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PBY Catalina Laser Cut NoCal SHORT KIT


$10.00


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

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Wing Span: 16"
Target Weight: 8-10 grams
Prop: 2x 4"
Rubber: 2x Loop 1/16"
Nose Bearing: Aluminum U
Shaft: 0.020"
Peg: Bent Music Wire

# of laser cut Sheets? 2
Kit? Short Kit (Plans and Laser cut wood)
Contest Winner? YES!
  • Model: VPS-PBYNCSK
  • -12 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Volare Products

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 17 June, 2017.

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