Catalina PBY 5A Miss PickUp RC
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Stunning Maiden Flight
Check out the maiden flight of this model Catalina PBY 5A Miss PickUp. Constructor and pilot Reiner A. Jörg has spent 2,000 hours in total in building this masterpiece. It did a smooth take-off, fly-over, and landing. The wingspan of the model is 3,98 m (13 feet), and its fuselage is a carbon combs composite (vacuum processed).
This model was based on the actual PBY-5A Canso Catalina ‘Miss Pick Up’ which was first manufactured in 1943 by the Canadian Vickers at Cartierville, Quebec for order of the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Canso A amphibian. This was the Canadian equivalent to the US Navy PBY-5A.
It’s powered by two Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp engines, and has been an established participant of air displays around Europe.