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Arsenal VG-33

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The original specification that led to the VG series was offered in 1936 in order to quickly raise the number of modern aircraft in French service, by supplying a "light fighter" of wooden construction that could be built rapidly in large numbers. The contract resulted in three designs, the VG-30, the Caudron C.714 and the Bloch MB-700. Prototypes of all three were ordered.
Named for engineer Michel Vernisse (V) and designer Jean Galtier (G), the VG-30 was all wooden in construction, using plywood over stringers in a semi-monocoque construction. The layout was conventional, a low-wing monoplane that bore a striking resemblance to the later Italian Macchi C.202. Armament consisted of a 20 mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannon firing through the propeller hub, and four 7.5 mm MAC 1934 M39 drum-fed machine guns, two in each wing. The design was supposed to be powered by the Potez 12Dc flat-12 air-cooled inline engine, but this ran into development problems. The prototype was then fitted with a Hispano-Suiza 12Xcrs instead, and flew in this form in October 1938.   More...
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Wing Span : 40" - 1020 mm
Motor Option 1 : Turnigy 2836/8 1100 Kv
Motor Option 2 :  DYS 1120KV 2-4S Brushless Motor
Propeller :  10x6 or 10x6 Three Blade
ESC Option 1 : Turnigy 30  AMP Plush
Battery :  2200 mah 3S Lipo
Servo Option 1 : Turnigy THX 900 9g
Servo Option 2 :  4 X TowerPro SG90 9g Analog Servo
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