Macchi M33




Macchi M33
Macchi M33

 

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racer
one
Curtiss V12
500 hp
25 ft. 4 in.
28 ft. 6 in.
2,282 lbs.
2,990 lbs.
168 mph
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1925



The Macchi M33 flying boats were among the first monoplanes of the time. They had a relatively low-drag fuselage design.

Two Macchi M33 flying boats were entered in the Schneider Trophy race for 1925. It took place in the U.S.A.

Although the aircraft did not have engines as powerful as their competitors, Italy hoped that the design of the flying boat hulls would give them an advantage over float planes when taking off in rough waters.

Due to engine problems, one of the aircraft never got to compete. The second aircraft, flown by Giovanni deBriganti, finished in third place.

Only pontoon equipped aircraft would compete in Schneider Trophy races thereafter.

 

RC Macchi M33 MacLean

RC Macchi M33
Colin MacLean built the great looking RC Macchi M33 primarily from balsa and plywood. Its wingspan is 58 in. and length 52 in. Power comes from an O.S. .40 two stroke engine. Weight is around 6 1/2 lbs.




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