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Jan 05, 2004, 05:34 PM
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Looking For A small/Med. PBY, Catalina or Albatross Model

Hi Folks,
I'm new to this site but could use your help. I'm looking for a small/med size electric model of a PBY, Catalina or Albatross kit or complete model I can fly (new or used). I do a lot of summer boating and this would be fun.
I have really enjoyed this site and thanks to those who have particapated!
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Jan 05, 2004, 07:12 PM
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Your question is a tough one. Hobby Lobby used to import both the Albatross and the PBY made by HVP. I could never get an answer why HL stopped importing them. At one time Quantum Models still had the PBY, but I just checked their website and don't see it anymore.

The link to HVP website which is in the Czech Republic some place is The website seems to indicate they still make both models. They don't appear to list any importers in the US. That is all I can make out from the website. I don't speak the language.

Sorry I wasn't any more help.
Last edited by Zoomzoom; Jan 05, 2004 at 07:15 PM.
Jan 05, 2004, 08:12 PM
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Sparrow , K&A Models makes a fine twin 400 Mallard , Close enough?

Jan 05, 2004, 09:46 PM
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The Mallard looks like a nice kit and priced right at $129.00
Jan 06, 2004, 07:11 PM
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Thanks To All !

I found out today Dare Design will soon have a PBY-3-5 Catalina available. I ordered one today after talking to Terry there. Terry was very helpful and nice. I can't wait to get started. Thanks for all your help! (may need lots of help now , don't you all hide! )