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Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:28 AM
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I'm customizing my graphics before assembly and was looking for some input. I always use testers paint when it comes to plastic parts, but I was wondering what's the safest glossiest paint to use on the parkzone foam?

Also, has anyone found a proper green for the inside of the wheel well? I'm planning on making secondary doors from wood, and totally sealing them up. I dig that wow factor, with the bright green is only seen when there open.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:32 AM
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check out the Tamiya paint rack
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:24 AM
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check out the Tamiya paint rack
Is it Foam safe?? I know this foam works fine with standard glues, but wasn't sure about paint? I defiantly don't want to damage the foam. Ive heard some guys use Krylon Fusion(plastic paint). Not sure?

Thanks
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Ducatti - I assume you are referring to painting the wheel wells or foam plane parts with brush paint.

If this is correct....when I tried to touch up my PZ Trojan (I assume the P47 is made of the same foam) with the standard Testors model paint, it ate the foam. I now use Testors Model Master ACRYLIC paint for all my touch ups or brush painting. I think any ACRYLIC model paint will work (eg Tamiya etc).

Not sure about Testor's spray paint.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:38 AM
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You can use any acrylic or enamel paint. Brush or spray on. With aerosols make sure you keep the can 12-14" away from the foam when spraying because the accelerants can cause the foam to blister. Use light coats. Soaking the foam can also cause blistering.

Krylon Fusion for plastics seems to bond to the foam better than anything I've used in the rattle cans paints.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:39 AM
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I had a little incident with a tree and the tree won. It spit my plane out but kept 1 of my guns. Anybody have 1 of the 50 calibers off a damaged wing??
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 10:41 AM
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No I'm looking for a foam safe spray. I'm going to paint the complete tail red, with a tapper stripe up the turtle deck. Ill also be using the same red to re-stripe the wing, and detail the cowl.

I purchased the replacement airframe Kit, and I'm going full custom.

But thank you for the touch up info.


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You can use any acrylic or enamel paint. Brush or spray on. With aerosols make sure you keep the can 12-14" away from the foam when spraying because the accelerants can cause the foam to blister. Use light coats. Soaking the foam can also cause blistering.

Krylon Fusion for plastics seems to bond to the foam better than anything I've used in the rattle cans paints.
Thanks man! I do allot of custom detail work, but this is my first foam custom. I always lay the coats on dry at first, Helps with tape bleeding, and paint setup.

I just want to make sure the paint I use doesnt eat foam, and it would be nice to find the proper paint code for the inside of the wheel wells.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Thanks for the explanation guys - good info.

I've been running my P47 like this for quite a while with no problems, although I rarely ever push full throttle. So far, neither the ESC or the batteries are hot after a 5 min flight - so it doesn't appear that I'm cooking anything.

So what's the safe thing to do? Go back to a 2 blade prop, a bigger ESC or find a different pitch 4 blade that won't over pull the AMP draw?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Zinc Chromate commonly used for anti corrosion on aircraft is usually this shade of green or lighter. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-Moe...s_Gear&vxp=mtr
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Zinc Chromate commonly used for anti corrosion on aircraft is usually this shade of green or lighter. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminum-Moe...s_Gear&vxp=mtr
Thanks Man! Would hate to paint it the wrong color..

Looks like Krylon fusion will be the foam paint, as long as There is int another recommendation?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:52 PM
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I had a little incident with a tree and the tree won. It spit my plane out but kept 1 of my guns. Anybody have 1 of the 50 calibers off a damaged wing??
No, but I could send you some extra Sea Fury rockets, for under the wing. My first Sea Fury had the wing break up mid flight in a dive, when the plastic bottom wing cover peeled back. The cover ripped out both aileron servos as it departed the wing.

PM me if interested.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 04:45 PM
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I got over 240 flights with eflite retracts. Not even one glitch! And i don't always land smooth. Lots of crosswinds lately
What surface are you taking off/landing on, grass or pavement?

Others w/retracts please chime in.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:27 PM
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What surface are you taking off/landing on, grass or pavement?

Others w/retracts please chime in.
I fly off a grass field, short grass but quite a rough surface to be honest. I have used Eflite retracts in my PZ Spitfire, PZ P-47 and my Hanger 9 Corsair 50 size and they have worked great. (Had an issue with a defect on flight 4 with my Hanger 9 retract but Eflite immediately replaced the same, no cost, no questions asked.)

I KNOW that the retracts take an awefull pounding at our field and others have issues with their retracts from various makers, but I have TONS of flights on my Eflite retracts and no issues. Actually well worth the investment to me as I hate having my plane down while waiting for new parts.

My 2 cents ...

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Hi dudes!
Today buyed a wattmeter, and need your help a little .
I wanna know the amps and watts for the stock motor with stock ESC, static. I need it to compare and calibrate my wattmeter please.
Other question, the wattmeter can be used flying for more accurate tests or is a bad idea?
Other point I have some props from my others planes, a 10x5, 10x7,11x6, this props are safe with the stock ESC or need a better ESC. The stock works great, but I think a 10x7 could go more fast.

Regards!

PD: I know some people think "use the search button" but this post are huge!!!! Hehehe.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:01 PM
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What surface are you taking off/landing on, grass or pavement?

Others w/retracts please chime in.
Me too - E-Flite retracts - have crashed one and transferred all electronics to a new airframe and have been flying it for more than two years and have a LOT of landings on it. I fly from a dry lake bed mostly - lots of dust and dirt that acts like sandpaper if not cleaned but a few on paved surface - no grass out here in the desert!! LOL!!

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