Macchi MC.200 “Saetta”


Macchi MC.200 “Saetta”


The Macchi MC.200 “Saetta” is not a very common plane on RC model scene. Creating very detailed replicas of less known planes is a speciality of PrintBeat team, that’s also behind a previously published Polish fighter PZL p.11 or engine replica for F4U Corsair.

This model has a wingspan of 1.33 m and features all the functions like split flaps and retractable landing gear. The scale look is underlined by a large number of beautiful details: plating, radial engine, machine guns, instruments, etc…


Fully 3D printable RC warbird suitable for advanced pilots. Smooth runway (asphalt, short-cut grass) is required for landing gear take-off and landing.

  • Length 100 cm / 39,4 inch
  • Wingspan 133,5 cm / 52,2 inch
  • Weight of all printed parts 1650 g
  • Takeoff weight 2150 g / (4s 2800mAh Li-Po, 6x servo, SC)

You’ll get:

  • STL files of RC model Macchi MC.200 in 1/8 scale for 3D printer PRUSA.
  • Universal G-code of RC model Macchi MC.200 in 1/8 scale optimized for 3D printers
  • SimpliFy3D factory files of RC model Macchi MC.200 in 1/8 scale
  • Assembly instructions in PDF format
  • Scale markings in PDF format

Please check the PDF user guide below for more details.

Product Description

The Macchi MC.200 “Saetta” (Italian: Lightning) was an Italian fighter aircraft operated in various forms by the Italian Air Force throughout the WWII.

The plane was designed by Mario Castoldi to serve as a modern monoplane fighter aircraft, furnished with retractable landing gear and powered by a radial engine. It possessed excellent manoeuvrability and exceptional stability in a high-speed dive, but it was underpowered and underarmed compared to its contemporaries.

From June 1940, when Italy entered the Second World War, until the armistice of 8 September 1943, the MC.200 flew more operational sorties than any other Italian aircraft. The Saetta saw operational service in Greece, North Africa, Yugoslavia, across the Mediterranean and the Soviet Union. It’s very strong all-metal construction and air-cooled engine made the aircraft ideal for conducting ground attack missions; several units flew it as a fighter-bomber. Over 1,00 aircraft had been constructed by the end of the war.

How it works

Download - Print - Assembly - Fly
  • 1
    Creating process of digital modelling

    Extensive hi-tech 3d structural reinforcement resulting in solid yet lightweight airframe thanks to additive 3Dprinting technology

  • 2
    Printing and testing

    Each plane has been thoroughly tested to find ideal shape and best possible inner structure

  • 3

    Choose your aircraft, download 3d files and print as many you need. Using your desktop 3Dprinter