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Caproni Ca.244 Albertro

90.9k WinsWings  2 months ago

This took four days (maybe about 16-20 hours of work to build, test, and everything). It was fun. Turn on AG1 & 2 to turn on the engines. Before starting the engines, try flying it like a glider; Use wing flaps (VTOL min) for landing and takeoff- it is very effective. You may love It.

The Caproni Ca.244 Albatro (Italian: Albatross) was a trimotor seaplane produced by the Caproniaircraft-manufacturing company in 1935. It served as a transport and patrol aircraft with the Italian Navy "Regia Marina" during WW2. It established 3 world records in 1936. During World War II it was used as a reconnaissance aircraft, bomber, and air-sea rescue plane, by the Italian Regia Aeronautica and Regia Marina, Aeronautica Cobelligerante del Sud. The military version was one of the best floatplanes ever built. Despite its wooden structure, it was able to operate in very rough seas. Ca.244 can also take off from land bases and land on aircraft carriers.

Controls:

AG1 (center engine)
Ag2 (turn on the left and right engines)
AG3 (searchlight on/off)
AG4 Arresting hook (for landing on the aircraft carriers)
AG4+VTOL min (Front door on the nose open/close)
AG7+VTOL min (Loading doors open/close)
AG8 (lights on/off)
VTOL for lowering the flaps (for slow landing, gliding)


AG7+VTOL min (Loading doors open/close)

Landing and takeoff:

Bring down the flaps (VTOL minimum) to provide more lift force and give you a nice "buttery' landing. If you bring down the flaps at the lowest (VTOL) and give the trim at the highest, this plane will take off by itself.

Gliding and slow speed

This plane was made for long-range patrol missions, such-and-rescue missions, so it has excellent slow-speed handling (flaps down/extended by minimum VTOL). It can also glide without using engines for a long time, like a giant glider.

Armament

1 × 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine gun (on the nose gunner station) Hit AG2, and VTOL to open the door
2x 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine gun (on the dorsal position)
1 x 7.7 mm (.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine gun (on the tail)
2x torpedos under the wings

Powerplant:

3 × Piaggio P.IX radial engines , 900 kW (1206 hp) each
Top speed: 240 mph - 386 km/hr

Caproni:

Caproni Ca.244 is named after the Italian aircraft designer Giovanni Battista Caproni, (1886 – 1957), also known as "Gianni" Caproni. Caproni was an Italian aeronautical engineer, civil engineer, electrical engineer, and aircraft designer who founded the Caproniaircraft-manufacturing company.

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SP Building Notes

"Caproni Ca.244 Albertro" is a Fictional aircraft of the late 1930s to WW2 era flying boat, mainly based on the German Dornea Do-24 and famous US Navy PBY Catalina of the same era. Do-24 inspired seaplane haul design, and wase gunner position is from PYB Catalina. I made it size much closer to the Do-24 (which was only a few feets bigger). The tail gun turret is fictional or maybe inspired by some Russian bombers.

  • Win'sWings 9/2022

Spotlights

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General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 82.6ft (25.2m)
  • Length 51.2ft (15.6m)
  • Height 16.5ft (5.0m)
  • Empty Weight 22,141lbs (10,043kg)
  • Loaded Weight 27,050lbs (12,269kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.517
  • Wing Loading 23.0lbs/ft2 (112.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,173.7ft2 (109.0m2)
  • Drag Points 7909

Parts

  • Number of Parts 365
  • Control Surfaces 8
  • Performance Cost 1,618
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    90.9k WinsWings

    Awesome video of this plane made was by FreeRider2142, watch at this link: https://www.simpleplanes.com/Videos/View/1670108/Caproni-Ca-244-Albertro-fun

    Pinned 2 months ago
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    90.9k WinsWings

    Video for this plane https://youtu.be/CGIzdYoDjsA

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    90.9k WinsWings

    @SikoDonut2100 No, I didn't do that. welcome if someone could modify it

    28 days ago
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    Is there any way to aim the Personal Defence Guns other than using VR??

    one month ago
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    90.9k WinsWings

    @Freerider2142 Thank you. Go ahead. and tag me when the video is out. I am glad to know that you like it. By the way, this is my new concept, which is still building :https://www.simpleplanes.com/Forums/View/1669564/My-Sketch-to-my-build

    2 months ago
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    sooo... I took it for a few more flights...
    changed the rear landing gear like the front one with turning..
    and I really love flying this plane!
    I'm making a couple of videos of it if you don't mind.

    +1 2 months ago
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    90.9k WinsWings

    @MemrWii Lol, thanks. So that means, that "obsession" is not only me... ha ha

    2 months ago
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    21.8k MemrWii

    @WinsWings i know its fictional,i look at Italian seaplanes everyday I'm obsessed

    +1 2 months ago
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    90.9k WinsWings

    @MemrWii thanks. It is a fictional though. I just used Caproni’s name.

    2 months ago
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    90.9k WinsWings

    @Freerider2142 thanks for the input. I will improve it.

    2 months ago
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    21.8k MemrWii

    @WinsWings I just love when people post Italian seaplanes

    +1 2 months ago
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    Very very nice build!
    I just wish the tailwheel had steering for taxiing.

    +1 2 months ago
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    90.9k WinsWings

    @Ulardox Thank you so much for your support

    2 months ago
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    90.9k WinsWings

    @MemrWii Thank you so much, I marked as a double or triple upvotes. Really appreciated

    2 months ago
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    60 Ulardox

    looks beautiful from every angle!

    2 months ago
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    21.8k MemrWii

    how do i upvote twice

    +1 2 months ago
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    21.8k MemrWii

    YEWAAAAAAHVG DSSS FUCK YESS THANK YOU

    2 months ago
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    When Stipa Caproni were pissed off this is what he pulls up with

    2 months ago
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    35.0k Ian_Yashima

    nice
    :)

    +1 2 months ago
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    90.9k WinsWings

    @TurtlesThatFly Thank you

    2 months ago
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    Beautiful fictional plane. I like to see unique stuff like this, especially from that era.

    +1 2 months ago
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    20.3k Dragoranos

    Catalina + ...idk + idk

    Good plen

    +1 2 months ago
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    90.9k WinsWings

    @Zaineman thanks buddy.

    2 months ago
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    80.9k Zaineman

    Wow, your bills just get better and better Win

    +2 2 months ago
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    90.9k WinsWings

    @Zaineman @GrizzlitnCFSP

    2 months ago
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