets. No cowl to buy as you build your own.
HISTORY: The Piper Pacer and Tri-Pacer were the company's major four seaters from 1949 until the Comanche and Cherokee of the 1960s. The PA-20 Pacer, a tail-dragger, was introduced in 1950 as a development of the Piper Clipper. Tri-Pacers were introduced in 1951, with the early models powered by a Lycoming O-290. The 125 HP models were somewhat underpowered and the O-290D2 of 135 HP was soon introduced.
The Caribbean was introduced ca. 1958, still available as a four-seat aircraft, but "less deluxe". The two-seat PA-22-108 Colt (with a Lycoming O-235 of 108 HP), derived from the Tri-Pacer, was built in fairly substantial numbers from 1960 until 1963.
The PA-20 and PA-22 series were the last high-winged light planes built by Piper to feature fabric-covered metal tube construction.
These are 2 high resolution TIFF files containing 200 x 200 dots per inch.
The files will print sheets 36" x 79" and 36" x 76".
Should you have any doubts about being able to recieve, print or the quality of my "awesome" work, I will email you one sheet (one tif file) of this plan for FREE. Should you decide to print the plan, I will email you the other sheet upon payment received.
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Wing span 80", Power .60
The files will print plans 36" x 66" and 36" x 52".
93" wing span. 63" Length. Power 2 - .50s.
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The files will print plans 36" x 72" and 36" x 60".
the DRAKE seaplane
35" wing span. 24" length. Power: .049 shown.
This is a high resolution TIFF file containing 200 x 200 dots per inch.
The file will print a plan 24" x 44.
NOTE: Single rudder. So easy to build!
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