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.
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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