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Fiat CR.42 Falco (With internal parts)

46.5k Baldovino  23 days ago








Pierre Clostermann's Hawker Tempest V JFO "le grand charles"
Messerschmitt Bf 109K

* NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE COCKPIT AND FUSELAGE MARKS *

Added 136 part total. The internal parts are now modelled, the glass is the new 1.10 one and there are marks on fuselage. A big rework for all the center part for a new and more realistic experience.

  • NO SUPPORT TO TOTALITARY IDEOLOGIES *

The symbols depicted on this plane are only for historical reproduction, and do not involve any support for ideologies of the past.

  • FLIGHT INSTRUCTIONS *

The model is very simple to fly. There are only the basic commands. No AG activates something.

Take-off is elementary. Give it full throttle and after the tail has risen and the model has taken speed, pull up.

Landing is also simple. The braking is not very powerful (even in the original) so consider that it is not exactly a bush plane, and after touching the track there will be a bit of taxiing to stop. Nothing incredible, however.

  • REALISM OF THE REPLICA *

Good. The model is fairly faithful and the flight credible (a few tens of miles more speed, but nothing incredible). To get a credible flight I had to remove the DRAG almost anywhere and concentrate it in massive quantities only at certain points to achieve an almost realistic drop in speed when the engine is turned off or down.

  • HISTORY *

Yes, I know it's unbelievable, but this plane was flying in the second world war when the first jets were already making their appearance, and it fought against more advanced aircraft than generations. Yet the Italian pilots, within the limits of the unattainable numerical disparity, made some victories. The British feared this biplane, and if they could not engage it. "Think of aiming your weapons at an easy target, and before you understand what's going on, you've got him in line and he's shooting you."

It was the most produced Italian aircraft in the second world war (and to reach this record only 1800 pieces were needed. Italy did not have the strength to make large numbers)

The Fiat CR.42 Falco (hawk in english) holds the record of the last victory carried out by a biplane ... and it was 1945!

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 27.2ft (8.3m)
  • Length 23.8ft (7.2m)
  • Height 9.7ft (3.0m)
  • Empty Weight -1,077lbs (-488kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,405lbs (1,091kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.332
  • Wing Loading 12.2lbs/ft2 (59.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 197.8ft2 (18.4m2)
  • Drag Points 1557

Parts

  • Number of Parts 378
  • Control Surfaces 16
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    41.6k Tang0five

    @Baldovino build what interests you bud and to hell with the fickle sp community!

    22 days ago
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    46.5k Baldovino

    @Tang0five thanks mate. My planes seem not catching the eye for most people, but I'm unable to fix it. :) I'm working on a Me-109 and we will test if is a problem with the choiche of plane's model or a problem with my skill.

    22 days ago
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    41.6k Tang0five

    This deserves more. Way more.

    23 days ago
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    46.5k Baldovino

    @ChiChiWerx thanks mate

    23 days ago
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    26.9k ChiChiWerx

    Fairly faithful recreation of the real thing. These fighters, along with some Caproni bombers, actually participated in some raids on Britain during the WWII...ya know, fascists helping fascists, back when we truly knew what “fascist” meant...any way Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck participated in that aerial engagement flying (as I remember) a Hurricane. You can find a contemporary account of the battle if you search “Italian Raiders Hurricaned!” on YouTube. I didn’t post the direct link here because the video is definitely not PC. But it’s an interesting look into the mind of the wartime British populace who were fighting for their lives against an evil movement. The Fiats were highly maneuverable, but not fast and didn’t absorb damage that well and quite a few were shot down. An odd little battle in a huge war. Though I might have done a couple of things differently here, I like this build a lot and am surprised it’s been posted for over an hour with no upvotes until I came along. I’d Spotlight you, but you have twice the points that I do!

    23 days ago