Author Topic: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 6158 times)

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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2013, 06:35:18 AM »
Steward-Davis also offered their Jet-Packs, you know them from the S-D C-82 and C-119 conversions, for their Super Catalina conversion. One to three could be fitted.
Three J3402 packs on the R-2600 powered Super Cat would definitely add some grunt.  ;D
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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2013, 06:42:30 AM »
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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2013, 10:43:13 PM »
A couple of real-world proposals.


RR-Dart Turbo-Canso


Looks like another project for the Dart nacelles I've done for a Sunderland ---  ;)

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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2015, 04:05:10 AM »
Hi team,
Another angle on the Avalon proposal:

From "PBY: The Catalina Flying Boat" by Roscoe Creed. Info from that book: "For some Cansos the future may hold a different look and a different sound. Avalon Aviation is considering planes to replace the reciprocating engines of its Cansos with Rolls Royce Dart turboprop engines, creating a "Turbo Cat" that would outperform even the Super Cats. Because the planes are based on land and scoop their loads from fresh water lakes and rivers, none of the corrosion problems attendant on turbine-powered seaplanes which operated on salt water after the war would be likely."

And a model build of it at another forum I frequent: http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/22460/turbine-dart-engined-canso-catalina

It certainly has my mind working!
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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2016, 08:46:34 PM »
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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2016, 04:07:56 AM »
Hmmm...that's doable
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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2016, 04:33:52 AM »
I had the idea of putting a Japanese mavis wing on a catalina, 4 engines as well. Kind of a preview there
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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2016, 05:12:39 AM »
That would be cool.
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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2018, 04:31:24 AM »
Sigh...a dream:

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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2018, 11:38:44 AM »
Your average sail yacht would likely be faster as the cat flies at human walking pace.

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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2018, 12:12:57 PM »
Yeah but what a chick magnet!

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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2018, 06:33:49 PM »
Crew member still in plane ...  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2018, 07:14:43 PM »
She only loves him for two his two Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines.
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Re: Consolidated PBY Catalina Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2018, 01:31:03 AM »
Thanks Jon. :smiley:
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