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PBY-5A "Catalina"

337k BogdanX  2.3 years ago
Auto Credit Based on Dimkal's Maritime Patrol Aircraft Challenge [CLOSED]

WW2 American flying boat (amphibious aircraft later)
It was used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escort, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue) and cargo transport.
It located Bismark, sighting that led to ship destruction

Controls

       Ag-1 : Retract Floaters
       Ag-2 : Activate Side Guns
       Ag-7 : Aircraft Spin ON/OFF (To re-position on water)
       VTOL : Front Gun Elevation
       TRIM : Trim Tab

Presentation

Features
* ARMORED: it can take a lot of punishment, but it's not invincible. A direct hit in the torpedo will blew up the plane
* Retracting floaters system
* Stable at 140+ mph
* Custom landing gear system with wheel housing
* Accurate shape, Blueprints, Performance
* Ag-7 ON/OFF rotates the plane, if you want to re-position it. If you want the real thing, you'll have to set the engines to manual and put one in reverse
* Didn't bother with side turret guns aim
* 430 parts, all important details are present

Credit

Extra
Blueprint match is good, not perfect. Some minor issues with tail thickness and engines position. Also, i noticed the SP and real blueprint top angles are a bit different.

General Characteristics

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.082
  • Wing Loading 10.7lbs/ft2 (52.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,826.7ft2 (262.6m2)
  • Drag Points 17341

Parts

  • Number of Parts 428
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    yeah

    5 months ago
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    420 JoeriV

    Best Catalina so far in SimplePlanes, awesome!

    10 months ago
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    645 lastv801

    turret version?

    11 months ago
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    225 hRmm

    428 parts?Lol my tablet can handle up to 1000 parts or more

    11 months ago
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    0 lol112

    I admit that even coolly mapped aircraft

    11 months ago
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    15.0k sheepsblood

    Amazing detail

    1.3 years ago
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    3,620 Mmdben

    ta tu ta, ta ta tu ta tu ta ta tu tata

    1.4 years ago
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    @BogdanX hey man, could u say how u did gray field which is under the Controls tittle, and also how did u thick tittle

    1.5 years ago
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    Wait i play War Thunder and you can't retract the floaters and guns. (insert face with hand on chin making a finger gun)

    1.6 years ago
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    63.0k Chancey21

    Oof, ok
    I hope you recover quickly @BogdanX

    1.6 years ago
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    63.0k Chancey21

    I am beginning work on a Northrop P-61 Black Widow, and I am going to try to build it in your style, low part count, good detail, and SUPER accurate. Do you mind if I tag you for advice and feedback a few times along the way?

    1.6 years ago
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    1,159 atgxtg

    @BogdanX Thanks

    1.6 years ago
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    1,159 atgxtg

    No problem, I always try to give credit for what I beg borrow or steal.
    I think those landing gear assemblies could work for a ultra slim engine idea I've been trying to find a way to implement.

    1.6 years ago
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    1,159 atgxtg

    Good thing we don't need doors in SP. I'm going to steal that folding Landing Gear contraption for something.

    1.6 years ago
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    1,159 atgxtg

    Okay it's took me seven months to find it, but it is a still a fantastic piece of engineering. I like how the floats merge into the wingtips and love how the landing gear retracts.

    1.6 years ago
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    63.0k Chancey21

    Any tips on flying boats?
    How did you get this to have such even trim at low power AND high power with such a high up thrust placement

    1.7 years ago
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    8,457 SakuraSaku

    Indeed your planes are so fun to fly!
    Great job

    1.7 years ago
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    Can anyone assign the control surfaces to ag8 please! I want to put mouse-control turrets on it.

    1.7 years ago
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    "AG1 to retract floaters" Sounds like this is a toilet.

    1.8 years ago
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    Get easy OK(I think i smile the CPU burning)

    2.1 years ago
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    I love how when you search with the reconnaissance tag, your name literally takes up like half the planes on the first page lmao

    2.2 years ago
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    27.4k Dimkal

    @BogdanX Results and Final Scoreboard page here.

    2.2 years ago
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    1,092 leboyent

    @BogdanX ok

    2.2 years ago
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    1,092 leboyent

    @BogdanX i update it to 1.7.10

    2.2 years ago
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    1,092 leboyent

    @BogdanX i just updated but still only top up to around 60 mph.

    2.2 years ago
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