Req Review: Academy PBY-5A Catalina Black Cat

I just got the Academy Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina Black Cat and would like to hear of any reviews on this model - hi-lites and low-lites. If y'all used any websites for reference, please provide these also.

Many thanks in advance,

Ray Austin, TX ===

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Ray S. & Nayda Katzaman
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"Ray S. & Nayda Katzaman" wrote in news:

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Try this, it's a -5 but I reckon there ain't a lot of difference. Frank

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Gray Ghost

Thanks to a heavy handed moron cleaning lady at work, I have this kit sitting on my bench for repair. I will probably just repaint it in California water bomber colors.

But that didn't answer your question. I built this many years ago, & looking at it, it is quite a nice looking fit. The one area I remember having a great deal of trouble with was the landing gear. It never did fit right. It's possible it was just me, though.

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the Legend of LAX

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