Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
Stick and Tissue Logo
 
  HomeHelpSearchLoginRegister  
 
 
Pages: 1 2 3 ... 15
Send Topic Print
Guillows PBY Catalina by Kruginmi (Read 54320 times)
Reply #212 - Apr 7th, 2019 at 12:33pm

Kruginmi   Offline
Full Member
PBY Catalina
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Posts: 109
***
 
Hey, 35 to 40,000. That is way cool. Appreciate all the support through the build.  I need to start the A-26.
 
IP Logged
 
Reply #211 - Mar 19th, 2019 at 7:05pm

Sky9pilot   Online
Administrator
Stick & Tissue
Kelso, WA 98626 USA

Posts: 11315
*****
 
This build has been a joy to follow...learned a lot.  Thanks for sharing this work of art with us!!! Smiley
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
IP Logged
 
Reply #210 - Mar 19th, 2019 at 6:50am

shipwreck   Offline
Senior Member
Navy Vet
Medina Ohio

Posts: 286
****
 
Looks great Mark!
Paul
 
IP Logged
 
Reply #209 - Mar 7th, 2019 at 6:28pm

DAVE Q   Offline
Senior Member
I Love YaBB 2.5 AE!
FLEETWOOD PA

Posts: 272
****
 
Fantastic job Mark, well done.
 
IP Logged
 
Reply #208 - Mar 6th, 2019 at 9:56am

Kruginmi   Offline
Full Member
PBY Catalina
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Posts: 109
***
 
Base complete.  Just figured out I need to add 3 gas inlet caps (paper).  Tonight.

When you dash for the end, the workbench suffers LOL.  Cleaned it up last night.

Mark
 

fig___5_.JPG (192 KB | 44 )
fig___5_.JPG
IMG_2793.JPG (211 KB | 39 )
IMG_2793.JPG
IP Logged
 
Reply #207 - Mar 5th, 2019 at 2:23pm

toulouse   Offline
Junior Member
I Love YaBB 2.5 AE!
Wellington New Zealand

Posts: 70
**
 
Hey there,
Wow. 
Small world. 
The PBY with Squadron Markings XXY is from No. 6 (Flying Boat) Squadron RNZAF at Halavo Bay on Florida Island, Solomon Islands WW2.  My uncle was with RNZAF Ventura's of No. 1 Squadon RNZAF on a neighbouring Island land planes base.  A notable kiwi with the maintenance crews of No 6 SQN was Sir Edmund Hillary - later after climbing Mt Everest 1953.  (As a stand alone PBY base No 6 had 500 men in total including security).
 
IP Logged
 
Reply #206 - Mar 4th, 2019 at 1:50pm

Kruginmi   Offline
Full Member
PBY Catalina
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Posts: 109
***
 
Thanks Mike,

I laugh when I look in the original box. With all the replacement pieces I have made as well as new ones fabricated (all plastic pieces) I essentially have the original kit in there.  It would not take too much effort to make the original plane as envisioned by Guillow haha.

Need to work on some ship models so I might become a lurker for awhile but I think the Comet A-26 is up next.

Mark
 
IP Logged
 
Reply #205 - Mar 4th, 2019 at 1:15pm

New Builder   Offline
Senior Member
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada

Posts: 1171
****
 
Wow - I'm sure this build has far exceeded the original intent of the kit manufacturer and is looking spectacular, also a very cute assistant. Looking forward to your post(s) regarding the details. Any plans for what's next?
Mike
 

"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
IP Logged
 
Reply #204 - Mar 4th, 2019 at 11:11am

Kruginmi   Offline
Full Member
PBY Catalina
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Posts: 109
***
 
This is the best way to describe the amount of time taken (the wood always waits) - LOL.

 

pic1_001.JPG (253 KB | 42 )
pic1_001.JPG
fig___07_.JPG (272 KB | 47 )
fig___07_.JPG
IP Logged
 
Reply #203 - Mar 4th, 2019 at 11:09am

Kruginmi   Offline
Full Member
PBY Catalina
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Posts: 109
***
 
Looks like I am calling this one done!  (truth be told the base still needs 30 mins of work).

Wanted to get some initial shots of the beast up.  Later in the week I also want to expound a little on how I accomplished some of the final tasks (e.g.  plastic sprue to antenna filters, antenna terminators that are easily re-tensioned (or removed for transport, etc).

It has been way too long but I absolutely credit this site for the motivation and expertise to keep me going.

Mark
 

fig___01_.JPG (275 KB | 48 )
fig___01_.JPG
fig___02_.JPG (293 KB | 47 )
fig___02_.JPG
fig___03_.JPG (331 KB | 38 )
fig___03_.JPG
fig___04_.JPG (310 KB | 40 )
fig___04_.JPG
fig___05_.JPG (273 KB | 52 )
fig___05_.JPG
fig___06_.JPG (252 KB | 43 )
fig___06_.JPG
IP Logged
 
Reply #202 - Mar 1st, 2019 at 12:50pm

Sky9pilot   Online
Administrator
Stick & Tissue
Kelso, WA 98626 USA

Posts: 11315
*****
 
Mark...after a small search online, I feel your frustration... it seems there are as many variations of antenna routing as there were variants of type with the PBY's...
I've found a few pictures that I'm including to see if they will be a bit helpful.  Looks like there were short antenna staffs at the rear of the cockpit.
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
IP Logged
 
Reply #201 - Mar 1st, 2019 at 9:50am

Kruginmi   Offline
Full Member
PBY Catalina
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Posts: 109
***
 
Thanks, I have looked at that photo myself.  They apparently did this many different ways based on a number of things.  When I do find a PBY that is following the manner shown in the plans I copied, you never see the starboard connection point.

My guess is just forward of the radio operator's window (clearance and ability to fiddle with in flight).  SO close and yet so far LOL.
 
IP Logged
 
Reply #200 - Mar 1st, 2019 at 9:41am

pb_guy   Offline
Senior Member
So I'm just a kid at heart.
Youbou, BC, Vancouver Island

Posts: 1535
****
 
This picture posted by Gary in the archived pics of the Catalina seems to show the wire going to some sort of short mast over the cabin. (more easily found if you look at it blown up to 2 or 3x posted size).
ian
 

PBY_114.jpg (109 KB | 33 )
PBY_114.jpg
IP Logged
 
Reply #199 - Mar 1st, 2019 at 8:00am

Kruginmi   Offline
Full Member
PBY Catalina
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Posts: 109
***
 
Okay, final push to finish this up (pics very soon) and I have one question for this esteemed audience:

The antenna line leading to the fuselage originates on the tail, goes to a small mast on the forward edge of the wing, slightly off center (see top red line below).  From here it goes down to the fuselage (green line) where it goes into the fuselage (bottom red line).  I am having difficulty figuring out where this bottom connection point is.  Most pics found online are of the port side or are updated models that don't have this at all.

Anyone able to ID where this connects?  Thanks in advance.
Mark
 

pby_quest2.jpg (52 KB | 35 )
pby_quest2.jpg
IP Logged
 
Reply #198 - Feb 10th, 2019 at 1:59pm

Sky9pilot   Online
Administrator
Stick & Tissue
Kelso, WA 98626 USA

Posts: 11315
*****
 
Looks great Mark...you're doing an amazing job!
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
IP Logged
 
Pages: 1 2 3 ... 15
Send Topic Print