I've a Catalina PBY Seaplane (Kyosho) and I would like some advices because i can't get it off water !
So after a LOT of tries I had to stop because I broke the wood propeller with water (!) and i have some questions :
- First, as mentioned in lot of topics, when the plane takes some speed, it creates a wave that goes directly into the propeller (8*6 btw) and stops the plane. The previous owner put some "counter-wave" on the front of the plane (like a bumper), so i don't know whether it's a good solution or not but what solution could i use to reduce the wave because I'm no expert in boat
- Second, I managed to take off by pushing it with my hand so that it takes a high speed directly, but when it took off, the center of gravity was not good so i couldn't fly it. So here's the dilemma if I put too much weight on the rear the center shift to the back and if i don't put this weight i can't take off... So what about making the 2 floats on the wings with higher rods ? This way I will lower the waterline and have less water in the motor ? What do you think ?
- If someone can send me the manual ?
- Then if you have a solution