Full Size Printed Plan Scale 1:36 Control‑line model of Navy's "Dumbo" Catalina PBY-5
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Full Size Printed Plan & Building Notes
No material plans only
Control‑line model of Navy's "Dumbo"
Full size printed plan on a 40” x 24” sheet
Eight page article with building notes and photos
.049 to .099 engines for landplane
.099 to .199 for amphibian.
By Walter A. Musciano
It is suggested that the model be built as lightly as possible when powered with .049 engines (landplane flying). It takes a bit of experience to take off from water without sufficient power, so do not use the .049 for water flying. Although the wing tip floats on the full scale aircraft are retractable, we attached ours permanently in the lowered position. If you intend using your model as a landplane only, cement the float to the wing tip as the plans illustrate. These floats must be enlarged in seaplane flying, however, for water stability. Our model weighs 211/2 ounces and is 1/36th the size of the prototype.
IN the pages of aeronautical history, the Consolidated Vultee Catalina PBY will be recorded as one of the world's great aircraft. Although designed in 1933, Catalinas are still being used throughout the world.
The versatile, long‑range flying boats were pressed into nearly every type of military service. Maximum speed of the PBY‑5 is 195 mph and the average maximum cruising speed is 130 mph. Powered by 1,200 hp Pratt & Whitney engines, the Catalina has a cruising range of 3,000 miles. Wingspan is 104 ft., length is 63 ft. 11 in., and height is 18 ft. 11 in.