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Offline Flyer

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Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
« Reply #15 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:

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Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
« Reply #16 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... ;)
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Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
« Reply #17 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:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Currently on the table: Macchi MC400
« Reply #18 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:
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