Profile image

PBY-5A "Catalina"

217k BogdanX  10 months 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
  • Log in to leave a comment
  • Profile image

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

    one month ago
  • Profile image
    217k BogdanX

    @awesomeperson01 you can't retract the floaters on this plane here or on the one on War Thunder.
    Cause in this case, is possible with Ag-1

    one month ago
  • Profile image

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

    one month ago
  • Profile image
    48.2k Chancey21

    Oof, ok
    I hope you recover quickly @BogdanX

    2 months ago
  • Profile image
    217k BogdanX

    @Chancey21 no problem, still i am in a hospital, so don't expect quick replies

    +1 2 months ago
  • Profile image
    48.2k 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?

    2 months ago
  • Profile image
    1,058 atgxtg

    @BogdanX Thanks

    2 months ago
  • Profile image
    217k BogdanX

    @atgxtg good luck with your project. If you need some hints or help with a fix, you can tag me in an unlisted post.

    2 months ago
  • Profile image
    1,058 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.

    2 months ago
  • Profile image
    217k BogdanX

    @atgxtg feel free to take anything, just mention in your build description that. There were some recent plane stealing, when someone took my planes, repainted them, added some weapons. He used no successor system or credit in description and claimed merit for the entire build.
    So, say a thanks into description, this is the nice thing to do.

    2 months ago
  • Profile image
    1,058 atgxtg

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

    2 months ago
  • Profile image
    217k BogdanX

    @atgxtg it's one of my favorites builds.... i forgot to place a door on one side though

    2 months ago
  • Profile image
    1,058 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.

    2 months ago
  • Profile image
    48.2k 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

    3 months ago
  • Profile image
    4,869 SakuraSaku

    Indeed your planes are so fun to fly!
    Great job

    3 months ago
  • Profile image

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

    3 months ago
  • Profile image

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

    4 months ago
  • Profile image

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

    8 months ago
  • Profile image

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

    9 months ago
  • Profile image
    23.5k Dimkal

    @BogdanX Results and Final Scoreboard page here.

    9 months ago
  • Profile image

    @BogdanX ok

    9 months ago
  • Profile image
    217k BogdanX

    @vincentwwwwww increase the engine power and propeller thickness to max.

    9 months ago
  • Profile image

    @BogdanX i update it to 1.7.10

    9 months ago
  • Profile image
    217k BogdanX

    @vincentwwwwww you do something wrong.... obviously you didnt update the game properly. For me it flies with no problems. Also fro like 10 people who tested it and give feedback. And it has 7,727 downloads and nobody except you reported any issue

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

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

    10 months ago
  • Log in to see more comments