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PBY Catalina
PBY Catalina
The fast, easy way to enjoy realistic seaplane adventures.

  • Easy-to-assemble seaplane beats the pontoon blues – it's not just a plane with floats!
  • Recreates the look of the 1930s-era naval military/sea rescue just hours rather than weeks.
  • Features a lightweight, beautifully hand-crafted fiberglass fuselage and factory-covered, built-up wood wing and tail.
  • Recommended RimFire twin brushless motors provide the ideal power-to-weight ratio for exciting water takeoffs and landings.

[ Check out reviews by RC Universe and The E Zone ]

Parts Layout
ElectriFly supplies everything needed to complete assembly in as little as ten hours — including a generous hardware package, two props, prop adapters, machined aluminum prop hubs and photo-illustrated instructions. Two spare bubble observation canopies are also provided.
included cradle
In addition to the prebuilt main structures of high-quality fiberglass and wood — factory-finished in an attractive scale trim scheme — the PBY Catalina ARF includes this handy cradle that's ideal for shoreside model maintenance.
battery hatch
This easy-access hatch on the top of the PBY Catalina ARF fuselage provides quick access to the battery compartment for pack installation or removal. A LiPo flight battery offers the high voltage and low weight needed for exceptional flight performance.
The PBY Catalina packs a lot of performance into its small size. Twin outrunner brushless motors provide a great power-to-weight ratio for effortless water takeoffs.
ElectriFly includes a generous package of lightweight, easy-to-install hardware engineered for precise control response. This ARF also comes with two props, prop adapters, machined aluminum prop hubs, and two spare bubble observation canopies.
The PBY Catalina ARF can be ready-to-fly after as little as ten hours of simple assembly. Servos install easily and connect to the control surfaces with the provided, high-quality hardware. The wing can be removed for transporting the model to your flying site.
Hull, floats & water rudder
The hand-crafted fiberglass hull, molded ABS tip floats, and removable water rudder provide excellent handling on the water during taxiing, takeoff, and landing. A rubber plug in the fuselage allows easy water drainage if needed (a spare plug is also included).


Stock Number
53.5 in (1360 mm)
Wing Area
395 in² (25.5 dm²)
3-3.25 lb (1.36-1.47 kg)
Wing Loading
18-19 oz/ft² (55-58 g/dm²)
34.25 in (870 mm)
4+ channel radio w/4 micro servos, two 950kV brushless outrunner motors, two 25A brushless ESCs, 11.1V 2100-3200mAh LiPo battery

Recommended Products

Futaba 4YF 4-Channel FHSS System
Futaba S3114 Micro High-Torque Servo
Duratrax Onyx 235 AC/DC Advanced Balancing Charger
Onyx LiPo 3S 11.1V 2200mAh 30C Star Plug
Great Planes Rimfire 400 28-30-950 Outrunner Brushless Motor

For a complete list of required items, see the instruction manual. Ask your hobby dealer for additional recommendations.