The dramatic era of seaplane racing at the dawn of the airplane age was symbolized in the chase for the Schneider Cup and is talked about even to this day. At that time seaplanes were faster than land-based aircraft and Italy’s Macchi was one of the top guns. Amongst these aircraft, the M33 flying boat competed on equal terms against more advanced seaplanes with suspended floats. The historically significant M33 captured the hearts of seaplane fans and has been faithfully recreated in 1/8.5 scale with high precision FRP fuselage and balsa main wing. With the tricolor of the M39 to represent its Italian heritage, this model has been revived as a 30-class model. However, the design is compatible with both electric (EP) and gas engine (GP) power sources. While faithful to the original, this model has also been optimized to deliver stable flight performance with the unique high position of the power source. Almost fully factory assembled, only a short time is required for completion so you can enjoy the nostalgia and majestic form of this realistic recreation of the Macchi seaplane as its graces the skies once more
Available: May 2012
Almost Ready To Fly Kit - This factory assembled ARF kit can be completed in only a short time, giving you air time in no time.
2 Cycle - Included are motor mounts compatible with a 2-Cycle 35-36 size engine, this gives you the nimble maneuverability.
Brushless Compatible – 400 / 500w class blushless motor can be installed with minor modification, compatible with most out-runner motors.
Easy Access – The radio compartment can be easily accessed through the nose hatch, giving you super easy access to your battery for those on the field quick changes.
Compact – The main wing halves are joined with a carbon pin that allows for easy storage and transportation.
Water Contact – While true to the original design, the water contact area of the R/C model’s hull has been modified for an improved take off performance.
EP & GP - The Macchi was designed to be compatible with both nitro powered engines and electric brushless motors.
Oracover Film – The lightweight balsa main wing and horizontal tail wing are expertly covered with high quality ORACOVER film.
Flaperon – Independent left and right ailerons give you the possibility of Flaperon movement with an RC system capable of a mixing function.
Taxing – Equipped with a submersible rudder that provides easy taxing control in the water.
ARF Kit Includes
EP/GP Engine Mount
Brushless Motor Extension Cable
Requires For Operation
RC Radio System (EP) 4 channel, 4 servos *airplane
RC Radio System (GP) 5 Channel, 5 servos *airplane
400-500W Class Out-runner type brushless motor
2-Cycle 35-36 Nitro Engine
11.1V 3200 – 3600mAh Li-Po
ESC For Brushless Motor 45amp minimum
Battery Charger *Li-Po
Fuel & Starting Tools
D10 x P6 - D11 x P7 Propeller
200mm (7.8in) Y extension cable for aileron x6(ep) x8(gp)
Specified battery for transmitter (EP & GP) and for receiver (*GP)
Length: 1,125mm (50in)
Width: 1,300mm (57.4in)
Weight: 2,050g (EP) / 2,000g (GP) approx
Motor: 400-500w Class Brushless Motor *sold separately
Engine: 2 Cycle 35-36 Class *sold separately
Battery: 11.1V 3200-3600mAh Li-Po *sold separately
Wing Area: 29.6dm2
Wing Load: 67.6-69.3g/dm2
Wing Type: Similar to Original Clark Y
Propeller: D10xP6 – D11xP7 *sold separately
Fuel Tank: 190cc
THIS R/C MODEL IS NOT A TOY!
The correct assembly, maintenance and choice of appropriate flight location are required for the safe operation of this model. Failure to use responsibly and perform required safety checks can cause fatal accidents. Beginner flyers should never fly alone.
Link: Download a copy of the MACCHI M33 instruction manual.