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Dynam PBY Catalina Blue 1470mm (57") Wingspan - PNP

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Dynam PBY Catalina Blue 1470mm (57") Wingspan - PNP - DY8943PNP-BLUE

This PBY Catalina Blue now includes Tomcat Skylord 30 Amp ESCs with XT60 connectors, LED lights with pre-soldered connector ends and a LED light controller for static and flashing operations.

The Consolidated PBY Catalina was an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations.

During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escorts, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The PBY was the most numerous aircraft of its kind and the last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. Even today, nearly 80 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as a waterbomber (or airtanker) in aerial firefighting operations all over the world.

Months of flight testing and design from Dynam yield an aircraft that is very stable and capable of maintaining flight at slow speeds that allow novices to master flight mechanics with ease. High quality scale detail and a nice large 1.4m wingspan make this an attention-grabbing model. Made from a high strength EPO-foam for added durability. Powered by twin 1100KV electric brushless motors, all you need is a 4 channel radio, 4 channel receiver and 3S 11.1V 2200-3000 mAh Li-Po battery and you're ready for water-based sorties and patrols!


  • NEW! Tomcat Skylord 30 Amp ESCs with XT60 connector
  • NEW! LED navigation lighting with LED control board (no more bare leads)
  • Realistic scale features including attractive PBY Catalina blue rescue paint scheme, hand painted pilot figure, pontoons and molded panel lines
  • Powerful twin BM2815A-KV1100 Brushless Outrunner motors


  • Dynam PBY Catalina Blue 1470mm (57") Wingspan - Receiver Ready
  • ESCs with XT60 connector, servos and motors come pre-installed for your convenience
  • Decal set


  • 4 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 4 channel radio from our Radio Collection 
  • 4 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 4 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
  • 3 Cell 11.1V 2200-3000 mAh LiPo Battery with XT60 connector We recommend EPR26003X6
  • 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 3+ Hours


1470mm / 57.8in


940mm / 37in

Flying Weight

1300g / 45.9oz

CG (Center of Gravity)80 - 85mm from the leading edge at the wing root

Power System

2x BM2815A-KV1100 Brushless Outrunner motor

Electronic Speed Control

2x 30A Brushless with XT60 connector

Propeller / EDF

2x 3-Blade Prop


4x 9g standard

Landing GearNone

Required Battery

3S 11.1V 2200mAh 20C LiPo with XT60 connector (required)

Required Radio

4 Channel (required)









Hinge Type


MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelIntermediate
Build Time2-3 Hours
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor

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Product Updates:

  • November 8, 2014 - You have to solder on your own connector in order to Y-harness the lights into another channel or nearby servo. Also for the RTF version make sure the included Detrum receiver/gyro is securely mounted to the fuselage before attempting to fly this airplane.


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Catalina PBY Review

Came with bad elevator servo. Went together well Water runner does not reach down to water. Props hot water on take off Flies well with new elevator servo Hard to viewing read construction pictures

Dana J.

i have not flown it

i have not flown it as of now will fly it this spring off of my boat pby went together well looks great i would like to know if a 4 cell lipo would be ok i will give this plane 5 stars and will be buying other dynam planes

David B.

Dynam pby

Nice model, lots of posts on web & YouTube , thankfully, the instruction sheet that comes with the model...use the web


Very Stable and easy flyer

Plane is a easy build, However I strongly suggest cutting a small hole to fit a servo a couple inches from the elevator. The thin wire from the supplied servo bends very easy And it will not give it enough throw. Don't be afraid to beef up the wing hold down screws, I tapped mine out to a 3mm Has plenty or power for take offs and is a good slow flyer for the price it really is a fun plane to fly.


good plane but

first 2 I bought about 4 &5 years ago were great easy fliers. i then bought 1 about 1year ago totally different lift on the elevator A friend of mine agreed. He said & i agree ..servo or wrong size rods. An easy fix but no body cares about.

Roger A.

Pby Catalina blue

I haven't flown it yet but went together fine looks awesome thanks for the fast service.Roger.


Take off problems.

Nice plane but when I took it out for the first time off a lake, it turned left and noised down into the water, no recover possible. Came to rest on its back and water damaged one of the ESC. Problem turned out to be the split elevator one side floppy and pour response. S after what I thought was a fix using supper glue to stiffen the floppy side (no control wire side RT) I tried again glue gave in from stress and another noise dive after a steep left turn. This time I was at a park flying off of grass the damage was much more due to the ground and not water. Still under repair. I suggest 2 things run a separate control wire to the other( floppy) elevator still only using the one servo the other is if your going to fly off water seal everything electronic so as to avoided water shorting or damage. Pretty ignorant selling a seaplane you cant get wet.

Brian C.

Catalina PBY

Looks good so far. However, I'm having difficulties obtaining a Dynam Transmitter and receiver so I cannot comment on its flying ability.

Bud K.

Dynam pby

Exclent service no surprises can't wait to fly it