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The Warbirds Replicas Macchi C.202 is Landing!

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Nigel R18/04/2017 14:22:02
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that looks brilliant

Dwain Dibley.18/04/2017 16:24:56
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A tip for channels in wood etc..

I use card, pushed in to the slot or whatever you have gouged out, and glued with CA or PVA, once dry cut it back flush and Hey Presto, a nice smooth, channel that can be sanded and painted just like wood.

That fuselage is looking mighty smooooooth....wink


Edited By Dwain Dibley. on 18/04/2017 16:26:11

Colin Leighfield18/04/2017 16:29:23
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Great job, well done. Absolutely no doubting what plane that is! When Castoldi designed the Mc200, bearing mind that the Folgore and Veltro are really re-engined versions of that plane, he wasn't thinking of shooting down Spitfire's. As late as 1940 we were negotiating with Italy to buy planes from them, one of them was the Caproni Reggiane Re2000. I don't think that many people are aware of that. Obviously it all changed when Mussolini was so convinced that we were going to lose that he declared war opportunistically and tried to join into the Battle of Britain. If he had thought we were going to win he would probably have declared war on Germany!

RICHARD WILLS18/04/2017 17:25:35
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What a shape Brian ! All that work is paying off . She's the Sophia Loren of the aircraft world.cheeky

Paul Johnson 418/04/2017 18:17:57
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OMG..... told ya he was the messiah no wait over 25 definitley a naughty naughty boy....

Cause he is soooo much better than me...

RICHARD WILLS18/04/2017 18:33:20
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I thought you meant Messiah as in Life of Brian .

Look what happened to him....

Still , at least he was singing to the end .

I got chucked out of Sunday School.

They didnt recognise talent in those days.devil

Paul Johnson 418/04/2017 19:22:59
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I heard about kids like you getting chuck out of Sunday school..... you were lucky mate they wouldn't let me in!

Still.....Always look on the bright side of life!

Brian Seymour19/04/2017 00:19:06
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Cheers men.

Great tip on the card Dwain, I'm in half a mind to use that method on the 2015 model as I didn't put the gun channels in on that one and it seems like a cracking method for a retro-fit.

Excellent background thanks Colin, I didn't have the faintest that we had negotiated to buy Italian planes, the mind boggles thinking about how planes would look and perform if Mussolini sided with the allies.

That's a comparison and a half Richard - I can't remember now if there was any effort involved!

Paul, I've seen how you finished your Spitfire and how you're progressing the Bf110 - I can't help thinking the reverse!

Colin Leighfield19/04/2017 06:28:19
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There are loads of interesting Italian WW2 planes that would make great models. One that I believe that we thought of buying was the Caproni Libeccio twin. I've always fancied the Breda Ba65 as a model as well. Not hugely successful, a bit like the Fairey Battle in some respects, but full of character. Like some of the Japanese types, we don't see enough of them. The Folgore and Veltro are outstanding examples of Italian design capability. I think you are going to be chuffed with the results of your efforts.

Chris Walby21/04/2017 11:29:25
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Hi Brian,

Firstly great looking build you are doing there.

Secondly you initially mentioned:

Model Specs.

  • Scale – 1:7
  • Wingspan – 158cm
  • Power – from 700w to 1000w 50mm dia. Outrunner *
  • Weight – 3.1 to 3.4kg.

* Prototype had a peak power of 800w using: SK3 5045 450kv motor, 80A ESC, 5s4000 flight pack and 16x12 APC-E prop.

Could you let me know what you decided on in the end regarding motor, ESC & prop as I have a WR Hurricane, but it will be in the 4 to 4.5Kg area.

Brian Seymour21/04/2017 19:47:11
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Cheers Chris, the WR Hurricane is a cracking model, I have got the similar size and weight VQ Models Hurricane 60. The power setup on my VQ Hurricane was cobbled together from various parts that I had kicking around and come out at 1300w: Turnigy SK3 5055 430kv motor, Hobbywing HV70A ESC, 8s3300mAh flight pack spinning up a 13x8 APC-E prop.

On this Macchi I'll be using an AXI 515kv motor, Hobbywing 60A ESC, 5s4000mAh flight pack and I'll prop it to give as close to 50A as I can.

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