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Roger Lustenberger (Similor)


Oh Catalina

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1:48 Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (Revell 04507)1:48 PBY-5 Cockpit Set (True Details 48457)3+


9. May 2017, 18:58
Thomas Bischoff
I'm definitely in - did you add a reinforcement to the wing? I would do so! What version will it be?
9. May 2017, 19:06
Roger Lustenberger
Hi Thomas
Nice of you to join in.
Sofar nothing is glued yet, only fixed with tape. I'll keep your advice with the Wing reinforcment in mind. It looks fine though, the way the wing is mounted. The wing is 5 pieces, 3 top and 2 bottom. Version... mmh, most probably the one on the box. Nice and colorfull
9. May 2017, 20:49
Martin Oostrom
Taking a seat
9. May 2017, 20:52
i am taking a seat too :)
10. May 2017, 17:54
Thomas Bischoff
I built the original release - which had a very soft plastic and I didn't trust it to be stable.
Regarding the version: why not go for a challenge: :dernt_Balchen%27s_PBY_on_ice,_Greenland_1943_cph.3c35243.jpg
10. May 2017, 20:01
Thomas Bischoff
pasting the link did not work - google for Bernt Balchen's PBY on ice, Greenland 1943 cph.3c35243.jpg
10. May 2017, 20:03
Roger Lustenberger
Looks intresting, but not my favroit... i'm doing this kit for a quick fun build and mostly OotB, since there are only few parts. Just the size...
10. May 2017, 20:15
Chris Parsons
I am in too, (strangely) I like these things. I will vouch for Thomas Bischoff though, it does need a spar of some kind, I epoxied in a couple of long brass rods in the one I built, it also takes a load of lead to sit on it's wheels (if you don't use the prop rod) and then to exacerbate that problem the gear wont hold it up...Scale Aircraft Conversions white metal landing gear to the rescue. Anyway, enjoy the build in spite of this!
10. May 2017, 23:44
Roger Lustenberger
Thank all off you sofar for the Heads up.
Ive orderd the metal Landing gear, after reading some building reviews. How much lead will be necessary? The manuel says 50gr, which, as often, is far to less. I wont use the resin tail. Any hints here?

Well, two brass rods have been fixed inside the wing. There should be no further problem with sagging ;)
11. May 2017, 21:46
Chris Parsons
Glad to be of help, I used a resin nose on my kit ( I took many pics of my build but never posted them here, (some are on Aircraft Resource Centre) going back through my pictures I have the model sitting on a scale showing 15.15 Ozs (429 Grams) but that's the whole fuselage (no wings) you'd need to know what the fuselage weighs to get a true counterbalance weight. I suggest adding as much weight as you can, another picture in my folder reminds me I also stuck 1/4 Oz. in each nacelle behind the engines. I was silly enough to try the kit landing gear. (which collapsed overnight) It could have been worse but it was the side away from the work bench edge that collapsed. Hope this helps...
12. May 2017, 00:39
Chris Parsons
By the way, great job on the main spars!
12. May 2017, 00:40
Roger Lustenberger
Cockpit is done. Next step will be tackling the Tailsitter problem...
25. May 2017, 22:50
Chris Parsons
Great job in the office, I got daring and cut the top and side windows out on mine (they could be slid back to open) makes it great for a peek inside at all that detail work you've done.
26. May 2017, 02:21
Roger Lustenberger
good idea... i'm quite in love with the Catalina in the desert (google) ... i'd have to remove all windows :D
26. May 2017, 08:51
Chris Parsons
That would be an amazing diorama!
26. May 2017, 13:31
Thomas Bischoff
I can only recommend to open the cockpit side windows - it's also quite easy to do. You can find some pics in my build.
26. May 2017, 19:23
Roger Lustenberger
Ailerons, Rudder and Elevators are cut off to position in a new Angle. Atm sanding the Metal Gears, so i can fix em and test the Weight balance to counter the Tailsitter problem. After that will be the Marriage of the Halfes
30. May 2017, 15:33
Roger Lustenberger
Tailsitter Problem solved :) and i need to weight!
9. June 2017, 21:17
Chris Parsons
It's a devil of a thing for weight hey
9. June 2017, 21:38
Roger Lustenberger
misspelling. i need no weight :)
9. June 2017, 23:37
Thomas Bischoff
Any progress? As you have left the OOB path already: Peter Müller still has two Moskit PBY Engine Sets PBY Catalina (Moskit U-48-02, 1:48)
Unfortunately I found this out too late for mine. They cost a fortune but the quality looks accordinly!!

1:48 PBY Catalina (Moskit U-48-02)
8. February 2019, 10:43
Ooo watching
8. February 2019, 16:32
Roger Lustenberger
Hey Guys
Everything is currently on Hold due to personal problems...
But i'll be back *evil laugh* ;D i hope to be trough it all by summer,...
8. February 2019, 23:59
good luck Roger
12. February 2019, 12:02

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