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Fiat CR.42 Falco (Replica)

40.1k Baldovino  1.3 years ago






* 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!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 27.2ft (8.3m)
  • Length 23.5ft (7.2m)
  • Height 9.7ft (3.0m)
  • Empty Weight -160,830lbs (-72,951kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,372lbs (1,076kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 1.37
  • Wing Loading 14.3lbs/ft2 (70.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 165.5ft2 (15.4m2)
  • Drag Points 1583

Parts

  • Number of Parts 242
  • Control Surfaces 16
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    40.1k Baldovino

    @AntaresItaly It's more easy than you can belive, if you use two mods: Overload and Fine Tuner. Then print some 3 view of the planned plane, and simply model the parts putting the paper on the screen to check if mach with the original.

    https://www.simpleplanes.com/Forums/View/808754/How-I-built-a-replica

    1.3 years ago
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    1,387 AntaresItaly

    @Baldovino well... I create some WW2 fantasy planes... With tge replicas i'm "noob"

    1.3 years ago
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    40.1k Baldovino

    @AntaresItaly They are in my list, but I want to create a couple of fantasy plane before start with replicas again. :)

    1.3 years ago
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    1,387 AntaresItaly

    You have doing a good work on his Fiat Cr.42, is easy to fly and the wing load is from the real Cr.32... But... Now i want the Macchi M.C.200 or the Fiat G.50

    1.3 years ago
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    40.1k Baldovino

    @Carbonfox1

    https://www.simpleplanes.com/Forums/View/812702/C-C-2-WORK-IN-PROGRESS

    1.3 years ago
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    2,069 Carbonfox1

    @Baldovino i did one a while ago, Cant wait to see

    1.3 years ago
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    40.1k Baldovino

    @Carbonfox1 MMmmmh... You just give me the idea. I can do a replica of C.C.2. :)

    1.3 years ago
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    40.1k Baldovino

    @Carbonfox1 The C.C.2 was a tecnological demostrator more than a plane with a pourpose. :)

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    2,069 Carbonfox1

    This was also much faster than Italy's first "jet"

    1.3 years ago
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    40.1k Baldovino

    @ThePrototype Thanks for the information that I was unable to find. I only found the date. So, against a very performing fighter plane...

    1.3 years ago
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    16.2k ThePrototype

    The CR.42s last victory was against a P.38 lightning in 1945

    1.3 years ago
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    67.8k Treadmill103

    Lovely to look at and fly!

    1.3 years ago
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    2,579 nathanmagnus

    Beautifully designed!

    1.3 years ago
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    2,069 Carbonfox1

    Beautiful

    1.3 years ago
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    97.8k RailfanEthan

    Sweet beans

    1.3 years ago