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Old Mar 20, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Are there additional hurdles for dealing with naked planes? Something akin to R-rated?
Naked carbon is hard to get right. Fabric needs to be laid very carefully to have a nice cosmetic look, clear coats can be damaged, etc. It is not practical for a plane at this price point.

Then there is the practicality of a naked carbon plane - It is a bad idea. They get HOT in the sun, this weakens the structure.

-Wayne
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Not sure if you can order any flouro paint, but that would be killer.

How about naked carbon with a 2.4 friendly nose.

Thinking out loud, these are from a dynamic thread.
We will keep the noses 2.4 friendly. Not sure on the life span for Flouro colors. All samples I have seen fade pretty badly with UV exposure. Can look into it though.

-Wayne

some samples I came up with for another plane:
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 02:46 PM
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3 and 4 are hard for me to really get a feel for top and bottom.
I like the pattern difference between top and bottom on 1 and 2 with stripes parallel to the fuse all across the bottom of the wing.

No naked carbon is ok with me. I like the economy of these

Flouro colors can be sprayed with a uv clear to help with the fade I believe. Now we need custom bags.

I really like the look of the Blade in this vid.
Random Moments @ Little Mountain (2 min 59 sec)
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 02:57 PM
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I'm not too picky about colors. BUT if it's orange, I won't buy one...
Not that I necessarily would if it's not orange, but I might.
Dave
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 04:06 PM
Sane til the lift starts!
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Can I get a Genesis with lasers?

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Old Mar 20, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Yes, but it will cost o n e m i l l i o n d o l l a r s !!!
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 05:49 PM
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I got this cool green laser pointer in Bangkok that I bet you could stick it on the nose somehow. I don't know how many flights back and forth along the slope you could get in though before the plane magically started disappearing at certain points.

-Jonathan
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 08:14 PM
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I have enough trouble keeping track of my plane, and now you're installing cloaking devices!?!
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Old Mar 21, 2012, 01:50 PM
building season is here.
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I got my Genesis! Look for a build thread in my blog. Very nice model.

Sam
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 01:49 AM
Dang!....What else did I bring
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I got my Genesis! Look for a build thread in my blog. Very nice model.

Sam
Hey Sam;
Your going to like the way this little sprite performs! Especially in good winds.

Wayne... Remember I said I lost some of my ballasts? I know now what way they exited the plane! I have the nose glued back in place with the exception of a space the same size as my ballast kind of like the ole buggs bunny cartoons when they run thru a wall and the exact image of them is removed from the wall!
Did not even know it was missing till I got her all back together and noticed a very familuar shap missing!
Looks like I will have her glassed up and ready for flying soon, but would still like to know how much a new fuse is... if... you can get them?

Jeff/Oletimer
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 01:55 AM
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I forgot to ask for a new fuse.. I'll do that now.

-Wayne
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 02:03 AM
Dang!....What else did I bring
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Ouch Jeff,

Send it my way, I'll fix it so you can fly it like you stole it.

Can't be worse than this:
Thanks John, but I almost got her back together tonight. I am just getting overwhelmed with repairs lately. Can't seem to leave a good day without crashing one or even three tonight!
Brought out my non-flapped t-28 to kite hill and never got the front wheel off the ground ( A freaking foamy T-28!!!) and banked left, but the plane had other plans! Smacked my own car to add insult to injury!
Think I am having Tropical Illusions. Flying here, but thinking about Maui!

Jeff
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 02:16 AM
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Hey Jeff, I've thought about it long and hard. I tossed some bones, plucked some petals, fung shui’ed the dust motes under my desk, slaughtered 1 goat 2 chickens and a dove, and no matter what all signs pointed towards this answers…. To Maui you must go.

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Old Mar 22, 2012, 02:23 AM
Dang!....What else did I bring
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Sold me!
But you scarred me with the oversize package pricing... Mine is 3 times bigger then the bag you brought! and you can't rent kites... I would have to bum ones from some of the pro's I know... and don't like doing that. Will just have to bite the bullet and pay for the huge board bag I have with all my gear.
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