I built two PBY NoCals in the early 1990s and they won 3 Kanones for me. In the summer of 2016, I decided rework the plan for laser-cut parts and build a third. This flew very well in November of 2016.
While this model is a bit complicated to build, I have tried to make it easier by engineering the pieces to fit together and add strength to the completed airframe. It is built from 1/32″ sheet with reinforcement pieces of 1/32″ square and 1/8″ square.
While it can be a challenge to wind the motors (without a helping hand), flying is straightforward, especially if you use the indoor-style “aluminum-U” nose bearings that allow for easy thrust adjustments.
NOW COMES WITH TWO NoCal NOSE BEARINGS!
Read my short construction article with photos HERE
ALL VOLARE KITS ARE MADE IN SMALL BATCHES. IF STOCK-ON-HAND IS ZERO, A NEW BATCH WILL BE PRODUCED SOON. SIMPLY ORDER ANYWAY AND WE WILL MAKE THEM.
|Target Weight:||8-10 grams|
|Rubber:||2x Loop 1/16″|
|Nose Bearing:||Aluminum U|
|Peg:||Bent Music Wire|
|# of laser cut Sheets? 2
Kit? Short Kit (Plans and Laser cut wood)
Contest Winner? YES!
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