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MR.Reah
02-12-2006, 01:31 PM
Our Squad leader , who does a lot of custom skins noticed something that seems a bit odd while working on the Macchi 205 template: The left wing appears a bit longer than the right. I can see this in game when looking at it from external view, top down. Can anyone else confirm this?

3.JG51_BigBear
02-12-2006, 01:36 PM
I think in real life one of the wings was longer than the other to compensate for engine torque.

VW-IceFire
02-12-2006, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by 3.JG51_BigBear:
I think in real life one of the wings was longer than the other to compensate for engine torque.
Thats true...not sure if thats a feature of the MC.205 but it is on the Yak's.

berg417448
02-12-2006, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by MR.Reah:
Our Squad leader , who does a lot of custom skins noticed something that seems a bit odd while working on the Macchi 205 template: The left wing appears a bit longer than the right. I can see this in game when looking at it from external view, top down. Can anyone else confirm this?


€œMario Castoldi, Macchi's chief of design, began to work immediately on a prototype combining the MC.200's airframe with the DB 601Aa engine, and the new airplane made its first flight on August 10, 1940, exactly two months after Italy's entry in World War II. As the added power could have imposed an excessive strain on the small plane's controls, Castoldi had extended the left wing by 8 inches, in order to provide more lift on that side and counteract the torque.€

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macchi_MC.202

SUPERAEREO
02-12-2006, 04:43 PM
Exactly, the left wing was 20cm longer, but this was already present on the Mc.200.


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DuxCorvan
02-12-2006, 06:15 PM
Same problem, different solutions: French Bloch MB.150 series had all the engine and propeller mounted pointing at some angle respect of the longitudinal axis, to compensate torque.

MR.Reah
02-12-2006, 10:00 PM
Interesting idea/solution to the torque. Been flying the 205 this afternoon and rather enjoy it. Thanks for the link and the info...
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F19_Ob
02-13-2006, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by 3.JG51_BigBear:
I think in real life one of the wings was longer than the other to compensate for engine torque.

Correct. One of the wings was 20-25 cm shorter than the other for this purpose.

Willey
02-13-2006, 07:28 AM
I wonder if it has wings at all. The Macchis turn like an imaginary FW-190Z with a single engine... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Apart from that, the guns seem to be 1,27mm and 0,77mm respectively.
The only one which has a use is the 205 III, which is even faster than a 109G and has 2 cannons with very lots of ammo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Still, those cockpits are 1a, and those planes are sweet to fly without enemy encounter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Oleg_Maddox
02-13-2006, 07:59 AM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
Same problem, different solutions: French Bloch MB.150 series had all the engine and propeller mounted pointing at some angle respect of the longitudinal axis, to compensate torque.

Such solution more or less is present on almost all aircraft of that era.

sparty7200
02-13-2006, 08:48 AM
APOLOGIES to you Mr.Maddox.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif..I've just finished my own template for the Mc.202 and have been crying and cursing because i thought the wing model was wrong and that it had slipped thru!....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif....if in doubt ask eh ?!.......( I'll just get my coat)... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Regards

Sparty

PS excellent work m8! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Bartolomeo_ita
02-13-2006, 08:57 AM
macchis were good planes... too late :\

Rickustyit
02-13-2006, 01:05 PM
... and too few may I add...

Always the same old problems of our beloved Air Force.

Cheers,
Rick