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Old 08-26-2011, 06:29 PM
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Starting a build on the Airworld PBY, has anyone out there done one? any photos or advice would go a long way. The plane is very nice but has no hardware or wood or directions or photos ect, get the point. Sooooo any tips would be appreciated. Mike
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:41 PM
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Like all Air World kits require a little site modifications ,but all in all a pretty good kit mfg. Looking forward to your build
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Hi Mike, just saw this post during a search. I'm thinking of getting one, what have you found out you could pass on to me? Thanks,Gregg
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Will follow your build with great interest as the PBY is one of my favorites.
Sounds like a typical Airworld kit.

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I built most of the plane and it is nice. But the landing gear is junk and does not work. After a lot of reserch I decided that airworld never got the gear to work. I spoke to them and they could not tell me anything about the plane. I don't think they built it maybe they had someone build it for them I don't know I have not been able to find one person that actually flew one. I put the plane away for awile and may try again in the future but its discuraging that they sold the plane in this condition.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:43 PM
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Thanks for the info, yea i have heard some "issues" with there kits. Did you look into the G and P (rcairplane.net)one? I know its not as big though...
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:26 PM
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No havnt seen it
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Is this the $2500.00 fiberglass model or an older Airworld model PBY ?
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Did this plane ever fly?
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LB,
There's a guy in Iceland who has designed and built retractable gear for a PBY this size.
I can try and track him down if you like...
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Any more info or progress on this project?
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I have never been able to find video of this kit actually flying
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