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Dynam PBY Catalina Blue with Gyro 1470mm (58") Wingspan - RTF

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Dynam PBY Catalina Blue with Gyro 1470mm (58") Wingspan - (Ready-To-Fly) - RTF - DY8943SRTF-BLUE

This is the new Stabilized Ready-To-Fly version. This model comes with the Detrum MSR66A 6CH 2.4Ghz Mini Receiver with iStone 6-Axis Gyro/ABS built in for auto-stabilization and recovery.  For more information on the MSR66A click here.

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. Included is a GAVIN-6A 6-Channel 2.4GHz Transmitter, Detrum MSR66A 6-Channel 2.4Ghz Mini Receiver with iStone 6-Axis Gyro/ABS3S 11.1V 2200 mAh LiPo battery so after the build you will be ready for water-based sorties and patrols!

Features:

  • NEW! 6-Channel Mini Receiver with built in gyro to conveniently support auto stabilization and recovery
  • 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
  • LED navigation lights add scale realism and help make the plane more visible during dawn and dusk flights

Includes:

  • Dynam PBY Catalina Blue 1470mm (57") Wingspan - RTF
  • GAVIN-6A 6-Channel 2.4GHz Transmitter
  • Detrum MSR66A 6-Channel 2.4Ghz Mini Receiver with iStone 6-Axis Gyro/ABS
  • 3S 11.1V 2200 mAh LiPo Battery
  • 3S LiPo Battery Charger
  • ESCs with T connector. servos and motors come pre-installed for your convenience
  • Decal set

Requires:

  • Nothing!  Everything you need to fly is included in the box

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Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 3+ hours

Wingspan

1470mm / 57.8in

Length

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 T connector

Propeller / EDF

2x 3-Blade Prop

Servos

4x 9g standard

Landing GearNone

Battery

3S 11.1V 2200mAh 20C LiPo (included)

Radio

6 Channel (included)

AileronsYes

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

No

Lights

Yes

Hinge Type

Foam

MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelIntermediate
Build Time2-3 Hours
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor

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NOTE: 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.

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Product Manuals:

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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11/21/2018
Richard C.
United States
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Nice little kit

Instructions are somewhat vague, but there are lots of youtube and other tips and tricks on the web. We have had a lot of fun with this Catalina. Crashed and rebuilt 4 times before we finally got it right.... Aileron's are trimmed 1mm up. Make sure center of gravity is good and she flies herself!! Awesome plane!

P
10/25/2018
propguy
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What a bird

After using steaming hot towels from the microwave to straighten the vertical stabilizer, Support helped greatly, very impressive. Make sure to get the C version of the controller (digital) not the manual (A model) no prop safety switch.

V
10/25/2018
Victor
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Read Before You Purchase

Easy to be attracted to this plane if you are new to rc airplanes like me. Multiple YouTube videos feature this plane including some build guides which are invaluable because the assembly instructions only rate a C-. Everything you need to fly is NOT, I repeat NOT in the box. If they were, I'd be flying right now as opposed to waiting for additional parts. Most notably, the servo wiring from the ailerons when connected to the servo Y extension cable is not long enough to reach the receiver mounted at the front of the canopy. You need to purchase two (2) 6-inch servo extension cables in order to complete the extension ($0.98). If you purchase the Admiral 2200mAh 3s 11.1V 35C LiPo battery with XT60 connector because Motion RC webpage recommends it (as I did), you'll never be able to use it until you also purchase an Admiral XT60 Female to T Connector Male Adapter ($1.99). DO NOT purchase the Dynam contact cement because Motion RC webpage recommends it (as I did). The kit already comes with two (2) tubes of contact cement. DO NOT purchase the 6-inch servo Y extension cable because Motion RC webpage recommends it (as I did). You DO NOT need it. The kit includes this Y servo connector. You do not need a second one. Do purchase a tube of Beacon Foam-Tac Glue, which is compatible with this EPO foam plane and SHOULD be recommended on the Motion RC webpage. Avoid disappointing delays, do your homework and read before you purchase.

SE
05/21/2018
Steven E.
United States
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Can't Wait to Try It!

Assembly was easy except for getting the aileron wires and light wires down through the pylon into the fuselage. Tight space for big fingers. Also, the receiver was glued to the fuselage, and I couldn't find where to plug in a bind plug. After spending 15-20 minutes removing the receiver I found that there was no place to plug in a bind plug, so I tried binding without one. Guess what. It worked! The angle of the control rod for the elevator is too severe. When I operate the elevator, the entire stabilizer moves. This is more pronounced when the elevator is moved up. Now I'm waiting on a good day to take her out.

JW
05/09/2018
jerry woods
Redding, Ca.
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dynam PBY Catalena Blue

It was finally delivered 5-8-18 in the PM. Have some things to finish before the jumping into a great build!

TS
02/17/2018
Thomas S.
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Good buy

Received everything. Spent about 4 hours bulding it, and can't wait to try it. Seems strang though that the elevator, because of the thin control rod, bends. So the elevator on the port side moves more than the one on starboard side. Other than that, looks solid.

JM
11/15/2017
James M.

Good quality

So the first flight didn't end well but it was an easy fix so it is good quality and cheep replacement parts, I love it

JD
09/11/2017
John D.

Dynam PBY Catalina

great plane and great service from Motion RC !! Would def buy again !

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