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Old 09-26-2011, 04:31 AM
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this is my first post so i dont know if this is the right place.

Im looking for a pby catalina model with working landing gear a at most a 1.5m wing span. ive seen the Dynam PBY, Great Planes Electrifly PBY and lots of huge catalinas. preferably foam. thanks.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:55 AM
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Do you mean with retractable landing gear? I don't ever recall seeing one like that. Would be great, though! I'll be watching to see if anyone knows of one like that.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:22 PM
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ya, it neads working retracts for landing on a paved run way we have no big ponds. i saw one that was cool with working gear but it was a 1/4 scale.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:53 AM
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as someone who flys a PBN nomad (60 size) and just aquired a 40 size pby-5 , i also find retractable landing gear are hard to locate. id when you do it is't going to be cheap.
ironically its an easy system, like the a frames on the front of an rc car.. but finding it..
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:38 AM
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Would it be cheaper to buy a Great Planes PBY(link in the next post)
and cut the body to include a homemade gear system. I figured out how to rig up the gear. Of course it needs a shock absorber system and water proofing. I am super inexperienced in building custom gear and modifying airframes, is this hard? Are there some tutorials or something I can look at? Would this be hard? Thanks again.

P.S. the site will not let me add a photo of the gear set up or the link to the pby, So i will ad it in my next post.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:43 AM
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/article_displa.cfm?article_id=961


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Old 10-07-2011, 08:13 PM
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Though about it a few times. The nearest 'bits-n-pieces' I could think of to scratch build some, would be the double wishbone set up off an RC car, (with a fair bit of modification).

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