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Title: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: 63cpe on October 17, 2021, 06:30:09 am
What if Macchi turned the MC200 in a two enginged XF-5F inspired fighter?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51598167522_f35ec60933_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mBy6xY)IMG_20211017_123053706 (https://flic.kr/p/2mBy6xY) by Buddy Holly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jetsonsspecial/), on Flickr

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David aka 63cpe
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi 400
Post by: loupgarou on October 17, 2021, 06:36:02 am
Fascinating idea!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi 400
Post by: JayBee on October 17, 2021, 06:47:06 am
Now that is looking EXCELLENT!  :wub:
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: Rheged on October 17, 2021, 07:12:38 am
Interesting!!      It seems to fit the description given of a Beaufighter  "Two ruddy great engines hotly pursued by an aircraft"
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: TomZ on October 17, 2021, 07:26:06 am
Looks a bit like the IMAM Ro-57:

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I like it.

Tom
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: kerick on October 17, 2021, 12:13:41 pm
This is an excellent concept! Iíll be watching for more!
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: zenrat on October 18, 2021, 03:29:00 am
Looking good Dave.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi 400
Post by: NARSES2 on October 18, 2021, 06:15:59 am
Now that is looking EXCELLENT!  :wub:

It is indeed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: stevehed on October 18, 2021, 01:14:22 pm
Like it. Neat idea.
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: Tophe on October 21, 2021, 01:04:06 am
Oh, I had not seen this (very) interesting topic!
Wow, great project! and beautiful moreover! :wub: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: Wardukw-NZ on October 21, 2021, 01:24:15 am
Ive always liked twin engined WW2 aircraft..my fav Junkers 88 ..this is looking very cool..ill be keeping track of this  :thumbsup:   ;D
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 21, 2021, 01:50:56 am
That's looking very nice. But IMHO the fuselage needs a bit of an extension, or the wing span is rather wide?  :o
Frequent design trouble when you add an engine and move them to the wings, similar to a BF 109 I turned into something similar some time ago.
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: AndrewF on October 21, 2021, 02:08:27 am
That's looking very nice. But IMHO the fuselage needs a bit of an extension, or the wing span is rather wide?  :o
Frequent design trouble when you add an engine and move them to the wings, similar to a BF 109 I turned into something similar some time ago.

Yes, same thoughts - I think you could reduce the wingspan a bit. But it's a great start.
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: comrade harps on October 21, 2021, 02:11:55 am
Double artdeco!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: zenrat on October 21, 2021, 03:15:02 am
That's looking very nice. But IMHO the fuselage needs a bit of an extension, or the wing span is rather wide?  :o
Frequent design trouble when you add an engine and move them to the wings, similar to a BF 109 I turned into something similar some time ago.

Yes, same thoughts - I think you could reduce the wingspan a bit. But it's a great start.

I disagree.  I think that it is a perfectly proportioned package.
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: Flyer on October 21, 2021, 03:21:16 am
That's looking very nice. But IMHO the fuselage needs a bit of an extension, or the wing span is rather wide?  :o
Frequent design trouble when you add an engine and move them to the wings, similar to a BF 109 I turned into something similar some time ago.

Yes, same thoughts - I think you could reduce the wingspan a bit. But it's a great start.
Personally I'd keep the wingspan as is but the fuselage could do with a little lengthening if for no other reason than to counter the weight of the two engines at least. I would definitely be adding larger tail surfaces both horizontal and vertical for pitch stability due to the larger span and extra torque from the second motor.

Looking good though. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: Tophe on October 21, 2021, 03:28:11 am
The objections to the model project seems to concern only Real World. In whif world, the modeler is free... ;)
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 21, 2021, 05:40:23 am

........ or the wing span is rather wide?  :o




 I think you could reduce the wingspan a bit.


What?

WHAT?

You two are preaching HERESY here!  :o :-\ :banghead:
Title: Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
Post by: Old Wombat on October 21, 2021, 07:11:31 am
That's looking very nice. But IMHO the fuselage needs a bit of an extension, or the wing span is rather wide?  :o
Frequent design trouble when you add an engine and move them to the wings, similar to a BF 109 I turned into something similar some time ago.

Yes, same thoughts - I think you could reduce the wingspan a bit. But it's a great start.

I disagree.  I think that it is a perfectly proportioned package.

Obviously a high altitude bomber interceptor. ;) :thumbsup: