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sakai2005
09-29-2009, 03:45 PM
saw this at a small local airport no info on it other than its been sitting for some time.I think its a pby.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/wescott417/IMG_2981.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/wescott417/IMG_2982.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/wescott417/IMG_3078.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/wescott417/IMG_3063.jpg

sakai2005
09-29-2009, 03:45 PM
saw this at a small local airport no info on it other than its been sitting for some time.I think its a pby.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/wescott417/IMG_2981.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/wescott417/IMG_2982.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/wescott417/IMG_3078.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/wescott417/IMG_3063.jpg

Waldo.Pepper
09-29-2009, 04:15 PM
And the little one looks like a Ryan PT-22 Recruit. As much as I like the PBY and would find it ideal for my need the little Ryan is a gem.

Xiolablu3
09-29-2009, 04:17 PM
Looks like a Cat to me too mate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Nice pics!

sakai2005
09-29-2009, 04:27 PM
coulple more waldo.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/wescott417/IMG_3080-1.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/wescott417/IMG_3071.jpg

PanzerAce
09-29-2009, 04:57 PM
Yup, PBY and a Ryan PT-22. the -22s are really, really rare these days, especially ones in any kind of remotely decent condition. The only other one I've ever seen was stuck in the back of a hanger that a museum owned, next to a Stearman frame...

sakai2005
09-29-2009, 05:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PanzerAce:
Yup, PBY and a Ryan PT-22. the -22s are really, really rare these days, especially ones in any kind of remotely decent condition. The only other one I've ever seen was stuck in the back of a hanger that a museum owned, next to a Stearman frame... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

had no idea it was a rare plane as i had no idea the pby was there.I just saw that the nine o nine a nd witch craft were stopping there for a day so i went hopeing to get a ride but almostmost nobody showed up so due to cost they did not fly but i got to go thru them and that was awsum in itself.

WTE_Galway
09-29-2009, 05:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PanzerAce:
The only other one I've ever seen was stuck in the back of a hanger that a museum owned, next to a Stearman frame... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Stearmans are still around. There is a guy up the road from where I live does spin and tail wheel endorsements in a Stearman.

Threesixtyci
09-29-2009, 06:49 PM
I think in Tora Tora Tora or some WWII film, a code name of Stawberry was given in a Subtitle for the Catalina. Ever since then that's always the first name that pops into my head when I see those planes in movies or whatever. Strange...huh.

Anyway, it seems that the wings are missing those pontoon thingys. Probably the main reason for the head scratching.

Oh.. there they are... they're retracted.

M_Gunz
09-29-2009, 07:01 PM
I understand that back in the 50's a number of PBY's were converted to flying RV's with at least one club of owners.
Not a poor man's plane to keep but wow the range and versatility is high. Same video series showed a modern-day
adaptation of a Grumman Albatross houseboated out for a planned 5 year around the world trip, the owners would live
in it. That one carries 60 days supplies and also has long range, it's a bigger cousin of the Catalina. They talked
about being able to go back and get an ice cream bar during flight if they want, lot of comfort in place of guns and
depth charges. That's what I call flying in style! You just can't land in the little spots with those planes.

Treetop64
09-29-2009, 08:24 PM
Wow, that PT-22 looks immaculate! And that PBY looks as though it's a work in progress, with the mixed paint job.

ElAurens
09-29-2009, 08:56 PM
One of my BlitzPig mates has a PT-22 in the back of his hangar, waiting for his Stearman to be sold.

*SIGH*

Treetop64
09-29-2009, 09:55 PM
Note the Collins B-24 in the background of the next to last pic.

Freiwillige
09-29-2009, 11:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Threesixtyci:
I think in Tora Tora Tora or some WWII film, a code name of Stawberry was given in a Subtitle for the Catalina. Ever since then that's always the first name that pops into my head when I see those planes in movies or whatever. Strange...huh.

Anyway, it seems that the wings are missing those pontoon thingys. Probably the main reason for the head scratching.

Oh.. there they are... they're retracted. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those pontoon things you speak of are actually the aircraft's wingtips. They fold down during landing to become wing floats. The first pic shows the under wing struts folded into the wing.

VF-17_Jolly
09-30-2009, 05:28 PM
PBV-1 ex-airtanker

Catalina/Canso info (http://www.warbirdregistry.org/pbyregistry/pby-67936.html) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

erco415
09-30-2009, 06:11 PM
The PT22 aren't so rare out our way.

BTW, anyone know if that's the 'Always' PBY?
Love this scene! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkE24axSBTI)

EDIT: Nope, not the 'Always' plane.

sakai2005
10-01-2009, 03:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VF-17_Jolly:
PBV-1 ex-airtanker

Catalina/Canso info (http://www.warbirdregistry.org/pbyregistry/pby-67936.html) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

thanks jolly very interesting.