Dynam PBY Catalina Blue 1470mm (57") Wingspan - PNP
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!
Visit the Official Dynam PBY Catalina 1470mm Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.
- 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
1470mm / 57.8in
940mm / 37in
1300g / 45.9oz
|CG (Center of Gravity)||80 - 85mm from the leading edge at the wing root|
2x BM2815A-KV1100 Brushless Outrunner motor
Electronic Speed Control
2x 30A Brushless with XT60 connector
Propeller / EDF
2x 3-Blade Prop
4x 9g standard
3S 11.1V 2200mAh 20C LiPo with XT60 connector (required)
4 Channel (required)
|Build Time||2-3 Hours|
Product Spare Parts
Product Questions & AnswersNOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.
- January 15, 2019 - The instruction manual states 80-85mm CG from the wing's leading edge. The illustration incorrectly states 60-65mm. The proper CG for this model is in fact 80-85mm.
- 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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Not for a beginner pilot/builder
Okay so i know what your thinking top mounted wing low center of gravety (under the wing) and a war bird probably easy to fix right? Oké ... Not. Expect some problems. First of all i have to give a shout out to the guys from motion rc i missed some parts and they where really fast with suplying them even of half was different but would work with the plane. Many thanks for that. Most of the dynam pby suffer from a bad glued on tail it will be at another angle then the wing so prepare to saw and glue that if you have done your homework (like me) you probably know that already. (There is a great big thread at rcgroups over the pby cat). Second be sure to check the control rod tubes that they are glued in place. 3d check the hinges of the elevator on exes glue in the hinge. 4d the cg(center of gravety) is around 65 70 mm (better nose heavy the tail heavy) wich i learned from the forum
MOTION RC SERVICE AND SUPPORT - GREAT! DYNAM PBY substandard - even for DYNAM (known for QC and instruction problems). One of the paired ECM's was dead. Motion RC replaced immediately. The elevator control horn (not a standard type part) was broken. Motion RC replaced immediately. The fuselage seams have gaps and must be reglued and sealed to keep water out. The rear fuse vertical seam was so parted that the horizontal and vertical stabs were way off proper vert and horiz alignment. Had to be glued, clamped and weighted to correct. Decal sheet is in complete and numbers don't match instruction sheet. The instructions list two totally different dimensions for the CG (if the wrong one is used the plane would be extremely tail heavy and un-fly-able). The hatch has insufficient hold down due to the improperly located rear hold down magnets (placed on the vertical instead of horizontal bulkheads). The floats extend down too far so that if the plane is not perfectly level on landing, one will catch the plane spinning it into the water and most likely shorting out the ECM which is not water proof and located behind the engine for cooling air flow. The rudder is too small to be effective in water taxi. The motors have no offset to counter the torque of the same direction prop/motor combos. Best fix is get a set of norm/rev pitch props and reverse one motor). Rudder foam hinge was torn. This is not a PNP or ARF for a novice!!!
Great service from MOTIONRC.
Dynam PBY Catalina Blue
Elevator isn t good, update was nessesary
PBY Catalina Blue
A very nice looking replica of the Original one. Has a few issues that I have resolved to get it to fly. As per the the one out of the box , needed a few mod's. Tried 5 times to get it aloft but no go. Spun clockwise due to the non counter rotating prop's. Every time. So I replaced the props with the B-17 spares that I have and reversed the ESC on the Port Wing. Fly's like a Dream now with the mod. No adverse yaw and Love it... Very smooth off the Grass . Great ship but the Mod makes it even better. SWEET ! Plane and easy to see against the Sky. Arrgh. Capt Robert.
Update from an earlier review
I wrote a review on this model about 2 years ago, and in that review, I mentioned that I was thinking of upgrading my Catalina to counter-rotating propellers. Well, I finally got around to doing that. It turns out that Master Airscrew carries 8x6x3 props, both normal and reverse pitch, and ordering both will set you back about $15 with shipping. The props come with an assortment of “reducers” that will adapt the propeller shaft hole to fit the stock motors perfectly. Here’s how to do it: Turn the airplane upside-down and remove the cover that conceals the ESC & wiring. It’s held in place with magnets, so there is no need to remove any screws. Just insert a finger into the hole at the bottom of the engine nacelle and pry the cover away. Next, switch any two of the three wires (red, blue and black) coming from the ESC to the motor. I switched the black & blue wires, because they were the easiest to access, but switching any 2 of the 3 wires will result in the motor spinning the opposite direction. The wires plug right into the ESC, and will come out with just a gentle pull. Replace the cover and turn the model upright. Remove the propeller from the motor you just monkeyed with. Insert the smallest shaft adaptor into the shaft hole of the reverse-pitch prop, slide it onto the motor shaft, and reinstall the prop nut. Now, just swap the other factory prop with the new prop, and you’re finished. Go fly! The counter-rotating props make a very noticeable difference in the flying characteristics... what was a nice flying airplane is now a great flying airplane! No more torque yaw, and it won’t try to do “doughnuts” in the snow if too much throttle is applied.
Basic airframe good like my other dynam but the electronics are weak.
Overall good airplane
Extra magnets weren't enough to hold the hatch in place on hard landings. Recommend spending a dollar at the hardware store for something that rotates over the hatch to keep it in place. Some places weren't glued together properly. Wingtip float came off because there was only a small amount of glue on the back side of the wing bracket. Not a big deal, just glued it back on properly. The front also needed some glue to keep water from coming through the front of the fuse. I recommend corrosion x on all the servos and other electronics. The servos pop off easy enough, then hot glued back in place. Extra screws, props, and spinners came with it, which was nice. Be careful when setting the CG. Directions show 60-65cm from leading edge on the picture...but says 80-85cm on the worded part. Kind of confusing and 80-85 seems about right. Just simple fixes and it's good to go. I enjoy flying this plane on the lake where I live.