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Roger Lustenberger (Similor)
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This album is attached to project PBY-5A Catalina.
9. May 2017 at 18:58:37 Share
I'm definitely in - did you add a reinforcement to the wing? I would do so! What version will it be?
9. May 2017 at 19:06:02
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 at 20:49:56
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:
10. May 2017 at 20:01:55
pasting the link did not work - google for Bernt Balchen's PBY on ice, Greenland 1943 cph.3c35243.jpg
10. May 2017 at 20:03:18
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 at 20:15:44
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 at 23:44:13
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 at 21:46:56
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 at 00:39:04
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 at 02:21:52
good idea... i'm quite in love with the Catalina in the desert (google) ... i'd have to remove all windows
26. May 2017 at 08:51:23
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 at 19:23:26
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 at 15:33:47
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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 at 23:59:58
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